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Forum home > The Hobbies, Crafts & Fun Forum > Making your own lip balm.

Author: Ann    728 posts    Class: Admin
Posted: 2:22 am Dec-11-2015
#879
One of the things that I like to do is making my own lip balm and I have already shared the recipe on
Facebook before but I thought it would also be something nice to post here. :)

Making your own lip balm is very easy to do. It will only take 15 to 20 minutes of your time.
The ingredients are inexpensive and easy to obtain in health, nature & beauty shops. The quality
of lip balm you can make yourself easily rivals that of the more expensive store bought brands and
it has the additional advantage of lacking all the chemical additives found in factory-made products.

To make a batch of about 100ml you'll need:

+/- 15g Cosmetic grade beeswax
+/- 33g Shea butter
+/- 15g Cocoa butter
+/- 33ml Sweet Almond Oil
+/- 10/15 drops of natural flavour oil

You'll also need:

10x 10ml pots or other containers of choice
A pan of water at boiling point
A jug
A spoon


- Start by putting the cocoabutter in the jug and put the jug in the pan of hot water to allow the
cocoabutter to melt fully.

- Next, add the beeswax and allow that to fully melt also.

- Once the wax has melted, add the shea butter and let it melt in while giving the mixture a gentle
stir with the spoon.

- Take the jug out of the water and stir in the sweet almond oil.

- Add 10 to 15 drops of the flavour oil and gently stir it into the mixture. If the mixture starts to
set too soon, just put the jug back in the hot water for a few seconds.

-Scoop the mixture into the containers and allow it to completely cool down and set before using.


* If you like a really soft lip balm, use a few drops more of the almond oil. If you like a harder
lip balm instead, increase the amount of beeswax by +/- 3g.

* Addicted to chocolate? Add a square of your favorite chocolate instead of flavour oil. Put it in
as you are melting the last ingredients and stir it into the mixture.

http://www.ovifans.com/imgs/lipbalm1.jpg
http://www.ovifans.com/imgs/lipbalm2.jpg
http://www.ovifans.com/imgs/lipbalm3.jpg


Edited last by: Ann @ Dec-11-2015 2:22 am
Author: Princess    4 posts    Class: user
Posted: 3:44 pm Aug-29-2018
#2932
Very nice!
If I may add something,
for those who want it to be in color, you can also add some cranberry powder.
The more you add the darker shade it will get so add the powder slowly. :)
Author: Ann    728 posts    Class: Admin
Posted: 4:27 pm Aug-29-2018
#2933
That's an excellent tip. :) Thank you for adding it to the topic. :)