Have you ever wanted to make your own lip balm?
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...
Can you see something different in this picture from the one on my home page?
(like...find Waldo!  Hahaha!)
You got it...my mistake is...
the jars!
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!

Okay...onward again...

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

How To

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.
Remove from heat, add vanilla essential oil and honey.
Stir until combined and pour into jars/jar.
Place in refrigerator to set.

The Jars

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....
Plastic jewels shown are 4x actual size
I wrapped the self-sticking ribbon around the caps of the jars and cut it.
(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've even tried it out already and it's quite nice!
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"
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11/12/2011 10:22:51 am

Wow this is very simple. I am a new follower as well as bookmarking this blog too ^_^ Gonna start this project for gift giving. ^_^

11/16/2011 01:56:21 am

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11/16/2011 10:42:11 am

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11/17/2011 12:22:06 am

I .am.an. addict.
A lipgloss/chapstick addict!
I want to make this! I bet is smells heavenly .

12/4/2012 01:43:22 am

Such a quality content on Honey Vanilla Lip Balm. I find this article very informative. I am waiting for your next post. Keep it up.

12/11/2012 07:15:11 am

So the only beeswax I could find was online and its little chips for melting for embossing... Uh... Could I still use this in a lip balm? It says "not for cosmetics" so I'm not holding much hope.

Can't wait to try this recipe! I've made lip balm with lanolin and coconut oil before but I can't wait to try a wax one!

1/2/2014 05:23:16 pm

Honey vanilla lip balm is very easy to make...you can also try at your home!

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