Friday, February 2, 2007
Tried Something New Today!
I made my own lip balm! I've been searching through the gagillion recipes out there, but then decided to just make it up (Of course! This is how I make everything!). So I've been assembling the ingredients: beeswax, almond oil, vitamin E & some essential oils. I decided my first batch would be a combination of orange oil and peppermint. I must say it turned out pretty good! The smell when you open it is great, but its not too much. I think I might use a little bit more essential oils next time so the scent lingers just a bit after you put it on. I used my new watchmaker tins from Lee Valley that I got yesterday. These are reason enough to try this out! They are just too cute.
So, for all you naysayers out there...is this going to save me hundreds of dollars every year on lip balm? Probably not, but I was able to get all my supplies with gift cards I had received for Christmas. (Most of the items are from our GNC store in the mall...probably overpriced compared to other resources, but I had a gift card for the mall that I would have never used otherwise.) And the quality you ask? It goes on very smooth, and lasts longer than most, plus smells great! And, I am in control of all the ingredients, so when my daughter eats it, which will inevitably happen despite my best efforts, I know it won't kill her!
Hope you all have some fabulous plans for the weekend. I hope to rearrange things in my craft room to try and get a little more usable space. Made a quick trip to the library last night, so I hope to fit these things into the schedule as well!