I always suffer from dry lips throughout the year and carry a pot of lip balm close to hand wherever I go. The shop bought lip balms work fine but not only cost a lot of money, I am never sure what chemicals are used to make these products and whether these chemicals are causing me harm.
So this got me thinking it can’t be that hard to make your own lip balm in a large batch which would also reduce the cost I normally spend out and I would also know what ingredients it contains, keeping my skin and body safe from chemicals.
After looking through several websites and reading lots of books I can across the perfect recipe that will only cost me the same amount as a take away coffee from one of my favourite coffee shop. Also this recipes main ingredient is beeswax. Beeswax is very moisturizing, can help protect the lips from the harmful rays of the sun, has a pleasant smell, can also help prevent infections and cold sores. Bargain all around!
This recipe originally came from Zero Waste Home
- Fill a saucepan with water and boil.
- Once the water starts to boil place a bowl into the saucepan making sure the water does not touch the bowl.
- Place in the bowl 1 tablespoon of beeswax and wait for the beeswax to melt.
- Once the bees wax has melted add 4 tablespoons of vitamin E oil (I use sesame seed oil because this is high in vitamin E and cheaper to buy that specialist vitamin E oil.)
- Stir until all the wax and oil has been mixed well and then pour into a small reusable lip balm tin. (I can make 6 tins with the amount of lip balm you make with this recipe)
- Leave to cool on the side and then your lip balm is ready to use.
Because this lip balm is made with vitamin E oil you can not only use it on your lips but you can also use it like you would vaseline. I have used this balm on my childrens bottoms when they are sore, under my eyes if my skin needs a bit of a pick me up after a stressful day and I am going out in the evening and I have also used it in my hair when I have been enjoying the beach and sea water just to refresh my hairstyle and hold my hair back in place.
How do you keep your lips looking lush?