thanks to an awesome gift pack (from minneapolis) and even awesomer friends (who sent it), i made my first batch of lip balm! i love learning how to make my own things and sharing the wealth along the way. yeah for moisturized and luscious lips!
easy enough, this recipe can be made in the microwave as well.
since i didn't have one to use, i had to improvise by warming water and using a can to melt the oils and wax. it worked perfectly!
p.s. this method is also how i melt old candles to make new ones, just make sure the water isn't too hot!
with all the oils mixed up, it smelt so good i was ready to put it on my lips!
using a disposable tincture I was able to get the melted mixture into the tubes.
if i were to do it again, i would reserve a little to top off the pour after the base has hardened to make the tops a little more round instead of sunken in.
for these i used the same recipe but I added a few shavings of some burt's bees lipstick into the melted mixture for just a tint of color
a special thanks to nick and tiff