How To: Tinted Lip Balm

DIY tinted lip balmDIY tinted lip balm

Awhile ago, I had made a batch of honey lip balm. I found a sale at Walgreens on some lipsticks that I liked the color of. The downside, was I didn’t love the formula. I decided instead of waisting all three tubes of lipstick I would melt them with my extra lip balm. Voila! Tinted lip balm that has good color, moisturizes, and protects. I don’t have pictures of making the original lip treatment, but I did snap a few pictures of adding the lipstick to it and my not so pretty final results.

Honey Tinted Lip Balm

These measurement are what I used to make my original batch, so you will have plenty. You can make a WHOLE LOT of tinted lip balms, or give away the plain treatment in little tins or tubes for gifts.

1/2 cup sweet almond oil

1/4 cup grated beeswax

1 tablespoon honey

1. Melt the beeswax in a double boiler, or in a microwave safe container. If you use the microwave use 30 second bursts.

2. Stir in sweet almond oil and honey to the beeswax.

3. Place your chunks of lipstick in small glass containers. Pour in a couple of table spoons of the lip treatment while it is still hot. Mash and stir each container, this will help melt the lipstick. Reheat if necessary.

4. Allow it to cool for minute, and pour into your tubes (or small tins).

5. Wait for it to set, and enjoy your new tinted lip balm.

DIY tinted lip balm

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How To: Natural Body Lotion Bars

Natural Homemade Lotion Bars

Making your own all natural lotion bars is ridiculously easy. You only need a few simple ingredients.

Equal Parts

1. Coconut Oil

2. Sweet Almond Oil

3. Beeswax

4. Essential Oil (optional)

Directions

Step One- In a double boiler melt down the beeswax.

Step Two- After the beeswax is melted add in the sweet almond oil and coconut oil. Allow for it to warm up and melt the coconut oil.

Step Three- Pour it into a silicone mold. The silicone mold is the easiest to remove the bars from once they cool. You can also pour it into a small tin to throw in your purse.

To Use- Simply rub the bar over your skin. Your body heat melts the lotion. Your skin may feel oily at first, but it quickly absorbs into your skin. I love how silky my skin feels for hours and hours. These bars are also great at helping to heal rashes, eczema outbreaks, and many other skin issues.

Enjoy and let me know your opinion on this luxurious, moisturizing treat!

Homemade Diaper Spray Solution and Butt Balm for a natural diaper change

I’m a cloth diapering mama, and a huge fan of cute fluffy bums! I’m sure the future will hold a few posts about cloth diapering. Today, I am bringing you a reader request for the recipes I use for my diaper spray solution and butt balm. Both of these items are all natural, and the balm is cloth diaper safe too.

I want to start off with the diaper spray, because, it is the easiest to make. I usually make a large bottle full. In turn, I fill a smaller spray bottle that I use to either spray the cloth wipes or directly on the little man’s tush.

Natural Diaper Spray Solution

Ingredients

Dr. Bonner’s Castille Soap Baby Formula- 1 tablespoon

Sweet Almond Oil- 3 tablespoons

Purified Water- fill to the top of the bottle

(The bottle I use is 16 oz)

Directions

1. Add you Dr. Bonner’s and almond oil to your bottle.

2. Fill the rest of the bottle with purified water.

You can use less oil if you want. The older Jazz has gotten, and occasionally dealing with rather sticky poo, I feel the oil helps me to wipe it off the mess easier.

Next up is the cloth diaper safe butt balm. I had been using CJ’s BUTTer in Mango Sugar Mint. I loved using this product, but I wanted to try my hand at making my own version. Something cheaper, but not inferior.

Natural Butt Balm

Ingredients

Coconut Oil- 1/4 cup

Beeswax- 1/4 cup

Sweet Almond Oil- jar use: 1/4 cup

It will melt with the warmth of your hands, but will be messier to use in my opinion.

stick use: 1/4 cup + 1 1/2 tablespoons

Because, it will be applied with a stick, instead of your fingers, the extra almond oil allows it to spread easier.

5-7 drops of essential oils (optional)

I used my old CJ’s BUTTer stick, but you can use a clean, used deodorant tube instead.

Directions

1. Melt your coconut oil and beeswax. You can do this in a small sauce pan over the stove, or a glass jar in the microwave. If you use the microwave I’ve heard it is recommended to do short 30sec bursts and stir in between.

2. Stir in the sweet almond oil and essential oils.

3. Allow the mixture to cool for a minute before pouring into your container of choice.

Any extra can be saved in a small jar and melted down and added to your next batch.