Thursday, May 27, 2010

Milk and Honey Lip Balm

My sister just recently made some lotion at home.  So, I got to thinking that I have a pound of beeswax of my own.  So I thought, why don't I try to make something out of it?  Today I actually did!  :)  Here's what I came up with.  It's a little stiff for lip balm, so I think I will make it a little differently next time.  But for now, I have some homemade Milk and Honey Lip Balm.  :)

Recipe:
2 oz. Beeswax, chunks are easiest to melt
4 oz. Oil
1 oz. Milk
1 T. Honey

1.  Combine the 4 ingredients in a small glass bowl.  (It will be chunky and odd looking...don't worry, they will melt together nicely!)

2.  Heat about 2 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan.  (Be sure it's small enough that the bowl, when set on top, will not fall in.

3.  Once the water is boiling, place the bowl on top of the pan.

4.  Stir almost constantly until all the chunks of beeswax are melted, and the mixture is well combined.

5.  Take off the heat and continue to stir for about 2 minutes.  (I used a whisk, but you could use a spoon.)


6.  Carefully pour into your desired containers.  (I recommend glass or ceramic because it's still hot at this point.)
7.  Let cool and then seal the containers.

8.  Enjoy your new lip balm!  :)

Let me know what you think.  I just tried some of mine and it's quite yummy.  I will put some sunscreen in it next time too.

1 comment:

  1. Mine was too waxy. Not moisturizing as a layer of wax on top of lips. I will melt again and add more oils and see if I can save it and get it less waxy.

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