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Friday, November 23, 2012

DIY Crayon Lip Balm



This lip balm recipe is insanely easy and quick to make with ingredients you can find at home. It's also really cheap with only two ingredients, crayons, and petroleum jelly (Vaseline). The crayons are completely non-toxic, making it safe to use them to color this lip balm. If fact, Crayola says that even if you eat 3,500 crayons, it will still contain less toxins than city drinking water.  So unless you start viewing crayons as a tasty snack , you should be perfectly fine.

Things You'll Need
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Crayons (especially reds and pinks)
  • Bowl
  • Spoon 
  • Toothpick
  • Pencil Sharpener

Recipe
  1. Scoop a full spoonfull of Vaseline into a microwave-safe bowl. 
  2. Sharpen a crayon in the desired color using a pencil sharpener. This creates shavings which will make microwaving the mixture alot quicker, and clump-less. Pour the shavings of a half or whole crayon (the mixture with a half crayon is fairly sheer and with a whole crayon is more pigmented) into the bowl with the  Vaseline.
  3. Microwave the mixture for 5 minutes. It should no longer have any crayon shavings. If it does microwave in increments of 30 seconds until the chunks of crayon are gone. 
  4. Mix with a toothpick until the mixture is no longer seperated.
  5. Pour in a container
  6. Place the mixture in your refrigerator and leave anytime from 10-30 minutes. By then you're mixture should be solidified , creating a lip balm texture
You're finished! I hope you enjoyed this fun DIY!

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