Homemade Lip Balm Recipes
There are thousands of lip balms in the market today that aim to give your lips the much needed hydration, serious skin repair, or a touch of colour. But do all of them work? Are they all well made to provide the hydration our pouts crave around this time of year? Well, if you haven’t found the one for yourself then before spending your hard earned money on the next over the counter lip balm why not try to create a hydrating lip treat at home?
Yes, at home. Lip balms are truly one of the easiest and least expensive products to create at home. You only need to spend 10-15 minutes to make a special, your own homemade lip balm.
Once you get the hang of the recipes, then believe me, you will have to muster up enough courage to buy a tube of inferior stuff at the store.
3 Homemade Lip Balm Recipes
• Put 1 tsp of coarsely chop or grated beeswax in a stainless steel bowl and then warm it on very low heat. You can use a double boiler for the same, if you like. Remove from the heat when wax melts and then whisk in 1 tsp. coconut oil, squeezed out liquid from 1 Vitamin E capsule and 2-5 drops of flavoring agents like peppermint or vanilla. Mix well and store in small jars.
• Melt 2 tsp beeswax (just like the above method) and add 7 tsp sweet almond oil, 1 tsp honey, 5 drops of flavoring agent of your choice and squeezed out liquid from 1 Vitamin E capsule. Mix all the ingredients well and store in jars for further use.
• Take 1 tbs each of sweet almond or apricot kernel oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, shea butter and cocoa butter. Add 1 ½ tbs melted beeswax in the oil mixture and put in few drops of your fravourite essential oil to make a hydrating lip balm for the driest of lips.
Always remember that lesser is always better when it comes to essential oils. Hold your urge to put in more than what is required as then you will create something that is made to sting or irritate your lips. Moreover, before putting in any ingredient make sure you are not allergic to it.
Also, do not conduct experiments by using food colouring in your lip balms (for that staining effect) until you want a stain to stay on for days.