Your lips are really sensitive and that’s why they are highly susceptible to chapping. Did you know that a lot of those lip balms that you can find these days contain chemicals such as camphor and phenol which can increase the dryness of your lips in the long run? Certainly, you should quit counting on them for healing your chapped lips!
Finding a lip balm that contains all-natural ingredients can be a challenging task. And even if you can easily come across them, the steep price tags that they carry can definitely leave you speechless.
Worry not if you cannot afford any of those expensive lip balms because you can actually create one with your own hands. And the best thing about it is contains nothing that can harm your lips further. So in other words, the do-it-yourself lip balm you will later on learn how to make is the safest one to apply whenever your lips are dry and cracked.
Take note that you will need a double boiler for this project because all of the various ingredients needed for this lip balm that’s homemade will have to be melted together.
Don’t be disheartened if you do not have a double boiler lying around in your kitchen because there’s a workaround. What you need to do is get your hands on a saucepan and a glass bowl that can sit perfectly on the saucepan. With this really ingenious solution, you can whip up this DIY lip balm even without using a double boiler.
Now the reason why the lip balm you will learn to make later on is perfect for chapped lips is the fact that it contains aloe vera gel, which is known to offer a number of beauty perks. But it’s not just aloe vera gel that makes this homemade lip balm works so effectively, but also beeswax, coconut oil, cocoa butter and vitamin E, which you can obtain simply by piercing a vitamin E capsule with a needle.
Excited to make your very first batch of homemade lip balm containing aloe vera? Here’s the simple recipe:
1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1/2 tablespoon of beeswax (pellets or grated)
1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon of cocoa butter
10 drops of vitamin E oil
5 to 8 drops of your favorite essential oil
-Using a double boiler on medium heat, melt together coconut oil, beeswax, and cocoa butter. If you’re using beeswax in pellet form, just dump half a tablespoon of it in the double boiler. If what you have is a block of beeswax, have it grated first for easy melting.
-If you don’t have a double boiler, fill 1/4 of a sauce pan with water. Bring it to a boil using medium heat. Once boiling, carefully place a glass bowl on top of the sauce pan — that’s where you will melt the ingredients.
-Keep on stirring and turn off the heat once all of the solid ingredients have completely melted. Also, remove the upper compartment of the double boiler (or the glass bowl if you’re using a makeshift double boiler) and place it on your kitchen counter. Allow it to cool for a bit.
-Once already near room temperature, add aloe vera gel, cocoa butter, vitamin E oil and your preferred essential oil. Give everything a good stir.
-Do you want your DIY lip balm to have a nice color? If so, you may add a few drops of food coloring — it’s completely up to you which color to go for!
-Transfer to a small glass jar with a cap. Stash in the refrigerator for a few minutes until completely solidified.