Believe it or not, most medicated lip balms contain camphor and/or phenol, which, if used regularly, can irritate lips even more. For a truly healing and soothing lip balm, make your own with natural oils and ingredients such as aloe vera. Chemical free and better than any balm you'll by in the store, your lips will love your homemade aloe vera lip balm.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Double boiler
- 1/3 cup beeswax pellets
- 1/3 cup safflower oil
- 1 tbsp. sweet almond oil
- 1 tbsp. grape seed oil
- 2 tbsp. aloe vera concentrate
- Containers (recycled lip balm or lipstick tubes, balm tubs, small glass jars)
Measure the beeswax pellets, safflower oil, sweet almond oil and grape seed oil into the top of a double boiler.
Heat the double boiler slowly on low heat, stirring constantly until the wax melts completely. Never try to quickly melt beeswax, use a microwave or place the wax over direct heat as it may combust.
Turn off the heat and remove the top pan of the double boiler. Stir the ingredients constantly and once your lip balm begins to thicken, add the aloe vera concentrate. Stir thoroughly and then transfer the balm into containers.
Use recycled lip balm or lipstick tubes, small balm tubs available in most health food stores or even small baby jars. Allow the balm to cool and harden before capping your container. This recipe will make about 3/4 cup, but can be split into numerous container. Use your healing lip balm within about 1 year, using whenever you like.