January 2, 2013

DIY Multi-purpose Lemon Butter Balm in Altoids Tins!

DIY beauty recipe: all purpose lemon butter balm (in altoids tins)
DIY beauty recipe: all purpose lemon butter balm in altoids tins

I've been on a DIY beauty kick lately. I'm tired of spending lots of money on expensive beauty products that don't really work and are full of scary chemicals. Not only that, but there's a different product for everything and to be honest, I think it's ridiculous to have a morning face cream, a nighttime moisturizer, eye cream, lip softener, eye makeup remover, hand cream, and body moisturizer (just to name a few).  Especially when there are so many natural ingredients out there that will take the place of several of these at once - without chemicals and a zillion times cheaper!!

That's why I'm SO excited to have come up with this mixture for a delicately lemon scented homemade skin balm that is 100% natural, super easy to make, and can be used for so many things. It is a wonderful moisturizer for dry hands, feet, elbows, and knees, as well as an excellent cuticle cream. You can use it all over your body as an after-shower moisturizer, and it's a lip balm too!

I made it in Altoids tins because they're the perfect size (and because my mom saves them for me...for some reason...?) but you can use any container, jar or tin.

Would you like to see how to make it? Find the recipe here!

This post was written by Jessica of Bespangled Jewelry. Visit her Etsy shop for beautiful handmade artisan jewelry, or her blog for recipes, DIYs & crafty tutorials.

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