Thrifty Thursday: DIY Natural Lip Balm

Are you ready for easy and cheap?  No, it’s not a character slur, but a great idea for some Mommy Day gift giving and pampering.  You can’t get more natural and simple than a two ingredient recipe!

diy lip balmIt really is that simple!  This diy, coupled with another luxe diy gift like a citrus salt scrub, whipped body cream or distressed wooden bath shelf, would make for a sublime Mother’s Day gift for the mama who deserves to be pampered.  On the other hand, maybe it is time to treat yourself so something nourishing, natural, and a tad decadent.  Whatever your gameplan is, let me give you the scoop on how to make it happen!

20140507_161448So, I went a little crazy on the size of bee wax that I picked up….but it smelled so good that I knew I would be using it for many more projects to come!  If you are wondering as to where on earth you could possibly buy bee wax, it is readily available at craft stores and some grocery stores.  Seriously, it smells divine!  Like buttery honey.

You can use any pot to melt the bee wax and coconut oil in, as both are edible products.  Just mix equal parts coconut oil and bee wax on a medium low heat until it is a clear liquid.

20140507_16162320140507_16175820140507_16463020140507_164803The scent is truly lovely, but if you want a little more POW you can add any variety of edible essential oils.  Two that I had on hand were cinnamon and tea tree.  You could use rose, lavender, or even vanilla.

20140507_16554520140507_165635Now, it’s just a matter of pouring your little brew into clean containers.  I found these incredibly simple plastic pots in the paint section of Michael’s…they worked nicely in a pinch.

20140507_16530720140507_16524620140507_17064920140507_165922Nice!  Now, time to make these little practical pots a tad more fabulous.

20140507_16223320140507_16233720140507_16284720140507_16291420140507_17150420140507_17213120140507_17214020140507_17214720140507_172124Get ready to pucker up!  I’m ready to gift these babies, STAT!  I love the thrift and creativity of a diy gift!