All it takes is 15 minutes and two ingredients that you probably already have around the house to make Kool-Aid Lip Balm! This is a fun project that doubles as an even cooler gift!
Recently I saw a Facebook view that was showing how to make your own lip balm using crayons. Crayons?! Even though they were using a non-toxic brand, I was still a little taken back by the idea. I tend to lick my lips a lot (something to do with winter), and do not like the idea of some of crayon ending up in my mouth. I know it was aimed more at children, but I am still a little taken back by the idea.
I recently made DIY Burt’s Bees Peppermint Lip Balm which wasn’t really that big of a hit with my son. He just does not like anything mint flavored in the slightest. I can’t quite wrap my mind around I because I love anything to do with any kind of mint (peppermint, wintergreen, you name it). So, I have had my eyes open for an alternative and this is what I came up with. Kool-Aid!!
Kids love Kool-Aid! Moms on the other hand, not so much. It’s sugary, it stains, it leaves sticky spots in places that you don’t find until the ants start a new colony. But, what if you were to take said Kool-Aid with it’s staining ability and turn it into lip balm?!
You get to kill two birds with one stone! You get to get rid of that annoying Kool-Aid while still keeping your kids happy! So if you have 15 minutes and a few restless kids, round them up and give this a try!
DIY Kool-Aid Lip Balm
- Petroleum Jelly
- Kool-Aid Packets All different flavors
- Cosmetic Jars/Containers
Add one Tablespoon of petroleum jelly to a microwavable safe bowl. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until petroleum jelly is liquefied.
Add 1 packet of Kool-Aid to the liquefied petroleum jelly and stir until it is pretty much dissolved. (It will not completely dissolve).
Spoon mixture into a cosmetic jar/container. (You’ll have a little bit left in the bowl that did not dissolve, discard this).
Let cool for about 15 minutes.
Then it’s ready to wear and look fabulous!!
Looking for another easy DIY project? Check out this Winter Bliss Body Scrub!