To protect your lips from the inclement weather and cold, as well as from the heat, it is always good to apply a lip balm that although we can buy in pharmacies and cosmetic stores, we can also elaborate naturally.
Today we have products free of harmful ingredients within the Organic Cosmetics, but if you also like to prepare your DIY cosmetics, see how to make this homemade lip balm step by step so that you can wear hydrated, cared and perfect lips.
When the skin loses hydration, the epidermis suffers from a lack of water, becomes tight, rough and can flake off. The surface of the lips is thinner than in the rest of the body, so it suffers and is easily weakened by climatic-environmental factors and internal reactions of the body (such as dehydration).
The condition is usually increasing, only the notes of dry lips, but soon begin to hurt, crack and even flake. They may break when they smile or eat, bleed, and, of course, it hurts a lot because it is a susceptible area.
The external factors that most often spoil the lips most are intense cold, dry heat, wind, sun exposure. But they also dry out when we lack hydration from drinking little water, from the lack of vitamins (A, from group B and C ), from poor digestion or even allergic reactions to some foods.
The lack of hydration, both inside and out, causes the skin to lose elasticity and softness, making it look dull and dull. Discover how you can hydrate your lips with natural ingredients to highlight its beauty.
When making homemade lip balm, you can start from natural ingredients. In this case, you will need:
Butters and vegetable oils
The combination of these three ingredients will result in a natural balm with the right texture. The most commonly used wax to make homemade lip balm is ceraalba wax. It is beeswax that has had its color and aroma removed. You can also use virgin beeswax, although in this case, you can not customize with the smell and color you want since this wax will already give you both qualities.
The primary function of the wax when making a lip balm is to give it consistency. It helps to keep the desired hardness and texture. That is why it is also important not to exceed the amount, since otherwise, they may be too stable.
Meanwhile, shortening and vegetable oils will provide properties. They usually stand out for their moisturizing and nourishing action, two of the main benefits that are sought when making homemade lip balm.
If you choose to use these three ingredients, it is essential that the recipe also incorporates vitamin E, as it will help to preserve it and prevent it from becoming easily rooted. By having a high percentage of oils, a good natural antioxidant becomes an essential ingredient.
Another possibility is starting with the petroleum jelly, a neutral product of mineral origin that is customized with the ingredients that best suit you. One of the significant advantages of Vaseline is that it has no smell or color and also does not get dirty. To this, we must add its emollient and moisturizing action, which helps keep lips hydrated.
Homemade Lip Balm
How to customize homemade lip balm? Two products will help you to do this:
To aromatize this type of elaboration, only balm essences can be used, since they are specially designed to be in contact with the lips.
If you want to make 100% natural homemade lip balm, then you have to resort to essential oils, but keep in mind that the percentage of use is tiny, since they will be in contact with the lips. Also, the range of aromas is more limited, since essential oils are extracted from flowers, plants, and fruits.
Meanwhile, the dyes will help your lip balm have a beautiful color. Of course, keep in mind that they will only give a slight hue to the lips; they do not have the same intensity as a lipstick.
To make homemade lip balm can not miss the packaging, as they will help keep your preparations in good condition. You can opt for jars in mini format to have them always at hand or by stick, a very convenient and practical way to pack the lipsticks. These are some of the models that can serve you:
And of course the packaging is equally important, we speak for example of stickers or boxes that will help make the final result very professional. They are also perfect if you plan to sell or give away the homemade lip balm you make.
Now that we know the main ingredients that can be part of the preparation, let’s see how to make homemade lip balm step by step. We leave you different recipes so you can make the one you like best. Let’s do it!
We start with a pure and completely natural elaboration. In this case, rosehip oil, marigold oil, and shea butter will be responsible for filling this balm with properties. To make it natural, we have chosen to incorporate a dye that is also it. This is all you need :
Rosehip oil (54 gr)
Shea butter refined (30 gr)
Calendula oil (54 gr)
Wax alba (30 gr)
Vitamin E (12 drops)
10 ml transparent jar (9)
Natural lip balm stickers (9)
Here is the step by step to make homemade lip balm:
Weigh all ingredients separately to have them prepared for processing.
Melt the alba wax and the butter in the microwave or the water bath over medium heat.
Mix the oils and vitamin E and add a pinch of natural dye. Beat for a few minutes so that the color is well dispersed.
Gradually add this mixture to the wax and melted butter. The latter must be at about 70 ° C to integrate well. Stir constantly.
If lumps remain, heat the microwave for a few seconds and mix again.
Pack the balm, let it cool and decorate with the stickers.
A simple step by step with only four ingredients:
These are the necessary ingredients to implement this recipe:
Calendula oil (67 gr)
Wax alba (10 gr)
Cocoa butter (10 gr)
Geranium essential oil (5 drops)
30 ml transparent jar (3)
In addition to easy to make, this balm will be loaded with properties thanks to the ingredients it includes. Calendula oil helps soothe the skin, while coconut butter stands out for its moisturizing and nourishing action. For its part, geranium essential oil helps to heal the skin. That is why this balm is ideal for repairing lips and nourishing them.
To do this, you have to:
Mix the calendula oil, the wax and the butter and heat them in the microwave at low power until liquids remain.
Stir for several minutes to emulsify and decrease the temperature.
Add five drops of geranium essential oil and mix well.
Pack and wait for it to cool.
In the following recipe, we show you how to make lip balm with petroleum jelly. It is so simple and fast that it is ideal for those who are starting in this type of elaboration! The ingredients can be purchased separately or made with a kit that includes materials + recipe. A very simple way to start!
