Monday, June 13, 2011
DIY Lip Balm/Cuticle Cream
I found this awesome idea via Pinterest. I'm quickly getting addicted to that site. All credit goes to Jess at Lost Button Studio. Click here to see her original post.
This is one of those great, instant gratification projects. It's so simple and completely natural.
First Find a tin to house the cream. My mom gave me this beautiful Brighton tin. I love the colors. Jess used Altoid tins, another great way to store the balm.
Melt 1.5 ounces of beeswax and 3 ounces of your favorite carrier oil (I used Apricot Kernel oil) in the micowave. When all the wax is melted add 1 tablespoon of Honey. Pour into your tin (Be careful, it's really hot!). Let sit at room temperature until hardened.
Where can I find these supplies?
I found beeswax in a 1 lb. bar at Hobby Lobby. I think most craft supplies stores would carry it. Also there are some great sellers on Etsy that sell all natural beeswax. I found this sweet little store today. Her story made me smile. She and her husband sell honey, wax, and homemade candles cultivated from their own honey bees.
I found the apricot kernel oil at Central Market. Any health foods store should carry carrier oils like this one. You could also use a different carrier oil such as Almond oil or Grapeseed oil.
Throw it in your purse for a great on-the-go moisturizer!