Monday, January 12, 2015

Homemade Lip Balm

Last August I made a batch of deodorant.  It worked out very well and one container lasted for over four months.  The only problem I had with it is that a little goes a long way.  If you use too much, the excess collects in the wrinkles of your armpits.  Others may not have wrinkled armpits, and I didn't know I did either.  Fact is, I do.  It is an easy fix.  Either don't use so much deodorant or wipe off the excess.

Today I thought I would make some lip balm.  There are a few different recipes for this, but most are basically the same.  I don't use lip balm much, but my daughters and grandchildren do.  It uses much of the same ingredients used in the deodorant recipe, without the baking soda and cornstarch.  You will need Beeswax Beads, Vitamin E oil, Coconut oil, Essential Oil and empty Chap Stick type tubes, round EOS containers or small jar or tin. 

Melt two tablespoons of beeswax beads, four tablespoons of coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin E oil.  Mix these ingredients together and melt over boiling water or a few seconds in the microwave.  After it is melted put in ten drops of essential oil.  I used peppermint oil.  I have seen it colored with beet powder to make a colored lip balm.  When it cools slightly pour into empty lip balm containers.  These can be purchased online or clean out and wash and dry completely a container you have on hand.  This recipe will fill several containers.

Fill a Chap Stick type tube.

It works in these containers also.

Or a small jar or tin.

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