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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