Monday, December 6, 2010

Handmade for the Holidays - DIY Peppermint Lip Balm

I just learned how to make lip balm and it is extremely easy, so thought I would make some peppermint lip balm for Christmas gifts.  

What you will need :
  • Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter (one teaspoon)
  • Olive oil (one teaspoon)
  • Beeswax (about 3/4 of a teaspoon)
  • Vitamin E oil (a few drops)
  • Peppermint extract (a few drops)
  • Dropper (optional I use this to measure out the peppermint extract, but you could just carefully pour it in)
  • Jar to put lip balm in

**Note my measurements are approximate, most other recipes go by weight measurements, but I didn't have an accurate scale so just messed around until I found about what worked for me.  You may need to slightly adjust the measurements to make it to your desired consistency.
 
Put all of the ingredients into a glass bowl sitting on top of a pot filled with about half an inch of water.  Put your burner to medium high heat.

Constantly stir your mixture as it warms ups.  It will get to a gooey consistency first, like this:
Then it will hit a point where it starts to go clear, like this:
Keep over heat and continue stirring until all pieces have melted.  Then pour into your container.
Put in the fridge for a couple of hours and you've got yourself some homemade lip balm!  Add a little bow and here's the finished product:
 
Let me know how yours turns out!




41 comments:

  1. I love this. Thanks for sharing. We will be featuring you on our blog ziggycrafts.blogspot.com!

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  2. i love this stuff!! i have a similar one i use for my body (add coconut oil), good stuff, simple yet perfect. thanks for sharing.

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  3. thanks for linking up! featuring you in a post tomorrow on crazydomestic.com!

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  4. Thanks Liz and Megan for the features! Glad you all enjoyed it!

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  5. What?!? You can make lip balm? Holy smokes, I will have to try this!

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  6. I love this! I featured it today on my blog Today's Top 20! I'd love if you could stop by! While your there please click on my water widget on the top right. For each click p&g will donate 1 day's worth of clean water! :) Thanks!

    Amanda
    todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks Amanda! Glad you enjoyed the article. I clicked to donate a days worth of clean water. Let me know how your lip balm turns out!

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  8. How very clever!! You make it look incredibly easy. Thank you so much for linking this up to Homemade Christmas!

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  9. I have been looking for a lip balm DIY that I like, looks like I hit the jackpot thanks for sharing!

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  10. Clever girl! You will be very popular this Christmas!

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  11. So cute! Did you buy your little jar or are they available somewhere online. That size is perfect for this project. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Hi Lissa, my mom had given me those jars, but I believe they were from Hobby Lobby.

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  13. LOVE this!! where do you find beeswax?

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  14. Hi Maggie, I found the beeswax at Hobby Lobby. But you could probably find it in the candle making section of most craft stores.

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  15. Hi! I found you at the DIY club. This is an awesome idea! I have made a peppermint sugar scrub (haven't posted it yet :-)) that I could pair with this! Thank you for sharing!
    I'm having a CSN GC giveaway, please stop by and enter!
    http://keeninspirations.blogspot.com

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  16. Thank you so much for sharing. I love this idea. I will definitely be trying this!!

    http://happy-go-lucky-harvey.blogspot.com

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  17. Wow!! This looks pretty easy! Thanks so much for linking up! http://vintagepollyanna.blogspot.com/

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  18. Please send me a photo of your lip balm in the jar ASAP and I will add you to the feature box.
    You are our featured blogger this week at the DIY Club

    Cheri

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  19. I FINALLY got to Michael's to get the supplies to make this (no Hobby Lobby here) and was SO disappointed. Of course, it's pretty close to Christmas now, but everything they had was in the giant economy size--not too practical when I need a teaspoon here or 3/4 of a teaspoon there. And the jars they had were too large. So I will bookmark this and try again later. Won't be able to use this for Christmas this year. *Sigh* But it's a great idea! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  20. I totally love this idea. Great tutorial! So excited your were the DIY Club's featured blogger!

    I am a new follower!

    Holly
    504 Main
    DIY Club

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  21. Where do you buy cocoa butter or shea butter?

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  22. Hi there Teija, I bought the cocoa butter and shea butter at Hobby Lobby.

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  23. SO fun! Thank you for the tutorial! I think I might give this a go!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  24. wow! this is a great tutorial! I might give this a try since I really tend to get cracked lips especially during winter. thanks for linking at TSWL's Crafty Saturday Party. I am your newest follower! ^^)

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  25. Hi! we have featured your project. I hope you could grab our feature button when you have time! Can't wait what you have for this week! ^^)

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  26. Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter!

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  27. I used to make my own all the time, thanks for reminding me :)

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  28. This is awesome!! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Brandy
    Gluesticks
    www.brandyscrafts.blogspot.com

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  29. I can't wait to try this!! I'm definitely planning on sharing this on my blog and linking back, of course :)

    I actually have the pros and cons of natural vs petroleum chap stick...and you made it so much easier! Love it!

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  30. Oh Em Gee, I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing, I'm DEFINITELY goona try it!

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  31. Love this! Thanks so much for linking up! I featured this today on my blog, come get your button :)
    http://dominiquescraftcouture.blogspot.com/2011/02/feature-friday-yay-friday.html

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  32. This is a project I'll definitely enjoy trying with my girls! Thank you so much for linking up another great project on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17!

    Jenn

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  33. This is something I could definitely use. Great tutorial!

    Cindy

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  34. Where do you get the small jars?

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  35. For everyone wanting to know where to get small containers--look in the section of travel size stuff at Wal-mart. Next to all the mini shampoos and things, I found little 1 oz. containers perfect for lip balm.

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  36. Has anyone tried a different extract flavor?

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    1. I've used orange and vanilla. Works great!

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  37. They didn't have the containers at the Walmart by me but I bought cute ones off of amazon !

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