Monday, March 16, 2015

Ultra Moisturizing Spearmint-Citrus Lip Balm

This winter I've had seriously dry lips! I went on vacation and FORGOT my lip balm {gasp} and I was seriously in pain from the winter dry lip curse. Horrible!!!

As soon as I got home I made this DIY lip balm recipe which is ultra moisturizing to help relieve dry lips and create a really soothing, nourishing feeling.

Ultra Moisturizing Spearmint-Citrus Lip Balm
This recipe made 15 tubes of lip balm (with lots of spillage) 
Over a double boiler, melt the coconut oil, shea butter and beewax. Once melted, add the avocado oil, vegetable glycerin, and vitamin E. Remove from heat and add the essential oils. Immediately pour into tins or tubes and let set for up to 12 hours.

This baby goes on smooth and stays on strong! You can increase or decrease the amount of essential oils to get more or less flavor. You could even substitute out the spearmint-citrus for other flavors like peppermint, lavender, or anything you can imagine!

P.S. You can get the "labels" that I used from using this Washi Tape Roll. It needs just a teeny bit of trimming, but it's super cute, right?!

DIY HACK: Lip Balm Tube Holder

If you are using lip gloss tubes, please be very careful about pouring the hot mixture into the tubes. I STRONGLY recommend not holding them with your hands as you will most likely spill some of the mixture over the side.

You can always use an old egg carton, punch a few holes in each "egg" space with some scissors to hold the tubes. Once you have the tubes in place, you can then pour the hot mixture into the lip gloss tubes safely without risk to your hand! SWEEEEEEET!! I just leave them there for about 12 hours to set.

Easy Peasy, right? But if you're still confused I made a video to show you how to do eeeeeet.

See... sometimes I have smart ideas. MWAH!

Sherri Griffin
Sherri Griffin

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  1. How many tubes does one recipe fill?

    1. A regular sized tube-- about 15 if you make a mess (like I do)

  2. I was really hopeful about the recipe, and I did everything exactly, but it just came out too thick. Also, you can barely smell the Citrus Fresh and Spearmint in it. Should I maybe add more coconut oil next time? I really want to try it again. Please help! Thanks Sherri, you're so awesome.

    1. You can definitely use less beeswax or more coconut oil to change the texture a bit and add more essential oils. I had some people say that some of my other recipes were too fragrant so I tried to make this one more mild. ;) Good luck! Let me know how it turns out.

    2. Thank you so much Sherri. I'll definitely try it again probably with less beeswax and more coconut oil.



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