Homemade Natural Lip Balm

Homemade Natural Lip Balm

With the onset of dry, cold weather, the presence of chapped lips is bound to increase. Your lips don’t have any oil glands, so they’re almost always exposed to the harsh elements. Exposure to sun, wind and the cold dry air can contribute to chapped lips. Applying the homemade lip balm is the best way to reduce the chapped lips. This lip balm should be applied daily especially at night, when you start to experience dry lips. Most of us get irritated by the products that have a lot of additives. Some of the common irritants are eucalyptus oil, camphor and menthol. One should be very cautious of using lip balms with a lot of additives. This article gives out simples recipes to make this lip balm at home with all natural products and without any component which is harmful.

What causes chapped lips ?

  • Harsh weather and temperatures
  • Dehydration
  • Over exposure to the sun
  • Consistent lip licking
  • Essential vitamin and mineral deficiency
  • Breathing through the mouth and not nose
  • Allergies and infections
  • Medication for acne, blood pressure etc
  • Bad cosmetics and products
  • Illness

Homemade 100% Natural Lip Balm / Gloss

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp shea butter
  • Shea butter protects your lips from cold and dry weather
  • It’s loaded with vitamin F that keeps your skin hydrated, soft and elastic
  • Shea butter also heals your skin and acts as a natural sun block
  • 1 tbsp castor oil
  • Castor oil contains 80-90% ricinoleic acid and vitamin E
  • It helps in skin tightening and prevents dryness
  • Castor oil is known to maintain the skin fluidity level at extreme temperatures
  • 1 tbsp beeswax
  • Beeswax adds a protective layer and acts as a moisturiser
  • Contains natural emulsifiers which help lock moisture in the skin
  • 1 tbsp almond oil
  • Almond oil rejuvenates lips and helps clear dead cells
  • It is very high in anti aging properties and emollient properties
  • Homemade beet root powder
  • Beetroot powder acts as a exfoliating agent
  • Use concentrated juice instead of deep colour

Instructions

  • Grease your grater nicely to grate beeswax
  • You can pack the balance beeswax in a butter paper
  • Use 1 tbsp beeswax which is roughly 15 grams
  • Take a bowl, add 1 tbsp beeswax
  • Add 1 tbsp castor oil
  • Add 1 tbsp almond oil / pure coconut oil
  • Add 1 tbsp pure shea butter
  • Mix everything very well
  • Prepare a double boiler (keeping the glass bowl directly on gas might crack it)
  • Place the bowl with mixture in it
  • Once the mixture is nicely melted, remove it from the boiler
  • Let it cool for 1-2 minutes
  • Transfer the mixture in a small clean bottle
  • You can also add the beet root powder in the mixture

Your Homemade 100% Natural Lip Balm / Gloss is now ready!

Homemade 100% Natural Lip Exfoliator

Ingredients

  • 3-4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp beetroot powder for natural colour
  • Crushed dried rose petals

Instructions

  • Take a small jar
  • Add 3-4 tsp granulated sugar
  • Add 1 tsp beetroot powder
  • Add crushed dried rose petals
  • Store the mixture in a jar

Your Homemade 100% Natural Lip Exfoliator is now ready. Use it at bedtime, 2-3 times in a week
You can also add a pinch of any oil based natural colour or lipstick to make a coloured lip gloss for special events!

Few take away points

  • Avoid using any harmful cosmetics
  • Avoid licking or biting your lips too much
  • Don’t try to take out dry skin forcefully
  • Try to breathe through the nose more often
  • Keep yourself hydrated at all times
  • Apply this balm when you’re headed out
  • Eat healthy
  • Look out for any food allergies

You can also apply a few drops of mustard oil in your belly button before bedtime. This is an effective remedy for chapped and cracked lips.

2 thoughts on “Homemade Natural Lip Balm

  1. It’s great to learn that you should use lip balm a few times a week to keep your lips moisturized. My wife is wanting to improve her health and she was wondering how she can keep her lips more moisturized. I’ll be sure to tell her to wear lip balm a few times a week to improve the health of her lips.

  2. Like!! I blog frequently and I really thank you for your content. The article has truly peaked my interest.

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