Have you wondered how lip balms are made? Well, the secret recipes to make lip balm have been revealed; the process is not difficult after all. You will find some simple recipes that can help you make your own lip balm that you can give as gift to friends or use on your own lips.
Why do I have to bother with making my own lip balm?
By now, you must be wondering how you can go about with doing this at home or bother yourself of doing so when you can make your own. In truth, though, the process is not bothersome; second, tapping into your creative side can be good for your brain; and third, making your own lip balm products is something to be proud of.
What are the materials needed?
For such a simple task, you will need simple things: some beeswax, petroleum jelly, oil flavors, essential oils, the smallest pan that you can find, a small double boiler, some small pots for the finished product, and some gift boxes if you will give your friends some samples.
How do you make your own lip balm that is lemon flavored?
You can start with a simple lemon lip balm. To make lip balm with a lemon flavor, you will need, of course, lemon oil flavors. This lip balm recipe is very easy to make. You have to prepare 1 tablespoon of petroleum jelly, ½ teaspoon of beeswax, and 3 drops of your favorite lemon-flavored oil. Place the beeswax into the pan and put on a stove with very low-heat setting. When the wax has melted, add the petroleum jelly with continuous stirring until you see that both are mixed well. Remove the pan from heat and add the flavored oil. Pour the mixture into your little pots and allow to cool. The cooled mixture is your first homemade lip balm.
How do you make a lip balm recipe that is Vitamin E enriched?
The best lip balm is perhaps one that is enriched with Vitamin E to plump your lips up. It is easy to make lip balm of such quality. Gather these ingredients: ½ cup plus 4 tablespoons of almond oil, 8 tablespoons of beeswax, 2 teaspoons of honey, 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E (oil), and 1 teaspoon of cocoa butter. Again, you have to melt the beeswax using very low heat. When this has melted, add honey with gentle stirring. Add the cocoa butter and Vitamin E oil with constant stirring. Pour the hot mixture into the jars and cool.
How do you make an ice lip balm?
The secret recipe to make ice lip balm has been revealed. To make your own lip balm, you only have to obtain menthol and/or some tea tree oil in addition to the beeswax and petroleum jelly that you already had in the first lip balm. You will need 2 tablespoons of petroleum jelly, 1 teaspoon of beeswax, 5 drops of menthol, and 10 drops of tea tree oil. Use low heat to melt the beeswax then add the petroleum jelly. Pour into the jars, add menthol and oil, then wait for the mixture to cool.
With these steps, you can now make lip balm using very simple ingredients from your own kitchen.