I love lip balms. I carry one in my pocket, one in my purse, and one in my car at all times. So, I decided to try making my own for book swag.
Let me tell you, it is a journey.
In this blog post, I will be showing you how I did it and that way you can make some of your own if you are interested. Feel free to share with all your DIY friends and family.
First, here are the supplies you need.
I used white beeswax pellets, shea buter, coconut oil, Vitamin E oil, round containers (I use these ones but you can use the tubes as well,) a spoon to stir, paper towels, and whatever scented essential oils I liked. I also have Almond Oil pictured because you can use it in place of Vitamin E oil if you like. I bought all of these on Amazon because I live in a small town and it is hard to find all this locally.
You will want to use a double boiler or if you don't have one, a small sauce pan and a glass bowl. Pour water into the bottom and bring it to a boil. I don't have a double boiler, so my instructions will be with the sauce pan and glass bowl.
Once the water is boiling, I added TWO Tbsp of beeswax, TWO Tbsp of Shea Butter, TWO Tbsp of Coconut Oil, and ONE Tsp of Vitamin E Oil.
Melt them and then add half a teaspoon of the scent you desire.
After you have everything melted and well mixed, move quickly to pour into the containers. I burn myself easily so I wear oven mitts. I also make a massive mess. If you are like me, put paper towels down to catch whatever you miss with. As you can see, I don't have the best pouring skills.
Allow them to cool completely before putting the lids on. While putting the lids on securely, use a dry paper towel to wipe the sides clean.
You have a finished product. With the recipe above I can fill almost eight containers. You can add more if you would like but for me, it was easier to do a little at a time. I will be printing off stickers to put my book covers and author logo on them once I get sticker paper.
I hope this is easy to follow for you. And thank you for reading.