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Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Lip Balm!

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If you’re like me (and most other girls there), you have a TON of makeup. And you don’t use most of it. So here I am – to the rescue! – with a money-saving way to reuse your old lipsticks, eyeshadow and blush! By making a brand-new lip balm!

Ingredients:
– A bowl
– Old lipstick, eyeshadow or blush (in colors you would put on your lips – no black eyeshadow here!)
– Vaseline or other petroleum jelly
– Mini Tupperware container (microwave safe)
– A new container for your balm!

Get Crafty!

1. Boil water in a kettle and pour into bowl
2. Meanwhile, put Vaseline in microwavable container (the amount is up to you – put as much Vaseline as lip balm as you want to make!).
3. Place container of Vaseline in bowl of VERY hot water and stir Vaseline until it is a more liquid-y consistency.
4. Add your color! This means old lipstick, eyeshadow or blush. Just dump or sprinkle it in! Experiment with different colors and amounts until you like it.
5. Take container out of hot water and put mixture into the lip balm container
6. Pop container into your freezer and let sit for a couple hours or until solid.

Voila! Brand new, homemade lip balm. Your lips will truly be one-of-a-kind.

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    1. rach says:

      that sounds so awesome, i'm totally going to try it!

    2. beth says:

      I actually prefer beeswax to petroleum jelly, it's waxier (duh…) and doesn't have that Vaseline smell but either way, it works great. It's nice if you add a drop of mint essential oil in the mix too:)

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    13. Cori says:

      Petroleum jelly – and any other petroleum products such as mineral oil – are TERRIBLE for your skin, not to mention that you are putting noxious chemicals directly onto the largest organ of your body.

      Far better to use beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, almond, olive or avocado oil, and/or other natural – and preferably organic – ingredients.

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