Homemade Lip Balm
(Adapted from Portland Homestead Supply Co.)
- ½ oz Olive oil
- 2 tsp. Coconut oil
- 1 ½ Beeswax
- 1 ½ tsp. Cocoa or Shea butter
- 2-3 drops of Essential oil (optional)
- 4 Lip balm tubes
- ½ oz tin
- Beet root powder for tinted balms (optional)
- Place all ingredients except the Essential Oil in a small jar
- Heat jar on low-medium heat in a saucepan of water
- When ingredients are melted, swirl to mix and remove heat
- Add 3-4 drops of Essential Oil
- Poor into tubes and tins and allow to cool
Lemon Zest Lip Balm
- 2oz olive oil
- 1.5oz beeswax
- 4 Tbsp lemon zest, dried
- 4 drops rosemary essential oil
- 1 Vitamin E tablet
- Place the oil and 2 Tbsp lemon zest in a pan. Heat on medium and saute until lemon turns brown. Strain the oil, and repeat this step with the 2nd 2 Tbsp of lemon zest.
- Place lemon oil and beeswax into the top of a double boiler or into a bowl set into a saucepan of boiling water.
- Gently melt them together.
- Add essential oil, and pour in contents of Vitamin E tablet.
- Heat and stir until mixture is entirely melted.
- Strain into pocket-size containers and let cool.
Formulate your own home-made deodorant! Adjust butter blends and other ingredient proportions to preferred scent and texture and to prevent dry skin. Store in your preferred container and keep cool on hot days.
- Cocoa, coconut, or Shea butter (or a blend) – ~¼ cup
- Corn starch or Arrowroot powder – ¼ cup
- Baking soda – ¼ cup
- Essential oils (lavender, tea tree, etc.) - per drop, see Dilutions & Conversions charts.
- Vitamin E oil – by drop
- Bee's wax (melt first) – ~1 part bee's wax to 2 parts butter will help create a firmer stick-style deodorant.
- Slowly heat the oil until it liquefies, and then remove from heat. If using wax, melt first and mix in heated oil.
- Mix in corn starch or arrowroot powder (good for sensitive skin) and follow with baking soda
- Add essential oils and blend until smooth
- Allow to cool overnight or until solid. Store in a jar, tin, or reused deodorant applicator.
- Tip: If this is an early attempt, let a small batch of the oil/beeswax base cool to get a sense of the texture before blending in additional ingredients. Alternatively, try a few small batches and container styles and see which one you like best.
- Small mixing bowl
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 30 drops 1st essential oil
- 30 drops 2nd essential oil
- 30 drops 3rd essential oil
- Spray bottle filled with water
- Silicone mold
Mix together the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch, breaking up any lumps.
Slowly add essential oils and mix. Give the mixture a spritz of water, and then stir. Continue stirring and adding water until the mixture resembles wet sand.
- Press into silicone molds, and let set until dry. This can take up to eight hours.
- Carefully pop out of molds and enjoy!
Coconut Oil Body Butter
- 1/2 C. coconut oil (required ingredient)
- 1/2 C. Shea butter
- 1 tsp vitamin E oil
- 5 drops rosemary essential oil
- Place all ingredients into a glass bowl.
- Mix with a wire whisk for 10 minutes or until whipped into a light, airy consistency. An alternative option is to whip the mixture in your food processor.
- Spoon the body butter into a glass jar and cover tightly. Store in a cool, dark place (in your cupboard should suffice).
- Apply by massaging body butter into your skin after you have toweled off from your bath or shower.
- 1/3 cup of Bentonite Clay
- 1/4 cup of boiling water
- 1 Tablespoon of coconut Oil
- 1/4 teaspoon of Real Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of REAL stevia
- 25 Drops of Peppermint Essential oil
- Put your bentonite clay in a bowl. Heat the water on the stove and then stir in the coconut oil till it is melted.
- With a hand mixer, mix on medium speed the bentonite clay and the water/oil mixture till blended through.
- Add the salt, stevia, and essential oils and continue to blend until it is completely blended.
- Keep in a covered jar!
- *The mixture will harden a little bit as it sits because of the coconut oil. This makes it easier to add a bit to your toothbrush when you brush