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Hand-made cool mint lip balm

On Tuesday I showed you the sparkly strawberry lip balms I made for my Christmas cracker gifts. They'd be great for the gals, but I also needed something for the lads so I made cool mint lip balms with a white leaf atop.

6 Lip balm pots

How-to step by step

  • Lip balm - Step 1

    Step 1

    Start by placing 2 tablespoons of the beeswax pellets and 4 tablespoons of sunflower oil in a glass jug.

  • Lip balm step 2

    Step 2

    Heat in the microwave on low to medium power until the beeswax pellets have melted. Remove jug from microwave and stir with a metal spoon. Using a pipette, add a few drops of mint oil. Add a tiny amount of food colouring to jug of liquid. Stir mixture with metal spoon and continue adding colouring till you achieve desired shade and colour is even.

  • Hand made cool mint lip balm

    Step 3

    Using a clean pipette, transfer lip balm to pots.

  • Making lip balm leaves

    Step 4

    In a small glass pot, melt half a teaspoon of beeswax pellets with a teaspoon of oil in the microwave until beeswax pellets have melted. Add a drop of cool mint oil and stir with a metal spoon. Then using a clean pipette, fill leaf mould with lip balm.

  • Hand made cool mint lip balm

    Step 5

    As soon as the lip balm turns white, use a sharp knife to remove excess from back. Wait a minute then turn out leaf on to top of aqua cool mint lip balm. Repeat until all cool mint lip balms have a white leaf atop. Leave to set for one hour.

  • Wrap washi tape round lip balm

    Step 6

    Wrap washi tape around each jar to secure lids.

  • Hand-made mint lip balm labels

    Step 7

    Download the artwork and print onto a sheet of P1 address label. Cut a rectangle of self adhesive film large enough to cover all the labels and adhere to printed labels. Carefully, using a sharp pair of scissors, cut around edge of labels then remove backing paper from the labels and attach to bottom of cool mint lip balm jars.

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