If you like to experiment and prefer natural products and are looking for homemade lip balms, why not make one on your own? Here we present 5 easy DIY lip balms and lip creams you can make at home.
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5 DIY Lip Balms to Make at Home
Here you have 5 easy homemade lip balm recipes with different ingredients and flavors:
DIY Lime Lip Balm
The ingredients are a few, yet beneficial – think of lime essential and cocoa butter.
- 2 tbsp of coconut oil
- 2 tsp of cocoa butter
- 2 tsp of beeswax
- 2 tsp of almond oil
- 10 to 15 drops of lime essential oil
- Pour the coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax and almond oil into a double boiler. Heat it on low temperature for a while. Stir and let it melt.
- Remove from heat.
- Put the lime essential oil in the mixture and stir. Withdraw from heat.
- Transfer the balm into jars and let cool for an hour, then cover with a lid. Use and finish in 3 months.
DIY Coconut Oil Lip Balm
Talk of a simple process and a lip balm that is candle-like in appearance!
- 1/8 cup of coconut oil
- ¼ cup of beeswax
- 1/8 cup of shea butter
- 1 tsp of coconut or vanilla extract
- ¼ cup of rose petals (fresh or dried). You can choose a different flower or herb.
- 1 tsp of sweet almond oil
- Pour all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Microwave for 30 seconds, check and continue until it’s completely melted. Or heat on low temperature until melted.
- Add petals and stir.
- Transfer into sanitized containers of your choice
- Let it cool completely and use.
Homemade Raspberry Lip Balm
Want a natural lip balm that’s also delicious? Here’s an excellent recipe for you!
- 1-2 tbsp of coconut oil
- ½ tbsp of ground freeze-dried raspberries
- ½-1 tsp of beeswax for a firmer consistency
- Using a coffee grinder, turn raspberries into a fine powder.
- Melt the coconut oil and beeswax together in a double broiler.
- Add the ground freeze-dried raspberries. Stir to combine.
- Now it is ready. You can now transfer it into a container with a lid.
- Let it rest till it hardens.
DIY Tinted Lip Balm
Of course, you can also make a lively tinted lip balm that could give the right touch of color to your lips along with the moisturizing and nourishing properties.
- 6 tbsp of organic coconut oil (it could be olive oil or shea butter)
- 2 tbsp of beeswax granules
- 1 ½ tsp of organic beetroot powder or hibiscus powder for tint
- Optional: 30 drops of your favorite essential oils
- Melt the coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler over medium heat, stirring often until it’s all the way melted.
- Put the essentials oils and tint powder.
- Add a small amount of the liquid into each tube. Do it carefully, but not too slowly, the mixture can harden.
- Let it cool for about an hour
- Use as you would a regular lip balm.
DIY Imitation Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
What about recreating your favorite lip balm from a beloved brand? Here is how you should go!
- 2 tbsp of beeswax pastilles
- 2 tbsp of shea butter
- 2 tbsp of coconut oil
- 30 or more drops of peppermint essential oil
- Melt the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler. You can also use a small glass bowl over a small pot of boiling water. Stir from time to time until it melts.
- Remove the pan from heat but keep over the still-hot water to keep the mixture melted.
- Choose the essential oils and add according to your taste. You can apply some on your arm to test if it is satisfactory.
- After that, use a dropper to fill the lip balm tubes. Be fast, lest the mixture should harden.
- Let it cool for hours before you cover.
How Often and How to Use a Lip Balm
Use your lip balm every day. Apply it in the morning after brushing your teeth. Repeat in the noon after lunch, and then one more time at night, before going to bed and let the magic work overnight.
The idea is applicable to usage that spells between nourishing, healing and hydrating your lips. But when you decide to use it as a base for lipstick, which is a good idea, then you should use your lip balm for as often as you use a lipstick.
Every time you use a lip scrub to exfoliate lips, make sure to apply a lip balm or lip cream to hydrate them.
Other Uses of Lip Balms
Lip balms aren’t for the lips alone, if you don’t know. They can be used for other things that would make your jaw drop. Other uses of lips balms include:
- To Tame Flyaways: So your hair is dry and untamed? Rub some lip balm in your palm and apply it to the hair.
- Under-Eye Cream: Because it has rich and natural ingredients and could hydrate, use it as under-the-eye cream. You will like it.
- Eyebrow Wax: Use your lip balm as an eyebrow wax to tame unruly brows.
- To Prevent Hair Dye Smudges: Before you start the hair dyeing process, apply some lip balm on the hairline scalp. It would prevent the scalp from getting stained.
- As Cuticle Cream: It is as simple as that – you can use lip balm as a cuticle cream.
- To Remove Sticker Residue: When you have sticker residue to remove, and it’s frustrating, pick up some lip balm.
- Remove Mascara Smudges: That is another stain lip balm could remove. Wipe some lip balm on it as a base and see a clean surface.
- As Eyeshadow: Bring the same brightness you see on your lips to the eyelids. Apply some on the lid with your finger. Add your favorite eyeshadow over it and seal the appearance.
- Increase the Duration of Your Perfume: Before you apply perfume, apply some lip balm on the area you want to perfume. The smell will last longer than ever!
- Tint Your Cheeks or Illuminate Your Face: Apply a little tinted lip balm on areas such as cheeks instead of a blush. You could use it to mask stains on the face as well.
- Prevent Manicure Smudges: Before you settle down for manicures, rub some lip balm on your cuticles and around the nails to prevent smudges.
- Prevent Blisters: Applying lip balms on the legs will increase friction and prevent blisters.
- As Highlighter: Where do you want to bring shine to your face? Apply lip balm there to make your face glow.
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