Wild Pollen Lip Balm
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!
- 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
- beeswax pellets
- coconut oil
- mint honey stick
- beet root powder capsule
- shallow gold tin
- lipstick (optional)
Time30 minutes + cooling time
Gather your tools and materials.
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.
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.
In the other cup add 1 teaspoon of beeswax pellets.
Place the cup with the pellets in the hot water. The beeswax will start to melt.
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.
Avoid pouring in the beet root powder sediment found at the bottom of the cup.
Cut one end off the honey stick.
Stir in a few drops for flavor and sweetness.
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.
Turn off the heat and with your dish towel pick up the cup.
Open your tin and pour in the mixture.
Allow the lip balm to cool on the counter.