A lady’s lips are one of her most significant assets. Nobody wants to kiss a gal with chapped lips now, do they? All jokes aside, it is important to keep your lips well hydrated at all times, especially if you’re in a region with high temperatures or are planning for a sports trip. Having chapped or crapped lips can be annoying and even painful, so it’s always best to have a lip balm at hand, no matter if you’re a woman or a man. But why go out and buy a lip balm when you can make one yourself at home? As you already know, we absolutely love do-it-yourself projects and all sorts of awesome home remedies you can make at home, so we have prepared an awesome list of 7 DIY homemade lip balms for you. They’re all easy to make, all have a heavenly scent and taste and will give you the cutest, most kissable lips. Check all of the flavors out and let us know which one you liked the best! Likewise, if you have experimented with other types of lip balms at home, share your recipe in a comment below. Get creative and whip up your own batch of all-natural, all-homemade lip balm!
1. Lovely Lavender Lip Balm
We all love lavender for its amazing fragrance and natural girly feeling. The idea of a lavender lip balm that you can make at home is almost like a dream come true. You will soon find out that it doesn’t take up a lot of your time and the results are excellent. For this particular homemade lip balm, you’re going to need 4 tablespoons of almond oil (if you don’t have almond, olive oil or jojoba oil will work just fine), 1 tablespoon of beeswax (grated or in the form of pearls), 1 teaspoon of honey, ¼ teaspoon of vitamin E oil (you can obtain the oil by squeezing out the substance from capsules, as well), 7 drops of essential lavender oil, and 1 teaspoon each of natural lipstick and cocoa powder, for adding color. Take a pot and warm up the honey, beeswax and oils, without having the heat on very high. Mix them up until they become liquid, immediately stirring in the last ingredients (besides the honey). Finally, take the pot and put it into some ice water, stirring well while adding the honey. In the end, take the mixture and place it in containers for about 3 hours until it becomes usable.
2. Heavenly Honey & Hemp Lip Balm
The best part about this homemade lip balm is that it contains the incredible manuka honey. This particular type of honey is packed with health properties, like being anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It really does have the power to heal and keep your lips well-hydrated. For this DIY lip balm you are going to need beeswax (15 g), cocoa butter (10 g), shea butter (5 g), carnauba wax (1 g), almond oil (20 ml), manuka honey (10 ml) hemp oil (5 ml) and citrus essential oil (8 drops). These ingredients make up around twelve tubes of lip balm. Cooking it up is simple: take the beeswax, cocoa butter, carnauba wax, almond oil and shea butter, warming them all up until they melt. Mix thoroughly while adding the manuka honey and hemp oil, until the entire substance becomes liquid. After taking your pot away from the oven, put in the essential oil and stir everything with a milk frother. Pour the result into the tubes you have prepared and let it cool and harden.
3. Creamy Coconut Lip Balm
The ever-so yummy coconut lip balm is probably one of the easiest do-it-yourself lip balms that you could make at home. The ingredients you need are coconut and vitamin E oil and beeswax, while it’s good to have at hand a measuring cup and spoons, a utensil to mix the ingredients, a microwave to heat and some containers to place the lip balm in after you have made it. There is no particular amount for each ingredient, just keep in mind that you should have a ratio of one part beeswax with two parts coconut oil and a couple of drops of vitamin E. Use the measuring cup to mix your ingredients, firstly adding the drops of vitamin E oil. Take two teaspoons of coconut oil and add it to your cup. Afterwards, grate around one full teaspoon of beeswax and stir the entire mixture thoroughly. Pop it into the microwave for about thirty seconds at a time, after each time taking it out, stirring and putting it in again. You should heat until your mixture is completely melted. Store in containers and let it cool before using.
4. Perfect Pomegranate Lip Balm
Pomegranate… such a delicious way to hydrate your lips! This DIY lip balm recipe will take up only about 20 minutes of your time, leaving you with three to six tins of lush lip balm. All you need is 5 key ingredients, as well as some containers (tubes or tins will work fine). Get ready 2 tablespoons of beeswax, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of honey and coconut oil each and poegranate oil (around 7 drops will do the trick). Like you have probably noticed until now, all homemade lip balms require heating in order for the ingredients to melt. So take a pot and place the beeswax, olive oil and coconut oil inside and over the oven. Stir well and add the pomegranate oil and honey to the composition after taking the pot off of the oven. Make sure to mix in the oil well, so it doesn’t end up in just a few places. That’s it! Pour your liquid balm into containers and let it harden!
