If your lips are chapped or dry you should first of all remember to drink lots of water. Second of all there is no need to buy the most expensive lip balm in store to make sure it is organic, naturally produced or not tested on animals. Make your own! It’s easy and smart. Use preferably an old lip balm box/from lipstick which can be closed easily, avoid gallipods, you don’t want a bacteria party in your balm.
8tbps g beeswax,
5 tbsp cocoa butter,
5 tbsp shea butter,
5tbsp coconut butter
2 tbsp almond oil,
1 tbsp carrot/raspberry/pomegaranate oil,
4 drops E vitamin. Use preferably organic products.
Instruction: Melt the beeswax first, then add cocoa butter & shea butter in the double boiler, add the almond oil. Remove from heat, add the other oils and flavor in the end when its cooled a little bit. Pour into tubes and leave untouched to set.
Why Beeswax and Shea butter: Beeswax acts as an moisturizer and protects your lips from cold wind, but the most important is that it gives your lip balm the stiffness and body so that it can be easily applied. Shea butter has a lower melting point and also contributes to make the lip balm melt faster during contact with warm skin.
Why coconut oil: Coconut moisturizes. Its fatty acids hold onto moisture and can help reinforce the skins fat layer, which promotes hydration.
Why carrot/raspberry/pomegaranate oil: All three oils are full with antioxidants which help to protect the skin from UV rays and free radicals. Of course it helps even more if you eat lots of antioxidants. Pomegranate seed oil is often included in anti-ageing creams. The regenerative properties help with collagen production and erase visible signs of ageing.
Why vitamin E: Full of antioxidants, vitamin E can neutralize the effect of free radicals that damage healthy skin cells and lead to dryness.
If you want to have a natural flavor in your lip balm, add some cocoa powder or vanilla drops.