Sunday, May 25, 2008

Homemade Product Recipes: Health & Beauty

What purse, tote, clutch, handbag bag or even cell phone case can do without lip gloss? I don't even want to think of life without all my lip balms so strategically placed all around the house and car. Never run out again and feel safe about what's on those puckers of yours!

Honey Lip Balm

4 oz extra-virgin olive oil
3 oz grated or shaved beeswax
1 oz honey
1/2 capsule vitamin E, 400 IU

1. On the top of a double boiler, met the beeswax and oil together. DO NOT BOIL. If the mixture starts to boil, remove from the heat and allow it to cool. Once the beeswax and oil are blended, stir in honey. Then pierce the vitamin E capsule with a needle, squeeze out half the contents and stir in. Pour the resulting mixture into clean containers with tops.
2. Let the lip balm sit at room temperature for 48 hours until it arrives at the proper consistency for spreading. you can carry a small container of lip balm around with you during the day, but you may find it keeps better in the refrigerator overnight.

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Benefits to Homemade Lip Balm: Why would you want to make your own lip balm when it’s so easy to buy? Generally, people who enjoying making lip balm say the hobby offers three main benefits: Homemade lip balm has no preservatives, artificial colors, or artificial sweeteners. This makes the product less likely to irritate sensitive skin. You can add skin-pampering ingredients such as sesame oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter to your homemade lip balms. By experimenting with various pure essential oils and cosmetic grade flavor oils, you can create a one-of-a-kind product customized to your unique preferences.

1 comment:

Aurora said...

I am so proud of you. This is a wonderful blog. I can't wait to try the onion relish, as Dad just bought a bag of purple onions I was wondering how to use them up before they go bad. Waste no, want not, you know. Love, Mom