Monday, September 20, 2010

Homemade Lip Balm

Lately I've been trying to make my own products rather than buy them in the store loaded with ingredients that are unknown and scary!

I started out with the homemade deodorant I posted about here. As an update, let me tell you, I've used this deodorant exclusively ALL summer and I will NEVER go back to store bought! It works better than anything I've ever used and I feel good that it's not loaded down with scary ingredients. Try it! You'll like it! I've converted several people.

I'm trying to master homemade yogurt, but so far have had no success.

The summer is over, but NEXT summer I plan on making my own sunblock. Of course, I'll be sure to share when I do.

But for now, with the oncoming cooler weather and blustery winter approaching, what a more suitable thing to make than my own lip balm! My cousin found this blog, Bobbi's Art, and passed it on to me. I followed her tutorial and found I had to add a little more Jojoba oil to make it a little smoother to apply. It's a really nice product! No scent. It lasts. It's natural. It's wonderful!

I used a little crockpot to melt my jar of ingredients: 4 grams of beeswax, 3-4 grams of jojoba oil, and a few drops of vitamin E oil. Essential oils are optional.

I gathered up almost-empty chapstick containers and cleaned them out. Between my cousin and I we had quite the little collection of containers. Carefully pour the melted ingredients into your containers. It was messy, so I just held on to a paper towel to avoid burning myself.

Let it cool and harden and you're done!

I had a lot left over, so I just kept it in the little mason jar and when I have a container that needs to be refilled, I'll re-melt it and fill it up.

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  1. The crock pot is a great way to do it.
    I made some a few years back but the recipe I followed used sweet almond oil rather that jojoba. I added a bit of peppermint essential oil. Should try making some for Christmas gifts. (You can purchase empty lip balm pots and tubes if you want to make a bunch sometime). Just curious... how much more jojoba did you add? What you list here or more? Sorry this whole comment is a like a run on sentence/thought. Must finish my coffee to be coherent...

  2. Grace, I added maybe an extra teaspoon of jojoba and maybe one more vit. e capsule. Probably, though, the way it sets up is dependent upon the weather. It's real easy to make it, try it, if it's not right melt it down again and add a little more of whatever, try it again, and so forth. Working on my coffee, too .....:-)

  3. Looks pretty cool and so does your deoderant recipe - I'll have to try both sometime - THANKS!

  4. You are so darn clever! I can't wait to try these fro Christmas gifts!!!

  5. Wow, never heard of making your own lipbalm, but would love to try this. Those would make great party favors. Thanks for the "recipe" Ü

  6. Hi there! Glad you found the lip balm tutorial helpful. I do find that how much jojoba I use depends on the season. I use less in the warm months and more in the cooler. I like jojoba because it is very close to your body's natural oils and so absorbs well.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the link:)

  7. great! I have some walnut oil that I have designated for use in soap but I have absolutely no idea on how to do it. Plus i still need to work on my time management... I have too many projects going as is an I've already decided to join you on the fibres on friday thingy... watch my space LOL

    But if you do come across someone who knows how to make sap, please, please, please will you let me know?


  8. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing

  9. Awesome! I should totally make my own chap stick because I go through it like CRAZY!

    Also, thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you do try to make the garland! Would love to see it if you do! :)

  10. It sounds so simple. I love that it doesn't contain any "yucky" ingredients. I'm so tempted to go out and buy ingredients to make some, but I need to get some organizing done first. (We have company coming.) Thanks for sharing.


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