If you want to have luscious lips, then you need to start taking care of them from right away. As you know, the skin on our lips is extremely thin and can be cracked easily. Due to this, people often suffer from dry or chapped lips. If you don’t want your lips to suffer from unwanted dryness, then make sure that they stay moisturized. To do this, you can take the assistance of a lip balm.
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If you want, you can make your own lip balm as well. This will let you pick the ingredients of your choice and you can easily avoid anything you are allergic to. Also, a home-based lip balm would have natural and organic products. You don’t have to worry about exposing your tender lips to all those harsh chemicals. Not only are homemade lip balms healthier, they are extremely easy to make as well. Don’t believe us? Here are some of the handpicked lip balm recipes that you can work on in minutes with minimum ingredients.
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- Hemp and Honey Lip Balm
If you have sensitive lips, then you should certainly consider trying this easy recipe. It will nourish your lips and make sure they stay soft for hours. The balm will add an extra protective layer on your lips, preventing them from dryness or damage.
To start with, just take some beeswax and cocoa butter. Mix it with a few drops of almond oil and hemp oil. Afterward, pour some honey to the mixture as well. You can be a bit generous with the amount of honey you add. It is recommended to add Manuka honey, but you can go with some other variety as well. Heat the mixture on medium flame for a few minutes. Stir it a bit as honey would take some time to dissolve. Once it is done, turn off the heat and add a few drops of citrus essential oil to give it a distinctive essence.
- Lime Lip Balm
If you love the scent of citrus fruits, then this would be an ideal pick for you. This is a must-have summer essential and will give your lips a soothing and fresh coating. The recipe is based on coconut oil, but you can replace it with almond oil as well. Firstly, pour beeswax, cocoa butter, and coconut oil into a container and heat it.
Stir the mixture regularly and remove it once you get a consistent and thick texture. Now, add a few drops of lemon essential oil to the mixture and stir it again. Wait for it to cool and pour it in glass lids. That’s it! You can just open the jar whenever you want and apply this refreshing balm on your lips.
- Honey, Orange, and Vanilla Lip Balm
Just the name of this lip balm sounds exotic, isn’t it? One of the best things about the lip balm is that it is both nourishing and refreshing. Vanilla has a calm and soothing scent, and is known for its healing properties as well. The tint of orange will give the lip balm a more refreshing appeal.
Firstly, take one part of beeswax and half-part cocoa butter. Mix it in a container and boil it on medium heat. Gradually, pour some honey to the mixture and stir it for a few minutes. Once the mixture is even, remove it from the heat and add a few drops of orange essential oil as well as vanilla essence. Pour it in tin or glass containers and cool it for an hour or two.
- Raspberry Lip Balm
This is an all-natural lip balm that doesn’t contain any chemical ingredient or preservative. You can make your own lip balm by using raspberry extract or frozen raspberries. We recommend using frozen raspberries as they last longer. You can dry them and keep them in the freezer beforehand. Since the recipe has real raspberries, it will give a more natural essence to the balm.
To work on it, simply take equal parts of beeswax and coconut oil, and mix them in a container. Boil it for a few minutes at medium heat and take the dried frozen raspberries. Grind the frozen raspberries to get a powder-like texture. Now, add the powder to the mixture and stir it regularly. In the end, fill it in a container and let it cool for an hour.
- Cinnamon Lip Balm and Scrub
Yes – you have read it right. This is not only a lip balm, but also a lip scrub. Therefore, you can gently apply it on your lips and rub it in a circular motion. It will clear your lips from impurity and dead cells while leaving a soothing texture. Since it is based on cinnamon, you would adore the earthly essence of it as well.
This homemade recipe is based on brown sugar that would work as a scrubber, and honey to nourish your lips. Firstly, take raw honey, olive oil, and brown sugar in a container. Mix it thoroughly or heat it on low for a few seconds. Now, add ground cinnamon powder to the mixture and let it cool for a while. Use it before bedtime to exfoliate your lips and nourish them at the same time.
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- Peppermint Lip Balm
This is a classic lip balm that will remind me of your childhood. Not only is the recipe super-easy, it doesn’t require a lot of time as well. Since peppermint is known for its healing properties, it will nourish your lips while leaving a refreshing scent in the end. It doesn’t matter if it is winter or summer, this nourish lip balm can be used all year long.
In this recipe, we have used almond oil as base oil, but you can use any other neutral oil as well. Take one part of almond oil and half-part beeswax in a glass jar. Afterward, place it in a pan full of water to soft boil it. Boil the mixture at medium heat and stir it well. Once it is done, add a few drops of peppermint essential oil and stir it again. Pour it in a tin container and let it cool for a while.
- Organic Lip Balm
If you have tender or sensitive lips, then you can consider making this homemade lip balm. Since it is 100% natural based, we haven’t used an artificial coloring agent in it. If you want to give your lip balm some color, then you can just take the assistance of hibiscus or beetroot powder.
Simply add equal parts of coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler. You can boil it for a few minutes at medium heat and add a homemade coloring agent. Also, you can add any essential oil to the mix at the end.
- Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm
This is a slightly modified version of the previous recipe. We will add beetroot powder to the mix in order to give it a prominent pink color. The balm will also leave a slight shade on your lips as well. Its grapefruit flavor will impart a more soothing and refreshing taste to it.
Just add Shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, and some castor oil to a glass jar. Place a pan half-filled with water to heat and place the glass jar inside. In this way, you can boil the ingredients in a secure manner. Heat it for a few minutes and stir it for a gentle mix. Add beetroot powder to it and keep stirring it until you get a uniform texture. In the end, add a few drops of grapefruit essential oil and let it cool it in glass or tin containers.
- Chocolate Lip Balm
Did you really think we would come up a list of homemade lip balms without including something related to chocolate in it? After all, it is one of the absolute favorite flavors of the majority out there. In this recipe, we will generously use cocoa butter. Since it already has a prominent chocolate flavor, it will give your lip balm the perfect essence. If you want, you can add cocoa powder to the mix to make it stronger.
Firstly, take a tablespoon of each beeswax, Shea butter, and almond oil. Mix it and add three tablespoons of cocoa butter to it. You can also add some cocoa powder to the mixture if you want to. Stir it evenly and add some vanilla essence in the end. Pour it into a container and wait for it to settle.
- Maple Lip Balm
If you are fond of maple syrup and its sweet rustic smell, then you should try this easy recipe. It will nourish your lips and make them smoother than ever. Also, you would love the sweet maple essence of the balm that it would leave afterward.
To start with, take equal parts of beeswax, cocoa butter, almond oil, and maple syrup. Add the first three ingredients to a container and heat it at medium. After stirring it for a while, gently add maple syrup. You might have to stir thoroughly for the maple syrup to mix. Let it cool after getting a consistent texture.
After going through these recipes, you would be able to make your own lip balm for sure. You can easily customize these recipes or add any preferred ingredient as per your convenience. Go ahead and try some of these recipes and feel free to share your experience with us as well.
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