Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Homemade lip balm!

I mostly followed this recipe for a Burt's Bees Style lip balm. Great pictures there too.

I only had 1.2 oz of beeswax, so I cut the recipe in half.

My recipe:

1 oz beeswax (bought a while back at the honey booth of a farmer's market)
1.5 oz coconut oil (from Superstore)
3/8 oz sweet almond oil (from Superstore)
1/8 oz lanolin (leftover Lansinoh cream from when kids were babies)
1 drop clove essential oil
4 drops vanilla essential oil

Carefully melt everything except the essential oils in a small pot. Remove from heat, add essential oil, mix well and pour into pots or lip balm tubes. So easy!

I'd use double the essential oil next time since I can barely tell it's there. The balm has a slight lanolin smell, but I mostly smell the wonderful beeswax smell!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New pillow covers

I sewed a cover for my double papasan chair, and had some fun making the new pillow covers. The thicker tree is applique while the thinner tree is reverse applique.

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