One of the simplest, most affordable beauty products that you can create at home is lip balm. Making your own is super easy, you’re in control of the elements (unlike store-bought brands), and you can enjoy knowing that you’re creating lip balm made entirely out of natural, pure, organic ingredients!
There are a few things you may wish to gather together if you’ve decided to make your own lip balm. The supplies listed below should get you started well on your way.
- Heat gun: This is an incredibly useful tool that you can use to smooth the top of your salves and lip balm. If you decide to seal your lip balm with shrink wrap, you’ll need one of these.
- Lip balm tins: Some people prefer not to use plastic tubes for their lip balm because they’re plastic, and using plastic isn’t always environmentally friendly. Instead, small, round tins can be used. (It’s easier to reuse tins than plastic anyway.)
- Lip balm tubes: As noted above, some people don’t like to use plastic tubes for their lip balm, but others don’t mind at all. If you’re one of these sorts, then you’ll want to pick up some plastic tubes before you start making your lip balm.
- Lip balm labels: These should be printable and waterproof. You don’t want them to easily peel off your lip balm tins or plastic tubes.
- Filling trays: These are used to group lip balm tubes together to make filling them easier.
Now, while the essence of lip balm is simply moisturizing the lips and relieving them of a dry, chapped state (which nobody likes), there are many kinds that you can choose to make. Just as you have choices when you go to the store, you’ve got options when it comes to making lip balm yourself.
We’ve listed a few types of lip balm along with their recipes, including a simply awesome coconut oil lip balm recipe we feel you’ll love!
Homemade lavender mint lip balm
This is a lip balm that provides a nice, cool, refreshing feel to your lips when applied due to the mint used to make it. Moreover, it’s entirely natural (provided you purchase organic versions of the ingredients listed). Done right, this lavender mint lip balm will provide the hydration and nourishment that will prevent your lips from drying up and cracking.
What you need:
- Lavender essential oil — six drops
- Peppermint essential oil — six drops
- Coconut oil — 1 tablespoon
- Beeswax — 1 tablespoon
- Shea butter — 2 tablespoons
Take the shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil. Put them together in a small pot. Place the pot over medium-low heat. Allow everything to melt together, and then remove from the heat. Once removed from the heat, add the lavender and peppermint essential oils to the mix. Whisk everything to ensure that the essential oils are blended in well.
Once that’s done, simply pour your concoction into either the tins or plastic tubes, and let everything cool until it solidifies. You’re done!
Homemade maple syrup lip balm
This lip balm is sure to make you think it’s candy. It smells that good! (Don’t try to eat it, though.)
It will give your lips a slightly sweet maple syrup scent. Get close enough, and it just may make your significant other want to give you a kiss. Regardless, the ingredients in this lip balm are healthy and hydrating, so kissing or no kissing, your lips are going to feel great!
What you need:
- Dark maple syrup — 4 grams
- Cocoa butter — 4 grams
- Soy lecithin — 2 grams
- Virgin coconut oil — 3 grams
- Sweet almond oil — 4 grams
- Beeswax — 5 grams
As with the lavender mint lip balm above, take the ingredients and put them together in a pot. Place the pot over medium heat, and allow everything to melt together. Take a whisk and whip the mixture until everything is blended together nicely. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Then transfer to your tins or plastic tubes. Simple!
Homemade coconut oil lip balm
Coconut oil has tremendous benefits and is well-known for its moisturizing properties. It’s no wonder then that it’s an ingredient in so many beauty products. However, some people can’t tolerate coconut oil due to the fact that it makes their hair greasy or causes them to break out.
Thankfully, these downsides don’t extend to coconut oil lip balm! Like the other lip balms listed in this article, making coconut oil lip balm is a piece of cake.
What you need:
- Vitamin E — two capsules
- Raw honey — just a dollop!
- Extra virgin coconut oil — 1 tablespoon
- Beeswax — 1 tablespoon
Grab your pot and throw in the beeswax. Place it on medium heat and melt it down. When it’s about halfway to a liquid state, add the honey and coconut oil. Start stirring, and continue until the beeswax has melted altogether and you’ve blended in all the ingredients. Then add the vitamin E.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Once it’s hardened, transfer to your plastic tubes or tins. That’s it!
Making your own lip balm, regardless of the type, can be an incredibly fun activity. You can do it by yourself or make a project out of it and do it with the kids! When all is said and done, you’ll have a wholesome remedy for chapped, dry lips on hand.
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