Applying lip balm is the most advantageous treatment for healing the chapped and dry lips. The waxy texture of lip balm helps in preventing the extra dryness by locking moisture in the lips. The use of lip balm becomes most crucial for the people who live in colder and dry climate.
The shelves of cosmetic stores are loaded with commercial lip balms manufactured by different companies but these over-the-counter lip balms usually contain harsh chemicals. So, the best recommended option is preparing homemade lip balm using natural ingredients such as beeswax, rosemary oil, olive oil, coconut oil, glycerin, jojoba oil and cocoa butter etc. Beetroot juice, natural colorants or chunks of colored lipsticks can also be used to add any specific color in lip balm.
Homemade Lip Balm Recipes
- Take five tablespoons of jojoba oil and three tablespoons of grated beeswax in a small pan and place them in microwave for while to melt them. Now add one tablespoon of honey and mix again. Your homemade lip balm is ready. Leave it for about 20 minutes and then pour it in a container. Store it at cool and dry place.
- Take one part of beeswax and two parts of sweet almond oil and one or two drops of wheat germ oil in a pan. Place it on heat until it becomes thick and smooth. In the final step, add 4-5 drops of rosemary oil in the mixture and stir it well. Pour in a lip balm jar and store at room temperature.
- Another inexpensive and simple recipe involves melting three tbsp. of grated beeswax and two tbsp. of sweet almond oil. Then add three drops of vanilla oil in it.
- A chocolate lip gloss can be prepared by heating one tsp. each of cocoa butter, sweet almond oil and coconut oil, 3-4 drops of vitamin E oil, two drops of peppermint extract and chocolate chips. Pour the prepared chocolate lip gloss in a neat a clean jar when it cools down. Store this natural lip gloss in refrigerator.