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DIY Burt’s Bees Copycat Lip Balm

It’s November and, from what I’ve been told, snowing in Boston.  I was ready for summer to be over but I’m definitely not ready to say goodbye to fall.  I was lucky to wrap up October with the treat of having ShareABitOfLove out in Boston last week, but she left for home with us both having a laundry list of incomplete crafts that just simply couldn’t be fit in while sharing the loft with boys. Luckily, I have the treat of sandwiching my conference next week with two weekends at home. TWO! So of course, this weekend brought some tipsy Saturday night projects.

While she was in Boston, we made a pretty flimsy attempt at lip balm, but it turned out well enough for us to invest in the proper inventory to make it for real.  The result? Pretty much a copycat of Burt’s Bee’s Classic Lip Balm. I’m feeling pretty psyched about the result.

DIY Lip Balm

Step One: Pour a glass of wine in the glasses that used to be the only two wine glasses of your Seattle apartment. IMG_0764

We melted down a concoction of the following in a double boiler (and by double boiler I mean a rigged up bowl over a pot with water):

  • 1oz Organic Beeswax (found here on Amazon)
  • 3 Tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Vitamin E Oil
  • 25-40 Drops Peppermint essential oil (depending on your personal preference) 




Pour. IMG_0775

The End. Boom. Lip balm. Gender neutral, even. Give it to friends, family, coworkers, or really anyone you may want to make out with. IMG_0788

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Hi, I'm The Ginger! Or Whitney, whichever you prefer. I'm in finance to pay the rent, but someday I'm hoping to find a way to make it through life as a self-taught chef, sundress designer and helicopter dog mom. I love to cook but don't do it enough. I hate to run but keep signing up for races. I'm a foodie with a shameful obsession with McDonald's. My sewing machine and piano are collecting too much dust. I'm trying to fix it one day at a time. Come on in, let's hang out.

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