How to Make Lip Balm At Home: Choco Lip Balm Your Lips Will Love
Read Time: 2-3 mins
Prep Time: 10 mins
You may have wondered how to make lip balm at home often, didn’t you?
Having made quite a handful of them as you can see here (this one’s cost worked out under 20 INR)
Here (this one’s cost came out less than 100 INR)
And here (this one smells the best all thanks to a generous use of coffee), let’s make a slightly tinted lip balm today.
What will be its USP?
We won’t use any discarded lipsticks, mica or even food grade colours.
Keeping all the rubbish aside, this one will be organic inside out.
Not to forget, easy on your pockets and time too.
On that note, let’s put a full stop to your question – How To Make Lip Balm At Home. Tinted one at that.
Into the kitchen, Skin Chef!
How To Make Lip Balm At Home: Ingredients
1) Cold-Pressed Castor Oil (1 tbsp.) – I use the one by The Balance Mantra. Buy here
Free from hexane, chemicals, cold-pressed, unrefined (very important) and additives, this spells value-for-money from the word go.
2) Flax seed oil (1 tbsp.) – I rely on the one by Bliss of Earth. Buy here
Free from hexane, artificial fragrance, preservatives, chemicals, unrefined (woo hoo!) and extracted without heat, it is a little bottle of skincare wonder at a fair price.
3) Kokum butter (2 tbsp.) – Mine is from Keynote India. Buy here
Having made a DIY Body butter out of it whose recipe you can check out here, it was obvious that I would rely on it again for my DIY Choco lip butter’s recipe.
4) Beeswax (1/2 tbsp.) – Buy here
5) Cacao Powder (2 tbsp.) – Buy here
Our star ingredient, cacao powder produces the tint (colour) in this lip balm and its chocolate-like aroma. Drool!
How To Make Lip Balm At Home: Steps
Step 1 – Make your double-boiler system. Don’t know what this fancy term means? Not a problem.
Check out this recipe.
You’ll laugh inwardly for mistaking it for something too complicated.
Step 2 – Add all the ingredients (with the quantities specified above) in the smaller iron bowl.
Step 3 – Set the stove on fire. Mix gently with a spoon.
Step 4 – Within 3-4 minutes, everything in that bowl will liquefy. Switch off the stove.
Step 5– Carefully, pour the contents (liquid lip balm) into your lip balm bottle or tube.
Suggestion: Use old/used lip balm tubs/tubes for your DIY lip balms.
Not only are you recycling this way (pat on your back!) but also saving a few INRs (a penny saved is a penny earned)
Step 6 – Leave this pot/tube aside in the fridge for 2 mins. It will solidify completely & your DIY tinted lip balm is hence, ready.
Sniff it. Apply it. Flaunt it.
Before We Wind Up
Let’s take your questions on how to make lip balm at home first.
Q 1: Can I skip beeswax?
A 1: Beeswax is needed to mould your lip balm. If you skip it, your lip balm will melt.
Q 2: What’s the shelf life of this lip balm?
A 2: As long as not a single drop of water makes it to this lip balm, you can use it for 6 months conveniently.
Men, women, children… anyone can indulge in it.
This lip balm is accommodative. Be like it… Ok, that’s an old meme (for those who didn’t get the joke, forget it. It was lame)
Q 3: How often should I apply this lip balm?
A 3: As often as you wish.
So on that note, finally you have learnt how to make lip balm at home, right Skin chef?
Let me know if which flavour you’ll experiment next with. Adios amigos!