There's no doubt that lip balms come in all shades and flavors, however, they're also often packed with numerous additives that are then absorbed into your bloodstream. Instead, why not create your own superior lip balms that are cheap, easy and highly effective?
This recipe will produce a highly moisturizing All-Natural Mint and Lavender Lip Balm. It features just six ingredients which you can customize to your liking. Before we dive into the DIY lip balm project itself, let's just focus on why the included ingredients are so beneficial for your lips.
Lavender Body & Lip Balm: Ingredients & Their Associated Benefits
Organic Shea butter – Shea butter provides vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. It is highly soothing and hydrating, allowing you to target cracked or dry lips.
Organic cocoa butter – Your lips are more prone to dry air, temperature changes and wind, in comparison to your skin. The emollient properties of cocoa butter help create a protective barrier while supplying moisture.
Organic coconut oil – Coconut oil is packed with highly beneficial fatty acids, which help to retain moisture. It will also soothe any dry or sore areas.
Vitamin E – Not only does vitamin E soothe your lips, but it also acts as a natural antioxidant.
Organic peppermint and lavender essential oils – Instead of using synthetic fragrances, essential oils not only offer an incredible scent, but medicinal properties as well. Lavender essential oil, for instance, helps cleanse skin irritations which is often the case regarding cracked lips.
Please note: This recipe is great because you can use this balm for cracked skin as well, such as elbows or the heels of your feet. If you would prefer a lip balm that is harder and longer lasting, add beeswax in a 1:1:1:1 ratio. The coconut oil, Shea butter and cocoa butter were all added in equal parts, so you would just add the same measurement regarding beeswax.
Ingredients: All-Natural Mint and Lavender Lip Balm Recipe
- Equal parts organic Shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil – In this example (4 tubes and one pot) – 1/2 tbsp Shea butter, 1/2 tbsp cocoa butter and 1/2 tbsp coconut oil. Depending on the containers you use, adjust your measurements accordingly.
- 1/8 tsp vitamin E (you can also squeeze vitamin E from a liquid capsule)
- 6 drops of organic lavender essential oil
- 6 drops of organic peppermint essential oil
- Pipette, dropper, or container that will allow for a steady pour
- Lip balm tubes or pots
Directions: DIY Mint, Lavender Lip Balm
- In a double boiler, heat the cocoa butter and coconut oil first. Add the Shea butter last and remove from heat as soon as it's melted. This will help reduce any grainy texture. Although harmless, most prefer a smoother texture. If using beeswax, add it to your cocoa butter and coconut oil mixture.
- Once removed from heat, add essential oils and vitamin E, then stir well. You can also leave the jar or bowl from your double boiler in the water with the heat turned off, ensuring that your butters and coconut oil maintain their liquid form.
- Using a dropper or a small spoon, pour your ingredients into the lip balm tubes or pots, reserving a small amount. Once the lip balm begins to cool and harden, you may notice a small indention. Simply top them up and then allow the containers to sit undisturbed for at least two hours.