Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!
With Fall upon us, and winter quickly approaching, I’ve been grasping for my lip balm like mad woman! Dry air, wind, and cold temperatures all play a factor in drawing moisture away from the body, and lips are often the first to show signs of dryness.
Want to try whipping up a lip balm or two? Why not! Besides, they also make perfect and inexpensive stocking stuffers.
First and foremost, you’ll need containers for your lip balms. You can buy them at most drug, dollar, and craft stores- or just look online! Another tip is to save those tiny mineral makeup sample jars- they work perfectly.
Next, decide your melting method. There are a few options here- you can use hot water or a double boiler, but I’ve found the microwave to be the easiest. Just be sure to keep an eye on things, use small increments of time in the microwave, and only heat to the melting point.
Time to pick your flavor!
With the holidays just around the corner, I thought I’d share a few recipes that seemed fitting. ‘Tis the season!
Cranberry Lip Gloss Recipe
- Sweet Almond Oil
Microwave one tablespoon of your Sweet Almond Oil, 10 fresh cranberries and 1 teaspoon of honey until mixture starts to boil. Then, gently crush the berries and stir it all very well. Strain the liquid through a fine sieve to remove any solids, then pour the mixture into the containers and let it cool completely before using.
Candy Melt Lip Gloss Recipe
- Paraffin wax
- Coconut Oil
- Petroleum Jelly
- Candy melt
- Plastic zip bag
Add 1/4 teaspoon of grated paraffin wax, 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil, 1 teaspoon Vaseline and 1 candy melt to a plastic zip bag. Place the bag in a bowl of hot water until all of the ingredients have melted. Knead the bag a bit to mix the liquids together, then simply snip off a corner of the bag and pour the mixture into the containers. Let cool until set before using.
Don’t forget, these ingredients and varieties are jumping-off points to get your creativity flowing. Pick flavors and oils you love!