smoochie lipbalm

about 11 years ago, for a few years, i was the proprietor of my own small business (on the side of my “real job”) making and selling natural bath products. once graduate school got underway, i had less time for the business aspect of it, so i dissolved my LLC. i’ve always retained the love of making my own natural products. it’s so fun now to pass this on to N! recently we created lipbalm – just in time for all of the puckering up people do on valentine’s day!

if we could have made it cake flavored, N probably would have been psyched, but we went with one of N’s second most favorite flavors for the lipbalm – peppermint. here’s my old recipe that we used.

ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp beeswax (i like the small pearls – easier to measure)
  • 5 tbsp sweet almond oil (due to nut allergies and because of its healing potential, i used coconut oil instead)
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed or jojoba oil
  • 20 drops of essential oil of choice (we used peppermint on this day, but other favorites of mine are cinnamon, lemon, lime, vanilla, ginger, tangerine… i like to mix them in fun ways. ginger-lime was the most popular lipbalm flavor i used to sell.)
  • 1 tsp honey

instructions:

  • melt together oil and beeswax in double boiler just until melted. remove from heat. add honey and essential oil. stir to blend. pour into lipbalm pots and let it stand to solidify.

although we LOVED making crayon hearts for her class last year, we decided that these would make awesome valentines for N’s preschool class this year. same group of kids = different gift. N picked out some heart stickers she wanted to put on the pots.

i added the following label to the back of her homemade valentine cards so that the parents would know the ingredients in the lipbalm incase of allergies or concerns.

we packaged the lipbalm and the valentine up in cute little bags we found at michael’s (intended for lollipops.)

happy valentine’s day! MWAH!

02.11

2011
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  • http://www.artisticflair.etsy.com Deb DiSalvo

    omg – I love this idea! Had I known sooner – I would have hit you up for a batch! :)

  • http://www.mamaroots.com chris

    what a super sweet idea! Happy Valentines to you and Novi- I like that idea of cake flavor!

  • http://blog.memetales.com Rashi

    That’s really a good idea!! i will keep in mind for next valentines day.

  • Heather N

    I would love more of your natural bath product recipes. I am trying to go more natural. Your site is wonderful and I always look forward to new posts. Thank you.

  • Krissy

    Hi there, how many pots of lip balm does this make? I am making these as party favors for my daughter’s birthday and am wondering if I should double/triple the recipe. Please let me know – thanks!

  • jen

    hi krissy
    it depends on the size of lipbalm pot you have. the tiny ones you see in the blog images are 3ml. and this recipe made about 25-30 of them! have fun at your daughter’s party – the kids will love their party favors!

  • Tracey

    How would you make cake flavored?? Thanks.

  • jen

    hi tracey – i have no idea… that was just the flavor my daughter said she wanted them to be. her first choice was “cake” lipbalm and the second choice was peppermint. hee hee!

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