Saturday, February 19, 2011

Homemade Lip Balm Recipe from Martha Stewart and Whole Living

Learn to make your own all-natural red lip balm with this easy recipe from in-house crafter Kristin St. Clair. Her Homemade Lip Balm recipe appears on Martha's Whole Living website. What I really like is the decorative paper wrapping the lip balm tubes. I am wondering if the scrapbook paper that I have been collecting over the years will work for this. I do not think that it is too thick. I will have to try it out to see. Any suggestions?

The ingredients you will need for this project are 2 teaspoons grated beeswax, 5 teaspoons carrier oil (such as castor, sunflower, or jojoba), 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil, 1 teaspoon carmine (natural red) coloring oil, 6 or 7 drops essential oil (such as vanilla). All of the lip balm ingredients available from TKB Trading. Lip balm tubes, pots, tins, and pouring trays available from sks-bottle. Essential oils and vitamin E oil available from Whole Body or other drug stores.

The tools and materials you will need for this project are a Double boiler, Mixing stick or spoon, Lip balm tubes, pots, or tins, Pouring tray with plastic scraper (optional), Decorative paper and 2-inch-wide clear packing tape.

Making your own lip balm is very easy. Just follow the step by step instructions and your lip balm will come out just perfect.

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