Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Home Made Lip Balm

Sasha, the sassy mother of two, came over last week to gossip, drink some Shiner Ruby Red Bird, and to share her knowledge of lip balm badassery. This was the EASIEST thing to do, and I now have a lifetime supply of lip balm that is totally rad... because I can't seem to keep a tube around for more than 3 and half days.

The following recipe will take about 15 minutes, and make about 8-10 regular sized tubes. Most of the ingredients can be found at your local Whole Foods or as we like to call it Whole Paycheck.

3 Tablespoons of Beeswax

3.75 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil

2.25 Tablespoons of Cocoa Butter

6 Tablespoons of Almond Oil

10 Drops of Essential Oil (Peppermint and Tangerine work well)

5 Capsules of Vitamin E

**These amounts do not have to be exact, but for a firmer balm, add more beeswax**

**And for a firmer butt... go rollerskating**

You can measure it all out on this handy dandy drug scale. Just wipe off all of the cocaine residue first.

Add all of the ingredients together and heat in either the microwave or in a jar in a pan of hot water. We used these ultra cute beakers that you can score online!

Once it has all melted you need to pour it into a chapstick tube. (Don't worry I posted a picture below for those of you that have been living in a cave and have never used lip balm and have crusty catfish lips.) These can also be purchased online in bulk... depending on how much you are willing to spend. Other wise you can pour it into a jar and just use your fingers to scoop out the balm.... in which case you will never be able to share..because that is just nasty.

Look at that pouring technique. Be jealous.

After you are done pouring the mixture into tubes make sure and use a bunch of dish towels to wipe up the oily mess, and then throw them into the laundry with your favorite T-shirt.... it won't stain it at all. ( don't do this.)


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