Tutorial: Lip Balm

Tutorial and 5 all natural recipes for lip balmI recently discovered how easy it is to make soy candles (here's the tutorial) and thought I could use some of the same supplies and techniques to make lip balm. The two projects are remarkably similar.

While it's not impossible to make one tube of lip balm, I recommend getting together with a group of friends for this project. If you have a daughter, it might even be a fun sleepover craft to do with the upper-elementary or middle school crowd.

If you melt the wax and oil in a mini crock pot, each person can choose there own favorite scents to customize their gloss.

Please note that some people have sensitivities to nuts and essential oils, so please proceed with caution.

Materials


Directions


Melt equal parts beeswax and coconut oil in a crock pot on the lowest heat setting.

Tip - Melting a blend of 1/4 cup of wax and 1/4 cup of oil makes approximately 18 tubes of lip gloss

The next part needs to be done rather quickly so the balm doesn't solidify before they get poured into the tube.
Pour 1 tsp of the wax/oil mixture into a small paper cup. Add 5 drops of almond oil and 4-8 drops of your favorite essential oils. Stir until completely blended.

If the wax mixture begins to solidify, you can microwave it on low for a few seconds.
Set a tube onto your work surface and fill it as much as possible. Be careful because the wax/oil mixture is hot. It's ok if the balm overflows a little. It can be wiped off after it cools.
An alternative to using lip gloss tubes for this project is to use bead storage containers. Please note that these containers are larger than the lip gloss tubes, so you will need to measure the capacity of the tubs and adjust the recipes accordingly.

Here are a few of my favorite flavor blends:

Rosemary Mint
1/2 tsp melted beeswax
1/2 tsp melted coconut oil
5 drops almond oil
1 drop rosemary essential oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
Spicy Orange
1/2 tsp melted beeswax
1/2 tsp melted coconut oil
5 drops of almond oil
2 drops clove essential oil
6 drops orange essential oil
Mint Chocolate Chip
1/2 tsp melted beeswax
1/2 tsp melted coconut oil
5 drops of almond oil
6 drops peppermint essential oil
pinch of unsweetened cocoa powder
Orange Chocolate
1/2 tsp melted beeswax
1/2 tsp melted coconut oil
5 drops of almond oil
6 drops orange essential oil
pinch of unsweetened cocoa powder
Mojito
1/2 tsp melted beeswax
1/2 tsp melted coconut oil
5 drops of almond oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil
5 drops lime essential oil

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