Just so you know exactly what's in it?
What you are moisturizing your lips with?
I made this Honey Vanilla Lip Balm in very little time!
It's so easy, although, we all know what an idiot I can be sometimes and
I made a really stupid mistake when I attempted to make this a couple weeks ago....
You'll see what I did wrong shortly...and learn from it! Hahahaha!
I aim to please (or make you laugh at me)!
These are the ingredients assembled beforehand...
(like...find Waldo! Hahaha!)
You got it...my mistake is...
I bought these little jars shown here at the dollar store for cheap,cheap,cheap!
Brought 'em home and thought...hmmm....I'm sure these are
hard enough to sterilize in boiling water.
They melted, so I jarred up my measured-out ingredients and shelved them for a week!
Browsed the internet and found some 1oz jars (a 1/2 oz larger than I wanted, but they
were glass, so I'm not complaining!)
They came a couple days ago, so now I was back on track!
Ingredients as shown above
(I multiplied by 5 to get three to four 1oz jars, but this recipe makes one 1/2oz jar)
1/2 oz Calendula Infused Oil
(you could use jojoba oil as a substitute)
1/2 Tbsp Grated Beeswax
5 drops Vanilla Essential Oil
1 Tbsp Honey
1/2 oz glass ointment jar
Gently boil the jar in a saucepan filled with water for 5 minutes
to sterilize it.
Place Calendula Infused Oil and Beeswax
in a heatproof glass measuring cup, and set cup in a shallow pan of
simmering water. Heat stirring constantly, until the two ingredients are melted and clear.
Stir until combined and pour into jars/jar.
Place in refrigerator to set.
I wanted to give my jars a little bit of "Bling"!
Just so they'd be a pretty gift or for my viewing pleasure.
So, while at the Dollar Store, I picked up these sticky-backed ribbons...
I picked out some matching Bling Jewels from my little cache....
(I know...tough huh?)
Then, got out my trusty glue gun and embellished (love that word..haha)
the tops of the jars and Voila!
I think the calendula infused oil makes it, because it's a healing flower and
is soothing to your lips.
To read more about the benefits of Calendula (Marigold)
go HERE (in Herbs, Flowers & Such)
I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed making it!
Now....you do it!
*Original recipe from "Pure Skin Organic Beauty Basics, by Barbara Close"