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« on: May 08, 2007 04:28:00 PM »

I found this recipe somewhere on Craftser months ago. But I never had the time to test it. Until today.

Honey-tastic Lip Balm - Honey flavor, all organic, home made lip balm!

3 teaspoons vaseline
2 1/2 teaspoons honey
2-3 drops of vanilla flavor
balm container. I used plastic jelly beans that i found last month at easter time. You can use anything like a plastic bubble from a bubble toy machine. You can also use an empty lip balm container or buy tubes from cosmetic stores.
you can also add food dye or coloring, but i haven't tried it and i don't know if it will also color your lips.

directions:
Mix vaseline and honey in small bowl. Add vanilla flavoring. Mix for about five minutes or until it's completely smooth.
Spoon into gloss pot or whatever you are using. Set timer for 25 minutes. Set inside fridge with no top on. After twenty to thirty minutes, get out your lipbalm/gloss and check if it needs more time in the fridge. Put on or package it and add a label. This makes a GREAT gift for all kinds of girls!






Hope you enjoy it as much as i do!
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2007 05:13:12 PM »

I have tried this and it is wonderful!!  Smiley  I love it and it makes your lips SO soft....
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2007 09:16:51 AM »

I have been wanting to make my own lip balm/gloss for so long, but could never afford the pricey kits (besides, they come with lotion as well, something I'm not interested in making).  I'm going to try this tonight!  The jelly bean packaging is so cute!

Question: where can I buy the vanilla flavor?  Is it in the cake decorating section of craft stores?  Can I use "cooking" vanilla?
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2007 01:30:52 PM »

I have been wanting to make my own lip balm/gloss for so long, but could never afford the pricey kits (besides, they come with lotion as well, something I'm not interested in making).  I'm going to try this tonight!  The jelly bean packaging is so cute!

Question: where can I buy the vanilla flavor?  Is it in the cake decorating section of craft stores?  Can I use "cooking" vanilla?

yes i bought my flavoring at trader joes. you can use it for cooking. i'm not sure in what section of the store it is.. mine was next to the honey.. but thats just trader joes.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2007 07:26:02 AM »

I wish I had a Trader Joe's here.

OMG, so I made this last night.  I couldn't find any vanilla flavor/smell, and I didn't want to use the stuff in my cupboard.  I used almond extract instead.  Honey-almond lip balm- so tasty.  Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2007 12:52:39 PM »

I wish I had a Trader Joe's here.

OMG, so I made this last night.  I couldn't find any vanilla flavor/smell, and I didn't want to use the stuff in my cupboard.  I used almond extract instead.  Honey-almond lip balm- so tasty.  Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!

Ohh almonds! Yummy!
I'm curious what did you use for a container? Post up some pictures!

My only problem so far is that it melt really fast. And i don't know if it's because its unbearably hot here, or there is a problem with the balm. I've been having to keep it in the fridge which isnt any good cause i can only use it at home.
Today the weather has cooled down so i'll try to take it out.
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2007 01:25:24 PM »

Oh, yes, the almond smells sooooo good.  I'll post a pic this weekend- I have to use my bf's camera/computer to do so.

I'm having the melting issue too- it's really goopy.  I found a few recipes online that have beeswax in them.  I'm going to try them tomorrow, and I'll let you know how they turn out.  I would think that the beeswax would make it not melt.  I'll post the recipe as soon as I know it'll turn out well.

As far as containers, I got an 8 pack of lip things for $3.99 at Joann's.  There are 4 lip gloss pots and 4 "chapstick" tubes.  I believe Michael's carries them as well.  If you don't have either store where you live, they both have websites you can order off of.  I found the containers and beeswax in the soap/candle making section.

I hope this post isn't too long!
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2007 09:24:15 PM »



Here's the pic.  I can't wait to try the one with beeswax!
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2007 10:22:58 PM »

I'm going to a birthday party tomorrow and i wouldnt have time to try a new recipe so i'll make one with a note:
 Special Sex Balm. Use for heated nights. Warning: Keep refrigerated 'til then.

I think she'll like it. Thanks for the beeswax tip. I had no idea where to find it.
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2007 11:55:57 PM »

Here is the lot: Black tissu paper to wrap the lip balm, Leopard card with explanation inside, envelope, and lastly the lip balm. I still have to go buy white stickers to write "SEX BALM" on the jelly bean. I've tried just writting directly on it using permanent marcker -used for cds and such- (seen in pevious pictures) but it wipes off. Plus I will need brown ribbon to top it off.





She said no presents but it's her birthday and I can't not give her one. So its small. And so she absolutly can't refuse, I'll put it in her fridge without her seeing. Knowing her, she'll find it next Tuesday
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2007 06:48:47 AM »

So you have to keep the balms refrigerated?
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2007 07:22:38 AM »

You don't necessarily have to keep balms refrigerated- this one just seems a little goopy and fairs better if you do so.  Like I said, I'm going to try the beeswax tonight and I'll post the recipe as soon as I know it works.

killah- lol, great idea.  I'm sure she'll love it.
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2007 11:59:08 PM »

If your friend's using condoms she shouldn't use a petroleum based product as lube, you just might want to mention it to her! (It breaks down the condom)
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2007 11:36:38 AM »

If your friend's using condoms she shouldn't use a petroleum based product as lube, you just might want to mention it to her! (It breaks down the condom)

LOL!!! this is for her lips!! on her mouth!! it has NOTHING to do with actually sex! It's only the vanilla and honey that taste good and taste "sexy"..

