Make your own Natural Organic Lip Balm

If it’s not the cold winds of winter, it’s the heat of the summer that causes lips to become dry and cracked. Lip balms are great all year round to protect lips from the elements. It’s a shame then when most chemists and shops over only petroleum based products and this should be avoided due to its possible links to cancer, reproductive damage, immune system toxicity, endocrine disruption and neuro-toxicity.

So making your own lip balm is a great solution, that way you’ll know it’s free from petroleum jelly, artificial colours, artificial flavourings, preservatives and other questionable ingredients. 

So here is how to get started….

It is actually quite simple to make using a natural, organic base infused oils, essential oils, and beeswax, you can create nourishing lip balm that will protect your lips against the drying effect of all weather conditions.

Step 1. Get your ingredients ready. Beeswax, sweet almond oil, vitamin E capsules, honey, lemon oil (optional ingredients - rosehip oil, peppermint oil and shea butter)

Step 2. Put 1/ 4 teaspoon of honey, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of beeswax, 1/ 2 tea spoon of shea butter and 1 tea spoon of sweet almond oil into a small cookingpot and on very low temperature, heat until it all becomes a liquid.

Step 3. Allow the base to cool a little (don’t let it cool completely, just a little) then add a few drops of your essential oils such as lemon oil, rosehip oil and peppermint oil and squeeze 1 vitamin E capsule and mix slowly

Step 4. Pour into a small sterile glass jar and let it cool at room temperature. The lip balm is ready to use in a few hours.

The best thing about making your own lip balm is that you have so much room and freedom to play around.  By adding a tiny bit more or less of various ingredients, you may get a completely different consistency and flavour. As a general rule, if your lip balm comes out too soft, add a more beeswax; if it’s too hard, add a little more sweet almond oil (or other oil). It’s up to you what you add and how much or little you experiment but the important this is to enjoy yourself.

Perhaps you would like to try one of our organic handmade lip balms instead.