Hi. Winter will start in a few days and this means that our lips need extra protection. To prepare myself for the arrival of winter, I have thought about a DIY lip balm recipe! This DIY recipe will only take less than 2 minutes but will help us to protect ourselves against the cold temperatures of this winter. (Unless you’re reading this post from the southern hemisphere and in this case… what an envy! I love summer!)
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What kind of Wax I used?
To make a lip balm it is essential to use a wax, which can give it the right solid texture to our balm. In this recipe I decided to use two types of waxes: beeswax and carnauba wax.
Beeswax vs Carnauba Wax
Beeswax is widely used in lip balms. I wanted to include it in this recipe because beeswax keeps our lips hydrated and healthy at all times. This wax, in fact, forms a protective and emollient layer that prevents the loss of water from the outer layer of the skin.
Carnauba wax also has emollient and protective properties such as beeswax. It is made from Brazilian palm leaves, making it 100% natural. The main difference with beeswax is the high melting point (80 – 85 ° C). This means that it will take more time and heat to melt. For this reason, I wanted to use this wax in the formulation because it will be able to make the lip balm more consistent and also suitable to be stored in a lip balm tube.
What you will need
Creating a Lip balm takes less than 5 minutes and a few ingredients.
Preparing a lip balm requires only a few ingredients and does not involve any complicated procedures.
weighing the waxes and butters in a glass jar
melt them in the microwave or in a bain-marie. NB: The carnauba wax will need more time to melt
add essential oils (optional)
pour into a tube
To customize it, I decorated the stick with colored tape. I used one with glitter to make it more elegant and perfect for a gift.
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Watch the tutorial video so you don’t miss any details about how to create a DIY lip balm.
Preparing a lip balm is one of the simplest DIY projects! It is ideal if you want to start preparing something at home but you have a few ingredients and still don’t feel very confident. I strongly recommend you to try it because the result is guaranteed!