EOS Lip Balm: How To Make EOS Lip Balm
The lip balm that has revolutionized the way that the lip balm industry is conducted, Evolution of Smooth, or EOS, has re-popularized the importance of lip care through its innovative approach to the field. With its remarkable oval containers in a variety of vibrant colors and flavors, EOS lip balm has been at the forefront of the market, carried in a multitude of stores.
Because it’s at the height of its popularity, we all entertain ideas about which scents we would want if we could design our own EOS lip balms. While we can just continue buying EOS, why not see if our own invention can have an even better result? Keep reading to discover how you can make your own EOS-inspired creations.
EOS has caught the eye of the general public, not limited to those within the beauty industry, and has since then reaped the profits of selling the hottest trend on the market. But what aspects of the company has made it so successful?
While many never considered making an investment in lip balm before because they were too easy to lose, EOS’s wobble design allowed for easy retrieval and a higher product retention rate. Another acclaimed aspect of the model is its simple design, not requiring you to twist the tube each time you need more; the EOS container enables you to maximize the amount of use out of the product.
While EOS is a natural product, deeming itself “hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, gluten-free, and packed with nourishing vitamins and natural skin-conditioning oils,” you can still make your own version as well, whether it’s to save over time or to have a fun DIY activity to do with your friends.
With EOS becoming the second-best seller in the lip balm industry, just behind Burt’s Bees, surpassing even the household name Chap Stick, it’s no wonder you’d like to try your hand at your own version. You can make a legitimate lip balm to replace your EOS when it’s gone or you can even go as far as replacing your EOS with chocolate or other food to have a quirky snack.
2How To Begin Your Own EOS Lip Balm Creation
Before you begin making your EOS, it’s best to do some specific research on what you want in it. As with anything, it will be a disaster if you just start mixing things together without ensuring that what you’re doing is feasible.
To begin with, there are three main parts of the EOS container. First, there is the top, the part that screw on and is dome-shaped to house the lip balm. Second, there is the bottom, which holds the lip balm. Third, there is the pot, a plastic piece divided into eight equal triangles which serves as the holding apparatus for the balm to rest on. It is imperative that you separate all of these pieces beforehand and rinse off all excess lip balm so there isn’t any remaining residue in your container. A hack to removing the pot structure out of the egg is to use a pair of cuticle scissors or a knife to inch it out. Be sure to get the whole piece out, rather than just the spokes.
3Organic EOS Recipe
If you’re looking for a DIY EOS with all of the same benefits and qualifications of the name brand balm, this recipe if absolutely perfect for you! This is a foundation recipe, but if you’d like to get more creative, feel free to diverge from this wherever you please or to find one of the more unique (and plentiful) tutorials available on YouTube.
For this recipe, you’ll need 4 tablespoons each of beeswax and coconut oil (as long as it’s in a 1:1 ratio, it doesn’t matter how much), 1 teaspoon of vitamin E, old lipstick (optional: for color), a few drops of your choice of scented oil, such as peppermint, rose, etc., and the old EOS container.
1: Grate the beeswax and combine it with the coconut oil in a measuring cup. Stir together as well as you can, then stick it in the microwave on fifteen second intervals, mixing in between until you see that it’s fully mixed. TIP: The mixture should not be in the microwave for so long that is boiling.
2: At this point, your mixture should be liquid. If you’d like your lip balm to have a tint, add a small chunk of your favorite color to the cup, along with a few drops of your desired scent. Put it in the microwave for 10 more seconds and stir everything up until finely dispersed. If you don’t wish to add a color, just add the scent with the same process.
3: Next, since you should have already taken the pot out of the EOS, all you need to do is screw it to the lid.
4: Pour your mixture into the EOS container until it completely covers the pot you just screwed in. Do not put the other side back on; this should be an open-top EOS. Place it into the refrigerator to cool. If you have any extra mixture, you can fill multiple EOS containers or other vials to make a variety of lip balms. This is especially helpful if you need them for multiple places, such as your purse, your car, your bedroom, etc.
5: Check on your EOS periodically to determine when it has hardened. Once it has, screw the top and bottom together and you’re done! You’ve successfully created a new and improved EOS lip balm! If you’d like, decorate the case of your EOS with tape, stickers, or lettering to distinguish between them, especially if there are multiple of the same color for different people.
For those who want a conversation-starting DIY to do with their friends, an edible EOS is a quaint and delicious activity that will bond all involved and pique interest of any range of party guest. From McDonald’s to watermelon, nearly every flavor under the sun has a tutorial, so depending on which type of candy or flavor you’d like inside, you should do individual research before beginning your project. Prior to following the steps, note that this is a lengthy process for a relatively short amount of time lasted, but this type of EOS is meant for DIYers who are looking for another challenge to undertake. For this specific recipe, you’ll learn how to make a Chocolate Edible EOS.
For this DIY, you’ll need 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips (can be sweet or dark if preferred), a microwaveable bowl, and your reusable EOS container.
1: Take all preparations mentioned in the “How To Begin Your Own EOS Lip Balm Creation” tab to save yourself time and get the base work out of the way that you know you’ll have to do anyway.
2: Once all of the EOS parts have been cleaned, place the pot back in the bottom of the EOS container.
3: Pour one-third of the bag of chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it on intervals of twenty seconds, making sure to stir in between and smooth out all bumps, leaving pure liquid chocolate.
4: Spoon the melted chocolate into both halves of the EOS container, filling them to the top. If you have any excess melted chocolate, you can use it for other recipes or just grab a spoon and treat yourself. You deserve it.
5: Connect the two halves of the egg together and screw them closed. Wipe off any excess chocolate that may jut out after twisting them together with a damp paper towel or wet wipe.
6: Place your EOS creation into your freezer and leave it in there for about an hour, or until frozen. TIP: Always be cautious with your EOS and leave it in for a bit longer instead of shorter so that your chocolate doesn’t crumple inside.
7: Twist open and clean off excess hardened chocolate from grooves with a paper towel. Enjoy your small bit of chocolate joy!
The most important thing to do with your DIY EOS lip balm is to just get creative. It’s to sit down on a lazy Saturday afternoon and listen to the radio while dancing in the kitchen and heating up your mixtures. Making your own EOS is not only good for the environment because of reusing the material, but it’s good for your soul. You can wait for your chocolate EOS to freeze while curled up in a blanket, enjoying a new book or catching up on your favorite Netflix series. Taking the time to do it yourself will allow you to finally relax from a stressful week of both routine and uncertainty.