Let’s Talk Lips
Let’s Talk Lips
It’s cold. It’s dry. Your chapped lips are dry as the desert.
I am such a lip balm user in the wintertime. I have my handy lip balm tubes everywhere.
I admit it! I’m a lip balm addict. I have them everywhere, all the time, no matter the season. I LOVE the stuff. I love the way it feels, the smooth silky texture as it glides across your lips.
But I need it more than ever in the winter, and I’m sure you do, too.Some interesting facts about Lipstick (lip balm)…Did You Know:
- *Natural based lipsticks (colorful fruit and plant juices) were used by women since the prehistoric times, and the first manmade lipsticks appeared around four to five thousand years ago in Ancient Mesopotamia.
- *The first swivel-up lipstick in a tube appeared in 1923.
- *It has been said that women who wear lipstick daily unintentionally eat about 4 pounds of lipstick in their lifetime!
Now I found this fact very interesting…Did You Know:
- According to a study conducted by the University of Manchester, men look at women who are wearing lipstick for a longer amount of time than women with bare lips. According to the study, men were most entranced by red lipstick, gawking for an average of 7.3 seconds, while their gaze lingered on women with pink lipstick for an average of 6.7 seconds. They only glanced at women with bare lips for an average of 2.2 seconds.
Here at AromatheraChi, we craft lip balm in a variety of containers.
It’s simple, easy and fun to do.
What you will need:1 oz. Bees wax
1 ½ oz. Coco butter
.05 oz. Avocado oil or shea butter
1 oz. Coconut oil
20 drops of Sweet Orange essential oil. Some other E.O.’s that you can use are, Peppermint, Vanilla, Rose Geranium what ever you like.
½ -1t. Of red/brown mica if you want color in your lib balm
If you want it a bit of sweetener, add a small amount of powdered stevia or manuka honey, which actually has antibacterial properties,
Lip Balm Instructions
- Melt beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler or small glass bowl over a small pot of boiling water, stirring constantly until melted.
- Remove pan from heat but keep over the still-hot water to keep the mixture melted.
- Add essential oils to your preference. (I simply LOVE the sweet orange E.O. with the richness of the coco butter on my lips).
Once you’ve added the essential oils, use the pipette or a dropper to fill the lip balm tubes. This must be done quickly since the mixture will start to harden as soon as it is removed from the heat.
Let tubes sit at room temperature for several hours until cooled and completely hardened before capping them.
What a fun night out this would be with a couple of friends to do on a week night or weekend night. Lets have a party and make some wonderful Lip Balm. Come have a look at the class