Easy Frugal Lip Balm
|May 27, 2009||Posted by thefrugalvegan under Bath & Body Recipes, Crafts|
I had a creative day yesterday and ended up making soap and some very easy lip balm that turned out quite nicely! I bought some containers from the dollarstore (8 of them) for $1 and had all the other ingredients on hand. These make really great gifts and take minutes to prepare.
Easy Lip Balm (for containers, not tubes)
2 Tbsp Sweet Almond Oil
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil ( I used the organic stuff I cook with)
1 Tbsp melted beeswax (if you are opposed to bee products you can use carnauba wax)
2 Vitamin E capsules
8 drops Peppermint or Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Melt everything (aside from Vitamin E) in the microwave on medium heat for a minute, take out after every minute and stir, you don’t want it to get too hot. Once *just* melted, stir in the vitamin E and essential oils and pour into small containers. This didn’t take long to harden as the oil wasn’t too hot. I made some labels on my laser printer and covered the labels with a piece of tape to prevent wear and tear.
*If you want to use lip balm tubes instead of containers, add more beeswax, probably 50% more or so as you want a harder consistency.
Other container ideas: Empty film canisters (go to walmart to get them, they have tons to give away), pill boxes or containers, contact lens cases (one of each flavour in each compartment)