Dry lips are a common complaint that can affect anyone. Luckily, there is an easy recipe you can use to make your own DIY Luscious Lip Butter.
This simple yet effective recipe is made with a base of sweet almond oil and beeswax, so it will protect and hydrate your lips while attacking the dry lips harshness that causes many people to suffer during the winter months.
Also, you’ll be able to treat yourself whenever you want without having to worry about store-bought ingredients.
About this Luscious Lip Butter
This recipe is perfect for winter, when lips can be extra chapped.
It is made with an ingredients list that you probably already have in your kitchen. All of the ingredients are natural, and it is easy to customise with more essential oils or other healing ingredients if you want to use it for a specific ailment or condition.
You can use this luscious lip butter alone or under your favourite lipstick.
NOTE: This is NOT a vegan product since it contains beeswax.
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- 2 tablespoon organic olive oil (conditions and protects lips)
- 2 tablespoon organic almond oil (with nourishing properties that lock in moisture for soft, plump lips)
- 1 tablespoon organic castor oil (moisturizing, fights dry lips)
- 1 tablespoon organic liquid lecithin (excellent emollient and occlusive, wonderful in products for extremely dry lips)
- 1 tablespoon organic beeswax pellets (occlusive, sealer, protects and retains moisture)
- 1/4 teaspoon organic vitamin E (excellent moisturiser that restores skin hydration)
Utensils and Packaging
The recipe will be enough for about 3-4 ounces of lip balm. You can fill around 20 tubes approx. I like to use tins as they’re easier for me to work with but this is a personal choice.
- 20 lip balm tubes or, alternatively, 20 tins (20ml)
- Alcohol 70% for disinfecting utensils
- Ingredients (links for purchasing above)
- Gift bags
- Wash and disinfect your tubes or tins with warm or hot soapy water, rinse well, dry thoroughly and spray with alcohol 70%.
- If using the tubes, you can place them on a bed of uncooked rice or any other granular surface for support as it will make the pouring a lot easier (and that’s why I prefer to use the tins).
- In a double boiler melt the beeswax first and then add all other ingredients. Stir until everything is combined. Keep stirring regularly as we want to make sure everything is mixed properly. No need to overheat, once you see everything has melted you can remove the pan from the stove.
- Let the balm cool down a little bit but it should still be liquid, not too hot to touch though before you add the essential oil. I wait until the mix thickens a bit (not too much, it is an art form to find out the exact point, trial and error have been my best teacher!. If not sure or this is your first time, don’t worry about adding the essential oil).
- Pour very carefully into the tubes or tins. Let the mix set. Once set, place on a tray in the fridge so all ingredients cool down regularly (it avoids the formation of granules inside the balm – nothing wrong with them but they don’t feel nice).
- Leave the balm for about 1 hour in the fridge and then place it in a cool place, away from heat and light.
- Label accordingly with date and ingredients.
TIP: Any leftover mixture can be stored in the fridge and you can re-melt when needed, but, if you added any essential oil, this will most likely evaporate when reheating.
Use within 6 months.
If you want to keep the balm longer than a few months, store in a cool place away from heat and light (a dark, cool place). I place a lot of my oils in the fridge as I know it will keep them for longer.
If you want to keep the balm longer than a few months, store it in a cool place away from heat and light (a dark, cool place). I place a lot of my oils in the fridge as I know it will keep them for longer.
- You can also add 2-5 drops of your favorite essential oil for enhancing the healing properties of the lip butter.
- In case of any allergic reactions, stop immediately. Do not use if you are allergic to bees or any other ingredients in this recipe.
- This can be made with all other carrier oils, like jojoba oil, coconut oil and many more, according to personal needs.
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