All You Need For DIY Lip Moisturizer:
- 1 Tbsp beeswax pastilles ( I buy from here)
- ½ Tbsp shea butter (I buy from here)
- 1 Tbsp organic coconut oil
- Essential oil of your choice (I used lavender and peppermint)
Beeswax is intensely moisturizing and contains natural emulsifiers, which help retain moisture in the skin. It has anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that are essential in fighting your cracked lips and any bacterial infections that tend to affect us during winter.
Shea butter is considered as skin’s best friend that is extremely moisturizing and also has incredible healing properties. Studies found that shea butter boosts collagen and elastin in the skin. It also has anti-inflammatory and sun protection properties which is why it is an excellent choice for lip care.
Let’s get started:
- Fill your pot or saucepan with water enough to cover the sides of your cup when it sits on the saucepan.
- Add beeswax, butter, and oil in a measuring cup and place it in the saucepan. Melt your ingredients at a very low temperature and stir occasionally.
- After everything has melted completely, take out your cup and allow it to cool for just a few minutes.
- Add 3-4 drops of lavender essential oil and 5 drops of peppermint oil (It completely depends on how strongly scented you want your balm to be). If you’re using citrus essential oil then make sure it’s diluted, you don’t want to irritate your lips when exposed to sunlight.
- If you want tinted balm then you can add beetroot powder. And for more extra healing and moisturization you can add fresh aloe vera gel scooped out straight from the leaf.
- Pour the mixture into your lip balm tubes or container. You can use a syringe or a dropper to do the same. Make sure the tube or container should be clean, dry and sterilized.
- Once the mixture solidifies, your lip balm is all ready to use.