Home made gifts are amazing. They are often inexpensive to make and the time you put into creating a gift is much more special than any trip to the mall. I want to share with you something I love to make, give and use. I make these every few months to give away and to keep in my car, work bag and just about every where you can think of. They are easy and affordable.
The first recipe is for a super easy lip gloss. It’s gooier than the second recipe and it’s really great for anyone, even kids. I love to use this during the winter months where my lips are SO dry.
I bought a tube of Alba’s Unpetroleum Jelly. You use traditional petroleum jelly of course. Next, grab a packet of drink mix. I used a pomegranate Crystal Light packet. Next, just mix them in a bowl! (Yeah, it’s that easy!). Put the mixture into small conners that are easy to grab and carry with you. Use washi tape to decorate. This mixture will moisturize and exfoliate. Depending on the color of the drink mix you chose, it might even have a subtle tint. It tastes good too!
If you want something more like traditional chapstick, try this next recipe. All of the ingredients are easy to find. I bought mine on Amazon a whole back….a little goes a long way so you’ll be able to make lots of batches over time.
In a double boiler combine:
(If you don’t have a double boiler, use a small metal bowl over a pan of boiling water. No need to buy special equipment.)
4 tablespoons beeswax
4 tablespoons coconut oil (You could also use almond oil.)
Few drops of essential oil. I used one from this set from Arbonne. Awesome scents that will energize, soothe or transform you. Awesome for any beauty DIY (or for just rubbing on your feet or temples!)
Once the mixture is completely melted, pour into tubes. I bought a set of 12 tubes on Amazon for less than $6. (At the time I’m writing this.)
Next, wipe off the exterior of the tubes (You’ll spill a little wax.)
Then, decorate, label and give! I used my Silhouette Portrait and created rectangles, filled them in, printed, then cut then out. I wrote on them by hand for a home made touch, affixed them to the chopsticks and I was ready to go. As you can see, you could also use washi tape to decorate.
(Pro tip, clean the bowl out with the hot water in the pan below.)