October is sensory awareness month and one of the many sensory issues that children have is with the things that are applied to their face. The skin of the face is the most sensitive of most anywhere else on the body because it houses the most orifices, not to mention all the senses. This lip balm is so easy to make you'll be kicking yourself for not doing it sooner. Not only that, but it is better for you because there aren't any harsh chemicals in this craft recipe that many store brand lip balms and chapsticks contain.
- Kool-Aid Packet
- 2 packets of sugar sweetener
- 1 cup Vaseline or other brand petroleum jelly
This recipe made me 10 5-gram pots of lip balm.
- Rip off the packet tops so that the sugar substitute and Kool-Aid are ready to pour at any time.
- Melt the Vaseline to a liquid in a small pot on the stove. You are going to have to watch this constantly because it will melt fast then go immediately into burning (and it stinks bad when it does.
- Dump in the packets and continue to stir until the sugar substitute has completely dissolved.
- Put in a measuring cup with a spout. Pour immediately into the pots, tubes, or containers they are going into. Leave on counter to cool with the lids off until the mixture has solidified again (about an hour).
- Store in a cool dry place. If you have to keep in a Tupperware container, then simply remelt when you are ready to pour more into a tube or pot.