Sunday, July 7, 2013
Homemade Age Defying Lip Balm For Less
If the Kool Aid in these lip balms doesn't make you feel young, then the other ingredients will. These homemade long lasting lip balms truly have age defying ingredients with Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Bees Wax, and 100% Cocoa Butter. They also provide a slight color and shimmer to your lips, using edible Kool-Aid and cake decorating Pearl Dust. Red Raspberry Seed Oil is not your cheapest oil, however it is considered to be one of the best oils to rejuvenate and regenerate skin tissues. It helps remove toxin build up in your skin, improving skin complexion, and also provides natural UV protection. These are easy to make. No, you don't need to be a cook or a chemist to master this beauty craft. They will make a perfect stocking stuffer this Christmas, and cost less than other store bought lip balms with questionable ingredients. None of the ingredients I used need to be refrigerated, and all had a shelf life of 2-3 years, or more.
Makes 16 Firm Lip Balms
2 Ounces (2 Bars) Organic Bees Wax *Approximate Cost $1.99 From Ebay
1 Ounce (1 Stick) 100% Cocoa Butter *Approximate Cost $1.39 On Clearance From Walgreens
1 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil *Approximate Cost $0.11 From Grocery Outlet
1 TBS Organic Coconut Oil *Approximate Cost $0.19 From Grocery Outlet
10 Vitamin E Softgel Capsules *Approximate Cost $0.54 From Grocery Outlet
1/2 TSP Red Raspberry Seed Oil *Approximate Cost $1.59 From Ebay
1 Grape Kool-Aid Packet .14 oz *Approximate Cost $0.25 From IGA (or whatever flavors you like)
1 Strawberry Kool-Aid Packet .14 oz *Approximate Cost $0.25 From IGA
1/4 TBS Edible Orchid Pink Pearl Dust *Approximate Cost $2.50 From JoAnn
16 New Empty White Chap stick Containers *Approximate Cost $3.19 From Ebay
Total Cost For 16 Lip Balms $12.00
Total Cost For Each $0.75
*cost based on the percentage of item used, not total purchase price
In a double boiler, melt your cocoa butter and wax together. Turn off heat, add remaining ingredients, and stir. Note you will squeeze your Vitamin E oil out of the capsules first. You can do this by carefully puncturing a hole in your capsules with a knife. Carefully pour your warm melted lip balm into clean empty lip balm containers, and let cool. Cap and gift wrap as desired. I attached Avery address labels with my contact info and ingredient lists to mine. I will be using these in gift bags for my Jamberry nail hostesses. Note this is not an exact science. You may add more olive oil, vitamin E oil, coconut oil, and/or red raspberry seed oil to achieve a softer and shinier balm. The lip balm will look much darker then it will actually appear on lips. For more shimmer add extra Edible Pink Pearl Dust or you may also use Mica a natural mineral used in cosmetics.
You may purchase liquid Vitamin E oil by the bottle, however for me it was more cost effective to buy the softgels. For easy clean up, before scrubbing bowl, and while still warm, carefully wipe bowl with a paper towel to remove leftover waxy lip balm.
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