5. Mint Chocolate Lip Gloss
Wow, mint and chocolate in the same mixture that you can treat your lips to? Just the thought of it is simply divine. Remember those super tasty After Eight treats and imagine that same aroma on your lips. And get this: our recipe involves real chocolate chips. Yum! Even though this is not a lip balm, but rather a lip gloss, we had to share the secret with you guys because you will totally love it. The best part is that it literally takes just 5 minutes to make. Prepare 1 teaspoon of cocoa butter, pure almond oil and coconut oil each, pure vitamin E oil (3 to 4 drops), 3 or 4 chocolate chips and pure peppermint extract (1-2 drops). All of these amounts will result in one small container of homemade lip gloss (approximately 0.20 oz). Ready? Let’s mix! Take a small-sized sauce pan and fill it with around one inch of water, placing it over the oven and letting it heat right before it boils. Take all of the ingredients, set them in a metal or glass bowl and keep it over the saucepan, without touching the hot water. Stir the ingredients in the bowl well for around 5 minutes, until they have melted. Remove the mixture and pour it into a small container, letting it set for approximately one hour. Enjoy your kissable lips!
6. Cute Cupcake Lip Balm
This DIY homemade lip balm is just as delicious as it sounds, trust me. Not only does it contain only 100% natural ingredients, it also smells and tastes like heaven on Earth. Make some cupcake lip balm of your own at home with cocoa butter, shea butter and mango butter (1/4 ounce of each ingredient), as well as 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of beeswax and, of course, cupcake-flavored oil (around 5 ml). For extra shine and shimmer, add a color pigment powder. Take all of the butters and the beeswax and heat up the mixture until it’s melted. After melting the key ingredients, add the cupcake oil and the optional pigment and stir thoroughly. Fill up your tubes, pots or tiny containers and let them solidify.
7. Vanilla Lip Balm
The recipe-formula for super soft and vanilla-tasting lips is simpler than you could ever imagine. You need just 4 ingredients and 10 minutes and you will have a fantastic lip balm that is made by your very own hands. For around 10 to 15 tubes of homemade vanilla lip balm, you’re going to need two tablespoons of cocoa butter, coconut oil and beeswax each, as well as one teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix the beeswax with the coconut oil and cocoa butter into a measuring glass, while letting a pot with one or two inches of water to boil on the oven. Let the measuring glass sit in the hot water and mix well. After the contents have melted, take the measuring glass away from the head and add the vanilla extract the first thing. Pour your mixture into your desired containers and leave them in the refrigerator to cool faster.
There are tons of other DIY homemade lip balms that you could try out, such as peppermint, citrus, raspberry and grapefruit! You can create your very own original lip balm by picking out your favorite essential oil and adding it to the basic beeswax and coconut oil mix. If you want your balm to be colored, just add a little bit of the lipstick of your choice and stir in with the other ingredients. After applying your own lip balm, your lips will benefit from a healthy, natural and, of course, kissable glow!
Causes and Outcomes of Dry Lips
There are many causes of chapped lips, and there are also many things that happen to your lips when they are dry. We will touch on some of the these.
They Will Bleed
Have you ever woken up in the middle night with a bloody lip and wondering why? Did you get punched in a dream, or are your lips so chapped that they split in two? This is sadly one of the side effects of chapped lips! They are prone to split and bleed if you do not keep them hydrated.
They Will Point to Dehydration
Chapped lips are a signal of something. The fact that your lips are as dry as the Sahara desert is a sign that you need to start drinking more water. No part of the body is a bigger teller of dehydration than lips. The layers are so thin that they see the effects first, and even if you think you drink enough water, your lips may be telling a different story.
They Are Impacted by Weather
A good way to know your lips are dry and get something done about it is to recognize how the weather is impacting them. Dry lips can be a sign of lack of care, such as we see above with dehydration. But the weather plays a big factor as well. If you live in a place where it gets cold, you can tell that your lips are not moisturized if they are chapped whenever it hits winter time. If you live in a sunny place, you may have very chapped lips because you do not put SPF chapstick on regularly. Doing these small things whenever the weather gets bad is a great way to help your lips stay healthy in harsh conditions.