Sunday, February 13, 2011

DIY Lip Balm

We are making more Valentine's day gifts and are making our own Lip Balm. I got the recipe from Meet the Dubiens.

lip balm containers (I had a hard time finding this, so we used painters things instead)
koolaid packets(cherry and grape)

Instructions: (taken directly from Meet the Dubiens)
1. put about 1 cup vaseline in a microwave safe bowl
2. heat the vaseline in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each heating. It took me about 7-8 minutes to melt each batch of vaseline. It will be liquid when it is fully melted. It will be very hot! Make sure you wear gloves or oven mitts and make sure children are being supervised.
3. take out of microwave and stir in kool-aid drink crystals until desired colour is reached - I used the whole package for each batch. Stir until the crystals are completely dissolved. (Make sure you stir for a while, I didn't stir enough, so my batch wasn't that great)
4. if starting to solidify you can heat again for another 30 seconds - skip this step if it is still liquidy
5. pour into your lip gloss containers and leave to solidify - a couple hours
6. repeat this whole process if making more flavors
7. print out labels on sticker paper
8. using either a 1 inch punch, or scissors, cut out the circle labels and attach to your lip gloss container