The class I took was Summertime Skin Care. I figured with the warm weather coming (well, hopefully) this course would be perfect as it talks about sun care AND you get to make your own sun care products. From this class, I created my very own sunscreen, sun hair treatment, after-sun aloe spritz and a fabulous SPF rich lip balm (tinted, of course!). Without further adieu, here's a quick way to create your own lip treatment:
SPF Rich Lip Balm
2 Tsp. Beeswax beads (from any health/organic shop)
2 Tbsp. Castor oil (entire 30 mL bottle)
1/2 Tsp. Carnauba wax
1/2 Tsp. Honey
1/2 Tsp. Vitamin E
1 Tsp. Cocoa powder (tawny brown color) or Alkanet root powder (black cherry color)
4 drops Peppermint Essential Oil and 4 drops Spearmint
Heat the waxes and oils together first. (We used a microwave and heated a glass measuring cup on medium for 1 minute.) If you want to add an SPF, add 1/4 Tsp. titanium dioxide to the oils/wax before it goes in the microwave. Remove mixture from the microwave and add the vitamin E, honey, cocoa powder (or alkanet root powder) and essential oils. (If you see little lumps in the oil/wax mixture, mix them out with a spatula). Pour mixture into contains while it's still warm so it goes in smooth. Let sit until cool (or until the middle of the gloss sinks downward a bit.) That's it....you've officially made your own lip gloss.
This one batch will fill 6 tubes OR 6 little pots so share with your friends. (I should also mention that all of the ingredients above can be found in any health food/organic store. Become one with these stores...love the stores...ha.) You will love this gloss so much because of the castor oil; it not only lubricates the lips but your lips will stay glossy for a long time. You might find that you'll use even loss product....ha, well, we can only dream I guess. Try it out ladies! I can't wait to hear what you think...
PS - A big thanks goes out to Cheryl at Scentimental Creations. Thanks for the class and the fabulous recipe!