Thursday, December 22, 2016

DIY Spicy Cinnamon Lip Balm

I don't know about you but every time the weather start to cool-- I start needed some mega moisture and warmth. Especially on my lips!

What's really fun is cinnamon lip balm! Not only does it warm your smoocher but it can make your lips appear fuller naturally. I call that a win-win.

Spicy Cinnamon Lip Balm using Thieves Essential Oil. So easy to make!

Red Hot Lips- DIY Lip Balm
makes 12 tubes

This lip balm recipe isn't too spicy. If you want to up the ante and really feel the burn consider adding more Thieves or Cinnamon essential oil but be sure to go slow! Too much can be very uncomfortable.
Add the coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter and honey to a double boiler over medium-low heat. Stir until melted completely.

Turn off the heat. Add the jojoba oil and the essential oils to the melted mix. Give it one more good stir and quickly pour into your lip balm containers. 

Let the Red Hot Lip Balm sit for about 30 minutes before using it. This gives it time to allow the mixture to harden.

#DIY Spicy Lip Balm Recipe. You can use Thieves, Cinnamon, Red Shot or Treasure of the Season to create your own lip plumping lip balm

Why Thieves?
I like using Thieves because it's a great combination of Cinnamon, Clove, Rosemary, Lemon and Eucalyptus essential oils. Not only does it smell a bit like gingerbread, but it's the most popular essential oil on the market so most people have it and love it.

Thieves also helps to boost your immune system which is why it is one of the most popular essential for wellness rubs, diffusing and even a key ingredient to immune boosting teas. What better essential oil to add to your lip balm in the winter than one that protects your wellbeing?

You also get Thieves in the Premium Starter Kit which is the best way to get started with essential oils. You get 11 of the most popular essential oils, a diffuser, a bunch of samples and a sponsor to get you reach your goals! It's a great deal and how I got started with essential oils.

You can find out more about the Premium Starter Kit here: Getting Quality Essential Oils.

If you don't have Thieves, you can substitute it for Cinnamon essential oil or blends (like Treasure of the Season or Red Shot) if you like.

DIY Lip Balm that's spicy is perfect for winter holidays. It makes a great gift and it's easy to make. It uses Thieves or cinnamon essential oil

Getting The Right Flavor
It can be tricky to find the right intensity for your preferences when making lip balm, especially when using hot essential oils like cinnamon or Thieves. They can leave a tingling sensation which can quickly turn into a burning sensation if you add too much essential oil for your skin! 

If your kisser start to become uncomfortable due to too much heat, the solution is to rub some carrier oil (like olive oil) over top your lips or the area that feels hot! 

Since most lip balm recipes tend to be more mild, if you like yours stronger then by all means-- you can make it stronger. I know I usually add 2-3 more drops of essential oil to mine than most of my recipes call for simply because I like a more bold flavor.

Here is how I do it...

After I add the essential oils to the mix, I like to dip a toothpick into the hot liquid. I give it a few seconds to cool and then I use the wax on the toothpick on my lips. This helps me to determine if I am happy with the "flavor" of the essential oil. If it's too mild, I simply add 1-2 drops more and continue to "sample" using the toothpick method until I am satisfied.

Make cute lip balm labels as your business cards or to give as gifts

Do You Want Cute Lip Balm Labels?
Check out StickerYou at stickeryou.com. You can easily make your custom labels at a great price. These are the best that I've used so far.

To make your own custom label, just click the pink link and then type "Lip Balm" into the search bar. Click the picture and create your own lip balm label masterpiece! It's so easy and fun! Create your own Custom Stickers, Labels, Decals, Iron Ons and Magnets! Click here!

I love making mine lip balm labels into "Business Cards". I add my preferred contact information and my website on the back of the lip balm label. That way I can hand out a lip balm to people instead of just some piece of paper. They are definitely less likely to lose it and they will think of me each time they use their spicy lip balm!

Lip Balm Holder Hack
If you aren't sure how to pour your hot melted mixture into your lip balm tubes then check out this video for a simple hack

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