lip balm

Today I made another version of my organic home-made lip balm. I just got a big piece of organic beeswax and so I wanted to try also this version that is even more nourishing. I am really satisfied with my new lip balm and I think I will continue to do it at home since now. I created a natural and a tinted one. It smells so good and natural, that you want to eat it 🙂

Basically, to make a lip balm at home, you need good certified organic oils and if you want aroma, add a drop of essential oil that you like. This time I wanted a natural lip balm without any smell and with a lot of nourishment for winter days.

I’ve prepared it in a small jar, which was immersed in hot water (not boiling) in another pan. First, I’ve put in the jar 2 spoons of organic cold pressed coconut virgin oil. Then, I added a few small pieces of beeswax and a tea spoon of organic honey. I stirred everything with a spoon until it all melted together. Always use more oil than beeswax, cause the oil will give the softness and oily effect on the lips. Too much beeswax makes the balm too dry and rigid. In the tinted version, I’ve added a pinch of mineral blush in a beige shade for a natural nude effect.

When the balm gets fluid, pour it quickly in small jars where it will dry.

hand-made natural cosmetics

In short, you need:

organic pure beeswax (I got it from my local beekeeper where I purchase honey)

organic virgin coconut oil (I like the one with coconut smell)

organic honey

mineral blush (optional)

 I’d also like to let you know a few facts concerning these amazing ingredients that are in my lip balm:

BEESWAX

– is used since ancient times

– works well in cosmetic products because of “wax esthers” that exist in both beeswax and human skin

– is a natural hydrating ingredient that increases essential moisture in skin

– safe for sensitive skin and does not provoke allergic reactions

– does not clog pores

–  healing, softening, anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties

– contains vitamin A

– an excellent emollient and support for moisturizers

– compatible with many cosmetic ingredients

Did you know? One pound of wax requires the bees to consume about ten pounds of honey!

(learn more at Botanical.com)

 

COCONUT OIL:

– antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing properties

– used for many purposes: cooking, skin care, hair care, massage, healing …

– helps in preventing premature aging and degenerative diseases due to its antioxidant properties

– is excellent massage oil for the skin because it acts as an effective moisturizer

– very good for the entire immune system

– is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin

– helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections

(learn more at Organicfacts.net)

Have fun in creating your own lip balms and let me know about if you want 🙂

2 Comments on Freshly made: Nourishing lip balm with beeswax

  1. green makeup
    December 29, 2010 at 10:32 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you:) It is delicious, really!
    You are right about bees and sprinkling plants with toxics.
    Thankfully, here we have a green country and
    I am happy that I found a really pure beeswax!

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