UA-59651954-28 Crafty Allie: 12 Days of Christmas, Day 1: Homemade Lip Balm

Monday, December 1, 2014

12 Days of Christmas, Day 1: Homemade Lip Balm


Yes, yes, its the that time again...
12 Days of Christmas Series begins today!

So what will it entail?

Hmm, lets see...
Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas
Holiday Cooking Recipes
and Special Round-Ups


First Up is a homemade Lip Balm recipe.

I cannot take full credit for the recipe.
I found it on Pinterest of course.
I got my recipe from The Art of Homemaking.

You will need:
8 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
3 Tablespoons of Beeswax
(cosmetic grade)
1 1/2 teaspoons of honey
and
Essential oils are optional for flavor

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I got my cosmetic grade wax from 
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Their prices are super affordable. 
After talking to them they suggested their 

And let me tell you, love the smell. 
Its subtle, but there, and I love it!

All of their products are organically made.
So, rest assure you won't be putting any chemicals on your lips that were used in the wax making process. The bees are farm raised, yay!

You can also purchase from them on eBay

Ok, on with the process.

Its hard to measure the wax, I'll be honest. Its also hard to cut it. So what I did is put it on a paper plate and nuked the whole bar for 
1 1/2 minutes.
It was soft enough for me to cut it off the edge.

I cut 3 small pieces and made sure they fit into a tablespoon.

Then after measuring out the coconut oil and honey, I placed it into a metal mixing bowl.

Oh and btw (by the way), the recipe calls for raw honey. Mine did not say raw but did say pure. I don't know the difference, but mine worked fine.

I placed the mixing bowl with the all the ingredients on top of a pot of boiling water.
After I put it on top of the pot, and I lowered the heat to medium.

Once melted my lovely assistant Hannah, whisked, and whisked 
and whisked her little heart out.


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Oh and meet Hannah

She blogs over at
She has a cool Make-Up and Beauty Blog.

She's just starting out, so she'd love some visitors and new followers!

Ok yes, going back to the the process.

You really need to whisk it while its cooling down for about 5 minutes. Yes, I know its gonna  be a little tiring, but so worth it. 
If not the oils and wax will not form together.
They will remain separated, therefor it will not be the right consistency. Don't ask how I know, hehe.

Then as we could finally see that the mixture was fully mixed we put them in these cute little containers

I got them from Rika at
They sell all sorts of containers and perfumes.
Here is her etsy shop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChiChiPerfumes

They are very inexpensive. I looked all over the net and she was in the U.S. and the most affordable!

I used a small spoon but wish I had pipettes. 
It would have been so much easier and less messy!


I even made some cute labels for them.





Let me tell you what I won't ever, and I mean EVER buy lip balm again.


This stuff is so amazingly soft.
I love that its homemade and all natural.

And when you make it yourself,
its much cheaper!

I'm giving this out as stocking stuffers, and
even putting them into the employee stockings' at work. 
Yes, even the men get some.

They'll love it so much I'll have them begging for more! [Insert Evil Laugh]

Thank you so much for tuning in!
Stop by tomorrow for Day 2 of the 
12 Days of Christmas Series.













8 comments:

  1. I love making my own beauty products, but I've never tried lip balm before. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! I’ve pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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  2. One day I'm going to get it together to actually buy all the ingredients and make some. I use lip balm a lot and it's crazy I've never got around to making my own.

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    1. I'd say buy from the retailers I did, but being in Australia, guess they might not ship internationally, but you never know ;)

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  3. I have never made lip balm before but now would be a good time to try.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Yes, perfect time to try. You'll love it!

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  4. Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

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  5. Thank you for sharing at CAL link party! Have a great day :)
    http://www.mazkwok.com/2014/12/crafting-along-70.html

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