Making your own lip balm is anything but difficult. In fact, homemade lavender lip balm can soothe dry or chapped lips, and also protect the delicate skin of your mouth from harsh temperatures and other factors that could irritate the tissue.
When using organic ingredients, the final resulting lip balm provides even greater benefits, because it contains no chemicals, pesticides, additives or synthetic ingredients that could harm your body or the environment. These all-natural lip soothers frequently contain fewer ingredients than other types of lip balm, so it’s easier to understand what you’re putting on your skin.
In addition, many organic lip balms are also cruelty-free and eco-friendly, so you’re doing both your body and the planet a service. Because traditional lip balms might contain primarily synthetic ingredients such as petrochemicals and manufactured ingredients for coloring, fragrance and therapeutic benefits, your organic lip balm uses strictly natural ingredients to provide color and promote softness and moisture. For example, many organic lip balms include ingredients such as beeswax, cocoa butter, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
Benefits of DIY lip balm
- Cruelty-Free Beauty - In addition, making your own lip balm results in a product that’s committed to creating a soother that doesn't harm animals and is ideal for people who practice a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. By not using any ingredients derived from or tested on animals, you don’t conduct any animal testing yourselves.
- Eco-Friendly Beauty - Non-organic and natural lip balms sometimes contain ingredients that can harm the environment, either through how they’re derived or how they’re manufactured. Many of these balms, for example, contain petroleum-based products, which is obtained by drilling into the earth. They may also contain synthetic products that are manufactured and may produce byproducts that can damage the environment. Instead, your homemade lavender lip balm contains natural components that often have far less impact on air, water, and soil.
- Health Benefits - A homemade, organic lip balm provides deep conditioning and significant health benefits. For example, the addition of vitamins and antioxidants in the ingredients, which means your lips feel softer and actually improve the health of your lips by providing nourishment. Beeswax, a common ingredient in organic lip balms, offers a plethora of benefits. It not only feels good on your lips, it can actually repair damage caused by sun exposure or simply not caring for your lips. It also acts as a barrier that can protect your lips from damage in the future. Plus, beeswax has deep and long-lasting benefits that go way beyond just making your lips feel soft and smooth. Because it’s antibacterial, it can help prevent the growth of infection-causing bacteria, has anti-inflammatory properties, and contains antioxidants. All of this means that it can protect your lips and promote healthy skin.
What you need to make your lavender lip balm
Following are the ingredients to whip up the most sensational and nourishing balm for years to come:
- 1/2 ounce beeswax pellets
- 1/2 ounce organic coconut oil
- 1/4 ounce shea butter
- 1/4 ounce of raw cocoa butter
- 5 drops of organic Lavender essential oils
- 10 round lip balm containers - preferably glass or tin
- A glass measuring cup
- A large saucepan that’s big enough to set the measuring cup in
- A popsicle stick to stir with
Now onto how to actually create your very own lip balm!
Instructions for the perfect lip balm concoction
Step 1: Measure out beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter and place them in your glass measuring cup.
Step 2: Fill your large saucepan with about 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water and bring the water to a boil.
Step 3: Once the water is boiling, place the glass measuring cup with the ingredients into the center of the large saucepan.
Step 4: Stir every few minutes until everything is melted.
Step 5: Once it’s all melted, remove from heat and let it sit for 3 minutes. While waiting the 3 minutes, line up your lip balm containers so you can fill them.
Step 6: Add the Lavender essential oil and stir.
Step 7: Pour mixture into the lip balm containers and let them cool before capping. Be careful not to overfill, which is easy to do.
Step 8: Once the lip balm is cooled, you can put the caps on and add labels.
Making your very own lip balm is one of the most satisfying experiences that will spark even more creative endeavors. If you make an entire batch, plan to give them as gifts, or pass around the neighborhood as a positive community outreach. The addition of lavender, which is an all-over healing oil, is wonderful for keeping lips smooth and nourished, and free from cracking.
With just a few simple ingredients and some boiling water, you’ll have your own lip balm to enjoy.