Thursday, December 5, 2013

Homemade Lip Balm, Sugar Scrub and Body Butter


My friends and I had a little get together and made gifts for this holiday season.  I will be gifting these to teachers and friends.  We made lip balm, sugar scrub and body butter.  All the recipes were simple and most we got from Pinterest!
Me applying a little lip balm on Amy's lips.  *peppermint kiss*

We did plan a few weeks ahead and purchased:

Is also purchased a few items such as cocoa butter, sweet almond oil and essential oils from    Great prices and customer service.

Coconut oil from Costco seems to be the most economic, $15.99 for a 54 oz container.
I also found some great tapes at Hobby Lobby to put of the top with labels we printed from avery that I also purchased from amazon.
_______________________________________________________________________________ is a list for the lip balm, scrub and body butter
` essential oils (whatever scents you like)
`coconut oil
`bees wax
`local honey
`shea butter
`vitamin E oil
`sweet almond oil
`lip balm containers
`8oz deli containers
`cocoa butter (smells like chocolate)


Lip Balm

Peppermint kiss
Coconut kiss
Orange kiss
*pouring the lip balm*

We used a recipe from the blog "food for my family"

1/2 ounce beeswax
2 teaspoons olive oil or jojoba oil
2 teaspoons coconut oil (solid at 74ยบ F)
1 teaspoon shea butter or cocoa butter
1/2 teaspoon pure aloe vera
1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil
5-7 drops essential oil (like peppermint or grapefruit)

In a double boiler, combine the beeswax, olive oil, coconut oil, and the shea/cocoa butter. Heat over low heat just until oils and beeswax are melted. Remove from heat. Stir in aloe vera, vitamin E, and the essential oils.

Pour the mixture into small 0.15-ounce tubes. Allow to cool completely to set.

Makes (7) 0.15-ounce lip balm tubes.
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The body scrub recipe is pretty simple.  We just used raw brown sugar and or white sugar combos as the base and added honey, vitamin E and a carrier oil such as olive oil or sweet almond. Add whatever essential oil for your scent. Be creative and add what you want.  We even added orange zest to one of the scrubs and lip balms.

Tis the season for spending time with friends and making fantastic homemade gifts!

Kara making sure Amy pours it just right....

Traci sporting her "naughty" shirt for the holiday season.

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