Hi There! Haven’t written here in a while…today I’d like to share a really quick and fun weekend project- making your own lip balm!
To make things simpler, I actually purchased a lip balm container set on amazon, but you could also use just about any clean empty jars you have at home.
There are a ton of different lip balm recipes on the web, so I decided to go with the easiest one I found- https://www.elementsbathandbody.com/lip-balm-recipe/. This site is really amazing- they have so many different recipes that I want to try, not just for lip balms bit for every bath product you can imagine, and they also supply the containers and ingredients ( although I haven’t tried ordering those from them).
I ordered my oils, butters and lip flavours from different suppliers, have a look here-
I replaced Avocado Oil with Shea Butter (simply because I didn’t have any at home), checking first online which oil/butters would be a good substitute.
I started by weighing the ingredients with this handy gadget I found on AliExpress– It’a a scale for small items (up to 200g) and I found It very accurate!
I melted the ingredients over a double boiler pot (minus the flavor oils)
You can also microwave the oils in a bowl.
When they were all melted, I added the flavor oils and tipped the bowls content into the lip balm tray.
The kit also comes with printable lables which I haven’t tried yet.
All in all I’m really happy with how this lip balm turned out- really moisturizing and creamy, althought next time I think I’ll add more flavoring/scent oil…
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