How to Make Your Own Natural DIY Lip Balm

How to Make Your Own Natural DIY Lip Balm

Lip balm is one of the easiest and cheapest beauty products to create at home, providing complete control over ingredients.

Use natural and high-quality edible oils in your recipes to nourish lips and provide beneficial skin benefits, like peppermint and lavender essential oils for revitalizing, while rosemary aids blood circulation.

1. Shea Butter and Beeswax

Shea butter and beeswax form the basis of this straightforward lip balm recipe, with beeswax adding both softness to its texture as well as acting as a natural preservative to extend shelf life of both ingredients.

Coconut oil provides an especially light and fresh scent, perfect for this recipe. Plus, adding in essential oils allows for further customization of taste and scent!

This recipe is vegan-friendly by replacing beeswax with plant-based wax such as soy, carnauba or candelilla waxes; they’re often used in homemade lip products due to their lower melting point. Shea and cocoa butter give it an irresistibly creamy texture; adding jojoba oil further softens skin.

Rose oil and alkanet root provide an irresistibly vibrant ruby hue in this variation on this classic formula. Rose oil can be made by crushing two to three wilted rose petals into a jar filled with enough sunflower oil to cover them, then leaving to infuse for two to six weeks before straining out and straining out again. For alkanet root dyeing purposes – used either powdered form or in its natural state; simply sprinkle one teaspoonful into your double boiler mix when melting occurs and remove from heat once complete!

As opposed to commercial lip balms, this natural recipe is completely devoid of any artificial flavors, colors or unnatural ingredients. Make a batch and keep it handy in your bag, purse or pocket for quick touch-ups throughout the day!

2. Coconut Oil and Beeswax

Coconut oil helps keep lips soft and smooth while beeswax protects from moisture loss by sealing in moisture with its protective barrier properties. This recipe also allows you to add essential oils for extra soothing benefits. To find the optimal combination between beeswax and coconut oil takes some trial-and-error; for a good starting point consider mixing 50/50.

Start by mixing three tablespoons of beeswax pellets or shavings with two tablespoons of shea butter and four tablespoons of coconut oil before stirring in 10-20 drops of your essential oils of choice for an unrivalled lip balm recipe. From there you can customize it further as you wish with additional ingredients of choice!

For instance, if you prefer spicy, warming scents, add 10 to 15 drops of ginger or pepper oil. Or if you want to add color, sprinkle in one teaspoon of alkanet root as you heat your mixture; this will give your homemade lip balm an eye-catching ruby hue!

Make sure that you use only high quality ingredients if you want your finished lip balm to come out smooth and grain-free. Melt oils, butters and beeswax in a double boiler over medium-low heat until all is melted before whisking in your essential oil(s) and vitamin E oil before pouring your finished lip balm into small jars or tubes and leaving to set until hard.

3. Almond Oil and Cocoa Butter

Store-bought lip balm can provide temporary moisture, but its effects soon diminish–plus it often contains artificial ingredients and preservatives that could harm the lips further. Instead, try this natural DIY recipe for kissable lips!

Cocoa butter contains rich fatty acids that penetrate skin layers to provide nourishment, while sweet almond oil–packed with Vitamin A and E–is another great carrier oil that makes this recipe truly enjoyable. Together, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, coconut oil and beeswax provide soft lips.

Essential oils of your choice can be used to add fragrance to this recipe, but bear in mind that some may be phototoxic (increase your sunburn risk when applied directly), so choose wisely. Furthermore, ensure to use organic and high-quality oils and butters.

This recipe’s color comes from rose oil and powdered alkanet root powder, giving a subtle pink tint. To make rose oil at home, just crush two or three wilted or dried rose petals into sunflower oil in a jar and store in an sunny spot for at least three weeks until infusing is complete. Or alternatively you could purchase it online from clean beauty e-tailers.

This recipe recalls the old-school Lip Smackers you remember from childhood. Simply combine 7 drops of sweet orange essential oil and 3 drops of vanilla extract after the mixture has melted, as well as peppermint essential oil which may stimulate blood circulation to make lips appear fuller. Peppermint essential oil could also be added for stimulating blood circulation while stimulating fuller lips; just be mindful not to overdo it; too much citrus oil could be irritating for some individuals.

4. Rose Oil and Alkanet Root

Lip balm is one of the easiest DIY beauty products to create at home, providing an opportunity to experiment with formulations. Making your own allows you to take control over all ingredients — essential oils for fresher scents or natural botanicals such as dried raspberry, clay or beetroot can add color. Plus, by crafting it yourself you have more freedom when selecting packaging like recyclable jars and tins instead of hard-to-recycle plastic tubes!

Start off by mixing together some shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax pellets in a mixing bowl, before adding your essential oils of choice and any flavorings such as vanilla extract or peppermint oil for a tingly and cooling experience. This vegan-friendly recipe offers another alternative solution.

When making natural DIY lip balm, quality of oils should be your top priority. Choose edible oils like coconut, olive, avocado or moringa oil which provide sun protection as well as softening properties to make sure your lips look healthier and feel softer overall.

Once all your ingredients have been mixed together, remove from the heat and stir in any essential oil or flavorings (remembering to do this after taking the mixture off the stove) that you would like. Finally, transfer into your containers of choice and allow it to cool before use.

5. Vitamin E Oil

Commercial lip balms often contain unnecessary and even toxic ingredients; by creating your own natural DIY version you can incorporate ingredients that are more nourishing while customizing its formulation to produce something truly personalized for yourself.

Experimentation with different butters and oils like coconut, moringa seed oil, shea, cocoa and olive can produce lip-nourishing recipes that are both tasty and beneficial to you. Plescia recommends adding essential oil for flavor and scent (only use high quality, edible ones when cooking as these provide better results than cosmetic options).

Oil options can seem endless; she suggests selecting an oil with a higher melt point like shea or cocoa butter as its fatty acids will remain stable during production and storage processes.

Alkanet root can also be utilized for customization: both powdered and dried herb forms are available, giving your lip balm an intense ruby red hue while providing anti-inflammatory benefits. Add one teaspoon to the solid ingredients when melting them together, then strain your final product after cooling.

Plescia suggests adding a pinch of Vitamin E Oil for extra antioxidant benefits – acting as an anti-oxidant, it will prevent oils and butters from oxidizing or turning rancid over time, keeping your homemade DIY lip balm fresh longer. Once your ingredient combination has melted together, pour it into tins or jars (using pipettes if you are using tubes), let cool before sealing, and enjoy your new lip-loving creation!

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