Monday, January 21, 2013

Homemade Lip Balm

Sweet Orange Lip Balm

8 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
3 Tablespoons Beeswax
1.5 Tablespoons Raw Honey
30 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
(if you want color) 1/2 stick of natural lipstick (I like Jane Iredale and Josie Moran)

Place oil, beeswax and honey in a double boiler (or heatproof bowl resting on top of a small saucepan of simmering water). (As a side note, I picked up an extra double boiler thrifting that I use just for beeswax crafts, which really makes cleanup easier.) Heat gently until everything has melted.

Remove mixture from heat, and add peppermint oil and lipstick. Stir until blended.

Place the pan or bowl in a larger bowl full of cold water. Stir quickly until the mixture begins to change in consistency (it will become thicker

Pour mixture into containers, place covers on, and let sit to cool and set up.

Fills approximately one dozen 1/2 oz tins.

A Simpler Time

I have come to realize that not all things new are better.  In my quest to simplify my life I have decided to attempt my hand at blogging.  I am intrigued by the idea of having many ideas located in a centralized location.  If blogging complicates my life I will abandon the effort and try something else.  Until then, heres to a new adventure.  Happy Blogging.