I love these homemade lip balm recipes from Erika Katz, the author of Bonding over Beauty: A Mother-Daughter Beauty Guide to Foster Self-esteem, Confidence, and Trust! Your girls (or you) will enjoy making the lip balms which you can store in heart shaped cases or small jars. (Sorry Eos, Chapstick and Carmex!)
To keep lips soft and silky, this fruity lip balm exfoliates dead skin and softens at the same time.
· 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
· 1 scoop powdered drink mix in your favorite flavor
· Lip gloss jars(Available at www.sks-bottle.com)
Clarify the vegetable shortening by heating it in the microwave for 15 seconds. Stir in the drink mix. Pour the mixture into a lip gloss jar. Let the mixture harden for 10 minutes and your lip gloss is ready! You can decorate the jars with fun stickers and sparkles! Lasts up to six months unrefrigerated.
CHOCOLATE LIP BALM
This lip balm contains shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil, which are all excellent natural emollients. You can get creative and add other flavors like peppermint oil, tangerine oil, or raspberry oil.
· 1 tablespoon shea butter
· 1 tablespoon coconut oil
· 2 teaspoons grated beeswax
· 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil
· 15 chocolate chips
· 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Put all of the ingredients into a double boiler on the stove or in a microwavable container. Warm the mixture until it melts. Stir until smooth. Pour the mixture into a lip gloss container and refrigerate until it hardens.
The lip balms will last up to 3 months at room temperature. If you would like more information about Erika, please visit her site, bondingoverbeauty.com and/or purchase her book. (A special thanks to Erika for the lip balm recipes, images and video for this post!)
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