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5 January 2014

Homemade Lip Balm and Body Balm.

I love homemade cosmetics, so I do it quite often.The ingredients are simple and it really doesn’t take much time.

I love that all the ingredients are completely natural and good for me. The beeswax provides a tiny bit of sun protection naturally { not replace a sunscreen }. The rest of the ingredients are perfect for dry skin.

what you'll need for BODY BALM
  • 0.5 %  coconut butter
  • 95 %  shea butter
  • 4.5 % cocoa butter
  • containers or glass jar
what you'll need for LIP BALM
  • 0.3 %  almond oil
  • 0.2 % coconut butter
  • 55 %  shea butter
  • 4.5 % cocoa butter
  • 40 % beeswax
  • containers or glass jar
  Play with the ingredients to get what you want.
What you do
LIP BALM
  1. Grate your beeswax.
  2. Place a glass bowl in a pan filled with 3 - 6.5 cm of water and heat on medium. 
  3.  Add shea butter, cocoa butter, almond oil, coconut butter, beeswax.
  4. Melt until all the beeswax flakes are melted. Stir with a wooden spoon that you will only use for make balm.
  5. Add almond oil.
  6. Pour into containers {I bought containers in craft shop} 


BODY BALM do the same. According to me, balm in these proportions are great for the face, hands and feet. If you want to used the lotion easier to add more coconut butter. 
Check out my other homemade cosmetics
Just click on the picture 



* Only for personal use. If you want to make balms to sell, you should find a more specific and precise recipe.

 

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18 comments:

  1. Aww such a great idea, never though of making my own before. Lovely pictures too :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays...

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    1. Hi Joanna, pinning and featuring your post this week at the hop :)

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  2. Kochana Ty mi pisz gdzie kupujesz shea:) no i inne składniki:) Nie wiem czy będzie się opłacało ściągać z Polski, a zaczynają mi się kosmetyki kończyć! :/

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    1. Pewnie, że się nie opłaca w Pl. Na amazonie za 1 kg organic shea płace 10 £

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    2. A olej kokosowy w sklepie ze zdrową żywnościa. Olejki gdzie popadnie, ale Amazon

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  3. Love homemade items!! Thanks for the tips!

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  4. loved it will try soon thanx for sharing

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  5. I love the little lip balm tubs, so cute and what an adorably little gift they'd make x

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  6. These recipes look so good, I will try them both. I have been meaning to make a body lotion for so long now and I still haven't done it. Time to just do it! Thanks for the recipes :)

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  7. I love homemade body balms! I will definitely have to try this. Stopping by from SITS

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    1. I would recommend. This is also great fun

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  8. That is so neat! Stopping by from The Sits Girls. Lovely getting to know you already! I want to try this with my daughter. I bet she would just love it!

    XO,
    Steph
    www.newlymynted.com

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