How to Make Lip Balm at Home with Natural Ingredients

The skin on the lips is fragile and sensitive. It is prone to environmental factors like dryness, elevated temperature, and other adverse weather conditions. Everyone wants full, luscious, and soft lips, but you have to nourish the lips for this to happen. 

Lip balms are specially designed to help you achieve this effect. But not everyone has the money for expensive lip balm brands; that is no cause for alarm, though. Today, let’s make them ourselves. 

If you are thinking of how to get this done, this article is for you. You can use only natural ingredients to take care of your lips if they keep drying, chapping, or peeling off. Natural ingredients not only assist in the healing process, but they also help in hydrating the lips. DIY homemade lip balms can also be given to your loved ones as excellent gifts. 

DIY Homemade Lip Balms

Shea Butter Lip Balm

Ingredients Needed: 

  • Raw honey (one teaspoon)
  • Shea butter (one tablespoon)
  • Organic, raw coconut oil (one tablespoon)
  • Beeswax (one tablespoon)
  • Lemon essential oil (five drops)

Steps to Take: 

  • Start by putting the coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter inside a pot and boil all the ingredients on the stove. 
  • As the ingredients reach the melting point, add the essential oil sourced from lemons and raw honey into the pot, and mix it all. 
  • Once everything is cool, pour into the jars, tubes, or any other container you have in mind and it is ready for use. 
  • You are free to apply this organic balm on your lips whenever your lips need some nourishment and moisturizing. This lip balm contains important ingredients like honey, lemon essential oil, and beeswax so it is good for cold sores too.

Mint Chocolate Lip Balm

Ingredients Needed

  • White beeswax pellets (two teaspoons)
  • Cocoa powder (one teaspoon)
  • Sweet almond oil (two teaspoons)
  • Peppermint oil (three drops)

Steps to Take:

  • Melt the beeswax pellets using a stove, boiler, or even a microwave oven.
  • Add your cocoa powder and mix until the blend is smooth. 
  • Include peppermint oil and sweet almond oil to the mix while you stir all the containers’ ingredients. 
  • Allow everything to cool and pour in the jars or other containers you want to use. 
  • Apply the sweet-smelling lip balm whenever you want to hydrate your lips. 

Lavender Mint Lip Balm

Ingredients Needed: 

  • Coconut oil (one tablespoon)
  • Beeswax (one tablespoon)
  • The essential oil from lavender (five drops)
  • Shea butter (two tablespoons)
  • The essential oil from peppermint (five drops)

Steps to Take: 

  • Put the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax inside a pot and wait until all melts. 
  • Take the mixture from the heat, add the essential oils (peppermint and lavender), and mix thoroughly to percolate all of the mixtures. 
  • Put the lip balm inside containers and allow solidifying upon cooling. 

Useful Tips on Preparation, Usage, and Storage of Your Homemade Lip Balm

Here are some hints that you will find very useful whenever you are preparing, using, or storing your homemade lip balm: 

  • The refrigerator is the best place for you to keep your DIY lip balm. This is because they do not have any preservatives in them. 
  • Check and ensure that the jar, tube, or container you pour the lip balm into is very clean, neat, and dry. This will ensure that there is no contamination of any kind.
  • Please make sure you crush beeswax before you melt it during the preparation. Crushing the beeswax is going to speed up the melting process. 
  • Please do not make the mistake of putting the DIY lip balm inside the freezer as this will destroy its structure and potency of the ingredients. 
  • It is important to make use of cocoa butter, beeswax, and coconut oil because they can protect your lips from harmful radiation from the sun. 
  • If you suffer from severely dry lips, then you can add other items like camphor or menthol to your homemade lip balm when you are preparing it. 

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