Saturday, March 9, 2013

Lip Balm

It doesn’t matter whether it’s winter or not, I still get dried, chapped lips.  Instead of buying Chapstick at CVS or the grocery store, I decided; why not give it a shot and try to make some myself.  I have all the natural ingredients on hand in my kitchen pantry.  The one and only thing I didn’t have were some plastic lip balm tubes.  No problem, the last time I went into town, I stopped at the Natural Grocery and picked a few up.  Now you can get these tubes over the internet for approximately 20 cents each, and save on the price but in the end, you still have to pay for shipping.  Picking up the tubes at Natural Grocery cost me 75 cents each, and I bought 6.  A little pricey, but I figured my lips were worth the cost, lol….
Before starting, make sure to wash out the plastic tubes and set them off the side to dry.
Ingredients needed to make this Orange Lip Balm are:
Tubes for Lip Balm
1 Tablespoon Cocoa Butter
2 Tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of Beeswax (shredded)
12 drops of Orange essential oil
Ingredients placed in glass measuring cup
ready to place in microwave

 
Ingredients melted and mixed together,
then poured into tubes 
Place all ingredients except the essential oil in a pot or microwave bowl, heat and melt at the same time stirring constantly. If cooking on the stove, turn your burner on medium and stir constantly.  If using the microwave, start at 60 seconds check to see if melted, if not add 60 more seconds.  Continue this process until all the butters/oils are melted.  Make sure to stir every 60 seconds. 
When butter/oils are completely melted, add the essential oil and pour into your containers.  Leave containers open over night to cool and solidify.  The next day you’ll have yourself homemade lip balm.
Final product :-)
 
 
** Recipe is from Mountain Rose Herbs
 
 


9 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea.

    I'm not that talented, I just use Vaseline.

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    1. It's a great idea and easy to make. You could make it!!! Vaseline is a really good product for lips and many other things (like feet, elbows).

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  2. So the next question is how satisfied are you with the results. The air is so dry and most of the lip gloss I have tried doesn't stay on long enough to help. Could be the Arizona dry air...just saying.

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    1. JMD,

      Bulldog Man understands Arizona air. If you were to make this lip balm, keep it out of the sun and heat.

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  3. Sandy...I can't wait until I can make beeswax products for us! I did save a little wax from my dead hive but I must have burned it while melting in a crock pot because it stinks!

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    1. Mamma Bear,

      You need to be careful, it's real easy to burn.
      I stood by mine and kept stirring and immediately took it away from the heat.

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  4. Wow, what a wonderful idea ! This could also be an excellent idea for gifts for birthdays or Christmas ! Nice lip balm is one of life's little luxuries, that are worth it.

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    1. Jane,

      It's a great lip balm. The site I obtained the recipe from has numerous recipes for lip balm, I think you will enjoy it.

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  5. Thanks for posting this. I can't wait to get past gardening learning to get to herbal & homemade care products. I'm hoping by the fall, I will be on to other project such as these.

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