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a rose by any other name


I’ve always made home-made lip balms and tints.
I actually forgot all about this, but my sister in law recently pointed it out to me after I presented her with one of my newer, from-scratch concoctions.
“Remember when you used to make the Chapstick & Leftover Lipstick’s for me”? OMG- yes!

I now know that lip balm is not that difficult to make, just some
lovely hard & soft oils and Beeswax,
melted together at the right proportions.
But back then, I had no idea and was just trying to get a little more bang for my buck.
Irregardless, I had a super-easy system for great lip product
re-furbs, that anyone can do.

When I was young, and didn’t have much money, I resented the fact that there
was so much lipstick left at the bottom of those $9.00 tubes when it was all ‘finished’. Back then, I preferred lipstick over the clear balm I favor now.

I would scrape out the leftover lipstick with a knife and put that into a
plastic medicine cup. Then I would scrape out my half used
Chapstick out of the container and add that to the medicine cup.
Microwave the contents until they were liquified, and stir it up well.
Pour it into the emptied Chapstick container, let it cool, and viola;
a full size moisturizing lip-tint in the perfect shade!
Rose Bud Mouth Beeswax Lip-Balm:
Apricot Kernel Oil, Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Avocado Oil,
Sunflower Oil, Wheatgerm Oil, Vitamin E, Rose Flavor Oil & Lip Safe Mica Colorant

I adore Rose Lip Balm!
There’s something so luxurious about the scent of roses in a lip product.

I am spoiled by the lip balms that I make today,
and reach for them over anything else.
I don’t say that to boast, but the fact is that when you make them yourself,
you can tweak them to precisely how you like them best!

I love Coconut Oil in my balms. It’s got a delicious slickness that’s perfect for the lips,
and fights signs of weathering and aging.  Even straight out of the container,
Coconut Oil provides a protective barrier and feels great on chapped lips.


For my next batch, I’m going to be playing with some color.
Not full-on lipstick color, just some nice, sheer mica tints.
Reminds me of the good old days.

Did you ever make your own home-made bath & body
concoctions or cosmetics?

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About Valerie DeVito

I'm a wife, mom of two, Licensed Massage Therapist & enthusiastic soap maker!

5 responses »

  1. Marion Catalano

    I’m using them right now.I got this beautiful dark red sample and made a tinted lip balm.Also I like this special color pink and white mixed together, I could never find here, so I made it myself . I don’t like sweetened lip balms, yuck.

    Reply
    • Awesome! I’m thinking about playing with color and adding some sweetness, just to try it, although I was never a fan of the sweetened version myself. I don’t really want to taste my lip balm, but they do say it makes the flavor ‘pop’. I’ll have to check it out..

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  2. I have never made my own lip balms or anything really cosmetic -like. I am excited to see those new tinted lip balms…and maybe a little shimmer??

    Reply
    • I was thinking something along the lines of a deepened natural lip color. I have some rose colored mica, and I could add a bit of my shimmery cappuccino mica to it. I love pinky-browns. Nice and sheer 🙂

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