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June 12, 2013

How to Make Your Own Lip Balm

I recently signed up for a monthly craft box, called Whimseybox. The project for May was to make lip balm, which was exciting for me! The supplies were included in the box along with instructions on make the balm. It was pretty simple. Keep reading to learn more about it.

I usually don't share crafty stuff on here; I have a second blog for that (find it here!). However, since the project was about making my own lip balm, why wouldn't I share it here? Crafts + beauty = awesome!

I posted a short video on my YouTube channel showing the process of making the balm.

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The project was pretty quick and simple and it didn't require many ingredients. Basically anyone could make   it and now I'll tell you how. You'll be surprised how easy it is.
Contents of my Whimseybox
The Ingredients/Supplies
  • Castor oil (3 tbsp)
  • Beeswax (1 tbsp & 1 tsp)
  • Peppermint essential oil 
  • A mixing tool (any sort of spoon or stick-like object)
  • Glass bowl or cup
  • Dropper
  • Tins to put the balm in

**These amounts make 3 small tins worth. 

How to Make the Lip Balm
  1. Mix the castor oil and beeswax together in your glass bowl or cup.
  2. Fill dropper with peppermint oil. Add 10 drops to mixture.
  3. Heat the mixture. The Whimseybox instructions said to heat the mixture over a bowl of hot water, which I showed in the video but it didn't work for me. It said not to heat it directly for safety reasons. The wax wasn't melting that way, so I sat it in the sun for a bit and it worked perfectly.
  4. Fill tins with the mixture and let it cool.
  5. Enjoy your lip balm!

The end result!

Will you try this simple project? Let me know if you do!

My review of the Whimseybox subscription service can be found here.
Want to try Whimseybox? It's $15/month. Check it out here.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. A referral link was used.

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