Sunday, March 29, 2015

DIY Lip Balm

Our neighborhood food coop has a nice DIY page and I think I might try the DIY Lip Balm recipe as one last Easter gift.

As a surprise for her sisters, Natalie is making the Magic Tufty Cones from

She started them today. She is using Cat Grass as the grass seed and it should germinate Easter morning! I am making everyone a knitted rabbit. And, hopefully, lip balm!

(Not to take on too many things... It's a lovely windy March day so we have girls making kites -- also from All Year Round -- this afternoon. Adam and I were going to build and then let the children paint the pallet trellises cheery colors today... but that may have to wait. And I was going to make cookies... We bought some duck eggs from a friend and they are supposed to be great for baking. Who knows. I'm trying to remember that being pregnant means it all isn't going to get done. Last weekend we added seed and plant shopping to the weekly grocery trip and it made for a very late Sunday night dinner. But, on the bright side, we discovered our first seeds germinating this morning in little mini greenhouses made of strawberry containers, all the corrugated cardboard is down as our weed block layer, the straw bales are ready to go into place, and we are asking neighbors for their bags of leaves to be part of our compost/soil/nutrient layer in the "lasagna." Seems like everyone is raking leaves right now! Adam built me 3 more pallet compost bins this week so we now have 4. The garden is really happening!)

Anyway, the Lip Balm recipe calls for

  • 1 tablespoon beeswax pearls (or 1 tablespoon grated, unbleached beeswax)
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
  • 2 tablespoon carrier oil (sunflower, castor, almond or jojoba)
  • 10-15 drops essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional, for those that like it slightly sweet)

I already have almond oil and coconut oil, essential oils, and honey. So I'll only need to get

100% Pure Unrefined Raw SHEA BUTTER

Beeswax Organic Pastilles, Yellow, 100% Pure

Empty Slide Top Tin Containers for Lip Balm (pack of 5)

I like the idea of having each girl collage & decorate the lid of her tin the way she likes. What a fun way to spend Easter morning!

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