To protect your lips from the cold and inclemency of the weather, as well as from the heat, it is always good to apply a lip balm that although we can buy it in pharmacies or cosmetics stores, we can also make it in a natural way. Let’s see next How to make your homemade lip balm?.
How to make your homemade lip balm?
The lip balm that we usually buy in pharmacies is usually made with natural products and ingredients such as cocoa butter, so that we can also collect some of these products at home, such as honey or beeswax, or the coconut oil and ensure that our lips are always cared for and hydrated.
Homemade lip balm with beeswax
Many of the lip balms that we see in pharmacies have as we say beeswax that has moisturizing properties and it is also soft so we can make a balm at home as easy as this Ingredients
- tablespoons of beeswax pills (you can buy in online stores like Amazon)
- 2tablespoons of shea butter
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- More than 30 drops of peppermint essential oil
Melt the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil in a pot in a bain-marie or a small glass bowl over a small pot of boiling water, stirring constantly until melted .
Remove from heat, but keep the water still hot to keep the mixture melted.
Add the essence oil and once you have added it, use a pipette or dropper to fill several tubes of lip balm. This should be done quickly as the mixture will begin to harden as soon as it is removed from the heat.
Let the tubes sit at room temperature for several hours until they cool down and harden completely before covering them. Now you can use your lip balm.
Homemade lip balm without beeswax
We have already seen how to make a lip balm with beeswax, but if you want to be able to do it without this main ingredient, you have the option of doing it are wax or honey and with other ingredients that you surely have at home such as orange and cinnamon.
- 2 teaspoons of sweet almond oil
- 2 teaspoons of shea butter
- 10 drops of sweet orange essential oil
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Heat in a bain-marie, in a small bowl, almond oil and butter , until the latter dissolves completely. Once you have a mixture with consistency add the sweet orange essential oil and cinnamon.