Friday, 28 January 2011

Sisterly Spa Series: Day 5 - Lip Gloss


If you missed DAY 1 click here
Find out what happened on DAY 3 here
And don't forget about DAY 4 here

 If you're new around here, this week my fun and talented sister Leslie over at Try To Keep Up!  and I are having a bit of a blog spa!  All week long we'll be providing you with spa product recipes as well as reviews of store bought stuff too for when you just don't have the time to make it yourself!  Each day one of us will be doing the DIY version and the other sister will be reviewing something she bought, so make sure to check out both blogs daily!

Today I'm making another thing from The Big Ass Book of Crafts!

This one is the Lemon Lip Shine

Again, I made a couple changes, so here's what I did!

What you need:
2 Tbsp vegetable shortening
1 Tbsp grated beeswax
10 drops vitamin E oil
10 drops lemon oil

Mix everything together in a microwave safe bowl.  

Pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Give it a stir.  If it's not all melted, throw it back in, 10 seconds at a time, stirring in between.

Pour the melted mixture into cute little containers, and let cool to room temperature before using!

I really liked everything about the final product.  It was a little hard, but has a very nice feel on your lips and a little bit of a shine to it. 

What I changed:  I decided to use beeswax instead of paraffin.  It's more natural, and I love the smell of it!  

Things to try:  It seems like you could almost use any oil you wanted in this recipe to scent/flavor your lip balm!

Here's another recipe I found in my travels through blogland.  This one uses strawberry jam.  YUM!

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