Learning how to make lip balm at home is actually a lot easier than you think. It only requires a few simple steps to follow. Plus, it can be a fun hobby for people who want to know exactly what they are putting on their lips.
Unfortunately, some products that you buy in a pharmacy can be unnatural and include chemicals that could irritate the skin.
The best lip balm is made of natural products that can soothe your lips. Moreover, you will feel more confident knowing that it is a safe substance.
Now, before we focus on the specific ingredients in your homemade chapstick, let’s outline the mixing process.
10 Simple Steps to Make Lip Balm at Home
- Find a cereal-sized bowl.
- Get a container of Vaseline.
- Put a big spoonful of Vaseline in the bowl.
- Place the bowl with the Vaseline into a microwave. Heat it on high for about 20 seconds.
- Remove the bowl and add your own chapstick ingredients. Mix well. The mixture should still be a bit goopy at this stage. We’ll get into what specific ingredients you can add at the end of the article.
- Place the mixture in the microwave again. Heat it on high for another 20 seconds.
- Remove the bowl and do a final mixing. The consistency should be a bit runnier during this stage because of the second heating.
- Put your liquid chapstick mixture into small cylinder containers – which resemble a familiar lipstick case shape.
- Stick the containers in the fridge and let them cool off for about an hour.
- Take out the containers and apply your homemade chapstick to your lips.
Suggested Natural Lip Balm Ingredients
By following those 10 steps, you should have clearer idea of how to make lip balm at home naturally. Now, let’s outline a few different oils and natural additions that you can add to your homemade chapstick.
Look back at number 5 in the mixing procedure. This is the stage where you can add a number of different ingredients to customize your lip balm to your own personal preference.
Here are some great natural ingredients to add to the lib balm mixture:
Pick up some Vitamin E capsules from your local pharmacy. You can use a needle to drain the vitamin fluid from a couple small capsules to mix with the Vaseline. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and can fade scars while healing skin tissue. However, be careful not to use too much since it can irritate your lips if you overdo it. Start with a single capsule mix first to test it out.
Honey has natural healing properties that can help soothe burnt or chapped lips. By adding this into the mix it can also help sweeten the taste of the balm. Take a spoonful from the honey jar add to make your own honey lip balm mix.
You can alter the color of your chapstick by adding a small amount of lipstick into the mix. Take a pea-sized amount of your favorite lipstick shade and swirl it in with the Vaseline to change the lip balm’s color.
Aloe Vera has been used in skin products since the beginning of time. This is especially useful if you have sunburnt lips. It’s a natural moisturizer as well.
Help protect your lips from harmful UV rays by adding some sunscreen. A spoonful should be the right amount, but it may take a bit of experimenting to get the best balance.
The properties in cocoa butter moisturize and protect lips. It can soften your homemade chapstick for a smoother application.
Other Natural Ingredients and Suggestions
- Jojoba Oil
- Essential Oils
- Thistle Oil
- Cocoa Butter
- Dark Chocolate
TIP: You can use organic beeswax instead of Vaseline for your base if you prefer.
Conclusion: How to Make the Best Lip Balm
Getting the right consistency for your homemade lip balm requires a bit of tinkering and experimentation at first. However, once you get the mixture ratios the way you like, then the process becomes much easier.
The results aren’t the same for everyone. Usually, the best natural lip balms are the ones that match your own unique preference and taste
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wiserworld (author) on August 28, 2013:
Thanks! You can find lots of containers on eBay if you do a "lip balm containers" search. This seller has quite a lot: http://www.ebay.com/bhp/lip-balm-containers
erinshelby from United States on August 28, 2013:
This looks interesting - where are the containers from?