Winter is officially here, and if there’s one thing that I have to deal with each winter then it’s dry and chapped lips. I just can’t remember to put on lip balm regularly for the life of me. So, what’s the solution? Lip oils! Because they give you the best of both worlds — glossy and juicy lips, combined with hydration and nourishment. And we have something that will make your nerdy heart beat faster — a recipe and how-to guide on how to make your very own DIY lip oil. So let’s get started right away, shall we?
Gathering Your Lip Oil Arsenal
Prepare your lip care toolkit! While the specific types of oils matter less, the right ratios are crucial. Safety first! Ensure your ingredients are top-notch and lip-safe—after all, they’re kissing your lips! From castor oil’s moisture-locking magic to argan oil’s vitamin E infusion, each oil has its role. If you’re someone who loves to indulge in holistic beauty rituals, you probably already have most of these oils at home. All that’s missing is two things: mica powder and a cute container.
DIY Lip Oil — Let’s Get Crafty
It’s time to put your lab coat on, and become your very own cosmetic chemist. Luckily, making your own lip oil isn’t all that hard. In a double boiler ballet, combine castor oil, argan oil and rosehip oil. Watch as they combine into a warm, inviting lip oil concoction.
If you want to make your oil a little bit more fun and glam, you can add a little but of mica into the mix. It will give your lips that extra boost of glitz that you are looking for! But make sure you’re buying an ethically sourced and lip-safe mica powder.
Now, it’s time to stir, whisk, and twirl! Gradually blend the mica into the melted oils until they form a smooth liquid. Cue the grand finale! Sprinkle in the vitamin E oil and optional essential oils. This will make your lip oil extra nourishing and and also give it a lovely smell. Of course you need a container too. Amazon has some adorable options available, even some that look like the iconic Dior Lip Oil packaging.
Lip Oil: More Than Meets the Lips
Lip oil isn’t just about the gloss—it’s a lip care revolution! There’s a reason why it has gotten as popular as it is in the last couple of years. But what is it that you ca expect from your lip oil? Hydration, protection, healing, and a touch of glamour. Sounds like a lot? Well, that’s the benefit of using a DIY lip oil instead of a gloss.
But what if you’re not feeling too crafty? Well, you hopefully didn’t think that we would leave you hanging, did you? Of course we also have some great recommendations for you. Our favorite is, by far, the Clarins Lip Comfort Oil. It’s not only juicy and yummy, but also comes in many gorgeous colors. And the best part — it leaves a tint.
Of course, there are also more affordable options out there. Elf, NYX, Essence and Catrice all have gorgeous lip oils available too. All of these brands are vegan and cruelty-free, so that’s something you don’t have to worry about either. Here’s to gardens, glamour, and lips that’ll steal the show!