New Moon Crafting

Sometimes things happen all at once.

I use old vinegar jugs to store water for my plants on the patio since the faucet is on the other side of the house. This makes it infinitely easier for me to water them and allows the chlorine in the water to dissipate. I realized the last time I watered that this was an excellent opportunity to infuse a little magic into my gardening. Once I saw the new moon waxing in the evening sky I knew it was time to work. I enchanted a couple of moss agate’s and created a sigil and set them to the task of helping my plants grow strong and healthy.I also noticed that I was running low on lip balm, body powder, and air freshener. These are not things I buy from the store, these are my personal homemade products. I have a lot of sensitivities and many products I have to make myself although I enjoy the creation of them as well. My air freshener and body powder are simple little concoctions. Baking soda and cornstarch with a little essential oil for scent is all I use for my powder, while water and essential oil makes up the floral water that I use as an air freshener.

For lip balm, I used to use Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm and LOVED it until they changed their recipe causing the product to taste like deodorant. Ever since I have been trying to recreate something close to their original. I haven’t perfected it yet, but what I make is wonderful to use and easy to make. The most difficult job is cleaning the tubes I re-use. Here they are all clean and ready to be filled. I hand pour the lip balm so the paper plate is to catch the drips.

I must admit I cheat and use the microwave to melt everything, but you can always use a double-boiler. I first measure out all of my materials. Here I am using beeswax, organic coconut oil, organic honey, vitamin E, and rosemary essential oil. For the nine tubes I filled I used 20 grams each of beeswax, coconut oil, and honey and then added a tsp of vitamin E and about 6 drops of essential oil. I had a little leftover but so far this has been a successful recipe for me in terms of percentage of beeswax, honey, and oil. Although I honestly have never made it the same twice.

How to make it is easy. You add the oils to the beeswax and melt them together until it is liquid then add the slightly warmed honey and stir, then add the essential oil and stir some more then pour. It is a little more complicated than that so here are some guides that will give you all the details you need.

Now all I have to do is let them cool and harden and I will have lip balm for quite a few months. I would say this is a successful new moon crafting session to bring all that is new into these products for me and my family to use with health in mind but without compromising luxury.

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