Teresa's Tuesday Tip

We always love it when we find a great do it yourself tip and fun project to share in with our wee ones. We recently found a great recipe for homemade lip balm thanks to Kiwi magazine and owner of Bramble Berry, Inc, Anne-Marie Faiola. It's a great springtime project and hopefully we'll remember in the future to share with you our process and end results.

For the homemade lip balm you'll need:
2 tsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp beeswax (or candelilla wax)2
1/8 tsp sweet almond oil
2/3 tsp olive oilsmall containers for your completed lip balm (available at Bramble Berry, Inc.)

Directions: Pour about 2 inches of water into a saucepan. Using a heat resistant glass measuring cup in the saucepan heated over medium heat, add the coconut oil and beeswax together in the measuring cup. Heat until melted (usually takes 2-6 minutes). Since cold olive oil will harden beeswax, heat the oil in the microwave until lukewarm. Just make sure you don't overheat it.Combine the coconut oil, beeswax and warmed olive oil. Add the sweet almond oil. You can also add honey but be sure to mix well. Pour your newly made lip balm into small containers and let it harden.

(makes about 5-7 small containers of lip balm)

And when you've used up all of your homemade lip balm, you can just reuse the containers for your next batch.

~Teresa

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