If you want to start making your own lip balm, this article will help you to make your own lip balm. The instructions given here will suffice to make one like a pro.
Get all ingredients in place
Beeswax one of the main ingredients that we need. Of course one will need others like shea butter and coconut oil. We need essential oils and as well as the color.
The beeswax needs to melt over a source of heat. One should get a double boiler. A small pot and a glass bowl. Please note that the pot glass bowl needs to place over the boiling water during the melting. The wax may start to get sticky hence the need to stir it so that it retains the consistency.
Once all the wax has melted, it is then removed from heat. But the heat is kept in it so that one can add the essential oils. The best way to keep the heat is to place the wax over boiling water. There are many essential oils such as peppermint. One can keep adding a few drops and testing it on the arm to see if it is the right kind of scent.
Filling in the balm into the tubes
You now have learned to make your own lip balm. The remaining part is to put it in the respective tubes. This is usually not easy to do since one will have to do it with overfilling the tubes. A dropper or pipette is the best tools one can use. To apply the lip balm in the tubes without ad much as spilling or overfilling. The method of application is squirting the lip balm and then sealing it.
Hardening of the wax could happen before one is through the with adding the essential oils. As such, if you want to make your own lip balm, then you have to do it as fast as possible.
The consistency of the lip balm will be determined by the amount of beeswax one has used. The less the amount of wax, It will become very thick as a result. On the other hand, one can make it soft by adding the wax to it.
In the long run, one will be able to make just the right lip balm they want…Like a pro.
Once you have successfully put all the lip balm in the tubes. It is still hot hence need to let it cool as but this should be done at room temperature.
With the cooling completely done, one will need to buy cap it and then put it in the right storage facility.
When you make your own lip balm, you should not forget to store it is a cool and dry place away from the direct sunlight. Sun exposure is in particular very harmful as this could cause the lip balm to melt.