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Homemade Lip Balm

Making lip balms at home home is not only an easy task but also a very enjoyable one. Presented to you in this BeautiSecrets excerpt are some popular recipes that will help you make balms in the flavor of your choice.
BeautiSecrets Staff
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
Girls love lip balms because they not only moisturize the lips, but they also give the lips a healthy, plump, and absolutely stunning look. Making this cosmetic at home helps you save out on money, and you can dabble in different flavors, mixes, ingredients, etc. The biggest advantage is that there are no chemicals, preservatives, artificial color, or sweeteners used when you make them yourself, so your lips will never get damaged, neither will you face allergic reactions like swelling, rashes, boils, etc. By using aromatic essential oils or cosmetic grade scented oils, you can custom make the balm to suit your needs and preferences. Elaborated in this BeautiSecrets write-up are some recipes that you will absolutely love.

Easy Recipes

Jojoba Oil Balm

Ingredients
  • Jojoba Oil 2¼ teaspoons
  • Beeswax 2 teaspoons
  • Grapefruit Essential Oil 1 teaspoon
  • Container (small) 1
Method
  • In a microwaveable bowl place the jojoba oil and beeswax together and heat for about 3 to 4 minutes, till the ingredients are well blended.
  • Remove the bowl from the microwave and add grapefruit essential oil to it and stir well.
  • Pour the concoction into the small container and let it cool for 20-30 minutes, after which you can use it.
Vanilla Honey Recipe

Ingredients
  • Petroleum Jelly 2 tablespoons
  • Vitamin E Oil ¼ teaspoon
  • Beeswax 1 tablespoon
  • Honey 1 teaspoon
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
Method
  • In a microwavable bowl heat petroleum jelly and beeswax together for about 5 minutes. After about 3 minutes, remove the bowl from the microwave and stir well, so that the ingredients are equally heated. Place the bowl again in the microwave and let it heat for another 2 minutes.
  • Once you see there is transparent liquid in the bowl, take the bowl out.
  • Let it cool at room temperature for about 5 to 7 minutes and then add honey and vanilla extract to it and stir well.
  • During this process, you will notice that the texture of the liquid will change and will start to thicken.
  • Before it solidifies completely, pour the mixture in a container and let it set, after which you are free to use it.
Cocoa Flavor

Ingredients
  • Beeswax 3 oz
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 oz
  • Vitamin E capsule 1
  • Cocoa ½ teaspoon
Method
  • In a double boiler melt the beeswax.
  • Once it liquifies, add extra virgin oil and Vitamin E oil capsule to it.
  • Stir the ingredients well and heat the mixture.
  • Remove it from the boiler and let it cool at room temperature for about 5 to 7 minutes. Then add cocoa to it, stir well and your lip balm can now be transferred to the container.
Peppermint Flavor

Ingredients
  • Beeswax 2 teaspoons
  • Sweet Almond Oil 7 teaspoons
  • Honey 1 teaspoon
  • Peppermint Essential Oil 1 teaspoon
Method
  • Heat beeswax and almond oil till the former melts.
  • Once it has melted, remove from heat, add honey to the mixture and stir well.
  • When the concoction has cooled a little, add the peppermint essential oil and store the lip balm in a container.
You can always experiment with different flavors, scents, and oils. Many girls also make these to gift to their friends on occasions. You can use decorative containers, with ribbons and stickers.