Sunday, 10 June 2012

Homemade Lip Balm

I've been wanting to make this lip balm for ages ever since seeing the recipe in Handmade Living magazine (March issue).  The recipe comes from Emma at The Little Soap Company

It's so easy to make!  I got 3 x 5ml pots and 1 x 20ml pot with the recipe (see below).  I picked up most of the ingredients online at G Baldwin & Co.







Lip Balm Recipe:

half an oz (3tsp) grated or roughly chopped beeswax (I bought it in small nibs)

1oz (approx 6tsp) Coconut oil (I got the solid stuff by mistake - but it worked ok once melted)

1 and a half tsp Lanolin

three quarters of a tsp Vitamin E

2tsp hard honey

three quarters of a tsp peppermint or lavender essential oil (I used chamomile)

Cosmetic jars

Method:

Boil some water in a pan and put your bowl containing the beeswax, coconut oil, lanolin and Vitamin E in on top of it making sure the bowl doesn't touch the bottom of the pan.  Use a chopstick to stir.

Remove from the heat and add the honey and your oil of choice.  Whisk well with the chopstick and distribute the oil throughout the mixture.  Pour quickly into your pots (I had to spoon mine in as it was quite thick).

Leave to cool until hard - approximately 3 hours.  I was pretty pleased with the results.  

Do you make any home made beauty products?

14 comments:

  1. I've never tried making cosmetics before; this sounds great though! xx

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    1. it was so surprisingly easy to make :) x

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    1. ooh honey mask sounds nice! x

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  3. Ooh fab will have to try this once I get through my millions of lip balms! I've made lip scrub before which turned out well but went too hard after a few months x

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    1. it was so easy to make and is super moisturising and I've got enough of just about all of the ingredients (apart from beeswax) to make another few batches x

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  4. I love DIY posts like this!
    I will have to try this out myself! :)

    Natasha Carly x
    http://prettylittlelives.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. :) its really fab! Got some more recipes to try out too x

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  5. Love doing DIY beauty, this sounds very easy to do! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It was a breeze would recommend x

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  6. Wow! How cute are these :)
    I might try and make some for gifts.

    Ax

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    1. :) so easy and quick to make x

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  7. It is very easy DIY and would like to try it.

    Thx for sharing this useful tips!!

    XX

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    1. you must! its really easy and cheap to make x

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