Tuesday, February 8, 2011
ok friends so i haven't posted since before Christmas! i feel like i'm finally getting out of the cold dark days of winter and getting back into my groove. i am loving this sunshine.
so, i have had this dream of making lip balm. i am totally addicted to lip gloss, chapstick, anything to ease the dry lips (since the 6th grade). i am not a fan of putting petroleum based substances on my lips, if i don't have to. now is the time to make the switch for good!
if you don't know i am a sucker for homemade, local and all natural stuff, so i gave a shot at the lip balm making myself. after much research and waiting for all of my precious ingredients and supplies i have finally begun making one of my many dreams come true. i've been making batch after batch trying to find the perfect cocktail. the first one was a little too hard, the second one was just pretty good, 3rd try definitely too soft- it has felt a bit like Goldylocks and her adventure. i think today is the day that i created the perfect one! i am so excited i can barely stand it. i thought i would post the few pix i took while the process was taking place. please join me on this journey. i'm so excited about all the possibilities!
here are the ingredients i've been using.
beeswax -from our neighbor beekeepers Sandridge and Sons Honey
organic olive oil
organic coconut oil
sweet almond oil
vegan shea butter
vitamin E oil