Who said that you have to buy lip balm for the dry, flaky, cracked and chapped lips? Well, if you have been planning to spend a fortune on the lip balm, save your cash and get the homemade lip balm. It is far much cheaper and works as good as the one sold online. All that you need is to look for the best ingredients for the home-made ones.
Beeswax is one of the foremost lip balm ingredients. You should have by their side and especially bearing in mind the fact that it is ubiquitous. Mix coconut oil and shea butter together with the beeswax and put them in boiling water so that the wax melts.
Once the wax has melted, you need to remove the pan from heat. The water should keep hot so that the wax remains in the melted state. There are essential oils that you can add to the mixture. And there you will have the homemade lip balm that will work perfect. As you already notice all these materials are very affordable and available at the same time. One also gets the option to choose the essential oils that they like. For instance, you can have peppermint.
How to add the peppermint oil
If you want to add the oil you would like to use for your lip balm, the next thing that you will need know how to add it. The balm will be out in a tube and then one will add the essential oil using a pipette. Some people use a dropper which is perfect in order.
You need to know when adding this oil, the process should be executed as fast as possible. to prevent the mixture from hardening before the oil gets time to mix well with it.
Before you cap the balm, the cooling should be allowed to take place at room temperature. When the last drop has hardened, then the next thing would be to cap it and store in readiness for next use.
The thickness of the lip balm varies depending on your preference. But as you will find out it is possible to vary the thickness using the beeswax. If for instance, you want the mixture to be thicker, then all that you need is to add extra spoons of the wax. Otherwise, you need to reduce the wax to have a smoother homemade balm.
Making imitation products is not a very hard task. This is a DIY thing that will have your creative juices flowing. And at the same time, you will have soft, smooth and fleshy lips that are completely free from the dryness. Save yourself from the extra cost of buying the balms in the stores online by making one for your own. It will not take you long and the ingredients are all available around you.