If you are looking for a homemade natural lip balm recipe, you will really like this one because it is so simple and easy for anyone to make.
I am one of those people whose lips stay chapped and dry no matter the season or weather.
This is really kind of frustrating because I have an oily face. My face is always greasy whether I apply cream/lotion or not.
Spring brings chapped lips from the wind, summer comes and so does the sun which causes my lips to dry out too.
Fall and winter set in, and so does the cold air, heat in the home which dries out the air and causes our lips to chap.
With chapped lips, it seems I never get a break. I was that person reaching for the tube of lip balm every five seconds just hoping for one second of relief.
I also was that person who had a tube of chapstick or lip balm stored in locations everywhere so I could always have one handy.
Sure, it was instant gratification but it never lasted. After just a few minutes my lips would feel dry and rough once more.
Moreover, the majority of the lip balms on the market contain toxic chemicals that do more harm than good.
This is why I decided to start making my own homemade lip balm, using all-natural ingredients and essential oils.
Before we go into how to make natural lip balm proper, let’s take a look at some of the downsides of commercial lip balms.
As I said before, most commercial lip balms contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to your body.
I really believe that I shouldn’t put anything that I can’t ingest internally on my skin NOT to talk about putting it on my lips. This is because whatever you put on your skin ends up in your bloodstream.
First of all, most commercial lip balms contain petrolatum, which is commonly used by manufacturers as a moisturizer.
The problem is that petrolatum also called petroleum jelly or mineral oil is NOT a moisturizer. It is a petroleum by-product that coats the skin, prevents it from breathing and thus causing dryness in the long run.
Another harmful ingredient you can find in lip balms are parabens, which are generally used as preservatives.
Parabens tend to mimic estrogen: hence they are endocrine disruptors and can lead to cancers.
If you must use a commercial lip balm, ensure that you choose one that is made with all natural organic ingredients. Read the label carefully to ensure that it doesn’t contain any synthetic or harmful chemical.
However, making your own homemade natural lip balm is super easy. It only takes 4 ingredients and 5 minutes.
Beauticom 12 Piece 20g/20ml USA Acrylic Round Clear Jars with Lids for Lip Balms, Creams, Make Up, Cosmetics, Samples50 Lip Balm Containers – Empty Tubes – Make Your Own Lip Balm – 3/16 Oz (5.5ml) (50 Tubes, Clear)
*This recipe makes 3 ½ ounce containers of lip balm
Not only is this a better healing solution for your chapped lips, but you can also make 3-4 jars for the price of 1 jar of store-bought balm.
Use regularly for best results.
Note: Herbs are also wonderful healing agents. If you are fighting a cold or upper respiratory infection I suggest adding Echinacea to your lip balm.
If you have cold sores on your lips, I suggest adding in Rosemary leaf, as it is a wound healing herb.
Heat your herb in the vitamin e oil on low heat stirring occasionally for appx 2 hours. Strain the oil from the herbs and use 1 tablespoon of the herb infused vitamin e oil in place of the standard vitamin e. Store the remainder of the oil for later uses.
If you have never used a certain essential oil it is important to do a skin patch test prior to topically using! See my sections on topical use and other essential oil safety concerns:
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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to diagnose or treat any disease. It is always recommended that you seek the advise of your private medical doctor.