Want to say goodbye to dry and chapped lips and say hello to soft and luscious lips? Want to do something fun and easy? You’re in the right place cause I’m about to put you through how to make Coconut Oil Lip Balm.
Follow these steps to make this moisturizing homemade Coconut Oil Lip Balm. Be sure to gift to friends and loved ones.
What Is a Lip Balm?
A lip balm is a substance that is added to the lips to moisturize and relieve chaps and dryness. A lip balm is generally made from a base mostly coconut oil or beeswax, vitamin E capsules for Adee moisturizing effect, a flavor, and a colour. Just like that, you have a go-to for soft and luscious lips!
What You Will Need in Preparing a Lip Balm
- Small containers or tubes
- Glass bowl to mix
- A stirrer or a spoon
- Essential oils (coconut, almond, etc.)
Now, that you know the basics of the recipef any homemade lip balm, let’s get to something interesting to further educate you.
Benefits of Selected Essential Oils
Essential oils are used mostly in a few drops. Be sure not to overuse because of their potency.
- Coconut oil helps in penetrating the skin more deeply and helps in moisturizing the lips.
- Almond oil is enriched with vitamin A and E hence, it penetrates deeper into the ski more quickly. It’s very moisturizing and perfect for dry and chapped lips.
- Beeswax is hydrating and increases moisture in the skin. They are commonly found in hand and body creams as it helps to retain moisture. Now, I hope this educated you on why you need these ingredients. Let’s do what we’re here for now.
How to Make Homemade Coconut Oil Lip Balm
- 2tbsp coconut oil
- 1tbsp beeswax (crushed)
- 5-6 drops of honey
- 2 capsules of vitamin E
STEP 1: On medium heat, bring a pot of water to a boil.
STEP 2: Insert a glass bowl into this pot. Make sure it doesn’t tilt and fall, you can hold the glass bowl with a tong. It’d only for a minute.
STEP 3: Add in crushed beeswax and coconut oil.
STEP 4: Allow to melt completely for at least 20-30 seconds. Then;
STEP 5: Add in honey and give this a mix.
STEP 6: Take this off the heat. Add in vitamin E capsules and give a final mix.
STEP 7: Allow to cool and transfer to a small container or tube.
STEP 8: Set aside for usage.
Frequently Asked Questions about Homemade Coconut Oil Lip Balm
Q: What can I use instead of coconut oil?
A: Shea butter is a good recipe for homemade Coconut Oil lips balm. You can also substitute shea butter for coconut oil if you have it in-store.
Q: I don’t have beeswax, what do I use?
A: Relax! You can go ahead and make your homemade Coconut Oil lip balm without having to use beeswax. Beeswax is like a solidifier so you can go ahead to use coconut oil, shea butter, or castor oil as the base.
Q: Can I use a container instead of a tube?
A: As I said above, you can use a container or you use a tube lying around in the house. This is used as storage and anything you have available can be used. Make sure it has a cover so as to prevent contamination such as dust and dirt.
Q: How long will my homemade Coconut Oil lip balm last?
A: Your homemade Coconut Oil lip balm should last up to 2-3 months depending on the quantity you make and on your daily usage.
Q: Does lip balm lighten my lips?
A: Homemade Coconut Oil lip balm does not lighten lips but help in moisturizing. If you want lighter lips, you could use lemon or lemon oil. Lemon has been proven to be effective in lightening the lips and of course, the skin.
Another option is to scrub your lips at least once.
Q: How long does it take to solidify?
A: This should take at least 15 minutes to harden in the container or of course, tube.
Key Notes to Homemade Coconut Oil Lip Balm
- Ensure the container or tube is clean before transferring so as to avoid contamination of any sort.
- Crush beeswax into smaller pieces so as to enable it to melt easily and quickly when placed overheat.
How to Store
Store in a cool dry place, this helps in solidifying it. You can also refrigerate it for an hour or two to speed the solidification process but after that, do not refrigerate as this could lose its form and potential.
Wasn’t that fun, easy and exciting? The best part of this recipe for homemade Coconut Oil lip balm is the flexibility to customize colours with the oil and infused fruits.
I hope this was helpful. If it was, leave a positive comment in the comments section below.