Create a spa gift basket with homemade grapefruit lip balm, sugar scrubs, and handmade soap for Mother’s Day.
Hey crafty friends! I’m officially back from SNAP conference. It took a few days to recover from all the craziness. I’ll have a recap on the conference up soon! Before I left I made several DIY beauty recipes to share with you and I have them scheduled out for the next week leading up to Mother’s Day. As you know I’m a big fan of making my own scrubs, bath soaks, and lip balms. This grapefruit lip balm recipe is one I made for my daughter but could also be given in a Mother’s Day spa gift basket.
After sharing the homemade shimmering lip gloss I made for my daughter I’ve been experimenting with new recipes. The lip gloss is great for a glossy look but I wanted something subtle that can help moisturize dry lips. This lip balm recipe makes about 4-6 containers. I found the clear containers in the jewelry making supplies at Michaels.
- 1 tablespoon beeswax pellets
- 1 tablespoon shea butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
15 drops grapefruit essential oil
- edible shimmer dust
I often receive emails on where to buy the supplies for the DIY beauty recipes I make. I’ve added Amazon links for convince for the items you can find online. Here’s where you can find everything I used for this recipe:
Pure White BEESWAX Pellets from Amazon
Shea Butter from Amazon
NOW Foods Sweet Almond Oil from Amazon
Now Foods Grapefruit Essential Oil from Amazon
Coconut Oil – Amazon, nutrition store, or local grocery store
Wilton Shimmer dust – from Michaels
Plastic Containers – from Michaels.
In a double boiler or microwavable dish melt beeswax, shea butter, coconut and almond oil. I prefer to use a large pyrex measuring cup for easy pouring. Once all ingredients have liquified stir in 15 drops of grapefruit essential oil. Then add about a 1/4 teaspoon of Wilton edible shimmer dust for color. This will give the lip balm a small amount of color and slight shimmer glow.
I used a 1 1/5 inch circle punch to add labels to the lip balm containers. The labels are sized to fit the containers I found at Michaels. If you’re containers are smaller you can resize with Microsoft word or an editing program.
This lip balm smells incredible! Your entire kitchen will smell like grapefruit while making it. The lip balm will instantly moisturize and soften dry lips. It also has a long wear, keeping your lips nourished throughout the day.
The containers make great spa gifts that you can pair with homemade soap and sugar scrub with. For some of my favorite recipes try….
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