Tuesday, 11 November 2014

D.I.Y Lip Balm

This weekend the weather here is Surrey was pretty poor! We had planned to wrap up warm, take a bit of Port and mulled wine to Bonfire Night...but instead it poured and poured and poured so I spent the evening making my own lip balms!
I had watched a couple of tutorials for this online so gathered up all the ingredients and had a go!


You will need:-

  • Solid coconut oil (mine is by groovy food from Tesco)
  • Solid or flaked bee's wax (got mine from eBay)
  • Flavouring 
  • A little saucepan 
  • A little bowl 
  • A spoon
  • Lip balm pots (got these from eBay too!)
Once you have all of this together pour some boiling water in to your saucepan on a low/medium heat and put the little bowl in to the water.

Mix together a few spoonfuls of coconut oil and some thin slices of wax in around equal proportions. Stir it all together and add the flavouring. I used rose flavour and at the time I thought I had used quite a lot, now it has set I think I should be stronger and should have added more, but with something like mint you don't want it to be over powering so add drops slowly. Once you've got this right spoon or pour it in to the little lip pots and let it set!


And voliĆ”! Done! 
So quick and easy. This feels so moisturising on your lips too! If you fancy making a bathch they make cute little stocking fillers at this time of year!

10 comments :

  1. Oh my, I love how you did this! Never thought of making my own lip balm before, but indeed, if the weather might be bad and I don't know what to do, now I'll know haha!
    xx Anka

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  2. Ooh these sound fantastic! I've heard so many good things about coconut oil beauty-wise but I've never known how to use it xx

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  3. Such a fabulous idea! I make an exfoliant by adding in brown sugar :)

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  4. This is so cool! I am going to make this for sure :)
    - C
    Claudine Converses

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  5. I will definitely be trying this!

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  6. love everything! great photos :D

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  7. I'm never good with DIYs! It looks like you did a great job.

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  8. This is so awesome!! Def going to try it :)
    thanks !!

    xx

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  9. I will definitely try this out!! Thanks for sharing :)

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