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Wild Pollen Lip Balm

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Keep those lips kissably soft, with our Wild Pollen balm. This sheer pink hue will bring out that natural summer glow keeping your lips moisturized with organic coconut oil. Personalize your own color by adding a bit of your favorite lipstick!

Tools

  • stir stick
  • 2 thick glass cups or clean metal soup cans
  • small stock pot filled with 2 cups of water
  • pot holder or dish towel
  • stove or hot plate

Materials

  • beeswax pellets
  • coconut oil
  • mint honey stick
  • beet root powder capsule
  • shallow gold tin
  • lipstick (optional)

Time

30 minutes + cooling time
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Gather your tools and materials.

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In one glass cup combine 1 packet coconut oil with 1 beet capsule. You'll need to open the capsule and pour the powder into the cup, discard the casing.

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Place cup in pot filled with 2 cups of water. Heat on low for 5 or more minutes to extract color and infuse oil.. The longer the beet root powder is infused the more pigment will be released.

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In the other cup add 1 teaspoon of beeswax pellets.

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Place the cup with the pellets in the hot water. The beeswax will start to melt.

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Once the beeswax has melted pick up the coconut oil mixture using a pot holder or a dish towel. Pour the mixture into the melted beeswax.

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Avoid pouring in the beet root powder sediment found at the bottom of the cup.

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Cut one end off the honey stick.

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Stir in a few drops for flavor and sweetness.

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Make sure everything is melted together and give it a good stir. If you would like to add more color at this point you could add a small dab of your favorite lipstick and melt it into the other ingredients.

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Turn off the heat and with your dish towel pick up the cup.

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Open your tin and pour in the mixture.

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Allow the lip balm to cool on the counter.

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meghan

almost 3 years ago

awesome project! :)

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meghan

almost 3 years ago

wait thats not what i meant .really awesome project

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MSGCahill

almost 3 years ago

I am having SO MUCH FUN with this!

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tiffany

almost 3 years ago

I really like the addition of the time estimates to the tutorials. Thank you!

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RubyMew

almost 3 years ago

Will pint glasses work? (Don't want to break glasses :) )

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BlueSkies

almost 3 years ago

I had to open the Beet capsule it didn't dissolve. In the end there wasn't enough mixture to fill the tin like in the pictures.

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ForTheMakers

almost 3 years ago

@tiffany glad you noticed! Happy it helps!

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ForTheMakers

almost 3 years ago

@blueskies thanks for calling that out. We should have specified you need to open the capsule. Sorry that was confusing! We've updated the tutorial. There should be some space left in the tube at the top, it won't go all the way. You can add different things like lipstick and perfume to personalize the lip balm. Check out The Source for more tips!

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ForTheMakers

almost 3 years ago

@rubymew we haven't tried making it in a pint glass but as long as you're not boiling the water you should be ok. The best bet is to use a clean empty soup can. This way you know it won't break and you can just toss it after you are done (no clean up needed).

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dramameg02

almost 3 years ago

I agree with Tiffany. The addition of the time needed really helps me out as I have to do my crafting during nap time!!

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Angie456

almost 3 years ago

I love all the ideas that you added to the source for variations on this project. I can't wait to make more gloss, perfume and even candles with the beeswax. These are also great gift ideas.

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josettahoulihan

almost 3 years ago

So, my project turned out a hot mess! Haha! When I poured it into the tin, it looked homogenous. However, when it cooled, only part of it hardened. There was a layer of red liquid. Any suggestions as to what I did wrong?

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Angie456

almost 3 years ago

Josetta- I think it might have been the honey. The honey didnĀ“t meld with the other ingredients for me.