My 1st Batch of DIY Natural Honey Chocolate Beeswax Lip Balm

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Hello Lovelies!

I’m back with another DIY post!!! 😀 I recently found a few natural lip balm recipes on Youtube & decided to try it out. 

 

Original video where I got this recipe (Youtube user: OnTheCheapTip): http://youtu.be/gEtGtMc2mLQ

 

Ingredients:

1 tbsp of Beeswax (purchased from local Farmer’s Market)

2 tbsp of (Extra Virgin) Olive Oil 

1 tbsp of Honey (used organic one from mom’s friend who owns a bee farm)

2 dropperfuls of Vitamin E (original recipe used inside contents of 2-3 capsules of Vitamin E)

1 & 1/2 tsp of Dark Cocoa Powder (I used an organic one) – This step is optional, but that’s what makes this recipe have chocolate flavor. :3

Few containers to put lip balm in (I used a few old eyeshadow containers that I cleaned & a new contact lens case that I cut in half because it had a cute elephant on it)

Directions:

1) Add the beeswax, olive oil, honey, & vitamin E into a glass container that you can microwave & put it in the microwave for a minute, take it out & stir. I actually only put it in for 40 seconds one time & took it out & stirred cuz it looked like it was going to boil, and the guy said not to let it boil because the honey will get hard. This step is supposed to be done 3x, but I just did it once since it felt pretty hot already & everything was melted.

2) Add the dark cocoa powder into the glass container & mix until the contents are well blended.

3) Pour the contents into your lip balm containers, and put the containers in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.

4) Tada!!! Your lip balm(s) are done!!!!!

 

Why use these ingredients?

Beeswax – protectant from Earth’s elements, antibacterial for lips, heal & soften the skin.

Olive Oil – cleanses & moisturizes the skin.

Honey – natural antimicrobial, moisturizes, high in antioxidants, acts as SPF.

Vitamin E- heal & repair skin.

Dark Cocoa Powder – contains Vitamin A, B, D, & E, high in antioxidants & minerals, & it tastes amazing!

 

Thanks for checking out my post!

~Sherr Bear ^_^

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Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes!

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Happy Sunday, People! Oh, and Happy 1st Day of Fall!!!

Sorry I’ve been away again. School & work has been keeping me busy.

Yesterday was a gloomy/rainy day. We had a flash flood in our area, so I stayed home and did homework, but I had a craving for pumpkin, so I decided to make pumpkin cupcakes! 😀

I had found a cute video of a little boy on Youtube who was helping his mom make Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes, and I decided to try the recipe since I’ve never made vegan cupcakes before.

Here is the recipe:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2) Put 2 cups of canned pumpkin in a mixing bowl.

3) Add 2/3 cup of vegetable oil.

4) Add 1/2 cup of soy milk.

5) Add 2 tsp of vanilla extract.

6) Mix the wet ingredients in mixing bowl.

7) Then, add 1/2 tsp of salt to the mixing bowl.

8) Add 1 tsp of cinnamon.

9) Add 2 cups of brown sugar.

10) Mix in the dry ingredients.

11) Add 1 tsp of baking soda.

12) Add 2 & 1/2 cups of flour.

13) Mix the ingredients in the bowl again.

14) Add 1 cup of chocolate chips.

15) Mix it one more time.

16) Line cupcake/muffin tin with paper cupcake holders.

17) Fill each cupcake holder about 2/3 full.

18) Put the cupcakes in the oven & bake for 22 minutes.

Here is my take on the end results: I didn’t have cinnamon in powder form, so I used cinnamon extract. I also didn’t have regular chocolate chips, so I used mini ones. Overall, the cupcakes felt like a muffin… more thick. The vegetable oil used in the recipe seem to seep through the paper cupcake holders. I liked the idea of chocolate chips in the cupcakes because it wasn’t overly sweet, but I’d suggest not using mini chocolate chips like me because then you had loads of chocolate chips in some of the cupcakes more than others. Haha. 😛 These were nice & just in time for the fall, cool weather. I wanted to decorate the cupcakes (since that’s my specialty), but I felt if icing & decor were added, it would’ve made the cupcakes overly sweet.

Hope ya’ll enjoy my feedback on this recipe. Maybe ya’ll can take it & tweek it to your taste. I’m going to attach my instagram pic of how the cupcakes turned out.

Here is the link to the original video on how to make it:

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