Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Homemade Lip Beauty Products- w/ Free Printable

I've been buying chapstick almost every time I go to the store this pregnancy.
Nothing like not being able to drink water to make your lips cracked and dry.
--it makes me throw up.... every time.. no really :( 

So I've been experimenting making my own lip goods.
And it has been fun and delicious.
I have created three recipes so far and thought I would pass along my knowledge.

Fruity Lip Balm
2 tablespoons Vaseline
1 drop food coloring
2 drops fruit flavoring
Boil pot of water.  Put Vaseline in zip lock bag add color and smash until mixed.  Place bag in boiling water until liquid.
remove from water. Open bag and drop in fruit flavoring.  Over container, snip corner of bag and empty  balm into container.

You can find the right kind of flavoring at most  serious party stores or specialty food stores.  I found a fabulous four pack of citrus flavors at my local party store Orson Gygi  for $2.50  You can find them on Amazon even.  Just look for something like this.  Lorann makes so many delicious kinds, like Cotton Candy, Pina Colada, and Baverian Cream.  So buy them on Amazon if you can't find them anywhere else, or you are looking for a great selection.
You can also go to the LorAnn Oils website where you can get over 66 different kinds for $1.40 a dram- which is more than enough to make 10 or so of the same flavor.  Their selection is ridiculous.    I mean Horchata, Banana Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip!  Of course something more traditional for a lip balm is available too if your not wanting anything too craz:, Strawberry, Apricot, or Peppermint.
The tins are 2 in tins from the wedding favors section.  At Michael's they were 19.99 for 30 count, but with a 40% coupon that is not so bad.  If you are only making one of two you could use an empty lip balm container you already have. 
I of course coordinated the color with the flavor.
Example- the pink is grapefruit and the green is lime, but you don't have to I guess.
Of all the lip products I made, these are my favorite.  They smell the BEST!
Also their shelf life is well beyond that of the others.
And yup- it is basically colored- flavored, Vaseline.... but make some and tell me it doesn't seem like a whole lot more.

Cocoa Lip Balm
1 tablespoon vaseline
1 tablespoon shortening
1 - 2 teaspoons cocoa powder (see what you can mix in smoothly)
Melt vaseline and shortening in microwave until liquid.  About 1 min.  mix in cocoa powder
Place in container

Vanilla Lip Scrub
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon cream honey
3 drops vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients then  scoop into container

 I was going for something like this- which I own and love for this last one.  It is more of a lip polish.  Put it on and wipe it off with a tissue... and try not to just eat it.

Cream honey may be more of a local product... but it is Miller Brand.  It is sold just next to the regular honey, in a tub.  If you can't find it, you could likely omit it, it really only makes the mix not so translucent.

Of course you are going to need some labels.

Seriously these smell so good you'll want to put them on ten times a day.

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  1. OMG. This is brilliant. I totally see doing this for little gifts. The kiddos would love it. It wouldn't have an infinite shelf life, but the containers are small. You'll use each one quickly. What is cream honey? What is fruit flavoring and where do you get it? On the cocoa recipe, how much cocoa? Do you have a typo there? Is it 1/2 or 2?

  2. it is 1-2 teaspoons of cocoa. Sorry. I'll fix it. Also cream honey, it is sold next to regular honey- it comes in a tub. I'll try to find a link.
    The fruit flavoring has a link on Amazon. You could get it at a cake or candy specialty store, or any store that has a wide selection of candy making supplies-

  3. This is great! I'm so glad I found your blog. I am going to try this, this weekend =)

    I'm a new follower!!


  4. I want to try these so bad! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Do you think you could multiply this recipe and make batches of the same flavor at a time? Like for party favors?

  6. Well, I guess you could just boil lots of bags at the same time probably, right? Thanks for the great idea!

  7. thanks for sharing, I will post it at my blog it's so awesome

  8. Vasaline the lip balm or vasaline the jelly? (silly question i know!) xx


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