9.21.2012

lip balm

An item I cannot live without is lip balm...gotta have it handy at all times!   I usually have a handful of lip balms around the house but all of them were close to being used up, so I made some more today.  I had my recipe that I was going to use, but once I started getting supplies ready, I changed it up...always happens! 

I went "butter-free" this time..no cocoa or shea butter like I normally use.  All of my lip balms (except for one) have gone bumpy from the butters, so I decided to just leave them out.  I know I can temper the butters or purchase special ingredients that keep them smooth, but I don't want to put in the extra effort, lol. I was going to use the calendula-infused olive oil too, but then remembered the smell of it..it's not bad, just don't want it to come through in a lip balm.



For my recipe I used jojoba oil, beeswax, candelilla wax and coconut oil...no flavor oils or sweeteners because I like my lip balms plain. I use beeswax pellets, but wanted to try this block of beeswax that I purchased awhile ago (from Owl Naturals)...only needed a small amount so I just used a cheese grater and shredded it. 



The glide and sheen is very nice right now...will see how much more it firms up in a few days.  

4 comments:

  1. It looks lovely Kalla, the ingredients sound so nice. Definitely need lip balm this time of year :)

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    1. thanks Cee Gee! yes, definitely lip balms and lotion bars this time of year...haven't started on the lotion bars yet though!

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  2. Your lip balms look great, Kalla, and the ingredients sound nice. I tried making lip balms once and it was a bit of a disaster, lol. I should give it another try someday, though, because I am a total lip balm junkie. :)

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    1. thank you Jenny! It was LOTS of tries for me before I found what I liked. I think it's been a year now that I've been making my own, but I have NOT bought any lip balm from the store since. I like mine better! You will probably be the same way should you give it another go and find that recipe you like! :)

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