Looking for a heartfelt yet simple gift for a loved one? Or having difficulty trusting the ingredients in the lip balms available in the market? We’ll tell you how you can make lip balms at home.
We frequently tend to neglect lip care, resulting in dry and chapped lips. Lip balms are essential, especially as winter approaches.
Lip balms are easy to make and only need a few simple ingredients that are easily available everywhere. This article covers how to make organic lip balms with natural ingredients.
What Are The Benefits Of Making Lip Balms At Home?
- Homemade lip balms are the perfect form of lip care, and can also be a great personalised gift for your loved ones.
- By making your own lip balms, you will be assured that the ingredients used are safe.
- Homemade lip balms do not cause allergic reactions.
- It is a great hobby that can be turned into a business.
For the base
- Shea butter/Cocoa butter
- Coconut oil/Almond oil
- For fragrance and colour
- Essential oils/Fragrance oils
- Beetroot powder (red colour)
- Utensils required
- 2 Heat-safe bowls
- Lip balm containers
Step-By-Step Process Of Making Lip Balms At Home
STEP 1: Make a double boiler with two heat-safe bowls. You can do this by boiling water in one bowl and putting another bowl on top. This will create a double boiler and easily melt all the ingredients.
STEP 2: Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil or almond oil. You can also use jojoba oil.
STEP 3: Add 1 tbsp of beeswax pellets. If you want your lip balm to be firmer, you can increase the quantity of beeswax.
STEP 4: Add 1 tbsp of shea or cocoa butter and mix it until everything melts. The base of your lip balm is ready.
You can stop at this step if you want a clear lip balm.
How to add colour to your lip balm?
STEP 5: Add a teaspoon of beetroot powder and stir the mixture thoroughly to incorporate the powder. Make sure the mixture turns red.
STEP 6: Add 2-4 drops of your favourite fragrance or essential oil. Whichever flavour is available to you—vanilla, peppermint, or strawberry—is your choice.
STEP 7: Pour the mixture into a lip balm container and store it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes until it solidifies.
It's time to use your lip balm!
Things To Remember
- You can use vaseline as a substitute for your base.
- If you do not have a double boiler, you can melt all your base ingredients in the microwave.
- Increase the amount of butter and cut back on the beeswax if you want your lip balm to have a smoother consistency. Do the opposite for a firmer consistency.
- You can add Vitamin E and Vitamin C oils to give your lip balm healing and antioxidant properties.
- Use natural ingredients like turmeric or cocoa powder for different colours.
- Now that you know everything you need, you can start creating your own lip balms.
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