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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2007 07:34:55 PM »

HAHAH! Sorry, I thought you were giving it as a present as lube! Lots of gals on my yahoo soap groups are always making stuff like that!

<-----slightly embarassed, but still laughing!
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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2007 09:17:53 PM »

My friend loved her present! She asked me how to use it.. She hadnt even read the card though.
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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2007 09:30:51 PM »

I made this too and it is awesome! The jellybean thingies are cute! And as far as the melting I had the same problem when I went out and put it in my purse, you just have to keep them in a cool place.
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2007 09:01:57 AM »

I made something similar to this, and I found that it if you melt the vaseline first until it is liquidish, it stays more solid  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2007 10:36:59 AM »

I made something similar to this, and I found that it if you melt the vaseline first until it is liquidish, it stays more solid  Wink


REALLY?! i'll have to try this! thanks!

please feel free to post pictures, new recipes and more tips!
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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2007 02:25:07 PM »

Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention. It also solidifies better if you add a little bit of cornstarch when the vaseline is melted. That's what I did when I made it and it kept a lot better. Good luck =D
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« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2007 02:26:44 PM »

Here's a recipe that has a real lip balm consistancy.

1 tbsp petroleum jelly
1/2 tsp beeswax pellets
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oil or extract for scent
a bit of lipstick for color (I got mine at the dollar store.  1 tube is enough to make at least 4 batches of lip balm)

It works better if you "cook" it on the stove, but it can be done in the microwave.

Melt the petroleum (and if you want color, the lipstick).  Once it is liquid, add the beeswax pellets.  Stir to mix once pellets are melted and remove from heat.  Add whatever you are using for scent (use as much or as little as you'd like).  Stir well.  Poor into container and cool in fridge for about 10 min.

This is enough to make roughly two tubes or pots of lip balm.  If you'd like to make more, just double the recipe.

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« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2007 12:20:56 PM »

You can use coconut oil instead of petroleum jelly in the recipe that amigurl55 just listed if you really want something "natural".  Coconut oil isn't a byproduct of petroleum refining, and as a bonus, it isn't goopy like petroleum jelly.  You can find it in grocery stores with the other vegetable oils...it stays in a solid state to about 75-80 degrees, at which point it liquifies (which is why beeswax helps in lip balm recipes).

Personally, I shy away from all things petroleum-based.   Tongue  Up to you all, of course!
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« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2007 02:18:06 PM »

wow thanks nicolassa I'll have to try that too!
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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2007 02:46:18 PM »

Here are some pics:
     
They were made by mixing together melted vaseline, cornstarch, and cinnamon or cocoa powder =]
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« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2007 08:34:24 AM »

Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention. It also solidifies better if you add a little bit of cornstarch when the vaseline is melted. That's what I did when I made it and it kept a lot better. Good luck =D

how much cornstarch do you put in? say if you used 1tbsp of vaseline, how much cornstarch would you use? your lip balms look like the consistency im looking for.
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« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2007 03:21:36 PM »

Hmm, I would say I used about 1 teaspoon of cornstarch for each tablespoon of vaseline  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2007 11:07:11 AM »

Ahem.... Vaseline is NOT organic. Yuck.

Packaging them in the Easter eggs was a cute idea!
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« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2007 01:04:12 PM »

Ahem.... Vaseline is NOT organic. Yuck.

Packaging them in the Easter eggs was a cute idea!

Vaseline is not natural...I'm not sure that it's "not organic" because how can a petroleum product be organic or inorganic? I think organic can only apply to natural products Cheesy

Although personally I do not use petroleum products, I think whatever method people use/have immediate access to begin a craft should be encouraged.
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« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2007 03:55:51 PM »

wow im going to try this one it looks simple inough for me to not ruin it
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« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2007 10:27:43 AM »

I've always made lip balm with beeswax with just a smidge of vaseline mixed in. (Like, 1/4th of a teaspoon.) It gives it a little more moisture when I actually put it on, so I'm not re-applying every ten minutes because I feel dry, XD


I also like this place for recipes. Granted, it's usually my mom and her friend (who is old enough to be my mom's mother) who do this so I'm not sure what exactly our recipe is.
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« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2007 06:36:26 AM »

That sounds like an awesome recipe and the eggs are mad cute! By the way, vaseline can't be organic because it's a petrochemical (derived from oil) and not plant-derived.

The reason your balm is "melty" is because it is almost half liquid and vaseline isn't very "solid" to begin with. Adding more or harder solids (vaseline, beeswax, e-wax) will help your balm to harden.
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mine still has the wierd vaseliney feel to it but it sure taste and smells and works great! 8
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« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2013 08:33:09 AM »

Omg love it! Works soooo goodon lips. Made I last night it was really simple too.💄
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« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2013 08:40:00 AM »

Omg love it! Works soo good on my lips.made it last night was really simple too.  Grin
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« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2013 02:20:05 PM »

That sounds like an awesome recipe and the eggs are mad cute! By the way, vaseline can't be organic because it's a petrochemical (derived from oil) and not plant-derived.


Technically, petroleum products fall under the organic chemistry branch of science (main requirement to qualify for that is that it contains carbon atoms) and crude oil was made over a very long time from decaying plants and animals. Still I'm liking the idea of using vaseline, not for daily summer use but for those peeling lips in winter during frosty weather that could just be the thing.

Here's another vote for adding beeswax for hardness; works like a charm for my coconut oil gloss, I'm *guessing* vaseline works similarly. There's also different hardness of vaselines on the market and some come with vanille flavour added already. For color, there's special colouring powders for lipstick on the market but I'm not sure how natural those are (whether they're just clay or something else entirely).
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