This is a basic lip balm recipe. You can add any kind of essence, flavour or colour you like. The best thing is no petroleum has been used, as in commercial lip balms!
1/4 cup of olive oil
10 grams of beeswax
1 tsp of honey
Beetroot (for colour – optional)
Things you’ll need:
Empty lip balm stick or small container
Tip: Grate the beeswax so that it is easier to melt, then weigh.
Put the beeswax, honey and olive oil into a Pyrex jug, in a medium saucepan half filled with water. Have the whisk ready.
Heat the saucepan on medium. Whisk now and again, to help combine the ingredients. Once the beeswax is half melted. juice a small piece of beetroot and add that into the mixture for some colour on your lips. It’s great plain too!
Tip: You can try scraping some of your favourite coloured lipstick in for a subtle colour.
Once it has all melted take it off the heat.
Get an electric beater and put it on the lowest setting. It doesn’t need long, just make the mixture creamy.
Carefully pour it into your containers, and you’re done!
This is a very sweet idea for any kind of party, if you want to get creative. You can put absolutely anything you like in the party bags. I put in eclairs, lollies and homemade Turkish Delight to go with the little pink flowers.
Scissors & pinking shears
30 cm ruler
Pink tissue paper for the petals, yellow for the center of the flower and green paper for the leaves.
Cut out petals, leaves and center. Pinch the petals around the center of the flower and tape around the bottom. Add the leaf and tape it on too.
Cut a piece of baking paper 12 inches x 9 inches with pinking shears. Fold in thirds inwards enough that there is a bit overlapping to glue together. Then fold up at the bottom 1 inch and glue it down.
Put the goodies in, tape on the flowers
Makes 24 Servings
3 envelopes of Gelatine
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of water
1/2 a teaspoon of rose flavouring
A few drops of red food colouring
1 cup of icing sugar
1 cup of corn flour
Bring gelatine, sugar and water to boil, then simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and add rose flavouring and red food colouring. Strain into buttered pan and chill for 24 hours.
Mix icing sugar and corn flour. Cover a board with the mixture. Turn Turkish delight out onto board. Cut into 1-inch squares, being careful not to let them touch each other. Roll each in sugar mixture, and pack in an airtight container with remainder of sugar mix.
250 grams of frozen berries
small piece of ginger
1 cup of plain yogurt
2 tablespoons of honey
handful of shredded coconut – coconut flakes to decorate
Put all the ingredients in a blender till combined.
Store in an airtight container to freeze and serve in a bowl with coconut on top.
Finally, the roses are coming out. They are full of inspiration.
I use the Olympus OM-D to create these inspirational photos. I love it. This is a really great camera.