Friday, December 6, 2013

DIY Medicated Lip Balm!

 Just a few ingredients make a bunch of medicated lip balm...

You'll need:
(please note, I doubled this recipe and made 25 sticks and 25 pots of lip balm and more to spare...)
3 oz. Coconut oil
4 oz. Cocoa Butter
2 oz. Beeswax (yellow or white)
3 drops glycerin or vitamin E oil
20 drops of each Essential oil

Put the ingredients (except the essential oils)
into a glass pitcher.

 Put the pitcher in a pot of water and bring to a low boil.

 Until the contents melt completely.

 While it's melting, get your chapstick tubes or pots ready to be filled.
I transferred half of my mixture into a smaller
 measuring cup and added my oils.
The first batch I used:
Peppermint and Frankincense

 Pour into pots and sticks and let cool.  Happens really quick!
I put the extra in a muffin mold...I can melt it
down later when I am ready to make more.

My next batch I used
Peppermint, Slim and Sassy and some off brand wintergreen oil.
I loaded my mixture with oils.  20+ drops each, and at least a tablespoon of wintergreen.
Honestly, I like my chapstick to burn or tingle my lips a little.
(this wasn't quite extreme enough for me...but it is nice)

We made a bit of a mess, but it's great!
The chapstick is very soft and nice.
It doesn't have the stench that some chappy (we call it chappy) has...
you know what I mean?  I do not like the smell of most chapstick.


 I ended up with quite a bit of this good stuff!
Come back tomorrow to see what I plan on doing with it all!




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1 comment:

C.J. Hoover said...

The Wintergreen essential oil that you referenced as being an "off" brand could be no further from the truth. NOW products are equally as good as the high priced Doterra and YL products

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