DIY Rosewater Lip Balm
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Anyone that knows me knows that I am a lover of chapstick. If I were stranded on a desert island and could only bring one product it would be chapstick. That’s being a little dramatic, but possibly true. My favorite brand is Burt’s bees. I love the moisturizing feeling it leaves on my lips and of course the minty scent.
You know who does not like it though? My husband. He has actually started to hate it. Apparently the minty freshness “taints” anything that I eat or drink and leaves it extremely undesirable for sharing a delicious milkshake or drink out of a straw. I see a very simple fix though… stop drinking my drinks! :) The alternative…find a new equally satisfying lip moisturizer. And since I was now in the market for one, I decided to make my own!
And that is how this simple DIY rosewater lip balm came to be.
What you’ll need:
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. sunflower seed oil (or you can substitute an additional 2 Tbsp. olive oil instead)
- 2 Tbsp. rosewater
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. (.75oz) beeswax
- Sauce pan
- Glass measuring cup
- Spoon to stir
- Small medicine dispenser or syringe
- Metal lip balm containers
**Yields about 2oz
What you’ll do:
- Combine sunflower oil, olive oil and beeswax into your glass measuring cup. Take a small saucepan (large enough to fit your measuring cup into though) and place the cup inside the saucepan, filling the saucepan with a few inches of water. You will be creating a double boiler system.
- Place your “double boiler” and ingredients on the stovetop at medium heat.
- Allow beeswax to melt while stirring occasionally to mix the oils into the beeswax.
- Once the beeswax has melted entirely, add your 2 tbsp of rose water to the beeswax mixture.
- At this point you will turn the burner down to low and stir occasionally for about 20 minutes.
- Important step: take a small spoonful of your lip balm mixture and let it dry completely to check the texture of your balm. If it seems too hard add a bit more olive oil. It’s important to check to make sure you get just the right consistency!
- Once you feel your balm had reached the desired consistency go ahead and begin filling your containers with a small medicine dispenser (I got mine at CVS for less than 2 dollars)
- Let the balm cool before covering and then enjoy!
I have been really happy with my balm and I think Tanner is too. It has a sweet honey and rose scent to it, but it is extremely subtle so I haven’t heard any complaints yet!