My lips get funky. It’s a fact of life some of us have to deal with. Never wanting to earn the nickname “Chappy” I’ve always tried my best to be on top of my game.
Some time ago I had gotten some beeswax lip balm that was very firm and actually took some rubbing to get to soften up to apply to the lips. The thing that I noticed with it that after applied it almost seemed like I had on a protective barrier. This stuff was not just to have glossy, pretty lips but it made such a huge difference when dealing with freezing wind during the winter.
Since this balm wasn’t exactly cheap business, I decided to get into my crafty beauty supply making stash and see about making my own.
For this project you will need:
- Beeswax pellets
- Good quality coconut oil
- Vitamin E oil (you should probably use something better than what I did)
- Little pots/tubs (sold in the travel section at Walmart, 2 for 99 cents)
Just in case you’re wondering what in the heck beeswax pellets are, here you go. You can also go to buy this exact beeswax at Amazon by clicking on the link in the supply list above.
The ratio to make this particular balm, which remember is pretty dense and not really soft, the ratio is one part beeswax to one part coconut oil. For two little pots I used 3 tablespoons of wax pellets. Go ahead and add those to a microwave safe bowl.
Zap in the microwave until there are just little remnants of the pellets floating on the top. It will keep melting as it sits and you don’t want to overheat your wax. Now this is already totally liquid. And that is because it finished melting on my walk from the kitchen, where the microwave resides, to my office, where I make crap.
Add an equal amount of coconut oil (up above I suggested 3 tablespoons) to your hot wax. Now if you add it in pretty quickly the coconut oil melts really fast. But I guess mine cooled off a bit on the walk and with picture taking and whatnot. If you have an issue, too, where your coconut oil doesn’t want to liquify on you, zap it in the microwave again keeping a close eye on it.
When everything is all liquid-tastic add some Vitamin E oil. I didn’t measure this but I’d say it was probably a teaspoon. My Vitamin E oil isn’t great and it isn’t even 100% Vitamin E. I’d really suggest going with something better than this bottle I snagged at the WalMart pharmacy.
Add about a tablespoon of honey and get that business stirred up!
Pour into your little pots and it will start to cool and set. The one on the left was poured first and is already set quite a bit!
The one on the right actually has a whole heck of a lot of Campho Phenique in it because this lady gets cold sores every single time she catches a virus or gets wicked stressed out. Yuck!
Keep open until the wax completely sets back up. Pick up and check out the bottom to make sure it looks solid and then screw on those lids!
The one that is more yellow is the medicated version and you can smell it from a mile away so there is no confusing which one is which!
To use you’ll need to rub your finger to warm up and melt the wax (this stuff is pretty darn solid). Apply to your lips and prepare to keep those puppies nice and moist and protected!
And be sure to come back here to Dream a Little Bigger, because in a few weeks time I’ll also be sharing my fave soft and supple lip balm recipe while keeping it natural!