Thursday, December 30, 2010

.pucker up.

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!

beeswax, grapeseed oil, vitamin E oil, cherry flavor oil and empty containers

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

viola! balm.+

a special thanks to nick and tiff

1 comment:

Nick said...

Well Done!!! I think you will really like it, my favorite part of making lip balm is giving it away! So have fun selecting your lucky friends!

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