Who doesn’t need a little convenience in their life?? I know I do! You all know, one of my favorite things is making balms and salves! It’s easy and rewarding!
The wonderful thing about balms and salves is that they hold their shape. You can add any beneficial essential oil for whatever skin need you have and have an easy to apply treatment. But wait-What if you put it in one of those cheapo plastic lip balm tubes?? So perfect.
Little ones get boo boos at the zoo? Have no fear-Super Mom is here with the healing stick! Need something to cover up the fact that you slipped in a gym sesh before running errands? Solid perfume in a lip balm stick won’t spill-perfect for those busy days that turn into busy nights! How about vapor rub? This little tube got used constantly this winter-Great to keep in your purse or the car for quick relief from congestion and a sore nose! Oh and allergy balm? Yeah, that’s beyond necessary right about now. I apply it under my eyes to combat itchy, puffy sinuses. 100% necessary for when you need some relief in the spring!
First off, let’s talk recipes. You can make a basic salve/balm very easily. Add in essential oils to customize your balm for your personal needs. Need a little inspo? I make a balm for those times the kiddos just. won’t. stop. Lavender takes me to a happy place-I make my little “brat eraser” with so much lavender it would probably knock your socks off!
Basic Balm Recipe:
- Fill a pot half way full with water.
- Place on the stove turned to medium heat.
- Place a glass pyrex bowl with a spout into the pot.
- Add your 3 ingredients to the glass bowl.
- Once all ingredients are melted pour into a glass container.
- Add essential oils and let cool.
Follow these links to make your own batch of balms!
Here’s the deal. DIY skin care is super effective and healthy, but many of us not only enjoy a product that is going to work, we also would like it to look pretty sitting on the bathroom counter, right? I love making cute labels for all my products. Not only do I love that I’ve custom made something specifically for my needs, I also love to put my personal stamp on it.
Labels are fun and so simple. I buy Avery 1.5 round labels. You can use any colored printer, select the blank template and decorate a label, customizing background and font! It’s super simple!
I google image “retro fabric” or “vintage 60’s”. Sometimes I google “Scandinavian fabric”. Honestly, google whatever floats your boat. I think my Dry skin balm looks pretty hip with Ms. Bridget Bardot in the background!
Hope you enjoyed this hot little post and I hope it makes your life a bit easier! You can thank me later! 😉
I love these…can’t wait to try them!
Random question….do you, or have you ever made sunless tanner? Just wondering if it’s possible to make a natural one that works…i’m fair-skinned, want a tan, but don’t want to fake-bake, and don’t want the orange glow and rancid smell that most sunless tanner provide 🙂
Stephanie-I wish…. I’ve been on a life long journey to find a sunless tanner that is not full of chemicals, doesn’t streak or make me orange and doesn’t smell. I can’t stand the smell. My daughter told me I smelled like chips the other day and it was making her stomach hurt! I am still trying out brands. If I ever find one I like I will blog about it! As far as a homemade sunless tanner, I do not have one-I have heard that coffee works but I haven’t tried-seemed really iffy. The safest way to get color is spend about 20 minutes in the sun daily for a nice dose of vitamin D and hopefully no burning!
Can’t wait to make these! How many fun sticks will the posted recipe make?
Adena-Thanks! This recipe will make 4 ounce, so basically about 20 push up tubes-you can always cut the recipe in half!
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Hey, newbie here!! You have links to all the oils except for olive oil. Is it any special kind? Or will a bottle of EVOO from the grocery store suffice? Thanks for the great recipes! I have my shopping list ready to head to the vitamin store now! (Can’t wait to get started, so I’m too impatient to order online!)
Hi Susan! I get my olive oil at the health food store. I just make sure that it is organic and cold pressed. My local grocery store carries an organic olive oil but it is so expensive compared to a health food store! Have fun!!
You’ve inspired me to make a deodorant stick! What fun ideas!! <3
Tash! I’m glad!
What would be a good substitute for the olive oil? FCO maybe or a cocoa butter?
Cocoa butter is really hard and has a very distinct smell. It is very moisturizing though and if you like a chocolate smell and don’t mind dealing with how hard it can be to measure due to the hardness (they do have cocoa butter in chips that really make it so much easier) then you should go for it! If you want to stick with an oil that has little smell, I would suggest sweet almond oil. Easy to find and great for the skin!
How many tubes can you fill with this recipe?
Can you make a recipe for a medicinal magnesium stick? And if the measures could be in grams because I finde the american metric system confusing. Thank you very much.