With the colder seasons approaching, a lot of us will have to deal with dry and chapped lips. And sure—there are plenty of pre-produced lip balms on the market. However, a lot of them also contain skin irritants such as menthol that will only cause further damage. So why not embrace your inner chemist, and make some nourishing lip balms yourself? It will not only be a fun experience, but you can also be certain that all of the ingredients in your lip balm are safe and clean. That’s why we decided to share with you our favorite all-natural lip balm recipes. Let’s get started so you can have the smoothest lips of your life.
Lavender and Mint Bliss
Imagine a lip balm with the soothing scent of lavender combined freshness of mint. Sounds dreamy, right? Then you’ll be happy to hear that this product is quite easy to make. Start with two tablespoons of coconut oil and one tablespoon of shea butter. These ingredients are not only nourishing but also give your lip balm a creamy texture. Melt them together, either in a microwave or using a double boiler. Once melted, allow the mixture to cool slightly before adding a teaspoon each of lavender and peppermint essential oils. To make it extra fancy, you can also add a teaspoon of freshly harvested dried lavender buds from your garden. This addition will also work as a very gentle exfoliating agent. Pour the mixture into lip balm containers and let it solidify. Now, your lip balm is ready for use!
Rose Petal Softness
Roses are a symbol of beauty and grace, and you can capture that essence in your lip balm. To create a fresh rose petal lip balm, you’ll need two tablespoons of almond oil, one tablespoon of cocoa butter, and one tablespoon of grated candelilla wax. Melt these ingredients together using a gentle heat source. The magic begins when you add a handful of fresh rose petals from your garden. These petals infuse the balm with their natural fragrance and subtle color. Allow them to steep for about ten minutes, then strain out the petals. To enhance the luxurious rose experience, incorporate five drops of rose essential oil. This step intensifies the floral scent and provides additional nourishment to your lips. Pour the rose-petal-infused lip balm into containers and watch your lips bloom with elegance.
Tangy Citrus Zest
Citrus is known for its refreshing properties, and you can harness this in a lip balm. For a citrusy delight, you’ll need two tablespoons of olive oil, one tablespoon of mango butter, one tablespoon of grated candelilla wax, and zest from an organic lemon, preferably from your garden. Begin by combining the olive oil, mango butter, and grated candelilla wax in a heatproof bowl. Heat them gently until everything has melted together smoothly. Add the zest of a lemon for that zesty aroma and refreshing feel. Let it infuse for a few minutes before straining out the zest. To intensify the citrus experience, stir in five drops of lemon essential oil. Transfer your homemade citrus lip balm into containers and indulge in the tangy goodness.