DIY “Bert’s Bees” Type Lip Balm : 13 Steps (with Pictures)

Introduction: DIY “Bert’s Bees” Sort Lip Balm

DIY “Bert’s Bees” Type Lip BalmDIY “Bert’s Bees” Type Lip Balm

When your lips are dry, you lick them, which in flip, make them extra dry and chapped, so that you lick them extra.  The easiest way to battle this vicious circle is: 1st – hold hydrated (drink plenty of water)  and 2nd – to maintain useful and use lip balm.  My favourite lip balm is “Bert’s bees” model.  I’ve this roll, however that’s it, and I hold miss inserting it.  I want to purchase extra, however it’s a tad on the costly aspect.  I discovered this on Pintrest:  http://www.brokeandhealthy.com/diy-burts-bees-style-lip-balm-8percentC2percentA2-per-tube.  Since I had many of the components available, and few of the empty tubes, I made a decision to offer it a strive.  I did some variations from her recipe, in accordance with what I had available.  So right here we go.

Step 1:

Provides:
2 oz (56 g) bees wax ($1.79/ounce, not proven)
Three oz (84 g) coconut oil ($0.29/fluid ounce)
½ oz  (24 g)Vitamin E oil ($2.14/ounce)
½ oz  (24) Almond oil ($0.50/ounce)
30-40 Lip Balm tubes (0.15 fluid oz. every, empty and clear, I had 8)
Microwave secure glass container
Spoon
Digital scale
Important oils (I used Spearmint for it taste and Rosemary for its antibacterial properties)

Step 2:

First I measured out every ingredient on the digital scale.  I had bar bees wax so I chopped it up first and measured out 56 g. 

Step 3:

Then I measured out the coconut oil (84 g),

Step 4:

then the Almond oil and Vitamin E oil (whole, of 1 oz. or 28 g). 

Step 5:

I place the 4 collectively within the glass container and put it I the put it within the microwave.  I heated it one minute on excessive. 

Step 6:

Faraway from the microwave and stirred. 

Step 7:

Then heated one other minute and stirred once more. 

Step 8:

It took lower than 30 extra seconds to complete melting the bees wax.  Stir nicely.

Step 9:

I poured Four ounces of the lip balm right into a container with a seal tight lid.  I put it within the fridge in order that I can hold it contemporary till I had extra tubes.

Step 10:

Into the balm I had left, I put 15 drops of the Spearmint oil and 5drops of the Rosemary oil.  Stir. 

Step 11:

Subsequent, I dipped my finger into the balm and let it cool, then tried it on my lips.  Very good.  It’s possible you’ll wish to add extra important oil or extra bees wax, or no matter to make it suit your style. 

Step 12:

I used the spoon to fill the containers with the lip balm and allow them to set till strong.

Step 13:

Whereas they’re setting, let’s do some math.  If every tube holds 0.15 fluid oz., and you’ve got 6 oz. (mass, not notably quantity) it is possible for you to to fill 40 of these lip gloss tubes.  I believe you should have much less (as a result of mass and quantity are usually not the identical for every thing).  So let’s say 35 tubes. 

Now the fee for the components can be:  Beeswax – $3.58, Coconut oil-$0.97, Vitamin E oil–$1.07, and Almond oil – $0.25.  Complete is $5.87 for the batch.  Divide by 35 = $0.17 a tube. 

The tubes, discovered right here:  http://www.bulkapothecary.com/containers/lip-balm-tubes-jars-and-tins/white-stick-standard-15-oz.lip-balm-tube/, are $0.14 every, does not embrace postage.  So you can also make your personal for about $0.31 every.  Since these are for me, a label is just not wanted, but when you’ll use them as items, you would possibly take into account making a label. Labels will give them a completed look.  Not unhealthy.  I can afford to maintain dropping these ;).   Get pleasure from!

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