Your lip balm can save you from those dry, chapped lips. But with all the lip balm brands in the market, you may get confused which ones to choose.
If you check the ingredients of the lip balm you buy in the store, you will see that they have harsh chemicals and other shady fragrances. The best thing you can do for this scenario is to make your own.
You may think that a do-it-yourself lip balm is complicated, but it’s surprisingly simple. All you need are coconut oil, some tint, and the flavour of your taste.
Here are some easy to do homemade lip balm you can try:
Coco-Rose Lip Balm
What you need for this recipe are coconut oil, vitamin E, and cocoa butter. Add in some rose petals in the mix before you finish the formula.
Rose is super soothing, you will like it. But you can substitute it with any dried herb or flower you choose. Some of the most soothing options are chamomile, lavender, green tea, calendula, or hibiscus, which can give you a beautiful pink homemade lip balm.
Besides being a lip balm, you can use it as a moisturizer to any part of your body.
The ingredients you need for this balm are:
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of grated cocoa butter
- 1 tablespoon of dried rosebuds
- 1/4 teaspoon of vitamin E oil
- 3 drops of rose essential oil
- Put the coconut oil in a bowl or pot and melt it down on very low heat.
- After the oil has completely turned liquid, add the roses and stir them well.
- Let it steep on very low heat for about an hour.
- Use cheesecloth or a fine-mesh sieve to strain the oil into a bowl.
- Wipe the original heating bowl and put the oil back in it. Heat it again.
- Add the cocoa butter and stir it well until it is melted.
- Remove the bowl from the heat and put in the vitamin E oil and essential oil and then stir them well.
- Put the mix in a small container and let it set for about three hours.
Avoid putting the mix in a tube or your pocket because it is made out of mostly coconut oil, which liquefies fast if you put it somewhere warm. You wouldn’t want it to leak all over.
Lavender Lip Balm
You need essential lavender oil for this homemade lip balm. But you can also substitute it with basically any other essential oil that fits your preferences. You can use essential oils like sweet orange, rose, carrot seed, or even vanilla.
This recipe includes honey, which gives it a heavy taste. Make sure you don’t lick your lips too much because that will dry off your lips. The ingredients you need are:
- 4 tablespoons of jojoba, almond or olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of grated beeswax or beeswax pearls
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1/4 tablespoon of vitamin E oil
- 7 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon of coloured, natural lipstick
- In the very low heat, warm the oils, the beeswax, and the honey in a bowl or a small pot.
- Stir the mix until the beeswax is totally melted.
- Remove the bowl from the heat and then put in the essential oil, cocoa powder, coloured lipstick, and vitamin E.
- Put the bottom of the bowl on a shallow pan with ice water.
- Keep whisking the ingredients as you put in the honey.
- Once you put in the honey, immediately transfer the lip balm in your container and let it set for about 3 hours. A tube or a tin can be a good container.
Minty Chocolate Lip Balm
This is like a homemade recipe for From Nature with Love. It is a fun and very firm lip balm, perfect for the tube. Even though it may not have strong colours, and it is only tan, the mint smell it will give is awesome. It is also delicious, but you should avoid licking your lips.
The ingredients you need are:
- 1 tablespoon of grated beeswax
- 1/8 of a cup of coconut oil
- 1/2 tablespoon of shea butter
- 1/2 tablespoon of cocoa butter
- 1/2 teaspoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon of vitamin E oil
- 3 drops of peppermint essential oil
- Put the shea and cocoa butter in a pot or double boiler.
- Put coconut oil in it and warm it up on very low heat for about 20 minutes. Make sure you stir it now and then.
- Make sure you don’t let the heat go over 175 degrees because the shea butter might get gritty.
- Put the beeswax into the mix and stir it well.
- When the beeswax has totally melted, remove the mix from the heat.
- After that, add the honey, essential oil, cocoa powder, and vitamin E.
- When all of the ingredients are mixed together smoothly, put the lip balm on a tube or tin.
- Let it set for about three hours.