11/16/2011

DIY Homemade Lip Balm


I took a cold process soap making a few months ago, and this how my curiosity kicks in making a homemade bath and body, after research and nice chit chat with my classmates and instructor I got inspired and amazed how beneficial and cheap it can be, and knowing what raw ingridients commercial products puts in thier goods.   And I was surprise how easy as ABC lib balms to make, I can do only 1oz of the solution and I can fill up 6-8 lip balm tubes just enough for family members and friends to give. 

Here's my first Lip Balm project and I wanted to share it with you.  There are so many suppliers out there but I usually bought my supplies from http://www.thesage.com/, I found about this website from http://www.marthastewart.com/ and from my cold process soap class instructor.  Their price is very competitive to compare with the other suppliers, they have good customer service, good quality, and they ship fast too.  But find local suppliers around your area if you can so that can save more on your shipping.



 

Orange Cream Lip Balm Recipe
NOTE: This can fill 6 or more lip balm tubes.

Ingredients:
.25 ounces Beeswax
.33 ounces Shea Butter, Refined
.33 ounces Regular Cocoa Butter
.40 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
2 mL Vitamin E Acetate
10 drops Orange Cream Flavor

Materials Used:
Beaker
Spatula or Stirrer
Weighting Scale
Double Broiler or Microwave oven if not available

Steps:
1. Weigh all ingredients, then melt the oils and Beeswax in microwave.




 2. Add the essential oil and pour into prepared containers.  Always use pastic dropper, glass dropper tends to cool easily.


3. Let them cool at least for 10 minutes then cap.

This quantity fills 6 lip balm tubes with just enough remaining for your anxious family members to sample





2 comments:

  1. Ooh, I've wanted to do that... I've made some with just olive oil and beeswax, and it works just fine, but want to try something a bit niftier. This goes on pinterest!

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  2. great recipe! I have extremely sensitive lips and it's so hard to find quality ingredients in lip balm! woot! woot!

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