And we’re back! And winter is back too! Winter can be tough on you and your skin, but worry not! We’ve got your back, and this time, we bring to you something different; and maybe, a little time consuming, but worth some burst of happyness. Well, we cannot stress enough on – treat your lips the way you’d like your man to treat you! Yes! This is where women pay the least attention and take most for granted. Just enough nourishment and everyday care will do wonders and keep them hydrated. Lipsticks especially the matte ones, can cause serious dryness once they’re removed. This is because makeup removers can be harsh on sensitive areas. So ladies, if you want the easy way out, you can head over to our website and buy the luscious and awesome natural lip balms (wink, wink), but if you love to try new things, we bring to you some cool DIY lip balm techniques for you to keep those lips swell and pink for this winter.
- The Essential DIY Lip Balm
Sweet Almond Oil
Heat resistant Glass bowl
The almond oil is great nourishment to your skin rich with antioxidants. It has anti-ageing properties and you can apply this to any dry areas such as under the eye, elbows etc.
To prepare this recipe, you should mix equal ratio of honey, almond oil, coconut oil and half ratio Candelilla wax (for e.g. 1 tablespoon honey and ½ tablespoon wax) in a bowl. This bowl should be heat resistant. Heat this bowl only on the top of a double boiler. Keep the flame low to medium for 5 – 10 minutes until all the wax has completely melted. As soon as everything has melted, take it off the stove and let it cool for a minute before you can add any essential oil of your choice. This will act like a preservative and perfume. Then convert the mixture into a container.
- DIY Lip Balm for Extra Dry Skin
Unrefined and Pure shea butter
Add beetroot powder (homemade or from market)
Soy wax and its likes are such great ingredients for those who want to keep it vegan! This recipe takes extra care of putting the most rich ingredients in a lip balm which would give a solid punch of moisture to your lip skin. For this recipe also, you’d require every ingredient in equal ratio depending on how much quantity you need the final product. It’s better to not take too much in one go and rather prepare a fresh batch once every two months. Combine Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Almond Oil and Soy wax in a heat resistant bowl and heat it on a double boiler until the ingredients completely blend. Then to add a tinge of natural pink you can add Beetroot powder which acts a greater exfoliator for dead skin as well.
- DIY Maple Syrup Lip Butter
Olive oil or Sweet Almond Oil
Soy lecithin or Sunflower lecithin
Use this as a lip butter before sleeping, after a bath, or anytime you feel short on moisture. Maple syrup is also a great alternative for honey which is widely used in lip balm industry. They’re sweeter and like so much better also make sure to use a darker coloured one. To create this you would have to mix 1 tablespoon maple syrup and 1 tablespoon olive oil (or sweet almond oil), ¾ tablespoon coconut oil in a container. Add ½ spoon of Soy lecithin or Sunflower lecithin which is important to emulsify the maple syrup. Heat it in a double boiler using not a lot of water, like an inch deep would do. Heat it for 15- 20 minutes until everything has completely melted. Convert it into a custard bowl where you can whisk and beat it. After completely blending the maple syrup cool it for 5-7 minutes and put it in any travel-friendly case.
- DIY Tint of Pink Lip Balm
Carnauba wax or Soy wax
This process is very basic and easy. All you need to do is heat 1 tablespoon of Carnauba wax or Soy wax in either a double boiler or you can melt it over another candle flame too. The point is to melt it. When it gets heated put it in a clear container, otherwise you can also use a plastic bag. Wherever you put your melted wax, merge 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in it. To fuse the balm with a natural pink tint to give yourself a fresh look, add 1-2 teaspoons of hibiscus powder/ If you’re using the plastic bag then use your fingers from outside to blend the mix. If you’re using a container, stir the ingredients well. Once you have arrived at the perfect consistency just pour it into the container of your choice. You can use containers of old balms, or lipsticks that you don’t use anymore as well.
- DIY Cocoa Butter Balm
Shaved Carnauba wax or Soy wax
Hibiscus powder/ Beetroot Powder
Drops of grapefruit essential oil (or any of your choice)
Why you should try this? Because it tastes and smells like chocolate! Not to mention soy wax is a great protective layer to keep the skin hydrated and healthy. So this is a saver recipe to soften your lips and retain their natural glow. To begin, you would need a heat-resistant container where you put 1 tablespoon of grated wax. Heat this bowl over a double boiler until beeswax completely melts. To enrich the contents, combine 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter and 1-2 teaspoons of beetroot/ hibiscus powder (whatever works for you). Keep stirring and to make this extra nourishing, and finally add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. To make this the perfect DIY add an essential oil with a few drops (¼ of coconut oil that you have used for proportion but still not more than 5-6 drops) for your personal essence.
These recipes are absolutely great and would create tonnes of moisture and tones of pink for your lips. The reason we highly recommend using these is that most of these ingredients are great to even use for other DIY ideas such as body lotions, body butter etc. You can create so many products and save a burn in your pocket also. We will be back with new ideas and tips to keep you healthy and glowing inside out. Till then keep following us at Burst of Happyness!