DIY Project || #16 || Multi-Purpose Butter Balm

Tuesday, March 26

DIY butter balm in altoids can


I have seen the Altoids can being used for similar storage purposes within the DIY world so I didn't hesitate to try it out as a container for my quick butter balm. I recently travelled on my spring break vacation and only used a small carry-on for my luggage. Thus, everything had to be 'bite-sized', if you will, and I needed to bring along some type of all-purpose butter especially for my face after swimming in chlorine, salt water, and who knows what else. As a very curly-haired gal, I also love to use just a tad of the balm for my curls. It makes them so soft, bouncy, and much less frizzy. Overall, this little hand-dandy butter balm is super quick to make (took me less than five!) and super convenient to carry around. I also love that it is really creamy and smells great, making it so much more fun to spread!
DIY butter balm in altoids can
A lot of the ingredients can be found in healthy food stores, especially Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. You can also find them at The Vitamin Shop and GNC, other vitamin/fitness food retailers. The Shea Butter can easily be found on Amazon, and a little goes a really long way. I purchased a big jar (a bit bigger than your standard peanut butter jar size) from a fellow peer who is from Ghana and the butter is fair trade and made in the country. So far, I have used less than 1/10th of the entire thing and it cost me $7! I know Coconut Oil and other essential oils (such as peppermint) can run on the more expensive side of things, so if anything I'd highly recommend just buying a jar of 100% Shea Butter. It will be your answer for all things in life...pretty much. Let me know what you think!

DIY butter balm in altoids can


11 comments:

  1. Jane Piers8:42 AM

    That looks so cute! Definitely going to try and make this before I leave to Spain I love Shea Butter

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  2. Anonymous5:51 PM

    Perfect idea :)

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  3. Brenna Davis @SimyplLiving5:54 PM

    This seems so simple and customizable. I may have to try a variety of scents like lavender or cinnamon. Lovely.

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    1. Thanks so much, Brenna! For sure, you could easily make hundreds of different variations based on scent alone. Have fun experimenting!

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  4. Jenny L.9:26 PM

    u cud also decorate the outside of the Altouds box for smthn fun! :D

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    1. Jenny L.9:27 PM

      altoids*

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    2. So true! There is a lovely one done by Creme de la Craft here: http://www.cremedelacraft.com/2012/07/diy-all-purpose-card-holder-from.html

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  5. Anonymous6:37 PM

    Can u use something other than peppermint oil if u want a diffrent scent?

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    1. Most definitely! Lavender/floral or lemon/citrus scents I imagine would work great as well. Definitely experiment with it :)

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  6. How much of each ingredient do you need to make it be just the right amount for the altoids can?

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  7. Hi. This sounds like a really good idea - as 'unknown' has asked, how much of each ingredient do you use to make up the quantity to fill the Altoid tin? Thanks a lot.

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