November: Mint Julep Lip Balm Tutorial

‘Tis the season to be merry and crafty! With November’s project, you’ll be able to make 35 Mint Julep Lip Balms made with all natural Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Yellow Beeswax, and Mint Julep flavoring for some minty holiday pizzazz. Give them away at your upcoming holiday party, use them as stocking stuffers, or hoard them all to yourself (don’t worry, we won’t tell).

Subscribe to Handmade Beauty Box by November 20th to get the Lip Balm project!

DIFFICULTY: BEGINNER
TIME: 20 MINUTES
YIELDS: 35 LIP BALMS

Your Handmade Beauty Box Includes:
5 oz Sweet Almond Oil
2 oz Yellow Beeswax
2 oz Shea Butter
0.4 oz Mint Julep Flavor & Sweetener
¼ tsp Shamrock Green Mica
35 Lip Butter Pots (BPA free!)
Dropper
Finished Labels (located in bottom of box)

What You’ll Need from Home:
1 Small heat safe container
(preferably with spout)
2 Spoons
Measuring Spoons

Subscribe to Handmade Beauty Box by November 20th to get the Lip Balm project!

PREP: Set up your lip butter pots so they’re ready to fill (caps off).

ONE: In a small heat-safe container, combine the Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, and Yellow Beeswax. Heat the ingredients in the microwave with 30-second bursts, stirring in between, until everything is fully melted. Use a paper towel or a hot pad when taking the container out of the microwave.

Tip: Depending on the strength of your microwave, this should take about 60 to 90 seconds. If there are still a few chunks of Beeswax and/or Shea Butter just stir until melted and incorporated. Overheating the oils may result in a grainy texture.

TWO: Use a dropper to measure and add 10ml of Mint Julep Flavoring and Sweetener (shake before use). The mixture may appear clumpy and/or cloudy, which is totally normal. Mix really well until clumps disappear. Just when you think you’re done mixing continue to stir for 30 more seconds.

THREE: Add ¼ tsp of Shamrock Green Mica for a minty color and mix until the colorant is fully incorporated. Do not add more than ¼ tsp of green colorant, unless you want green lips. Leave the colorant out if you would prefer the lip balm to remain white.

Tip: Did your mixture get too thick or solidified while you were adding and mixing ingredients? Don’t fret. Just pop it back in the microwave for 15–30 seconds.

Subscribe to Handmade Beauty Box by November 20th to get the Lip Balm project!

FOUR: Carefully pour the liquid lip balm mixture into the lip butter pots and let cool for 4-6 hours with the lids off (to avoid condensation). If you don’t feel like you have a steady hand to pour the lip balm mixture you can use one of the droppers to fill up the lip balm pots.

FIVE: Add the labels (located in the bottom of the box) and give them away at your next holiday party, or stuff stockings, or hoard them and use them all for yourself.

Subscribe to Handmade Beauty Box by November 20th to get the Lip Balm project!

Comes with a variety of labels but these cute little Christmas trees are a fave!

Download the super cute labels here.

Looking for project ingredients? Click here.

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4 Comments

Kimberly Green

I am allergic to nuts. Any suggestions for a substitute for the almond oil? Thanks!

Handmadebeautybox

Hi Kimberly! Try Olive Oil (right from your pantry), Meadowfoam, Jojoba, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, or Apricot Kernel Oil. Same usage rates as the Sweet Almond Oil =)

Handmadebeautybox

So happy to help. Let us know how your recipe turns out!

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