Make Your Organic Lip Balm In 20 INR: For Smooth, Crack-Free Lips

Make Your Organic Lip Balm In 20 INR: For Smooth, Crack-Free Lips

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Prep Time: 5 mins

Remember THIS DIY non-tinted lip balm I came up a few weeks ago? That was made in less than 100 INR.

Upping the challenge, I wanted to come up with an organic lip balm whose nourishing content is no less the former but cost comes out within 20 INR.

That’s precisely a fifth the cost of the previous lip balm!

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It may sound challenging now and let’s face it – it was (read: GST).

A few experiments however followed in my secret laboratory (read: kitchen)

Some flopped. Some worked but did not overwhelm me.

It was a clutter after a point. That’s when I decided to de-clutter the mess I had created.

“Let’s go as simple, minimal and bare-bones as possible,” I thought and consequently, worked out the following non-tinted organic lavender lip balm.

Get your notepads out!

Organic Lip Balm: Ingredients

1. Mango Butter (1 tbsp.) – Buy HERE

2. Virgin Coconut Oil (1 tbsp.) – Buy HERE

3. Lavender Essential Oil (15 drops) – Buy HERE

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4. Beeswax (1 tbsp.) – Buy HERE

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Organic Lip Balm: Procedure

Step 1 – Add Mango butter, beeswax and Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO in short) to a steel bowl. There should not be even one drop of water in it.

Prepare your double-boiler system (You shouldn’t get cold feet upon reading ‘Double Boiler System’.

It’s a simple setup that you can see HERE)

Step 2 – Heat the bigger vessel on low flame. Consequently, everything in the smaller vessel (that is, your steel bowl) will heat up and liquefy.

It shouldn’t take more than 5 mins.

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Step 3 – Once liquefied, take the smaller vessel out of the bigger one, sprinkle 15 drops of Lavender essential oil.

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Step 4 – Transfer everything to your pot or lip balm tube (whatever you prefer).

PRO TIP: Be quick since beeswax will start hardening the lip balm within seconds of being taken off the flame.

 Okay, how much will making this lip balm cost me?

Summing up the prices of all the products = 150 + 125 + 200 + 250 = 725/- INR

From the quantities of the ingredients that I have, I can easily make at least 15 pots of 5 g each. How’s that possible? 

15 pots of 5 g each = 75 g will have…

Mango butter = 30 g (150/- INR) 

Beeswax = 1/3rd of 100 g = 33 g (approx.) (64/- INR) 

Remaining 12 g = From VCO & Lavender Essential Oil  (40 + 6 = 46/- INR) 

We will still, be saving a bulk of our ingredients.

Anyway, the cost of making one 1 g of lip balm = 260/75 = 3.5/- INR (approx)

Finally, the cost of making one 5 g pot of your lip balm = 3.5 *5 = 17.5/- INR

17.5/- INR is less than 20/- INR.

What does that mean? Mission accomplished! Happy dance

If any price or cost deviation occurs in the future, chances are the prices may have changed with time.

Now that this lip balm’s cost fits into my budget, how should I use it?

Glide on your lips whenever desired – morning, evening, night regardless of your gender.

Since it is non-tinted meaning it leaves no colour on lips, this lip balm can be used by men too.

I recommend scrubbing one’s lips once every 4 days to wipe off that leathery texture which spoils its smooth appearance.

Check out THIS recipe of a natural homemade lip scrub. You may already have the ingredients in your kitchen!

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We wrap it here for the day.

The next time you go ‘beauty shopping’ strike off one product from your shopping list – a lip balm.

Yours is not any run-of-the-mill lip balm or used by every Tom, Dick and Harry.

It’s made by you for you!

6 comments

    1. Haha, the coffee one that I made a few days and which I’ll post on coming Thursday is actually the best (most drool-worthy) organic lip balm that I worked out recently.

      If you ever make one at home, make the coffee one, Mariyam. Its aroma is… Hypnotic (+ mouth watering)

  1. Oooh can’t wait for the coffee flavoured one….
    Luckily I have a haul of unrefined butters from Johannesburg and can’t wait to try them.

    1. Next week on same day, the coffee one will be on the blog.

      I’ll then try my hand at some tinted (coloured) lip balms. With butters at hand, you can give a shot to making this DIY night face cream too. I use it every night (will swap a homemade serum now just because a lil’ experimenting doesn’t harm) – https://www.glamorganicdesi.com/night-cream-for-dry-skin/

      Use any butter except cocoa on your face. Cocoa is comedogenic (it clogs skin’s pores). Rest all are perfectly safe. Amidst essential oils, for some strange reason I don’t like most except ylang ylang (the best, hands down), geranium (rose ka bichhra hua bhai) and peppermint.

      All said, for now my target – Chalk out + test that DIY lip care routine 🙂

  2. Lovely DIY… Could we try other butters. Like shea, avocado or only mango.and also ny diy to help with dark lips to lighten them and even them out.

    Thanks a ton.

    1. Absolutely, Bhavani.

      You can try other butters (make sure they are unrefined however; this word needs to be written on their package. Most sellers pass off refined butters for less. Refining takes away most of the nutrients of these butters) as well. Mango, Shea, Kokum, Mwrah, anything… there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to DIYing.

      For dark lips, I am chalking out a full-fledged DIY routine that needs to be done daily (+ has worked for me). So, for that please wait for a few days (roughly 15)

      Meanwhile, one coffee-flavoured lip balm in underway.

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