Use about 2-3 table spoons per load Great for sensitive skin & HE washers
- 1 box four pound twelve ounce of Borax
- 1 box four pound of Arm & Hammer baking soda
- 1 box Arm & Hammer super washing soda
- 4 pounds of Oxy Clean
- 3 bars Fels-Naptha soap or any other soap for a different scent
- Grate the soap. Combine and package.
Homemade Lip Balm
- 1 part beeswax example- 1 tablespoon
- 2 parts shea example-2 tablespoons, cocoa or mango butter
- 2 parts coconut oil example-2 tablespoons
- 20 drops of essential oil of choice I use 20+ drops of peppermint essential oil for a cooling and refreshing lip chap. or more or less to your preference
- Put about an inch of water in the bottom of a small pan and turn on medium heat.
- Place a small (pint size or smaller) jar in the water, being careful not to get in water inside the jar.
- Place all ingredients except the essential oils inside the glass jar and slowly melt, making sure not to get any water in jar. I use 2 tablespoons each of the butter(s) and coconut oil and 1 tablespoons of beeswax. This fills about 18 tubes.
- When all ingredients are melted, stir well and turn off heat, but leave jar in the water to keep warm.
- Stir in the essential oils.
- Use a glass dropper to quickly fill the containers. I leave the jar in the water but turn off the heat to keep the ingredients liquid while I do this.
- The mixture will settle slightly as it cools, so I also re-top the containers after about 2 minutes as they start to harden.
- Let sit without touching for several hours or until completely hardened.
- Store in a cool dry place (they will last for at least a year if stored correctly).
- 10. Enjoy!
This will make a medium firm lip chap. If you prefer a firmer and longer lasting lip chap, you can add more beeswax, up to double the recommended amount. If you prefer a smoother and more oily lip chap, you can reduce the amount of beeswax.