Do you have dry chapped lips? Or are store-bought products breaking you out? I’ve been there done that. That’s why I made my own Homemade Lip Balm.
I researched other homemade lip balm recipes. Some of the recipes I found, had ingredients that I don’t want on my lips. It could possibly be another breakout waiting to happen.
This recipe could be scaled down if you don’t want to make so many. They do make great gifts for Holidays and Birthdays!
Why No Dyes, or Added Scents in Homemade Lip Balm?
Your lips can be sensitive in ways the rest of your skin is not.
Many companies will add scents to cover up a chemical smell that some synthetic ingredients or processes may put off.
Sometimes companies think it’s cute to add flavorings to lip balm. But they have no place on your lips and put your beautiful skin at risk. Not only, but also of being damaged, breaking out in rashes cracking or peeling.
Even all-natural ingredients can cause contact dermatitis. For some people, they can even react badly to Vitamin E oil. Which, is an ingredient in this lip balm recipe.
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E is something your body needs. It not only supports your immune system, but it also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Vitamin E may be helpful at decreasing the damage of UV rays. It’s also a great moisturizer for dry, patchy skin.
Vitamin E for most people poses very little risk. However, using a synthetic version can increase the risk of getting contact dermatitis.
Consequently, using quality ingredients becomes very important.
Check your vitamin E oil ingredients for these common synthetic versions – DL-alpha-tocopherol, DL-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol, synthetic alpha-tocopherol, mixed tocopherols.
Natural sources of Vitamin E can come from vegetable oils, such as sunflower, corn, olive, palm, and soybean.
The Vitamin E Oil that I link to on Amazon for the recipe below has several ingredients, which are mostly natural.
Jason’s Vitamin E Oil Ingredients: Sunflower|Rice Bran Oil|Almond Oil|Apricot Oil|Avocado Oil|Wheat Germ Oil|Vitamin E|Lecithin|Propylparaben|Fragrance
I’ve looked high and low for a pure vitamin E oil, but every brand I found has plenty of other ingredients. I undoubtedly, don’t like that the Jason brand adds a fragrance to their Vitamin E oil.
However, I’ve used this product for over 10 years in my lip balm recipe and I haven’t had any issues. Which says something to me, because I have super sensitive skin and I’m prone to getting contact dermatitis.
Coconut oil has many positive benefits for skin. Particularly, it’s considered to be anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial.
Furthermore, there are studies that show coconut oil may help fight acne too.
Without a doubt, coconut oil is a great moisturizer for dry skin.
Despite its positive effects on the skin, one reason not to use coconut oil is if you have very oily skin. Since it’s said it could clog pores and cause blackheads.
It’s widely used in all kinds of skincare products, including makeup, sunscreen, and baby products.
It has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. In addition it’s a natural exfoliator, which is perfect for your dry chapped lips. Especially since beeswax is also a humectant, which means it attracts water, which can help skin stay hydrated.
Conversely, the downside of beeswax is simply the same as any other ingredient. Some people do indeed have adverse reactions to it!
So if you have had or have a bad reaction to any of these ingredients (Vitamin E Oil, Coconut Oil, or Beeswax) it’s a good idea NOT to use this recipe.
It’s also a good idea to do a test spot before applying liberally to lips or other parts of the body.
On your test spot look for any adverse reactions such as inflammation, redness, rash, itchiness, or burning. Consult a physician if you have any of these reactions.
Homemade Lip Balm Recipe:
If you have any known allergies to any of the ingredients, please don’t use this recipe, or find a suitable substitute.
Also, even natural ingredients can cause contact dermatitis. If an adverse reaction occurs after using this lip balm, please see a physician.
It’s a good idea to consult your doctor before using homemade products.
This has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not meant to cure, prevent, or treat any diseases, or disorders.
- 4 Fl oz Vitamin E Oil
- 1 Cup Beeswax
- 2 cups Coconut Oil
- Lip Balm Tubes X2
- Small Medicine dispenser (something like this) – ask for one at the pharmacy sometimes they have them for free.
- Double boiler
- Small Medicine dispenser
- Add the oils and beeswax to a double boiler.
- Heat on medium, stirring occasionally.
- WARNING HOT OIL! Take care and don't burn yourself on the hot oil!
- Once you have everything melted, you can start filling the empty lip balm tubes.
- Keep the liquid hot, by leaving the double broiler together. Don’t separate the pans. Once the liquid cools it hardens, and make it hard to squirt into your containers.
- Fill the lip balm tubes using a small medicine dispenser (something like this) - ask for one at the pharmacy sometimes they have them for free.
- They will settle a little after you fill them and a dimple may form, top them off again 2-5 minutes after the first pour. Dimples make for a very uncomfortable application, so be sure to do this step!
- Let cool for 24 hours, then place lids on top. They are ready to go!
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We talk a lot about ingredients in this post. Another favorite thing to use on my skin is castor oil. Castor oil has many benefits. I use castor oil on bug bites and so much more. It helps reduce the inflammation, pain, itchiness, and redness on a bug bite. Check out the full article to learn more about this powerful oil!
I really hope you love this recipe! If you try it come back and tell what you think!
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