If you are a lip balm addict, you probably have them spread all over the place—your purse, your car, your nightstand … well, I bet you didn’t know that you can create a lip balm that you can wear and have with you at all times! With only three ingredients you can make a moisturizing lip balm to pour into a locket with cinnamon leaf essential oil that boosts the circulation in your lips and give them a bit of a natural plump (no injections needed!).Lip Balm Ingredients:
2 tablespoons beeswax pellets
1 tablespoon coconut oil (use refined if you don’t want a coconut smell mixed in with your fragrance)
5 drops of cinnamon leaf essential oil (don’t use cinnamon bark oil on your skin, so make sure it’s cinnamon leaf)
–craft locket, chain, and jump ring to make a long necklace (or you can get one that’s already put together)
–double boiler or glass heat-proof bowl and saucepan
–pourable container with a spout
Add your beeswax and coconut oil to a glass heat-proof bowl or double boiler pan. Place your bowl or double boiler over water that’s a medium boil and allow the beeswax and coconut oil to melt together, stirring every so often. While your wax melts, open your locket and prop it up with tape or other objects so that one side is flat and level. Once your oil and wax is melted, take off the heat and allow to cool slightly. Add in your cinnamon essential oil and stir. Pour your mixture into a container that has a spout for easier pouring. Pour your mixture into one half of your locket and allow it to cool completely and solidify (should only take a few minutes for that small amount). Remove the tape and tape the other half of your locket flat and pour your balm into that half. If the mixture in your pourable container solidified before you got to pouring the second half, just put it back into the bowl over a saucepan or double boiler and it will melt again. Once you balm solidifies, your locket is ready to wear! If you bought supplies to make your own necklace, just cut a long piece of chain to the length you want, put the locket on the chain, and attach the chain ends together with a jump ring. If you are making a long necklace that will fit over you head, you don’t need a closure, but you will if you are making a short one.This recipe is enough to make several lockets and you’ll still have a little leftover to keep in a small container in your car, purse, or bathroom (and as with any essential oil product, discontinue use if any irritation or sensitivity occurs). The balm should remain in a solid state once cooled, but since it can melt if the temperature gets hot enough, maybe don’t wear this to an outdoor summer festival in the desert just in case … The cinnamon in this lip balm smells sooo good and now that you know how easy it is to whip up a batch, you can use this all day long to your heart’s content! xo. Laura
What could you substitute for the coconut oil if you have someone who gets a rash from coconut oil?
you could use tallow
What a great idea! I cannot wait to make these as gifts for my family come Christmas time. 🙂
This is super cute! Do you have sources for empty lockets?
We linked one in the post (from Amazon) 🙂
Ohh my goodness, how freaking cute !!! So creative, i’ll defs be giving it a try!
This idea is perfect for fun gifts for friends!!! Can’t wait to try it.
I love this! If I want to make it for a child and I don’t want the lip-plumping effect of cinnamon, what other essential oils could I use? Thanks!!
It’s basically a grownup version of the Lip Smackers necklaces!
What a cool idea, this way your lips will never be dry again!
Such a fun idea!
Cute idea! My lips are always dry! xx
If you wear I against your skin, will the coconut oil not melt and make a mess?
It shouldn’t melt at that temperature, it will at a much higher one though so that’s why I suggested not wearing them in the desert sun all day 🙂
I love the look of the locket! It’s so simple to make as well. Thank you for sharing, as always! 🙂
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