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2 Ingredient Homemade Lip Balm / Chapstick

 

Chapstick

I have a confession to make.  I am a lip balm addict.  It’s clearly just psychosomatic but nonetheless, the struggle is real.  I shudder when I reflect back on how much money I’ve spent over the years on store bought sticks when I came to the realization that I could produce my own for mere pennies.  $.20 to be exact, maybe even less depending on where you source your ingredients from and if you buy in bulk.  For awhile there, I even had my own personal source for beeswax as J was an avid beekeeper before our move.  It’s something that he’s set on building back up again once the weather starts warming up, which brings me to another point.  It doesn’t hurt to ask your local beekeepers association for any leads on procuring some viable beeswax while you’re hunting down raw, local honey {which does wonders for allergies!}

The best part of this homemade lip balm is that it couldn’t be less fussy requiring just 2 ingredients and you’re just 30 minutes away from all natural lip balm from scratch.  This lip balm is all natural yet its nourishing power is incredible.  It rivals some of the more expensive “luxury” brands out there that I’ve tried and makes my lips feel so baby soft and smooth.  It glides on beautifully and just hugs your lips.  I found that with some store bought brands, I was having to constantly reapply and this just isn’t the case with this one.  From my research, I discovered than a ton of mainstream brands purposely inject menthol or camphor in their products which actually dries out the lips.  My homemade version is clear cut and straightforward with just wholesome, beneficial coconut oil {I’m partial to the unrefined, virgin organic variety} and beeswax to stabilize the product to allow it to go on effortlessly.  Before, I was pretty much tied to my lip balm tube and would stop what I was doing to go hunt it down if I couldn’t place it.  Nowadays, I have a tube sitting next to my bed on my nightstand with a bulk stock stored underneath my sink.  I still need and want my lip balm but figure if it’s going to be such a devoted obsession of mine, I’m happy knowing that I’m not wasting tons of unnecessary money on it and can produce a stick that’s healthy, minimal, and is fun to make and feels great on.

Enjoy my recipe and if you’re interested in more DIY’s, check my playlist here where you’ll find everything from candles that naturally purify the air to heavenly whipped body butter.

 

 

 

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2 Ingredient Homemade Lip Balm
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 part organic beeswax {for example, .50 oz}
  • 2 parts organic coconut oil {for example, 1.00 oz}
  • Optional: essential oils, honey, beet root/hibiscus powder, etc.
Instructions
  1. Use dedicated materials for all the following.
  2. Grate the beeswax.
  3. Melt the wax low and slow in a double boiler or in a heat proof vessel in the microwave. Use a vessel with a spout like a measuring cup. Heat until just melted, no more.
  4. Stir in the oil.
  5. Wait 5-10 seconds to stir in the optional add-ins if using.
  6. Carefully pour into desired containers and allow to set for 30 minutes.
Notes
About .10 oz wax to .20 oz oil yields one tube.
Mine last for about a year when stored in a jar in a dark, cool place.
Steer away from camphor or menthol as they dry out the lips.

If you can’t find beeswax near you, you can find it online here: http://amzn.to/1vzUPKa

Love,

Your Squishy Monster

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