Saturday, January 28, 2023
Did you know that the skin is the largest organ of the human body?! It is especially important to protect your lips from the sun, cold, and other environmental hazards because it is the thinnest skin on your body. In this session, we created our own balm to keep our lips moist and protect them in the winter weather.
Materials: 1-3 small jam jars (must be sanitized and dry, this is to store the lip balm); at least 1 tbsp of Beeswax (recommended to have it grated beforehand); at least 1 tbsp Coconut oil or shea butter; at least 1 1/2 tsp of another cooking/cosmetics oil (options: almond oil, avocado oil, olive oil, sunflower oil) (not canola oil); two small metallic or glass bowls that fit into each other with handles (example: pyrex measuring cups); 500ml of water heated by kettle, stove or microwave; 1 metal spoon or wooden stir stick; an old piece of cloth, towel or newspaper to cover the table in case of any spills; gloves.
Optional: Coloured Lipstick or lipgloss (preferably not used and if use take front the side not applied) – red works very well (NOTE: food dye will not work as it is water based). Bring lip balms, skin moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners you have in your house. We will read their labels.
Expert: Lexie Griffith is a cosmetic chemist whose work involves formulating cosmetics and personal care products.