If you want perfect pout selfie, then only plumping your lips don’t work alone. As dry, chapped, and cracked lips destroy your whole pout pose. For this, what’s better than using our own homemade lip balm, made with natural ingredients and essential oils. It not only benefits your sensitive skin but also protects your lips and mouth from harsh chemicals and toxins used in the ready made lip balms available in the market.
Due to the harsh dry climate, our lip’s skin suffers a lot and it needs proper nourishment and hydration. In such circumstances, homemade lip balms are the best solution that prevent lip dryness and protect against adverse environmental factors.
Once you made a DIY lip balm, you forget to buy ready made lip balms from the cosmetic store. Instead, you don’t only made these lip balms for yourself but also gift them to your friends and family.
Homemade Lip Balm Recipe
Making homemade lip balm is a fun and creative activity. It’s pretty easy to make different lip balms and at the same time inexpensive as well. And with natural ingredients, you got better and long-lasting results.
A study suggests that natural lip balms can be made by using naturally occurring base, oils, extract, color and flavoring agents. As a result, these lip balms offer a natural way to maintain and promote healthy lips.
Here we are going to make the following homemade lip balms.
- Homemade Pomegranate Lip Balm
- Homemade Grapefruit Lip Balm
- Homemade Lemon Lip Balm
Recipe No. 1
Homemade Pomegranate Lip Balm
2 tablespoons beeswax
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon organic honey
1 tablespoon pomegranate seed juice (freshly prepared)
1/2 teaspoon pomegranate oil
Lip balm tubes or lip balm containers
- In a double boiler, melt beeswax, coconut oil, and honey together.
- After melting, remove from the heat and add pomegranate juice and pomegranate oil in it and mix well.
- Pour this mixture in the lip balm containers or tubes and let it cool until it hardens.
Recipe No. 2
Homemade Grapefruit Lip Balm
2 tablespoons beeswax
1 tablespoon shea butter
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon grapefruit juice (freshly made)
3-4 drops grapefruit essential oil
Lip balm tins or lip balm tubes
- In a small saucepan, melt beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil over medium to low flame.
- Then, remove the saucepan from the heat and add grapefruit juice and grapefruit essential oil in it and mix it properly.
- Pour this mixture quickly in the empty lip balm containers or tubes with the help of a dropper.
- Let it cool at room temperature.
Recipe No. 3
Homemade Lemon Lip Balm
2 tablespoons grated beeswax
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3-4 drops lemon essential oil
Lip balm tubes or chapsticks containers
- In a double boiler, melt grated beeswax and coconut oil together.
- Then, add almond oil, lemon juice, and lemon essential oil in it.
- Mix all the ingredients nicely and pour this mixture in the clean lip balm tubes or chap sticks containers.
- Let it cool until it solidifies.
Benefits Of Ingredients
|Beeswax||Beeswax is produced by female bees that contain vitamin A and natural emulsifiers that hydrate our dry lips. It protects your skin from harmful UV rays of the sun. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that cure painful inflammation of cracked lips.|
|Shea butter||Shea butter is rich in vitamin A, E, F, K, antioxidants and fatty acids like oleic, stearic, palmitic and linoleic acids that moisturize your dry lips and boosts skin elasticity. It protects your lip’s skin from harmful UV rays and increases collagen formation.|
|Coconut oil||Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer, sun damage protector, an antibacterial, and an anti-aging agent that protects your lip from drying, peeling, and cracking.|
|Sweet almond oil||Sweet almond oil is high in vitamin E, K, vitamin B-complex, minerals, and omega-6 fatty acids that make it ideal for treating chapped lips.|
|Pomegranate juice||Pomegranate juice is rich in vitamin A, C, E, minerals, folic acid, and antioxidants that moisturize and nourish your lips.|
|Grapefruit juice||Grapefruit juice is loaded with high water content and antioxidants that plump up your lip and make them soft and hydrated.|
|Lemon juice||Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent that lightens dark lips. It exfoliates dead skin cells from the lips due to the presence of citric acid. It is an antiseptic in nature that kills bacteria and germs due to its acidic nature.|
|Pomegranate oil||Pomegranate oil makes our lips moisturize and youthful. It has bioflavonoids and fatty acids that protects lips from sun damage. Research shows it has natural SPF-8 which protects lips from sun damage naturally.|
|Grapefruit essential oil||Grapefruit essential oil is an antibacterial, mood enhancer, and acne fighter that prevents lips from germs and enhances your mood with its aroma.|
|Lemon essential oil||Lemon essential oil hydrates your lips. It contains limonene and β-pinene that protects lips from bacteria, fungus, and pathogens.|
Tips And Tricks To Remember For Homemade Lip Balm
Dry containers for storage purpose: Always use clean and dry lip balm containers and tubes for storage purposes.
Use clean instruments for preparation: Clean droppers, bowls, and pans should be used during the preparation of your DIY lip balms.
Cool DIY lip balm at room temperature: Don’t cool your freshly made DIY lip balm in the refrigerator or freezer. Let it cool down at room temperature.
Store your homemade lip balms in the refrigerator: Always store your homemade lip balms in the refrigerator, so that they can be stored for a longer period of time.
Quickly pour lip balm mixture into the empty lip balm containers: Quickly pour the lip balm mixture into the empty lip balm containers and tubes as this mixture hardens very soon.
Nighttime lip balms: Lip balms having grapefruit and lemon essential oils must be used during the night time due to their photosensitive nature.
Use Grated beeswax: Grate the beeswax before using it for the DIY lip balm project.
After reading this article, I hope you must try this lip balm making fun activity at your homes, and do tell us about your experience in the comments section below.
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