Hit or Miss? Cherry Cherry Lip Balm

by Alli

I’m always on the lookout for new recipes or projects I want to try, but often times I never get around to trying them at all.

Then there are those times when I try a new recipe or project that I found on Pinterest, Food Network, HGTV, a magazine or cookbook and the results are disastrous!  And you rarely get a peek into those failures.

Well, that’s about to change!  I’m starting a new series (probably weekly) called Hit or Miss!  If it’s a hit, I will gladly share the source so you can try it, too.  If it’s a miss, I won’t.  I don’t want to be dissing anyone’s recipe or project. The failure could be completely my fault for not following directions correctly.

Ready for my first project?

Hit or Miss?  Cherry Cherry Lip Balm

I’ve been intrigued by all of the homemade all natural lip balms out there, so I finally had to take the plunge and jump right in.

First of all, I had to order the beeswax pastilles since I don’t usually have beeswax hanging around in the pantry.  I also had to order cherry essential oil and vitamin E oil.  At least I had the coconut oil.  (At this point, I was thinking it would have been much cheaper to just go buy lip balm.)

I came up with the cherry flavor on my own because I thought it would go well with spring – you know, cherry blossoms, etc.  And I had some all natural red vegetable dye on hand.

Let’s Get Started!


cherry cherry lip balm

 What’s wrong with the above picture?

First of all, my cherry cherry lip balm is yellow, yellow lip balm!  I stirred and stirred, but the cherry vegetable coloring sank to the bottom.  Note to self:  You can’t call something cherry if it’s yellow.

And when the directions said that it hardens very quickly, they were not lying.   So hard and so fast, in fact, that none of the lip balm will come out when I swipe my fingertip into the little containers (which I bought at Hobby Lobby in the paint section and thought they were oh, so cute).

The clean up was beyond difficult!  Trying to get the beeswax off of the inside of my glass measuring cup was a nightmare.

My Cherry Cherry Lip Balm was a big fat miss!

And what am I going to do with all that leftover beeswax?  Any suggestions?  The thought of trying to make lip balm again almost gives me nightmares!

Did you try anything new this week?  Was it a hit or miss?  Do share!