There is nothing worse than typing a post and it does not save! Well, let’s try this again…
It’s that time of year again: MY YEARLY POSTING! I hope you’re hype to read this. It’s awful that I have had this for so many years and barely put any time into it. I really do have good intentions but then never set aside the time. I am setting a realistic goal of 1 post per week. I know, I know, you’ve heard it before. But this time it sounds simple enough, right?
Now onto this week’s post. I recently bought an essential oil starter kit by Young Living (HIT ME UP IF YOU WANT ONE). These oils are therapeutic grade oils. I had no idea that was even a thing a few months ago. I thought oils were just for the pretty smell and that was therapy enough. Oh was I wrong. There is an oil for everything! and I mean EVERYTHING. Oil diffusing is just the beginning of this journey. I started diffusing with Lavender, Lemon, and Thieves. I then took it up a level to consuming them via water (in glass, not plastic). That was when I thought I was really granola.
Everything changed yesterday. I made LIP BALM/CHAPSTICK. You read that right. I made an actual product. It turned out great! I used Frankincense and Lavender in my first batch. Frankincense helps with scars and skin color correction while lavender has anti-inflammatory and calming properties.
I got a little daring and saw a post with an ombré look. I tried to recreate and it was felt like I was doing a Pinterest fail! They looked nothing like the photos. I used freeze dried raspberries and blueberries from Trader Joe’s. There was no ombré but rather a pink balm. If I do it again, I will be using mineral powder instead of the berries. They kind of hurt since I did not strain the seeds out. I guess I have exfoliates now.
Here are the products I used:
Trader Joe’s does not have an online site. I went into the store to get their products.
I ended up making 4 different batches because I made such small batches. I created my own recipe. There are a few I looked into but I wanted a harder consistency, which meant more beeswax. I am also really LAZY so the way I ended up with 1 1/3 Tb of beeswax is I needed the teaspoon measuring spoon for the vitamin E oil so I figured I would just use that much more of beeswax. Smart, right?!
If you want more SPF, try it with raspberry seed oil. From what I have read, it is a natural sun protectant. I can’t actually verify that so take it with a grain of salt.
HAPPY LIP BALM MAKING!! Normally this would be a better post for October/November but clearly Mother Nature doesn’t know what month it is.
- 1 Tb Shea Butter
- 1 Tb Coconut Oil
- 1 1/3 Tb Beeswax
- 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
- 10-15 drops Essential Oil
- Medicine Dropper or Pipette
- Lip Balm Tubes or Pots
- In a double boiler (or glass bowl in/on pot), melt the Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Beeswax.
- Once melted, removed from heat and mix in Vitamin E Oil and Essential Oil
- Using a pipette or medicine dropper, quickly fill the tubes or pots with the oil.
- Let cool and solidify for a about 30 minutes.
- Try adding mineral powder for a colored tint
- Disregard the calories -- we are not eating this. Don't sweat it.