My face has been breaking out and I have tried all sorts of things to clear it up to no avail. I have a consistent face care routine and it keeps my skin pretty clear but every so often the stress gets high or my face just decides it wants to do what ever it wants!
I have been using essential oils around the house for a while now. I use them for headaches, diffusing and they are the best thing for sleep that I have ever tried! I have known for a while that certain essential oils are perfect for your skin and break outs. I use them in castille soap to sanitize and washing my makeup brushes. So then a lightbulb went off and I thought why not put them directly on my face? I have used a drop or two of Tea Tree (Melaluca) here and there but not consistently and I wanted and easier way to apply and have in a convenient form for application.
I was trolling Pinterest as I usually do, and a picture of homemade lip balm caught my eye. I decided that was the way to go! Many of the supplies I already had at home but I needed a Chapstick holder. I don't use Chapstick because it actually dries out my lips so Amazon to the rescue! I found these super cute lip balm containers and they were Prime so that's always a bonus!
Let's get started!
Lip Balm containers
Essential Oils (I use Tea Tree, Frankincense and Thieves)
Now here is the really hard part, putting it all together! I say that sarcastically because this may be the easiest thing that I have ever made!
Step 1: Melt the coconut oil. Depending on how many sticks you plan on making depends on how much oil you melt. I typically use 1 Tbsp per 2 tubes. These are standard balm containers so depending on what container you have depends on the amount of oil.
Step 2: Add Essential Oils to the coconut oil. I do 2 drops per oil per Tbsp. of coconut oil. Microwave for 20 seconds. Stir. If it is not fully melted you can microwave for 5-10 second intervals. Usually when you stir it though it will fully melt.
Step 3: Pour it into the tubes. This is where the funnel will come in handy but if you don't have one then you can do it without. I got this funnel in a kit of spray bottles from Amazon.
Step 4: Place in the fridge to harden.
This doesn't usually take long because coconut oil hardens rather quickly.
This has honestly been a cheap and wonderful face saver. I use it at the first sign of the pimple popping up and I apply at least twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening after washing my face. You can apply during the day but I don't recommend putting it over makeup. Coconut oil is a makeup remover so we all know what would happen.
Here is the finished product! I like to keep mine in the fridge because when I would keep it in the bathroom it would melt and then harden then melt and harden. It wouldn't stay consistent but keeping it the fridge keeps it nice and solid!
Have you made these sticks before? I know it's not a new invention so if you have or if you use different oils I would love to know what else you put in yours! I'd love to hear from you. Until next time <3