Protecting your lips and ensuring they are a pleasant sight is the overall goal of proper lip care. Making sure you find the perfect lip balm that soothes your lips the most can be tricky.
A big number of lip balms dry out your lips and cause even greater harm to your lips leaving you with an unpleasant feel. Season changes and the weather have an undesirable effect on our lips, therefore we all suffer from chapped or even cracked lips.
It is well known that if the lip balm is affordable to most, chances are the ingredients it is made of are no good. On the other hand, the ingredients we are all looking for are only found in the more expensive brands that not all of us can afford.
We know the struggle is real, finding the perfect balm that heals and moisturizes your dry lips or soothes any other kind of lip problems you may face is not easy. Therefore, we present you with a natural lip balm recipe, which will help you restore your lip’s health and it comes in three tint colors: deep red, brownish pink and maroon.
Making tinted lip balm
The first thing you should know before we start is that making bright pinks colors and loud reds with natural colorants is hard and difficult. These may be the colors preferred by most, but it is what it is. This recipe made of natural and safe ingredients which makes it perfect for all.
When making naturally tinted lip balm we usually use Madder root powder and Alkanet root powder to achieve the beautiful reds and browns. Experiment and find the blend you prefer.
First, you’ll need a light-colored carrier oil like sunflower, macadamia or sweet almond oil to infuse the powder into. Then heat the oil in a double boiler, add the listed amount of powder and stir until it’s well mixed. Finally, strain with either a tea strainer or a cheesecloth.
Lip balm base
The process is pretty simple, 2 parts oil to 1 part beeswax. Any oil may be used, but if you are aiming for a harder structure of your lip balm is best you use a combination of hard and soft oils.
As a hard oil, we chose cocoa butter because of its suitable light brown color and its amazing moisturizing ability. Not only does coco butter moisturize your skin, but it also serves as a protective barrier.
Your last ingredient would be beeswax. You may also use beeswax pastilles as they are easier to melt. Beeswax will provide your lip balm with a silky feel and it will extend its shelf-life.
This simple recipe will provide you with 1 ounce of lip balm tin and one tin will last for a month or so.
Step 1: Making the infused sweet almond oil
- 3 ounces of sweet almond
- 1 ½ tsp madder root powder
- 3 ounces of sweet almond oil
- 1 ½ teaspoon alkanet root powder
For deep/red maroon
- 3 ounces almond oil
- 1 teaspoon madder root powder
- ½ tsp alkanet root powder
- Heat the oil in a double boiler
- Add the listed amount of powder (madder, alkanet or both)
- Stir until the oil has reached the desired color
- Transfer into jars
Step 2: Making the tinted lip balm
This recipe will provide you with three one-ounce tins
- 1 ounce of cocoa butter
- ½ ounce beeswax pastilles
- 1 ½ ounce infused sweet almond oil
- Lip balm tubes or tines
- Start by melting both the cocoa butter and the beeswax pastilles in the double boiler.
- When they are nicely melted, add in the sweet almond oil
- Mix all the ingredients properly until they are well combined
- Be careful when removing from the heat because it may be extremely hot
- Then transfer the material into lip balm tins or tubes
- Leave to cool off completely and then cap
Store the lip balm in a cool, dry place and remember it mustn’t be exposed to the sun for a longer period in order to stay solid as it is. You can make a double batch of these and give them as gifts to your friends and relatives.