Here’s an exclusive look at the newest DIY kit we are creating at Grow and Make. It’s called the Lip Balm and Lip Scrub DIY Kit. It comes with everything you need to make lip balm and lip scrub at home.
This kit includes 12 lip balm tubes, 12 metal tins, beeswax, shea butter, almond oil, mango peach flavoring, creme de menthe flavoring, rose gold mica powder for a nice pink tint, and cane sugar for an exfoliating lip scrub and pipettes, funnel, labels and stickers to decorate your own cosmetics. And it includes easy to follow recipes and detailed instructions.
Check out the recipe in our kit for the exact amount of ingredients to use. This kit is only available for a limited time for our monthly subscribers. Sign up to be subscriber and receive this DIY kit shipped directly to you.
The first step in making lip balm is melting shea butter, beeswax and almond oil together.
To make lip balm on a stovetop you need to melt the ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir with a spoon to blend and don’t let it boil.
To melt it in the microwave, it is best to use a microwave safe glass measuring cup with a spout. The spout will make it easier to pour out the liquid. Be careful, the melted oils will be hot and so will the glass measuring cup. Use an oven mitt when handling the glass measuring cup.
Add drops of flavor with the included pipettes and stir. Mango Peach or Creme de Menthe.
Next add mica powder in slowly.
What is mica powder? Mica powder is a sparkling metallic pigment powder used to tint cosmetics. It will give your lip balm a pearlescent rose gold color. Avoid breathing in mica powder dust, wearing a mask will help prevent breathing in the glittery particles. The mica powder included in our kit contains Mica, Titanium Dioxide and Iron Oxide. Mica is used to tint many different kinds of makeup like blush, lipstick and eyeshadow as well.
Our lip balm kit also comes with a small funnel to make it easier to pour the lip balm mixture into the tubes. Using a microwave safe glass measuring cup with a spout also makes it easier to pour and to reheat.
Let the lip balm cool, and cover with a cap.
Draw your own design on the labels and decorate your lip balm.
Store your lip balm at a cool temperature and enjoy!