Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Hey there, it’s Sara again. So, as usual, I am busy with my endeavors. There is a local “trading” event coming up and I’m busy creating things to trade. I am trying to come up with things that I can replicate for a new brand of homemade items I’m trying to launch. Nothing major, just some local farmers market type events.
I have been busy working on designing tags, business cards, logos, packaging, etc….
It’s called Homemade Revolt, by The Homesteading Revolution! Ok, there’s my plug, moving on…
So, for the trading event, I have gathered up all my POD supplies and gone to work. I was able to very quickly make some surprisingly easy and awesome lip balm.
Total time: 20 minutes
Skill level: Beginner
***Using local bee-related ingredients, helps you maintain a good immune system. Local bees gather local ingredients, so it helps you fight off local allergens, etc.***
There are a billion different recipes circling the internet right now, so I tried 1:1:½ Bees wax, coconut oil, honey. I am pleased with the results. Mine hardened a little more than I would have liked, so next time I will increase the coconut oil by an extra ½ to 1.
Grate your bees wax and add to double boiler (Mine was already grated, but if you use your grater, it will be covered with wax, so don’t use your nice one that you use with food,) with coconut oil. Melt down to liquid state, then add honey. Completely incorporate honey, and mix in tinted mineral oil if interested. Stir until all ingredients are mixed together in liquid state. (I added my tinted mineral powder prior to melting, it works just as well)
Take your medicine dropper and fill your lip balm containers carefully.
***Please take care, as the balm will be very hot. I should have put these containers on something to prevent the heat from getting to my table. Don’t do what I did here, use your dropper to pack the un-tinted balm first, it took me awhile to clean the dropper so I didn’t get tint in the regular balm.***
I have been using my lip balm for at least a week, maybe two, and I’m completely in love already. Every time someone sees me with it, they want one, so I give them one…..I may not have any left to trade, but that’s ok. I really like that I can re-use these awesome tins to make more lip balm once I have used it all up.
These are lovely, all natural, no preservative, chemical free, inexpensive, customizable lip balms. Did I mention these are easy to make? They are! Have fun creating your own versions!
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