DIY Lip Balm
Here's a DIY lip balm recipe in six simple steps so you can whip up a lip-smacking formula sitting at home. We've sourced the best of ultra-hydrating ingredients that blend together for a 100% smooth, organic and nourishing application on delicate skin. Ahead, a beeswax-oil-&-butter DIY lip balm in six easy steps. (You may also like this list of the best lip glosses and this list of essentials for dry lips.)
Tools & Ingredients Required
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- A saucepan
- Steel bowl or a heat-proof glass bowl
- 3½ tbsp carrier oil (coconut, olive, almond)
- ½ tbsp carrier oil (same as above, or another type like avocado for a richer formulation)
- 1 tbsp or 15 grams of beeswax
- 1 tbsp shea butter or cocoa butter
- Empty lip balm container
DIY Lip Balm in 6 Easy Steps
Step 1: Prepare your apparatus. Add 1-2 inches of water in a saucepan, then place a steel bowl/heat proof glass bowl on top of it. This will ensure that your lip balm formula doesn't overheat.
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Step 2: Without turning on the heat, add 3½ tablespoons of any carrier oil to the top bowl. We recommend sweet almond oil, coconut oil or olive oil for very supple lips.100% Natural
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Step 3: Now add ½ tablespoon of any other type of carrier oil, like avocado, hemp seed or castor oil, to make the formula richer. If you want to keep it simple, you can use the same oil as before.
An additional type of oil is recommended for a DIY lip balm that's extra-nourishing.
Step 4: Then add 1 tbsp (15 grams) of shaved beeswax or beeswax pellets.
Step 5: Add 1 tbsp of a solid butter (not the kind you eat), like shea butter or cocoa butter
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Step 6: Now turn the stove on. On low-medium heat, the water will heat up and melt your ingredients. Once this happens, remove the bowl and stir till your formulation is one colour. Then after the formula's cooled off, pour it into a clean lip balm container. You can either wait for your DIY lip balm to harden, or put it in the refrigerator to speed the process.
Your DIY lip balm's ready.
And that's how you whip up a DIY lip balm at home.
DIY Lip Balm
|Product||Price in India|
|eKitchen Stainless Steel Solid Mixing Bowl (Silver, Size no.2, Size:16.5 cm, 1500ml)||₹ 355|
|Amazon Brand - Solimo Stainless Steel Small Sauce Pan (15.5 cm, 1.1 Litre)||₹ 399|
|KHADI NATURAL Ayurvedic Sweet Almond Oil, 100ml||₹ 360|
|Max Care Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil, 500ml||₹ 356|
|Nature's Absolutes Avocado Carrier Oil, 30ml||₹ 244|
|Aromakrafts® 300g Premium Grade Yellow Unbleached Beeswax Pastilles - 100% Pure and Natural Pack of 2 (150g each)||₹ 490|
|NatureSack's 100% Raw Beeswax Pellets - 50gms||₹ 249|
|Natural Or Nothing Raw Unrefined Organic Shea Butter (250 Grams)||₹ 499|
|Bliss of Earth 100% Pure Organic Ivory Shea Butter | Raw | Unrefined | African | 100GM | Great For Face, Skin, Body, Lips, DIY products|||₹ 309|
|Green Junction Empty Cosmetic Tins Capacity 10g (Pack Of 5)||₹ 310|