Now you can make from the comfort of your home, your own alluring tinted lip balm.
And, it's basically for these reasons, we decided to give you recipe guides on how you can make from the comfort of your home some alluring lip balms.
Below are some step to step tips for making lip balm using honey and juice extracts.
Step one: Add into a microwave-able bowl some vaseline or petroleum jelly. Add as much or as little as you want.
Step two: Heat it.
You can either heat up your Vaseline in the microwave or in a heatproof bowl over boiling water.
Step three: Add the colour of your choice.
Colourize the Vaseline or Petroleum jelly by cutting a small piece of your favorite lipstick, scraping out some eye shadow or blush and mixed them together. Stir it thoroughly with a spoon. Heats it again to make it easier to stir.
Step four: Add a flavor.
Mix in a little juice extract.
Add as much as you want depending on how much flavour you want it to have.
Step five: Allow the mixture to cool off, and find a suitable container to put the balm. It’s yours, you can use it when needed.
Firstly, You should know that lip balm is made from a combination of oils and solids that blends to create a mixture that is spreadable, but not liquefied. And what the oil does is to make the balm soft and moisturizing; the beeswax stiffens it, and the essential oils add scent.
2 tablespoons Chopped beeswax
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoon olive oil
Colour, lipstick or eye shadow
5 drops lemon essential oil and 5 drops lime essential oil (substitute these for other essential oils if you wish)
Step one: mix all ingredients together in a bowl
Step two: Pour the mixture into a double boiler, and use low heat to melt slowly.
But should it happen that you do not have a double boiler, you can make one with two pots. Find a large pot and a smaller pot that fits inside it. Fill the larger pot with a few inches of water, and then place the smaller pot inside. Pour the lip balm mixture into the small pot, and ensure with carefulness that water from the big pot does not get into the small pot.
Also, it is advisable to use a reserved to use a pot reserved especially for making lip balm and other body products since beeswax is difficult to remove from cookware.
Step three: Melt the ingredients over medium-high heat, and stir as much as you can to ensure a well-mixed cooperation.
Step four: Add color. Add a chunk of your favorite lipstick, blush, or eyeshadow color if you wish. Mix it in with a spoon.
Step five: Allow the mixture to cool completely, and pour it into a suitable a container.
Use the balm and decide how you like the texture. If you want a firmer balm next time, use more beeswax. Use more oil if you like it softer.
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The ingredients for making a natural tinted lip balm is synonymous to the ingredients of homemade lotion bars, DIY deodorant and more. So with these ingredients, you can actually make endless variations of natural beauty products.
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon beeswax
1 tablespoon shea butter
1/2 teaspoon rose mica powder
optional: 2-4 drops of peppermint essential oil
Guide to follow:
Melt the beeswax, shea/cocoa butter and coco nut oil in a glass jar sitting in a small pot of simmering water (not boiling) and gently stir until melted. And please, ensure that water does not get into the mixture.
When melted, carefully stir in any colors or essential oils, if using. A couple drops of peppermint will make it similar to Burt’s Bees Lip Chap.
Once you have mixed in the colours/scent, allow it to cool and use a dropper to transfer to tins or a lip chap container.