Today, we concoct five lip balm solutions that revel in a variety of fragrances and flavors to suit your individual taste.
Underneath it all, they keep your lips moisturized and plump, protect them from sun damage, have a brightening and softening effect, and make for inexpensive solutions that can be whipped up anytime you please.
Beetroot Lip Balm
Break open 2 capsules of powdered beetroot and place them in a mixing bowl. Heat 1 tbsp beeswax and 1/2 tsp of cocoa butter until they melt and combine. Stir the liquid with the beet powder, then pour into a jar and allow to cool.
Once it’s back to temperature, use the mix on your lips and cheekbones for that perfect stain and illusion of plumpness.
Chocolate & Cocoa Butter Lip Balm
Melt 3 tbsp of cocoa butter in the microwave. Add 3-4 chocolate chips and stir until they melt as well, by running the mixture in the microwave for another few seconds.
Add one vitamin E capsule and 1/4 tsp of almond oil. Stir well to keep from clumping. Apply the aphrodisiacal mix on date night.
Coconut & Tea Tree Oil Balm
In a double boiler, melt 1 cup beeswax, and then add 3 tbsp of coconut oil. Once melted, take it off the heat, stir in 1 tsp vitamin E oil and 2-3 drops of tea tree oil. Let it cool and then it is ready to use.
Lemon & Honey Lip Balm
It’s a wear-and-wash balm for those who are put off by the stickiness of conventional lip balms.
Basic Lip Balm
Measure out the solid ingredients, ½ cup of shea butter, ½ cup of beeswax, and ½ cup of cocoa butter, and combine them in a heatproof glass container. Microwave for one minute or warm in a double boiler.