Lip balms help moisturize our dry lips so they will be extra kissable but with all the products being sold today, it’s easy to get confused on which ones to get. But do you really need to buy several types of lip balm that will cost you a pretty penny? Not if you want to make your own, you don’t. Lip balms are not that hard to make. As long as you have coconut oil or beeswax as the base of the lip balm, some flavor, and a bit of tint, you are done. Here are some recipes for you to try.
Peppermint mocha lip balm
This recipe calls for ground coffee after it has been brewed to give it that exfoliating properties to soften your lips. The presence of almond oil and jojoba oil deliver vitamins A, B, and E which nourish the skin without clogging the pores. You will need 3 drops of peppermint essential oil, ¼ teaspoon of jojoba oil, ¼ teaspoon of sweet almond oil, and 3 teaspoons of coconut oil. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl then transfer afterwards into a small container with a tight lid. This can be kept for several weeks. Make sure that you store it in a cool place.
10-minute lip balm
Got 10 minutes? You’ll be able to whip up a new lip balm in just a short time. You will need 3 tablespoons of beeswax pellets, 4 tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of shea butter, and 10 to 20 drops of your choice of essential oil. Melt the beeswax, shea butter, and the coconut oil in a microwave-safe container in increments of 30 seconds. Stir well after adding each ingredient. Add the essential oil and stir. Transfer the mixture into containers and set aside to cool before using.
Honey cinnamon lip balm
If you are not into those fruity scents and flavors for lip balms, this spicy recipe might do the trick. You should prepare 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of beeswax, 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of shea butter, 1 teaspoon of apricot oil, and 8 drops of cinnamon essential oil. Get a small saucepan and add a pint of water. Simmer over medium heat. Place an oven-safe bowl on top of the saucepan to create a double broiler. Add the beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, and the apricot oil into the bowl then heat until the beeswax melts. Stir occasionally. Once the beeswax is melted, remove the bowl from the saucepan and add the honey and essential oils while stirring. Pour into tins or lip balm tubes then let them cool.
These DIY lip balms are quite enjoyable to make plus they are helpful in keeping your lips properly moist and soft no matter the weather. The best part is that you can experiment with the ingredients and can make as many as you want to give as gifts too. You’ll be making a ton of these easy-to-make lip balms in no time.