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how to make beeswax lip balm

1. Start preparing materials

The cost of making lipstick at home is relatively low and very cost-effective. The materials we need to prepare are: beeswax, olive oil, vitamin E capsules, large bowls, small bowls, mixing spoons, empty lipstick tubes, kitchen scales, medical alcohol, and sterile cotton swabs. Beeswax can be purchased at pharmacies, bee product sellers, JD.com and Alibaba. Vitamin E capsules and alcohol can go to the clinic to buy some, which can be used for beneficial vitamin E capsules. The preparation materials need to be counted, not less than one.

2. Disinfect the utensil container

In order to ensure the cleanliness of the lipstick, we need to disinfect the various utensils of our homemade lipstick. The bowl and spoon are first put into the disinfection cabinet for disinfection, and the lipstick tube is wiped and disinfected with medical alcohol. You can also disinfect the bowl and spoon in advance, which saves a lot of time for making lipstick. When using ethanol disinfectant, be careful not to touch the skin directly. Wipe the lipstick tube carefully to ensure the hygiene of the homemade lipstick container.

3. Take appropriate amount of lipstick ingredients

It is best for us to make multiple lipsticks at once, because this saves the preparation work for making lipsticks in the future. 15 grams of beeswax can make 10 sticks of lip balm. We can take 15 grams of beeswax and 35 grams of olive oil (you can buy Pechoin olive oil in the supermarket). This is necessary to improve the moisture of homemade lipstick.

4. Liquefy beeswax into olive oil

Put hot water at 80°C in a large bowl, or boil the hot water and add cold water. It is best to keep the water temperature around 80°C. Put a small bowl containing 15 grams of beeswax into a large bowl and let the beeswax melt through water. When the beeswax is preheated and melted into a liquid, we add olive oil (note that the ratio of olive oil to beeswax is 7:3), and stir quickly evenly.

5. Add two vitamin E capsules

Prepare vitamin E capsules, then poke 2 vitamin E capsules with a toothpick, and add them to the mixture of beeswax and olive oil. After mixing well, we can pour it into the lipstick tube. Vitamin E capsules have an anti-oxidant effect and resist the oxidation of fats. Adding to the homemade lipstick also makes the lipstick more gentle and non-irritating.

6. Drainage lipstick material

Put the head of the chopsticks above the lipstick tube, you can reach into the lipstick tube a little bit, and then let the lipstick liquid flow down along the chopsticks, so as to prevent the lipstick liquid from spilling out.

7. Let stand for 10 minutes to form lipstick

Let it stand for 10 minutes and the lip balm will solidify. Then you can use it. If you want to have a fragrance, you can add edible aromatic oils to the lipstick stock solution, but if you are using it for pregnant women and children, do not add ingredients containing flavors and fragrances.