28 April 2014

Homemade Lip Balm & Scrub


I have been wanting to test out these two DIY's for ages and I'm so excited I had some free time this weekend to finally put them together. The list of materials is super simple and they are perfect little DIY presents to give to someone. 

The Lip Balm :
[1] Shea Butter
[2] Coconut Butter
[3] Essential oil [this is optional and I chose to use mint. I also considered vanilla, rose, or lavender. Any would be fantastic!]
[4] Pigments for color* 

I used about two and a half table spoons of shea butter and two table spoons of coconut oil to fill this little tin. I took a large pot and boiled water in it. Once the water was boiling I took a smaller pot and sat it over the larger one (this creates a double boiler effect) and I placed by shea butter and coconut oil in the pot. This allows them to melt down without burning. Once I had a liquid consistency I took away the heat and added the drops of mint. After stirring it all together I poured it into my tin and placed in the refrigerator. I let mine cool for about two hours. (Make sure to store your finished lip balm somewhere cool. Since it is handmade too much heat can melt the balm down again.)

The Lip Scrub :
[1] White [or brown] Sugar
[2] Almond Oil
[3] Honey
[4] Mint Extract

I used about two table spoons of sugar, one table spoon of honey, and one and a half table spoons of almond oil. Mixing it all together, I topped it all off with a few drops of mint extract to give a little scent and a tingly feel. 

*I did not put any color into my balm because I liked the nice creamy neutral; but you can use pigments from blush, eyeshadow, or matte lipstick to put a tint in your balm. 

4 comments:

  1. Very cute! These would make such great little mother's days gifts :) Thanks for sharing! xo

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  2. This looks amazing! I love anything homemade
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  3. I made homemade hand scrubs for lots of my friends and family for Christmas. I love the lip option, going to have to test these out!

    xo Taylor
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  4. Book marked this so I can try myself, have wanted to try DIY lip scrub for ages now.

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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