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Baby Boomers who smoked marijuana in the sixties are, today, not getting diagnosed with Alzheimers at the rate they should be.

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Marijuana Makeup - Cannabis Infused Tinted Lip Balm

Marijuana Makeup - Cannabis Infused Tinted Lip Balm

Tinted lip balm is the easiest way to add color without going Full Makeup. Anti-aging, cannabis infused balms maintain smooth, plump, and moisturized lips.

You can find DIY lip balm containers at craft stores, beauty supply stores and online. Use a squeeze bottle to get the melted balm into containers without a mess.

To make it easy, get a lip balm making kit. 

If you make these in winter, use a touch more oil and a bit less beeswax so they don’t dry out and crack in cold weather. In the summer, use a touch more beeswax and a bit less oil so they don’t melt in the heat. If you don't love coconut oil (I can't stand it on my face), use argan, olive or sweet almond oil. For a more solid balm, use shea or cocoa butter instead of oil. 

Go find all of your old lipsticks, the tubes of barely there product that you just can't throw away, or full tubes of colors that just didn't look great or feel great. With a small knife, cut off small chunks of and add them to your melted beeswax/oil mixture until you get the color you want. This is why we make the balm in a bowl on the stove - lip color alchemy. Use a light touch at first. You can always add more color, but you can't take it away. Make your balm during the day so you can dip the tip of your pinkie and try out the color in natural light before you pour and cool.

Add your favorite flavor. I like a simple vanilla extract, but feel free to add a few drops of mint. I made a beautiful batch with chocolate flavoring and a rosy red hue - Chocolate Cherry Balm. 

Infusion: Mild lip balms are made by infusing 3.5 grams of cannabis flower into coconut oil. Stronger balms are made with a gram of concentrate

Strain: Choose a high potency 1:1 THC/CBD strain and do a half-decarb for a full range of cannabinoids. 

2 tablespoons (1 ounce) coconut oil

2 tablespoons (1 ounce) White beeswax  (yellow will affect the color)

small chunks of your favorite lipstick 

10 drops vanilla extract

  1. Set a clean, dry bowl over a pot of boiling water. Melt beeswax. Add infused oil or concentrate and flavoring. Stir well until mixture is completely blended.
  2. Remove from heat and pour into a squeeze bottle. Carefully fill molds. Let cool at room temperature and store in a cool, dry place for up to a year. 

 

If you have any questions about infusing your lip balms, leave them in the comments. 

 

Happy Medicating!

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