How to Make Your Own Lip Balm from Natural Ingredients

How to Make Your Own Lip Balm from Natural IngredientsCold temperatures, strong winds, dry air, sun radiation, and other environmental factors can really take a toll on your lips. To protect them from the environment and prevent dehydration, you need a good lip balm, but how to find the one that’s just right for you? If you’re tired of searching, you can just make your own lip balm from natural ingredients. Here are some DIY lip balm recipes that you can try at home.

Lip balm is usually formulated with wax-like ingredients that form an occlusive layer on the lip surface to seal moisture and protect lips from external exposure. Common lip balm ingredients include vegetable oils, beeswax, carnauba wax, paraffin, lanolin, and petroleum jelly. There are a lot of people who avoid animal products and mineral oil in their cosmetics, which can considerably limit their options.

Luckily, it’s easy and inexpensive to make your own lip balm to ensure that it’s completely natural and tailored to your taste. Just keep in mind that DIY lip balms don’t have a long shelf life, they should be used within 3 months, so don’t make much. Most of DIY lip balm recipes include beeswax for a thicker consistency, but if you want to make your lip balm vegan, just substitute it with soy wax.

Coconut & Honey Lip Balm

If you’re not opposed to any and all animal ingredients, try this moisturizing lip balm with beeswax, honey and coconut oil. Working together, these ingredients will do a wonderful job of keeping your lips hydrated and protected.

In a double boiler, melt down 1 tbsp grated beeswax. Once it’s about halfway melted, add 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil and some organic raw honey. Mix the ingredients until well-blended and add two capsules of vitamin E. Once the mixture cools down, transfer it into an old lip balm container (make sure to wash it first!) or a small tin.

Lime Lip Balm

This lip balm will make your lips feel pleasantly refreshed on hot summer days and simultaneously keep them soft, smooth, hydrated, and protected from the sun. Its key ingredients include cocoa butter, coconut oil, almond oil, beeswax, and lime essential oil.

Add 2 tbsp coconut oil, 2 tsp almond oil, 2 tsp cocoa butter, and 2 tsp beeswax to a double boiler over medium heat. Stir well until completely melted. Remove from heat and add 10–15 drops of lime essential oil. Stir again to make sure that all ingredients are combined. Pour the lip balm into small jars, let it cool for one hour, then put on the lids.

Vanilla Orange Lip Balm

This is another delicious lip balm that will make your lips utterly kissable. Start by melting 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 tsp shea butter, and 2 tsp grated beeswax in a double boiler over medium heat. Once the ingredients are melted, stir them to combine.

Remove the mixture from heat and add 6–8 drops of sweet orange essential oil and 1/8 tsp vanilla extract. Stir again and transfer slowly into empty lip balm tins or jars.

Tinted Raspberry Lip Balm

If you’re a fan of tinted lip balms, try making one yourself. This lip balm has a delicious raspberry smell and a nice pink color. Instead of any artificial dyes or fragrance, it contains freeze-dried raspberries, which makes it completely safe for your health (unless you’re allergic to raspberries, of course).

Grind ½ tbsp freeze dried raspberries in a coffee grinder until you have a very fine powder. You can add more raspberries if you like for a more intense flavor and a darker color. Melt 1–2 tbsp coconut oil and ½–1 tbsp beeswax in a double boiler. Stir in the powdered raspberries, making sure they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture. Transfer to a container with a lid and let the balm sit to cool and harden.





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