I seem to live my life surrounded by lip balms. They are everywhere; in my bedroom, bathroom, bags, coats……I mean absolutely everywhere. When the cold days arrive I find that my lips become chapped, cracked and uncomfortably dry so I need one to hand at all times. I love to make my own beauty products as I know exactly what has gone into them so it’s no surprise that one of my very first DIY creations happened to be a lip balm. So now after all these years I believe I have grown close to perfecting my recipe and so I love making my own Super Nourishing Lip Balm to help with this ailment. I particularly like this recipe as you can customize it in terms of scent by varying which natural fragrance or essentials oils you use and you can make it in the form of a tube instead of a pot if you find that preferable.
As always, before you start any DIY, make sure to sterilize all your utensils and containers.
Lip Balm 10ml – How to Make Healing Homemade Lip Balm
2.6g Mango Butter (Beurre de Mangue)
1.6g Bee Wax (Cire d’abeille)
1.2g Castor Oil (Huile de Ricin)
1.6g tsp Coconut Oil (Huile de Coco)
2g Calendula (Macérat de Calendula)
1 drop Vitamin E
. Mango butter soothes softens and protect the lips as well as giving a more solid consistency than other butters. If you don’t have any then just use Shea Butter or Cacao Butter instead.
. Bee Wax seals in hydration
. Calendula help heal cracked lips
. Coconut oil is highly nutritious and gives the lip balm a deliciously delicate exotic smell
. Castor Oil helps deeply hydrate the skin and adds a touch of shine
. Glycerin is a humectant which means it attracts and retains moisture
. Vitamin E protects the oils and butters from turning rancid
Melt the Mango Butter, Bee Wax, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil and Calendula Macerate in a bain marie on a low heat. Once it’s all melted together, remove from the heat and add the Glycerin and Vitamin E. Mix it all well and pour the mixture into the container and let it cool overnight. The next day your lip balm will be ready to use and even better you can keep this product for 6 months.
This really is one of my all time favourite recipes to make as the process is so fun and easy so never feels like a chore. As with all of my DIYs the ingredients contained within the balm are completely natural and made with entirely organic ingredients. Because I have worked on the formulation of this balm so much and got the balance of ingredients to a point that I am really happy with I have managed to make it moisturise perfectly (definitely for my lips at least). It also works brilliantly at protecting your lips from the cold wind and whilst making them really soft and supple, exactly what I need!
If you do make this recipe then please feel free to share a picture on Instagram and add the hashtag #ohmyskinlipbalm and @ohmyskin so I can see how it turned out. Also if you change any of the ingredients tell me what happened and which ones you liked the most, particularly if there was a fragrance that you particularly loved! I really would love to see my favourite little creation take on a life of its own and become as beloved by others as it is by me :). Also if you have made natural lip balms before and have a particular favourite recipe that differs from mine then I would love to hear about it and find out why you added which ingredients as there is always room for improvement in every product’s ingredient list!