With the holiday period around the corner you do not want to be caught under the mistletoe with something other than completely lumpy lips. But when the temperature drops and the wind picks up, our lips can become dry and thin, which is why you have to store your lip balm to keep your lips hydrated all the time! We literally hold them everywhere: in our car, our handbag, at our desk – we are addicted!
So, we thought why not save the dollar this season and make our own DIY lip balm, and we have to admit we are obsessed with the results. They are superhydrating, and they are all natural so you do not have to worry about preservatives or chemicals that dry your lips. We even made dupes of our fave lip balms but for a fraction of the price. You can be as creative as you like and mix in any of your favorite flavors, smells or creams and you can find oils that can easily be combined with Amazon. To give you some inspiration, here are our three favorite recipes:
1. Peppermint lip balm
If there is a lip balm, we always wonder, it's La Mer Lip Balm, $ 70 – it's a cool classic for a reason, but we can not deny it's quite really expensive. So we decided to make our own using signature ingredients; peppermint, almond oil and Aloe Vera. The sweet almond oil is high in vitamin E, which helps protect your lips from UV damage and aloe vera will hydrate and calm.
2 tablespoons of petroleum gel or coconut oil
1 drop peppermint oil
1 drop sweet almond oil
½ teaspoon of aloe vera
In a low heat boiler, petroleum jelly melts (or use only soft coconut oil). When melted, add the remaining ingredients and stir. Let it be in low heat for 2-3 minutes and then pour it into a small bowl (we use our remaining lip balm) using a funnel. Leave it in the fridge for 6-8 hours.
2. Coconut lip balm
We're in love with this delicious balm – it makes your lips feel sober and nutritious, plus it's got a sweet pink-your lips will literally be irresistible. All three oils are miracle workers: Coconut oil is a natural plasticizer, the argan oil is bursting with nourishing antioxidants, and the olive oil is high in the squalid so it will mimic the skin's natural talc and leave a protective barrier on your lips.
2 teaspoons Virgin coconut oil
2 teaspoons Argan oil
2 tbsp olive oil
Colored wearing lipstick
Taste the coconut oil together with the lipstick in a low heat boiler. There may be some old lipstick that you have around the house, cut off about 1 cm of lipstick and place it on the forehead. Then put in the oils and stir. Let it heat for 2-3 minutes and then pour it into a small bowl (we use our remaining lip balm) using a funnel. Leave in the fridge for 6-8 hours.
3. Honey lip balm
Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm, $ 4, has been a regular favorite for us for many years, as the combination of beeswax and honey will calm even the driest lips. Honey is a moisturizer so it will dampen the skin. We have also added some lavender, which smells amazing and is a great doctor because it has antiseptic properties, plus it is full of antioxidants that help fight free radicals.
2 teaspoons of organic beeswax
1 teaspoon of organic coconut oil
1 teaspoon of raw liquid honey
2 drops of lavender
Add beeswax, oils and honey in a glass bowl, then put in a boiler with plenty of hot water and mix until melting, then add 2 drops of lavender. Use a funnel, pour it into a small dish (we use our remaining lip balm). Leave in the fridge for 6-8 hours.
Rose Lip Scrub
We thought we would throw in an extra DIY lip scrub for you, but you actually have Priyanka Chopra to thank for this delicious exfoliating lip balm. We like to do this a few times a week to get rid of any dead skin, which tbh, in winter is a common occurrence.
2 drops of glycerin
2 drops of rose water
1 teaspoon of salt or brown sugar
Mix a teaspoon of salt / sugar with a few drops of rose water and a little vegetable glycerin. Then massage it gently on your lips and wash it with warm water.
Let us know if you have ever tried to make your own DIY lip balm, in the comments below.