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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
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 =]
« 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
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2007 11:07:11 AM »

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

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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
« 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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