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DIY Lip Balm Locket Necklace

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Over time I’ve give you a whole lot of completely different lip balm recipes. From this Burt’s Bees dupe to this tinted lip balm with slightly shimmer. This DIY lip balm necklace although is a sublime spin on common lip balm.

Earlier than I made my very own skincare merchandise I used to have chronically dry lips. I’m positive the stash of typical lip gloss and comparable gadgets in my lavatory drawer didn’t assist issues. Ever since I attempted pure lip balm (and began making my very own!), I’ve been hooked.

Lip Balm Locket

I at all times have some home made lip balm someplace in the home or in my purse. With this locket necklace although, you possibly can carry your pure lip balm round with you in fashion. It additionally makes an amazing reward for valentine’s day or as a stocking stuffer.

Lip Balm Components

A number of my lip balm recipes have coconut oil, however this one doesn’t. Whereas I’m nonetheless a coconut oil fan, it’s slightly fickle relying on the temperature. Coconut oil has a melting temperature of 76 levels. Which means that in a hotter room, or proper subsequent to somebody’s 97.5-degree pores and skin, it’s going to begin to soften. That’s not a giant deal if the lip balm is in a jar, however it’s a unique story when it’s in a locket.

As an alternative, I’ve used jojoba oil because the provider oil. In contrast to coconut oil, it mainly stays the identical consistency even in hotter or colder temperatures. Jojoba is one in all my favorites as a result of it intently mimics our pores and skin’s sebum and my pores and skin drinks it up.

The consistency of this lip balm is slightly tougher than a few of my different recipes. This helps it to remain within the locket higher and never soften, run, or soften. I take advantage of the bottom of my fingernail to scoop slightly out for my lips. As a result of it has the next quantity of beeswax I additionally discover that I don’t want to make use of fairly as a lot to guard my lips.

It’s the right protection to guard lips from harsh winter winds or vivid sunny days.

Selecting Lip Protected Important Oils

My unique lip balm recipe options peppermint important oil, which provides lips a refreshing tingle. I wished to give you one thing that was completely different and jogged my memory of the vacation season. Most important oils that match that class although aren’t protected to placed on the lips.

Within the winter I’ll typically diffuse oil blends with substances like clove and cinnamon and it jogs my memory of Christmas. All these oils might scent nice, however they’re additionally pores and skin sensitizers and must be used sparingly (if in any respect) on the pores and skin. Tisserand recommends a max of .07% for cinnamon bark oil, and that doesn’t account for extra delicate areas just like the lips.

Fortunately there’s a straightforward resolution!

I’ve opted for orange important oil right here with a contact of cinnamon leaf. Cassia cinnamon and cinnamon bark important oil are a lot harsher on the pores and skin, however cinnamon leaf is protected to make use of when correctly diluted. The IFRA (worldwide perfume affiliation) lists the protected quantity for lips at .5%. That’s level 5, not 5! This recipe makes use of it at .25% or half that quantity.

In the event you don’t have any cinnamon leaf available, then it may be omitted. You can even exchange the orange important oil with one other lip protected oil, like peppermint, in case you desire.

Selecting a Locket Necklace

Most craft shops have inexpensive lockets within the jewellery part, or you may get one on-line. I wished one thing that was good, however not costly jewellery that would get broken. One thing like this locket seems to be slightly like sterling silver however for manner much less. Whereas it was minimalist, the within cavity wasn’t as deep as I wished so it didn’t maintain very a lot lip balm.

I discovered one other, a lot bigger locket that holds loads of lip balm right here. It is available in a number of completely different floral designs, however which may not attraction to everybody. No matter you select, bigger locket necklaces with a deeper inside cavity are the higher choice.

Leftover Lip Balm

Relying on how large the lockets are and what number of you’re making, there’ll probably be leftover lip balm. The additional will be poured right into a lip balm tube or jar. These can be utilized as is or saved for refills when the locket runs out of lip balm.

These moisturizing lip balm necklaces are an amazing reward concept for daughters, mothers, grandmas, and so forth. However don’t neglect to make one for your self too!

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DIY Lip Balm Locket

Katie Wells

This straightforward DIY tutorial is a good (and trendy!) option to carry your lip balm with you. Makes the right trendy reward too.

Prep Time 5 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 10 minutes

Cooling Time 20 minutes

Directions 

  • Add the shea butter, beeswax, and jojoba oil to the highest of the double boiler. Warmth, stirring sometimes till fully melted. If you do not have a double boiler, a heat-safe glass bowl on prime of a small pot additionally works nicely.

  • Whereas the oils are melting, get the locket prepared. If yours does not lay open flat then use painter’s tape or scotch tape to tape the perimeters all the way down to the desk. Ensure the opening within the center is not lined.

  • As soon as the oils are melted, flip off the warmth and add the important oils.

  • Use a small metallic teaspoon to fastidiously pour the lip balm combination into the within of the locket. This may harden in a short time! Pour fastidiously so it does not overflow out of the house and onto the rim of the locket.

  • Enable the lip balm to completely harden on that aspect, about 10 minutes. Then do the identical to the opposite aspect of the locket.

Notes

If in case you have further left over after making your lip balm lockets, pour the remaining right into a lip balm tube or jar. 

Have you ever ever made home made lip balm earlier than? What are your favourite scents? Go away a remark and let me know!

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