Saturday, January 1, 2011

Blogspiration: The Best Chapstick Ever!

For Christmas stocking-stuffers, I made this chap stick recipe from Passionate Homemaking...

...and it is seriously the best chap stick I have ever used.

Now I know I am prone to exaggeration, but this time I'm serious. If you don't believe me, let me first mention that I am a complete chap stick snob. I am very particular when it comes to my lip balm. I don't just lose my head in wild infatuation... I am very level-headed when it comes to such serious matters.

But this one stole my heart... I am in love.

It is amazingly moisturizing, but not greasy or waxy. It has a subtle scent and creamy consistency. It is free of dyes, perfumes, chemicals and most importantly, petroleum (which is NOT good for your lips, though it's in almost all chap sticks). It is the perfect chap stick.

It was very easy to make even if you aren't into making your own beauty products.

A few notes:
  • I made mine on the stove top in a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water (not a crock pot like Lindsay did).

  • I added a bit (not too much) of peppermint and vanilla essential oils. Cinnamon would be scrumptious too!

  • I purchased all my supplies on Mountain Rose Herbs.

Make a bunch and give them as gifts... or hoard them all for yourself! :0) Either way, your lips will be luscious and moisturized.

Happy Smooching!

1 comment:

  1. I agree, some of the best I've ever had! You rock. xoxo