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DYI home made lip balm

It is so easy to make your own lip balm ,why buy some low grade products with synthetic ingredients?  The real luxury is to make your own product and put in everything best. For our lip balm, we used: 1 part beeswax for 1.5 parts sweet almond oil, and 0. 5 part shea butter.

 We use shea butter for an extra moisturizing and nourishing ingredient but if you don't have any you could just use 2 parts sweet almond oil.

If you like a softer finish, use 3 parts of oil, but I personally find it a bit too oily. Melt everything in a double boiler, make sure all the beeswax has dissolved in the oil. Turn of the heat, then add a few drops of essential oils. I would use 15-20 drops for this quantity of ingredients. The blend will start to harden fast, thus pour it immediately and as fast as you can in the little containers. For this step, I use a Gongdaobei for tea.

 Let it sit in a cool and dry place, and within 30 minutes it should be fine, reaching its final texture and color! 

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Home made Peppermint Whipped Body Butter

I'm experimenting now with Whipped Body Butter. I have dry cracked feet and itchy skin…no cream is moisturizing enough for Beijing, thus I decided to make my own!

The real luxury is to be able to make your own product, whether it's a cream, lip balm, or toothpaste, and be able to put in everything best!

I will not publish the portions for now, as I am still testing the balance of each ingredients. So far what I can tell is I used:

- Sweet almond oil

- Coconut oil

- Shea butter

- Peppermint essential oil

- Tiny bit of beeswax

If you would like to try it, we offer a Moisturizing hand & foot mask treatment  ( 80 rmb for hands or Feet, 120 rmb for both ) using this Peppermint Whipped Body Butter at Kocoon spa in our Sanlitun South branch.

My next batch will incorporate some Cocoa butter, as I just received some from USA! Stay tuned...

This is how it looks like for now, a smooth and silky white chocolate ice cream! 


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