About 9 weeks ago I made my very first batch of all organic lip balm & I was so shocked by the way it healed my lips that after finishing it, I decided to make a second batch and I was able to confirm its amazing healing ability.
Since I can remember, I’ve suffered from anxiety & a very bad habit of picking my lips out of stress or nervousness. I’ve never really said that out loud…woah! Anyway…
There are times that I’m so lost in thought in the middle of one of my many anxiety attacks that I’m brought back to reality by a couple drops of blood tickling my arm as they slide down it, like that’s how bad it is…TMI? Sorry but it’s reality, anyway, as a result I always have chapped lips for the most part. SO, as you can imagine, I’ve tried both cheap & expensive brands of “healing” balms and while some HAVE succeeded in maintaining my lips moisturized, I don’t really see any healing unless I stop myself from messing with them.
This balm, OMG, this balm right here is the bomb.com!
I actually notice a difference in the morning when I apply it at night & sleep with it on, that’s how fast it works, for me anyhow. I love the way it smells too & with how much some of these expensive ones get, I can make myself an entire year worth of lip balm for the same price.
If you happen to be a homeschooling mom, this is a super fun way to:
A. Bond with your kids
B. Learn a little something something about science/chemistry. Turning solids into liquid, mixing scents, etc..
C. Stock up on lip balm for at least half of the year. Maybe you can even make these together to gift at Christmas time.
Even if you’re not a homeschooling family, this little DIY is still worth doing with your kiddos as a learning craft.
Anyway, I hope you give it a try and if you do, please let me know how you like it 😉
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Shea Butter – 2 tbsp.
Cocoa Butter – 2 tbsp.
White Beeswax Pellets – 1.5 tbsp.
Lavender essential oil – 20 drops
Geranium essential oil – 20 drops
Beet root powder – 1/4 tsp. – for color & a slight tint
Sweet Almond Oil – 15 drops
Organic Coconut Oil – 1 Tbsp. I purchased mine from Aldis
Castor Oil – 5 drops
Vitamin E oil – 15 drops
***This batch will fill about 15-20 tubes of lip balm
Pyrex measuring cup
water to boil
spatula to scrape all the melted oils thoroughly
Picture below shows a little plastic funnel that I ended up not using as my measuring cup has a spout perfect for pouring.
You will want to add all your “hard” ingredients in to your Pyrex glass measuring cup first; Coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax & shea butter.
fill your small pot a little less than halfway with water & set to boil.
Once boiling, add your glass Pyrex measuring cup with your hard ingredients, stirring often to speed up melting time.
Once the hard ingredients have melted completely, turn fire off and add your liquid oils and stir for about 45 seconds.
Let them cool overnight to be sure they harden up. You can also put them in the fridge for a couple of hours when the containers are no longer hot to the touch to help them harden up faster.