3 Ingredient Lip Balm Tutorial

20150615-untitled-22Hello my lovely’s!  I have been on a crafting kick lately.  And have been looking up different products that I can make at home.  This is what happens when I am out of college for the summer.  My husband goes nuts because I get restless and he never knows what he is going to come home to.  The entire house may be rearranged or I’ve decided it is time to deep clean the entire house at the same time and it looks like a hurricane came through.  Lucky for him, this time it is just crafts, the practical ones.  I looked up what seemed like a ton of different lip balm recipes and finally settled on this one I found on threadedtogether.com.  The recipe was a lot of fun and it only took a few minutes to put together.

List of ingredients

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 tbsp & 1tsp of beeswax

Any essential oil or extract of your choice

First you will want to melt the coconut oil and beeswax together.  I recommend buying the beeswax pellets and not the block.  I bought the block and while it still works, I had a tough time figuring out how to break it up into smaller pieces so that it would melt faster.  It was difficult to cut with a knife and I ended up grating it.  So save yourself the hassle and just buy the pellets.

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After your beeswax and coconut oil is melted, add around 35 drops of essential oils.  I used sweet orange essential oils.  It is a very nice scent for the summer.  I will also be making lemon.  This winter I think peppermint will be nice.  I’m excited to try them all.

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At this point all you have to do is pour the ingredients into your containers.  I purchased these cute little containers on Amazon for about $10.  You will have to work quickly for this part.  The lip balm will start to harden pretty fast.  If it does get too hard, just pop your container back into microwave and you are all set to fill the rest of the containers.

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This recipe filled about 12 containers.  I absolutely love them!  I have been giving them out to my friends and letting anyone I can try them.  It is very moisturizing and feels so good on my lips.

Tip: If you want you can add some vitamin E to this recipe as well.  You will want to add it at the same time you add the essential oils.

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