Saturday, June 13, 2009

RECYCLED BOTTLE CAP LIP BALM CONTAINER

A while ago we found a web site that gives a recipe for making homemade lip balm. We thought it would make a nice gift! But we needed some small containers to hold our new lip balm, so we decided to make our own.
Materials:
1 soda bottle end and cap
1 disc punched out of Mylar 1 1/4" dia.
1 colorful craft sticker
Two part mixable epoxy
Tools:
1 1/4" hole punch or scissors, pop sickle stick with piece of cardboard to mix epoxy, and sand paper or file.
Steps:
1. Cut off the threaded end of a soda bottle just below the ring that is below threads.
2. Sand or file the cut surface until it is totally flat and even as on bottle end in middle of photo.
3. Squeeze a small amount of 2 part epoxy onto cardboard and mix completely.
4. Punch or cut with scissors a 1 1/4" disc of Mylar(could use a section of the bottle).
5. Spread a even layer of epoxy on one side of the disc.
6. Place the bottle end on top of the disc. and wipe off excess epoxy and allow to set.
7. Make sure to set assembly with the disc on the bottom, the epoxy can run out of bottle end if set upside down.
Fill your new container with lip balm or what ever you want to store in it. The web site where we got the lip balm recipe is http://crafts.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Make_Your_Own_Lip_Balm
Here is the recipe:
Ingredients:
3 teaspoons grated unbleached beeswax; 5 teaspoons carrier oil (sunflower, castor, or jojoba); 6 or 7 drops essential oil; 1 teaspoon honey, for flavor
1. Melt the beeswax and carrier oil together in the top of a double boiler, stirring to combine. Remove from heat; add honey and essential oil. Mix thoroughly so the honey does not clump.
2. To add a little color, stir in a tiny dab of lipstick with a coffee stirrer. Pour the mixture into containers; let sit 20 minutes before covering or moving. For glossier lip balm, use 2 teaspoons wax and 8 teaspoons carrier oil.

10 comments:

  1. Cool. Thanks :) Iv been wondering how to make my own :)

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  2. ok ,? where can I get beeswax :)

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  3. We bought the beeswax at Hobby Lobby, but I believe you can also get it at health food stores.

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  4. with the prices on lip balm this is a great choice and a really cool gift to give :)

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  5. I just found your blog. What a great job you are doing here. I'll be back often!
    Nancy
    www.basketmasterweavings.blogspot.com

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  6. Ok One question, whats Mylar and where do I find it?

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  7. Renee
    Mylar is a type of plastic and comes in sheets of various colors. It is sold at craft stores, but you could try using a circle cut from the bottle side to epoxy to the bottom.

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  8. This is so cool!!!!!!

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