1) The basic supplies include the following: used lip balm tubes, q-tips, paper
towels, needle nose pliers, dish soap, and a cooking pot. In my case, I have
leftover Jell-O Lip Smaker ® to demonstrate the process. Now, let's begin!
gently pull it out with a pair of needle nose pliers.
high. Do not allow the water to boil, that is, if it's too hot it may cause the
tube to plastically deform. Then remove the pot from the heat. Take off
the caps from the tubes and submerge all components into the hot water.
Let sit for ten to fifteen minutes.
caution, for the water may be a bit too hot for you to directly handle.
Then refill the tubes with soapy water before placing them back in.
bring to medium-high heat on the stove. Re-submerge the tubes.
Let sit for another ten to fifteen minutes before taking out the tubes.
12) Place the tube components face down to dry on a paper towel.
An even further cleanse is to place the tubes in the dishwasher for
added sanitation. Once that's complete, you're done. Bravo!