Friday, January 20, 2012

Lip Balm

With the winds here in West Texas lip balm is a required accessory with out a doubt. Not only can it get expensive but they can contain countless numbers of ingredients I would rather not put onto my lips. So I searched around and found a way to make an all natural lip balm that is just AMAZING! Problem was all the directions I found were very difficult to understand and the amounts were even trickier.

1 Cup of Soy Wax Flakes(Can be purchased on Ebay or other wax distributors, you'll have to order by the pound which will yield 2-3 cups)
1 Cut Coconut Oil(Can be bought at any Walmart it is cheapest down the baking isle)
2 Teaspoons Sunflower Oil(Also down the baking isle at Walmart)

I used an old soup can to melt it down because I do not have a double boiler. Place can into a small pot of water filled with about an inch of water. Heat on medium heat till completely melted stirring occasionally. Remove from the pot and heat after melted. Depending on how smooth you want it stirring till it starts to cool and become milky will produce the creamiest lip balm. This will make quite a few containers so make sure to have enough to pour about 2 cups of liquid into. I found some great little heart container at the Dollar Tree :O)


2 comments:

Melanie B said...

I have the stuff to make this, just haven't gotten around to doing it yet. Must try it! :) Thanks for sharing!

Mellissa Hanks said...

Let me know how you like it :O) I had an awful crack in my lower lip and in two days it is GONE!