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How To Make Your Own Lip Balm

Watch more Skin Care 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Whip up your own lip balm and you'll never go store-bought again! Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Melt the ingredients Melt equal parts beeswax, honey, and almond oil—available at craft and health-food stores—in a microwave-safe container. Try two tablespoons of each to start. This mixture burns easily, so keep an eye on it by zapping it at 10-second intervals. Step 2: Mix it up Mix the melted ingredients together and stir in one half of a teaspoon of the essential oil of your choice for every two tablespoons of beeswax you used. Peppermint, lemon, lavender, and coconut are just a few options. Mix well. Tip For an extra-nourishing balm, open a couple of vitamin E gel caps and squeeze the liquid into your balm base. Step 3: Add a little color For a hint of color, add a teaspoon of beet juice, which you can find at natural-food stores. Step 4: Let harden Pour the balm into lidded containers and let it cool before covering. Step 5: Make lip gloss You can also whip up some lip gloss by microwaving one tablespoon of sweet almond oil, 10 fresh cranberries, and one teaspoon of honey, until the mixture begins to boil, about two minutes. Stir until the berries are crushed, let cool for five minutes, then strain. Stir again, let cool completely, and pour into clean, closed containers. Step 6: Sweeten the pot For a really easy—and tasty—lip gloss, just mix some plain petroleum jelly with your favorite powdered drink mix. Did You Know? In the 19th century, earwax was recommended as a frugal and effective remedy for chapped lips.
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