DIY recipe: lip balm
I just love making my own products! From cleaning products like laundry detergent to care products like hand soap: I’ve tried it and made it part of my regular routine. Making your own products is very easy if you know how to do it and which items you should always have in stock. It is also a great way to make sure that everything that you use is as natural and eco-friendly as possible and you can save a lot of money by making things yourself as well. Today I would like to share a simple DIY recipe for lip balm. With just 3 ingredients you can make a great base for your new favorite lip balm that is all natural.
In the past I used to have a serious lip balm problem. I kept using my Labello as if my life depended on it and without it my lips just felt naked and dry. I eventually had to stop using it completely to give my lips some time to recover and I swore never to use lip balm again. Well, I succeeded until I started noticing that my lips could use some protection during those harsh winter months. I started experimenting with making my own lip balm and I eventually came up with a recipe that is easy to make and feels great to use. And you will only need 3 ingredients!
For filling one small container of lip balm, you will need:
- 4 tsp cocoa butter
- 4 tsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp bee’s wax
- Optional: if you like a tinted lip balm, you could add some mica powder
Making the lip balm is very easy. Just add all the ingredients in a bowl and place this bowl in a pan on the stove. Make sure that the bowl is heated by the water, but no water gets inside the bowl. Just stir the mixture until it is combined and melted completely. Now you can pour the mixture into the container and let is cool down and set. After a few hours, your homemade lip balm is done and ready to use!
The base of this lip balm is bee’s wax. This works great on your lips and provides the necessary consistency to make the balm more solid. The coconut oil and cocoa butter prevent dryness and provide a natural form of hydration to the lips. You could use another oil, like almond oil or jojoba oil, and another butter, like mango butter or shea butter, if you wish and if you happen to have these ingredients at home. If you prefer a smoother, less solid lip balm, you could use less bee’s wax in the mix. You could even add essential oils to give the balm a nice scent and flavor, but I prefer it this way. For coloring, you could use mica powder. This powder is a natural mineral powder that is available in a wide variety of colors. I used a container that I already had from another product I used up, but if you prefer using chapstick, you can simply pour the mixture in an empty container and let it set. Enjoy your homemade lip balm!