Happy Tuesday, friends! Today I have a few photos and minimal instructions on how to make simple lip balm.
"Amy! Why minimal instructions? We want maximal instructions!"
Oh, friends. Silly, silly friends. Lip balm is so freaking easy, there is no way I could maximal-ize this instruction. Trust me. Here we go.
Step 1: Buy some lip balm tubes! This is a nice Etsy shop that sells them. (That's not an affiliate link--I'm just trying to save you some time.)
Step 2: As seen in the photo, bind four of them together with a rubber band.
Step 3: Using a digital kitchen/crafting scale weigh out 0.25 ounces of beeswax, and 0.35 ounces of organic, virgin coconut oil.
Step 4: In the microwave or on the stovetop, melt the wax and oil together.
Step 5: Pour the melted mixture into the tubes. Please note that I am using an old Turkish Coffee pitcher (tiny!) with a nice lip for pouring. A 1-cup Pyrex should do the trick just as easily. Take your time and pour carefully, so the mixture doesn't run down the sides. Steady hands!
(Use every drop of that wonderful stuff! You can see that my recipe fills 4 tubes, nearly to the top, but not over. Hooray!)
Step 6: Wait for the balm to cool and set up. Note that the balm looks like two sets of googly eyes. Chuckle.
That is all there is to it, people! I'm serious! This balm has a lovely coconut scent which is not overpowering. It is smooth feeling, and great for your skin. Try it and let me know how it goes--in the comments!
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Who writes this?
Hi, I'm Amy Kalinchuk. I am an author, publisher, crafter, entrepreneur, roller derby skater, wife, mom, and friend. I try to be organized and maintain an air of enviable breezy elegance. I do not always succeed. But crafting? I can do that. And small business. I can do that, too. So can you! No, seriously, you can do this! I'll show you.