Thursday, September 26, 2013

Extremely Moisturizing Homemade Lip Balm recipe

What have I been up to in the last few days?
Making homemade lip balm.
Sadly my lips get chapped an awful lot. Also, some lip balms don't work on me, probably because some of the ingredients don't do anything for my skin. One of them is coconut oil.

Coconut oil doesn't work for me, not at all. It leaves my lips chapped and dry with an oily film over them. So I decided to make my own lip balm.

Extremely Moisturizing Lip Balm

  • 2 tablespoons of beeswax
    1 tablespoon almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon vitamin-e (or about 3 squeezed out capsules)
  • a few drops of essential oil

It's a pretty straightforward process.

You use the double boiler method to heat up the first 4 on the list and stir it with a toothpick if you don't have a stirrer.
Once they've completely melted you need to stir in the vitamin-e and the essential oils and then quickly pour them into tubes or little containers.

You can buy these on Amazon, Etsy or in most Apothecaries. I'm pretty sure drogeries carry them too, or even bio/herb shops.

Also, I did try some of the recipes on the net first. Most homemade recipes say you need one part wax and 3 part oils to even it out, but I find that adding so many oils to such little wax make it extremely runny. I prefer my lip balm to be a thick balm and not a runny lip shine. Especially since it's NOT a lip gloss.

Of course, if you want a lip gloss , you can use 1 spoonful of beeswax instead and add a chunk of lipstick or the proper pigment you can purchase at some craft stores that sells lip balm making supplies.

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