Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting Master Crafter, Meghan Maclean, at a local pop-up shop. She was selling DIY Body Butter and DIY Lip Balm kits. Being a do-it-yourselfer, I instantly thought it was perfect! Everything I needed to make Lip Balm or Body Butter in a kit? Do you know what this means? It means you don’t have to go out and buy all the ingredients individually and then you don’t have a huge amount of ingredients left to store away after your done! I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty amazing for a busy mom like me!
Later that same week, I heard Meghan was hosting a “Make your own Bath Bomb” workshop in honour of her welcoming Tiny Fern to the world ! I immediately signed up Jayden and I. Under Meghan’s guidance, we both made our own signature bath bombs to take home! Being the ultra cool human that she is, Meghan generously gifted me one of her DIY Lip Balm Kits to try out at home with Jayden.
Tiny Fern’s Make Your Own Lip Balm Kits include:
- Cocoa butter
- Shea butter
- Coconut oil
- Apricot kernel oil
- Essential oils
Other items that are included:
- Set of instructions (typed below for your ease of reference)
- 6 empty lip balm containers
- Stir stick
- Bamboo spatula
The Tiny Fern Lip Balm kit includes everything needed to make 6 lip balms using natural ingredients. Each kit contains three different essential oils so that you can create your own unique lip balm. The essential oils that are included are peppermint, sweet orange and lemongrass. A selection of customizable labels make the final product completely your own.
After a very hectic holiday, we finally entertained the do-it-yourselfer within us ! As a treat to you lovelies, I typed up her instructions for a better idea of how easy it is to make your own lip balm with her kits!
Lay newspaper out next to the stove, where you will be pouring the mixture into the lip balm tubes. Remove the lids from the tubes and twist the bases to move the little inner part as far down as it will go (about 2/3 of overall tube length). Place the containers on the newspaper, very close together.
Fill the pot with 1 inch of water. Place the bowl into the pot so that the bottom of the bowl is sitting just above the water.
Place the beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter, apricot kernel oil and coconut oil in the bowl. Use the wooden spatula to scrape ingredients out of their containers. Place the pot on the stove and gradually heat the water until it is almost boiling. Stir the contents of the bowl constantly until melted.
Remove the pot from heat, keeping the bowl over the hot water so that the mixture stays warm. Add 9 drops of the essential oil(s) of your choice and stir. Each vial of essential oil contains 9 drops, so if you’re combining olds reduce the amount of each oil so that you are using 9 drops in total.
Use the dropper to fill the containers. This must be done quickly since the mixture will start to harden as soon as it is removed from the heat.
Let the containers sit at room temperature for several hours until cooled and completely hardened before the lids on.
Apply the labels of your choice. The ones with images look best when the white rectangle runs along the length of the tube. Customize the labels as you wish by adding drawings, the scent, your name or the name of the person who will receive them as a gift.
Heres how ours turned out !