Recipe For Home Made Lip Balm

Recipe For Home Made Lip Balm

lipMarket is flooded with so many brands of lip balms and we are confused as ever about which one to use and which one will suit us. The available brands are not cheap and once you buy one, you are stuck with it till the time you finish it or give it away. So, what is the solution? Make your own, of course! You would not believe how simple it is to make one at home. You can make them plain, tinted glossy or in your favorite flavor and taste!

Let us begin by telling you what all you need to make a lip balm at home.

  1. A base of beeswax or coconut oil
  2. A flavor of your choice and taste
  3. A tint … and that is it. Read on to know the different ways you can make these super simple but super efficient lip balms at home.

1.Coconut rose lip balm

coconut-rose-lip-balmTo prepare this you will need –

  1. One eighth pure coconut oil – you will find this at any grocery store
  2. One fourth cup bees wax – available at crafts shop
  3. One eighth cup of Shea butter
  4. One table spoon of coconut oil
  5. One fourth cup of dried rose petals – or you may use any flower or dried herb here
  6. One table spoon of sweet almond oil

To make this, make sure you have all ingridients ready in exact, weighed proportions. Now put these all together in a sauce pan or a container that can be heated. Now heat it on low, till everything melts. you may wish to microwave this.

Make sure to keep and eye on it continuously and switch off the microwave once it melts. You may want to take out the dried petals or keep them. They look pretty anyway. Get a cute looking sanitized container where you can store this. Let it cool for 2 hours and your rose petal lip balm is ready!

2.Peppermint lip balm

To prepare this you will need –

  1. 5 drops of peppermint oil
  2. 2 table spoon almond oil
  3. Bees wax pellets
  4. A glass jar and dropper
  5. Tint – you may use lipstick shaving for this or your eye shadow

Directions – put almond oil and bees wax in a glass jar and close the lid. Now heat this glass jar dipped in warm water on medium flame until wax is melted. Keep an eye continuously and do not let it over heat. Now remove the jar from water and stir it to dissolve any lumps.

Add peppermint oil. Do not add this too much as it may burn your lips. Start with 5 drops and you can then judge if you want more. Use a dropper to add the oil drops. Now add the shavings of the tinted lipstick and stir till the desired color is achieved.

Now put the mixture in your containers while it is still medium hot or it will harden up and will get difficult to put for storage. We do not recommend re heating this mixture. Give two hours to cool off and harden completely and you are done! Your tinted peppermint lip balm is ready.

3.Honey lip balm

honeyTo prepare this, you will need –

  1. 15 grams of bees wax
  2. 10 grams of cocoa butter
  3. 5 gms of Shea butter
  4. 20 ml of almond oil
  5. 10 ml of honey
  6. 8 drops of citrus oil for fragrance
  7. A metal spoon
  8. Small glass jug

Directions – melt the bees wax, cocoa butter and Shea butter in a boiler with almond oil. Now add honey and keep stirring until it turns liquid. Please note that honey will not dissolve properly with any oil with heating, so you need to use a milk frother to mix this further.

Now remove from heat, add the citrus oil and keep stirring with the frother. Do this while the mixture cools but is still in liquid state. Now put in to tubes or small containers and let it harden for good two hours. We did not add any color to this to maintain the purity.

4.Shea butter lip balm

To prepare this you will need –

  1. 4 table spoon coconut oil
  2. 3 table spoon Shea butter
  3. 1 table spoon bees wax which should be shaved
  4. A small container

Directions – mix coconut oil, Shea butter and bees wax in a microwave. Once they are blended, heat them for around a minute so that the mixture reaches the liquid state. Now pour this mixture in to the container you are going to store them in to and then keep in fridge for an hour or two. Your simple, Shea butter home made lip balm is ready. This one smoothens and removes the tan from the darkened lip skin.

5.Glittery strawberry lip balm

downloadTo prepare this, you will need –

  1. 1 table spoon bees wax
  2. 1 table spoon coconut oil
  3. 1 table spoon almond oil
  4. 1 table spoon strawberry flavored oil
  5. Lipstick shavings
  6. Edible glitter

Directions – mix bees wax, coconut oil, almond oil and strawberry flavored oil by heating them in warm water. Keep stirring until it is completely melted. Use a metal spoon to stir. Add the strawberry oil with a dropper only. And use only few drops.

Now gradually add lipstick shavings and keep adding and stirring with metal spoon until you see the desired color. Mix very little quantity of edible glitter for the sparkly, shimmering effect. Keep in the tube or containers and let it harden for 2 hours.

6.Pink tinted lip balm

pomegranatecolorlipbalmindiaTo prepare this, you will need –

  1. 2 table spoon of grated bees wax – you may grate it with an old cheese grater
  2. 1 table spoon of coconut oil
  3. 2 table spoon of sweet almond oil
  4. Chunk of your favorite red lipstick
  5. Half tea spoon of shimmery eye shadow – to add sparkle!

Directions – boil water in bowl and then place the container in which we will mix up the stuff. Melt bees wax, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil and lipstick shavings. Let it melt until you do not see any particles of bees wax or lipstick shavings.

Remove from heat to make sure it does not boil or over heats. Use a metal spoon to stir it. Once off heat, add 5 drops of rosemary oil. Now fill your lip balm tubes or store them in little containers. You can use disposable syringe to transfer the mixture to these containers. Keep it in fridge so that it hardens up.

7.Mint chocolate lip balm

Yeah, now you would be licking your lips more often!

To prepare this, you will need –

  1. 1 table spoon bees wax pellets
  2. 1 table spoon almond oil
  3. 1 table spoon coconut oil
  4. 5 drops of mint essential oil
  5. 5 drops of chocolate essence

Directions – mix all of the above mentioned ingredients in a double boiler. You can make a double boiler by not placing the mixing container directly over heat but in another bowl of water placed over flames. Mix everything apart from mint oil and chocolate essence.

Once the mixture is ready and you do not see any bees wax pellets, take it off heat and let it cool for 5 minutes. Now use a dropper to first add mint oil and then the chocolate essence. Use a metal spoon to stir. Your delicious mint chocolate lip balm is ready. Let it cool and store as desired. You may add lipstick shavings to these too for color.

8.Tea tree oil lip balm

tea-tree-oil-1024x741To prepare you need –

  1. 1 table spoon bees wax pellets
  2. 1 table spoon almond oil
  3. 1 table spoon tea tree oil
  4. 1 table spoon coconut oil

Directions – heat them all in a double boiler. Adding tea tree oil increases the qualities of this lip balm as tea tree oil is anti fungal and anti bacterial. Be careful with the drops of tea tree oil because it will make the balm a little tingle. If you use too much, the tingly sensation can turn in to a burning sensation too.

Further, you can mix and match many such ideas and make your own lip balm. Here are a few examples;

Powdered make up method – after melting all the essentials to make lip balm, also add in powdered make up, like eye shadow and get the desired color blend you are looking for. You can also use, blush and bronzers. Avoid the one with sparkles.

Glitter method – mix the desired oils and essentials and add in the edible glitter. Use very little of course because too much glitter would not look nice on lips.

Cocoa powder – it adds color and scent. Do not add too much as it might leave a bitter taste on lips.

So now that you know how to use the important ingredients and add in the look and flavor, start experimenting. You can store them in cute containers and stick on them cute stickers printed over net. Use them yourselves or gift them. Or you may make them in batches and start a little home business for yourself!