With winter approaching, it’s a good time to stock up on natural lip balm.
Many people struggle with chapped lips during the cold season, and natural lip balms are the solution. We mentioned one brand here, but if you want to make your own natural lip balm at home, vlogger Himani Wright teaches us how in this video.
By: Zeila Edrial
DIY Natural Lip Balm with Himani Wright
- 5 teaspoons of any oil (e.g. sweet almond oil, olive oil)
- 2 teaspoons of any butter (e.g shea butter, cocoa butter)
- 1 teaspoon Candelilla wax (which is an alternative to beeswax)
- 1 drop of rose essential oil (optional) for aroma
- Keep your choice of oil (mixed with the rose essential oil, if you choose) in a separate container, away from your choice of butter and candelilla wax.
- Mix the butter and Candelilla wax into a double boiler. A double boiler is a container, such as a small pot, that is floating in a larger container that has boiling water.
- Stir the mixture while it melts. Keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t burn.
- Turn the stove off once the mixture is almost melted. The heat of the water will allow the mixture to continue melting while ensuring that it doesn’t overcook.
- Once the mixture has melted, pour it into the separate container of oil. Stir right away so all the ingredients merge together.
- Leave the finished product out for 2-3 hours to set completely before using. Do not cover or place in the refrigerator.
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You can customize the natural lip balm by varying the amounts of butter or Candelilla wax. If the consistency is too soft, add more Candelilla wax to make it firmer. If it’s too firm, add more butter to the mixture. Learn how to make your own shea butter here.
You can also try out other types of oil or butter to add variation. Jojoba and coconut oil are alternative base oils, and mango butter is an alternative to for the butters listed above. If you aren’t fond of the rose aroma, there are other types of essential oils available.
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Once you find the right combination for your own natural lip balm, let us know what you used in the comments below.
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