My 8 year old daughter and I wanted to try out making natural DIY Lip Balm. First, I needed to learn how to make lip balm. I found a kit that includes everything required called the Lip Balm Boutique By Smartlabs. It includes lip balm containers as well as a lip balm recipe. I figured, this would be a great way to get started.
DIY Lip Balm
As my daughter is getting older, it is getting harder to find age appropriate activities for her that not only is enjoyable, but challenges her a little too. We have always done activities together as a way to spend time together. Whether I am behind the screen or sitting right next to her.. I am there with her cheering her on and helping her problem solve. When I found this diy lip balm kit I knew that we had to give it a try.
She made a video of her using it on her YouTube Channel.
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What is included in the Lip Balm Boutique Kit:
- DIY Lip balm recipes
- Lip balm containers
- Lip balm mold
- Lotion mold
It did not include the olive oil or chocolate chips
If you would prefer to buy your own ingredients and put it together yourself you can buy the following:
You can find many recipe’s to try here.
DIY Lip Balm Recipe
- Add in 1 tsp of beeswax pastilles to 1 TBSP of olive oil.
- Heat in a pot on low heat.
- Pour mixture into lip balm mold
- After about an hour it should harden.
Our Review and Thoughts
I love that the kit included adorable containers and easy to use instructions. The only thing that was a bit tough was the melting it in a pot on a stove part. The instructions said to use a microwave… but when I checked on Amazon reviews, many people said it worked a lot better if you melt it on the stove. I didn’t want my 8 year old daughter holding hot wax so I definitely needed to do this part for her. I am sure with an older child this would be easier and more of an independent activity. Since I was looking for a parent child activity, this suited me just fine.
Our finished lotions came out really cute. The lip balms were nice and they worked well, but they didn’t mold into a full circle like the ones you buy at the store. That’s probably more just trial and error though.
It was still a fun activity and something fun to do. It was a great activity for 8 year olds and older children. I’m glad we purchased the DIY Lip balm kit and next time, we plan on trying to make the chocolate lip balm!
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