Prepare all the ingredients that come in the kit, and that will be part of our preparation.
Melt the petroleum jelly over low-slung heat in a saucepan. Important! The utensils used to make cosmetics should not be reused for cooking.
Meanwhile, disperse the dyes one by one in a mortar to break the particle and get them to dye more.
Divide the molten petroleum jelly into three containers in equal parts and add a few drops of balm essence to each of them. Add a different dye to each of these containers and mix well until well integrated.
Fill the containers and let them solidify.
Close the jars and decorate with the stickers.
The following recipe for making handmade lip balms has a peculiarity that makes it unique: it incorporates dried rose petals. You will also get a touch of shine thanks to the glitter. They will be spectacular, ideal for gifts!
Not only are they good-looking, but they stand out for their moisturizing and protective action due to the oils and butter that are part of the recipe. To customize them, you have to add the balm essence that you like best.
These are the necessary ingredients :
Jojoba oil (40 gr.)
Wax alba (20 gr.)
Coconut oil (20 gr.)
Honey (5 gr.)
Vitamin E (0.5 gr.)
Balm essence (30 drops)
30 ml transparent jar (3)
Combine coconut oil, alba wax, jojoba oil, and honey and heat it in the microwave or a soft water bath.
Meanwhile, undo the dried rose petals and place them at the bottom of the containers.
Mix the ingredients just melted for several minutes and add the glitter and the balm essence.
Incorporate vitamin E and stir again.
Pour into containers and allow to cool completely.
In this course, you could not miss how to make homemade lip balm with color, an elaboration that you can customize to get lipsticks of the shade that you like the most.
The ingredients you need to make this recipe at home are:
Carnauba wax (10 gr.)
Castor oil (77 gr.)
Wax alba (8 gr.)
Vitamin E (1 gr.)
Now take note of the step by step!
Mix the waxes and oil and melt over low heat until they melt.
Incorporate vitamin E and add the essence balm.
Pour some melted mixture into a glass cup and add a pinch of mica. Crush the particle well until it is well dispersed and incorporate the rest of the mix.
Add the glitter and stir again.
Pack and wait for it to cool.
Coconut oil, preferably organic, virgin &raw.
A clean & empty container, preferably opaque to protect the contents from sunlight.
A microwave-safe bowl and a mixing serve.
One or more extra oils such as argan oil, avocado,& jojoba, but you can use whatever you have, including olive oil.
Take the bowl and pour the coconut oil along with a few drops of argan, avocado, and jojoba oil. Now stir well until you see a single bump.
Put in the fridge to cool thoroughly, before the first stage, you can heat the coconut oil a little so that when adding the essential oils they will mix better.
When you have the lip balm, you can apply it on the lips, and you will notice hydration on your lips that you never had before.
This lip balm is simple to make and only has four ingredients:
Coconut oil that has moisturizing, softening and regenerating properties, and has a delicious aroma.
Shea Butter, which is one of the most moisturizing, emollient and regenerating butter of the skin, which will be perfect for chapped lips. I always use it in lip balms because it also provides extra protection for the skin.
Beeswax to give consistency to the lipstick and also for its magnificent moisturizing properties and because it creates a protective layer on the lips. In this case, I used virgin beeswax so that the lipstick had a golden color and because pure beeswax causes the lipstick to acquire less hardness than with refined white wax, and I think this lipstick requires that texture.
And of course, organic honey that will help you with its emollient, moisturizing and softening properties. It is an effective anti-wrinkle, and very useful for treating burns and damaged skin.
And now I give you the recipe with the amounts of each ingredient.
INGREDIENTS (30 ml jar)
15 grams of Coconut Oil
2.5 grams of Shea Butter
7 grams of Virgin Beeswax
1.25 grams of organic honey
1% Vitamin E
The procedure is simple, but I want to explain a trick to make the recipe perfect for you.
Weigh the ingredients and put in a glass bowl to the water bath (except honey).
¡Truquillo ¡¡When the ingredients melt and are well mixed, take out the glass bowl and place it in a bowl with cold water. Be careful that no water enters the container. You will see that the mixture immediately begins to solidify, and then now is the time to incorporate the honey, mixing very gently.
And finally that I don’t forget to give you a recommendation, use organic honey to make this lip balm. Industrial honey does not have the same properties as organic honey, it is much more refined, and the critical thing, in this case,is the beneficial properties that honey has for your skin.
First of all, it guarantees you that they are healthy and productive. There are several recipes more or less complicated and even with other ingredients such as cocoa butter or shea butter. The important thing is that they are fatty substances, so they do not need preservatives and, therefore, are free of parabens.
It is a great advantage that you can make them in quantity and customize them with labels or drawings in the bottles, being a good gift for your friends and a detail for family members who, undoubtedly, will ask for it again.
There are also several aggregates that you can make, such as color and flavor; however, we prefer to leave the most natural recipe to take care of the health and beauty of well-groomed, healthy and protected lips.
Finally, it is prevalent that in some times we dry and break our lips, but if problems and pains persist, and you do not find a direct reason (weather or hydration), consult a doctor. There are complex inflammations, such as different types of cheilitis, that may require specific treatment.
The balm lipstick that we have just detailed can last more than a year, and you will surely finish it before if you use the right proportions. Because it is a natural product that only carries fat (no water is added), it does not need a preservative. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, so oils will take a long time to oxidize and get dirty.
If you take good care of the first step (decontaminate all the utensils and workspace) and avoid incorporating an aqueous phase (such as juices to flavor it or someone else to have a different consistency), it may be contaminated, and the microorganisms trigger a breakdown.