the Lip Balm Project

[17 Dec 2007 | By | 3 Comment(s) | 3,301 views ]

Oooh ooh! A finished project!

I’d been toying around with making homemade lipbalm since I read about making it on not martha ages ago. I even ordered some cool watchmakers tins thinking I would use them for something like this, and/or jewelry …

The Materials:
lipbalm making materials
First Batch:
.25 ounces Beeswax
.66 ounces Shea Butter
.40 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
2 Vitamin E pills (just the insides, obviously!)
10 drops Peppermint Oil

Second Batch:
Olive Oil instead of Sweet Almond
No Peppermint Oil
A dab of lipstick for color

Recipe adapted from some found at Majestic Mountain Sage
Also got a lot of great tips from this BlueArts post.
I was thinking i’d order the ingredients online as well, to get the best deal and selection, but after procrastinating, i got most everything a the local Whole Foods (except the beeswax, which i had from a previous project.)

Melted all slowly in a double boiler, and used a dropper to pipe into the tins.
My scale isnt very good, so the amounts were pretty approximate. i think if i did it again i’d increase the oil a tad for a little bit softer mixture.

lipbalm, done!

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3 Comment(s) »

  • Kandybar [] :

    Ooo, neat! I’ll have to give it a try sometime.

  • samae [] :

    Excellent idea! I hope I get one

  • Ansley [] :

    Nice! Thanks for the link too.