Your lips need some intensive moisture in hard winter. You will find different types of lip balms in the current market to help you to maintain the moisture of your lips. Some of them might be very effective as well. However, these are not free from chemicals and cannot offer you a lasting solution. If you are looking for a safe and natural solution, you can prepare a homemade lip balm with the available ingredients of your home.
Ingredients for Lip Balm
You can use many of your household items to prepare your lip balm. In this article, we will only focus on four items.
Beeswax: Beeswax is effective since it will make the consistency smooth and hard. Needless to mention beeswax works as a natural skin protector. It has antibacterial properties and it works as a barrier to offer the required moisture to your skin. The added benefit is the subtle sweet aroma like honey. It will make your lip supple and will offer a beautiful aroma that you cannot expect from any other lip balms.
Almond Oil: Almond oil will make your lip smooth and soft. It also works as an excellent moisturizer. It has anti-bacterial properties and healthy fats. Also, it is an excellent source of vitamin E. It has a little amount of vitamin K. Almond oil has a great consistency. A few drops of almond oil will help to rejuvenate dead cells. Also, it will prevent dry and chapped lips and keep your lips moisturized always. You can mix it with honey and can apply morning or before going to bed to notice visible improvements.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E is the secret ingredient. It is rich in antioxidants and can help to destroy free radicals and can offer the required moisture. Vitamin E is also considered good to delay the signs of aging. Vitamin E also works as a natural conditioner. It offers UV protection. It is best to treat irritated and chapped lips. You can directly apply it on your lip.
Essential Oils: Essential oils are popular for the cooling effects and wonderful aroma. You can use any of your favorite essential oils.
You can also use olive oil, coconut oil, honey, shea butter, cocoa powder, and a few other ingredients to prepare your lip balm. The process will not take more than ten minutes. You just need to choose the right process and combination to get a better result.
1/2 cup almond oil
3 tbsp beeswax
1 tsp vitamin E oil
15 drops carrot seed oil
15 drops lemon essential oil
15 drops raspberry seed oil
15 drops rosemary essential oil
* Saucepan and bowl to make a double boiler
* Small glass jar for storage
1. Combine almond oil and beeswax in a double boiler, until melted
2. Then remove bowl from heat and add raspberry seed, vitamin E, carrot seed, rosemary essential oils and lemon
3. Mix well and pour into small jars or lip balm tubes. Give some time till it cools and solidifies