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<span>Does anyone have a yummy recipe they'd like to share? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I'm thinking Christmas..... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"></span>
 

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I have a couple recipes to share. You can add flavoring or coloring to any of these recipes. I usually use peppermint and beet juice or beet-root powder to make a lovely red lip stain.<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Almond & Cocoa Butter Lip Gloss</span><br>
1/2 tsp. grated beeswax<br>
1 teaspoon cocoa butter (grated if using solid cocoa butter)<br>
1 teaspoon almond oil<br>
Melt the wax, cocoa butter, and oil together over medium heat in a glass measuring cup in a pan of boiling water (water bath). Pour the melted mixture into a lip gloss container or clean pillbox (both available at drugstores.)<br>
Cool completely, until cool to the touch and solid in for. You can refrigerate the mixture to speed up cooling time.<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Coconut-Almond Lip Gloss</span><br>
1 tsp. coconut oil<br>
1 tsp almond oil<br>
1/2 tsp. grated beeswax<br>
Mix together all ingredients, melt in either the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes on high (watch closely) or place the mixture in a double boiler or water bath on the stove top.<br>
Pour into a clean lip gloss container and cool completely.<br><i>This is a solid, waxy gloss that can even be formed into a lipstick. You can buy empty lipstick containers or use old ones that have been cleaned out. Pour the mixture into these containers and allow to cool completely.</i><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Beeswax Lipsticks</span><br>
1/4 cup grated beeswax<br>
3 Tbs. vegetable shortning<br>
2 Tbs. cocoa butter<br>
1 Tbs. light oil (I use almond oil)<br>
Mix together all the ingredients in an ovenproof container. Heat the mixture gently in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes on high or in a double boiler or water bath on the stove top, until everyting is melted and you have a pale golden liquid.<br>
Pour the melted mixture into a shallow greased par or cardboard box lined with foil. Allow the mixture to cool, then cut into lipsticks. You can also pour mixture into lip gloss containers or pill boxes.
 

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I get beeswax from a local natural food store...I'm sure it's available somewhere on line too, not sure where though. Look in the yellow pagers under "beekeeping equipment" as many bee supy shops carry it.
 

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Its not lipgloss, but I make a killer chapstick...<br><br>
You take 1 TB each of Comfrey, Calendula, and Chamomile, and cover them with about 1/2 C of oils (i use Jojoba, hemp, sweet almond, Aloe, Apricot - a mix ), ikn a jar with a lid. Boil the jar for a few hrs.... Strain the herbs out of the oil, and then put back in the jar with beeswax - i do a little at a time and i check the consistency pretty regularly. Once its the right consistence, add some honey, some Vit e or Benzoin (like a dropperful - its to act as a preservative), and about 20 drops each of peppermint and eucalyptus e.o.<br>
then pour into a measuring cup, and pour into containers. I get my containers from sunburstbottles.com<br><br><br>
everyone raves about my chapstick....
 

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OMGoshes! Those ideas are great! & I found some beeswax at my knitting store!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> WooHoo!<br><br>
Thanks again!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<a href="http://www.thesage.com" target="_blank">www.thesage.com</a><br><br>
this is the best site for supplies and containers...but be carful...you'll want to try it all and buy all the neat containers...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Thanks Carrie!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> let me know how you like it!
 

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Hey! I just used a combination of ideas above & made my first lipgloss!!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I didn't measure lol...but here's the ingredients:<br><br>
beeswax<br>
lanolin<br>
olive oil<br>
vitamin e<br>
lavender eo<br>
vanilla eo<br>
a tiny bit of lipstick<br><br>
& I melted it in a sauce pan over a pot of boiling water. Then put the mixture in a glass measuring cup & poured it in a lipgloss pot.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I can't wait until it drys!!!<br><br>
Thanks for all the help!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Super Yummy Carrie! Thanks for asking. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Hey Carrie, I pm'd you back.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Does anyone know the approx. longevity on the items I used above? I haven't made them for gifts yet, just one for me. I thought I'd wait until closer to Christmas.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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These recipes look great! I'm a crafting wimp, so I ordered the lip balm kit from hearthsong (on sale and free shipping <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ). It comes with beeswax and EO. Right after I received it I found a local place to get beeswax and tubs, so I hope to do more in the future. I'm a lip balm junkie!
 

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Longevity?<br><br>
I would say at least six months, there is a lot of beezwax in balms so it is probably longer.
 

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here's a recipe for chocolate lip gloss:<br>
(measurements are approx; I never measure my ingredients properly)<br>
melt together about 1/4 c. oil, 1/2 Tbsp. beeswax and a dozen or so chocolate chips. pour into containers to set.
 

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Sarasprings, my first lip balms were with the Hearthsong kit, and they are still my favorite. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
FWIW, I have made up a bunch for family and friends at Christmastime, then stored them in the freezer. They were still fine the next fall. It's the oils that go off on you, I think, and the freezer stops the rancid process.<br><br>
The chocolate one looks yummy!
 
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