Friday, June 22, 2012

Project Homemade Lip Balm - Notes From Home

School's out & the kids are home with Mom for 10 weeks!
I've been trying to have something fun the kids and I can do together each Monday that's a little crafty too!
You might not know this about me but - I have some "other" crafty interests too...

This last Monday we made homemade lip balm -

Our supplies:  kitchen scale, double boiler, lip balm tubes and filling tray, bees wax, cocoa butter, shea butter, grapeseed oil, vitamin e oil, orange essential oil & honey from the bee farm across the street. 

The bottom part of the double boiler, heating the water.  I've had this glass double boiler for years and years, I haven't used it but kept it because it was my Mom's and it looks neat.  I have a feeling it's older than I am.  After today I can say it works great too! 

We have the two pieces of the double boiler together now with our lip balm ingredients melting inside.

All ingredients have melted and blended together, now I've changed containers hoping it will cool to about 120 degrees.  The double boiler doesn't have a pour spout and I thought that might be helpful.

This is the lip balm filling tray with 22 lip balm tubes ready and waiting.

Here we go, oh oh, I think we need more lip balm tubes!  Quick grab the bag Michael, lol!

Now we have 50 lib balm tubes attached to the tray and filled (for the most part).  I can see two that don't have anything really in them...

A side view, I can see that not all the tubes filled.  It will be interesting to see how many complete tubes we have when we take them out of the tray.  

Here's our finished lib balm.  I decided to order labels so I can give them as gifts.
This is just my prototype label to see how it would work and if labeling was worth it. The actual labels are for ink jet printers and waterproof.  Might be cool!

Most of the supplies and recipe to make lip balm came from Elements Bath &
I added a teaspoon each orange essential oil and raw honey as extras.  

Thanks for visiting my blog today -


Charlie said...

COOL - where were you when I was a kid and home from school for the summer?? 10 weeks - gee thats a long time in Denmark summer is 6 weeks away from school. Thanks for sharing this and all the lovely cards you have made this week. =0)

April said...

Sounds like fun!

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Oh this is awesome Jan! I have never tried it before so will have to give it a go. I love how you have your own label with your oddie on it ;) hehe

diane said...

Wow! This was great and I bet the kids really had fun helping. You have awesome kids, so polite and respectful, they are always a pleasure to see when we craft together.

Cathy P in AZ said...

What a fun project! Does it taste yummy too??? :) I want one next time we see each other! :) :) :)

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