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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything related to Whimseybox.  I’m still working my way through them.

Recently, I did two of the boxes with some of the girls on a Friday night.  We did the April box, which was for stenciled lavender sachets, and May, which was for peppermint lip balm.  I forgot to take photos of the stuff beforehand, sorry.  But here’s a link to the site where you can order your own DIY lip balm kit or lavender sachet kit if you are so inclined.

So, here’s our finished product.  Or most of it.

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First, the stenciled lavender sachets.  In the box was a bunch of stencils, some puffy paint, three small cloth sachets, and a lot of lavender.  We stenciled two of the bags and did weird stuff with the third.  I’m sure you couldn’t already tell.  I also brought out some glitter glue because the only paint color we had was brown.  I’m not a big fan of the color brown.  And obviously, the bags shown are unstuffed.  The lavender is still in its pouch and it’s stinking up the box.  Worthwhile craft?  Meh.

Second, the peppermint lip balm.  In the box were three small tins, some beeswax, castor oil, a pipette, peppermint essential oil, and mixing sticks.  We followed the directions for the lip balm and I was kind of surprised that it said to add the essential oil before heating everything.  I’ve made lotions before.  I have never added essential oil before heating any ingredients.  Most essential oils are volatile so they just evaporate when you heat them.  But I decided to follow the instructions anyway.  And sure enough, our resultant lip balm isn’t very pepperminty.  If you decide to make anything and use essential oils for their fragrance, add them after your base mixture has cooled a bit.  Otherwise your scent will just be your base mixture.  Other than that, we also tried to color the lip balm since I had a whole lot of gel food coloring left from when I made drunk Duncan.  That didn’t turn out so well either because I should have added that when the base was warm and I forgot.  So the coloring didn’t really spread.  Worthwhile craft?  Maybe, but you would need to modify the instructions a bit if you want your lip balm to smell like anything.

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