Glossy lip balm

Gloss Lip Balm


Ingredients:

56g + 1 heaped tspn extra virgin coconut oil
1.5 tspns vitamin E essential oil
56g cosmetic grade beeswax
Plastic lip balm containers
Optional: 25 drops essential oil
Slice of your favourite lipstick

Serves: Heaps
Preparation time: 30 minutes

Method:

The first step is to place your coconut oil, beeswax, and vitamin E oil into a glass measuring cup. The vitamin E will act as a moisturizer and preservative, the coconut oil is our moisturizer, and the beeswax will hold everything together.

Next, get a pan and fill it about half way with water and bring it to a boil. I also put a metal mason jar lid inside of ours to create a homemade double boiler type contraption. You do not want to place the glass measuring cup right in your pan as it may crack from the heat.

Once the water is at a slight boil, place your glass measuring cup into the water to melt the oils. After all of the oils are melted together, the beeswax will take the longest, you should have a nice golden liquid.

Adding Fragrance & Flavouring to Your Balm: (Optional)

Do this while your balm is still over the heat so that the cooler oil doesnÂ’t cause your balm to solidify again. Add either a vanilla essential oil or peppermint essential oil scent to it using essential oils. You can also add in flavouring.

Fragrance: Keep in mind some oils are stronger than others, so you might consider adding a few drops at a time until the scent is to your liking.

Flavouring: To test the flavour of your balm, you can dab a small amount onto your lips. Keep in mind that the flavours get a bit stronger as the balm solidifies.

Once the balm is scented & flavoured to your liking, carefully pour it into your containers and allow to cool fully.


Contributor: Ashley Platt