Creating a DIY vegan lip balm is one of the most exciting activities that you can carry out in your kitchen. Knowing that you can customize your own DIY vegan lip balm recipe boost up the fun even more. Isn’t it?
How about we learn to prepare some homemade vegan lip balm recipes today? And find a permanent solution for our dried lips.
Now whether it’s winter’s morning or summer’s sunburn, you would always have your own freshly prepared DIY vegan lip balm in your pocket. To know more about vegan lip balms and their remedies, scroll down.
Benefits of a Homemade Vegan Lip Balm
There are several perks that homemade vegan lip balm offers.
- Lip balms serve as a moisturiser to keep the lips healthy and hydrated.
- They typically contain a high SPF, which safeguards the sensitive tissue of your lips from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays while also giving antioxidants to assist your body fight free radicals.
- Lip balm is your go-to beauty product if you are someone who struggles with chapped lips or cold sores.
- Lip balms contain soothing components, and some even include pain relievers.
- Homemade vegan lip balm is less expensive than store-purchased.
- Preparing it at home ensures less packaging which means less waste.
- Producing your own DIY vegan lip balm recipe saves money and allow you to use ingredients that suit your skin type, protecting you from any potential risk.
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Vegan Lip Balm Ingredients
You need the following ingredients to make a DIY vegan lip balm;
1. Shea Butter
Shea butter is a wonderful moisturiser that absorbs quickly into the skin. It is also solid at room temperature, therefore it aids in the stability of the lip balm. You can easily create a vegan lip balm without beeswax using this shea butter.
2. Cocoa butter
Cocoa butter improves the texture of your skin and leaves wonders on your lips. As a result, a lip balm enriched with cocoa butter will nourish and hydrate your lips while also making them soft and supple.
- Olive Oil
Olive oil is also extremely hydrating and has a lustrous appearance. Most of you will already have olive oil in your kitchen, so that’s one less thing you will have to look for. I occasionally use honey instead of olive oil because it has a lot of therapeutic properties and is especially useful for cold sores and cracked lips.
There are three types of wax. You can pick any one type in order to make your lip balm recipes;
- Candelilla wax: It is abundant in fatty acids and resin, making it an excellent beeswax replacement in handmade beauty products. It absorbs quickly and is extremely emollient, making it ideal for soothing cracked lips.
- Rice bran wax: Its strong antioxidant concentration can aid to hydrate dry lips and protect them from oxidative damage.
- Soy wax: It is a naturally hydrating and environmentally friendly base for lip balms.
- Carrier Oils
- Almond oil: Rich in healthy fats, almond oil replenishes and seals in moisture, keeping lips lush and flake-free.
- Camellia oil: Camellia oil is useful in minimizing indications of aging and promote collagen formation, giving the appearance of larger lips
- Vitamin E oil: Keeps the skin youthful and radiant.
- Essential Oils
- Chamomile essential oil: This oil treats chapped skin and replace moisture levels.
- Geranium essential oil: You can use this oil to treat dry, cracked lips. It’s antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory. It also smells fantastic.
DIY Vegan Lip Balm Recipes
#1. Coconut Oil Vegan Lip Balm
- 6 teaspoons of organic coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons of organic refined Shea butter
- 20 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 1 teaspoon of candelilla wax
- Take a double boiler. You can also use the aluminium bowl as a substitute.
- Melt the wax and Shea butter on a low flame.
- After everything has melted, mix well with a spoon.
- Add peppermint essential oil.
- Add the mixture into a lip balm container.
- If it hardens, put it back in the double boiler until it melts down and then pour into the lip balm container.
- Allow it to cool for 2 hours to solidify.
#2. Vegan Lavender Lip Balm
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 20 drops of carrot seed oil (or any carrier oil of your choice)
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil
- 2 tablespoons of soy wax
- Take a microwave protected bowl.
- Combine the wax and coconut oil.
- Microwave for 15 seconds at a time until melted, then stir everything together with a Popsicle stick or toothpick.
- Allow it to cool down for a couple of seconds.
- Add all the oils and mix again.
- Store the mixture in a small lip balm jar.
- Let the lip balm cool completely before using it.
#3. DIY Vegan Tinted Lip Balm Recipe
- 1/8 teaspoon of Merlot red mica
- 1/8 teaspoon of dark red Brazilian clay
- 1 teaspoon of candelilla wax
- 2 tablespoons of Shea butter
- 20 drops of jojoba essential oil
- On a double boiler, melt the candelilla wax and jojoba oil.
- Heat the Shea butter until it is liquid. (Be careful not to overheat the Shea butter.)
- Remove the pan from the heat and give it a good swirl.
- Mix in the clay and mica thoroughly.
- Fill empty lip balm tubes with the mixture
- Leave to cool completely before using.
- Put in a cool, dry place.
What’s the best way to produce flavoured lip balm?
If you want to flavour your lip balm, the best way is to use natural flavour oils or spices like cinnamon, coffee, dried citrus peels or rose petals. Just keep in mind that manufactured flavour oils aren’t regarded harmless in the same way that natural spices are.
What is the shelf life of homemade lip balm?
Lip balm prepared at home does not have a set expiration date. Without preservatives, this vegan lip balm recipe should stay for roughly 6 months because it just includes oils.
It will decay considerably sooner if you combine any liquid-based additives, such as aloe vera, or food-based flavourings. It should not last longer than 2 weeks to a month.
Did you enjoy reading all the amazing information about homemade vegan lip balm? If you did, know that you are going to do it even more when you will go to your kitchen to prepare it. The fragrances that your DIY vegan lip balm will diffuse is what makes the entire procedure wholesome.
Who doesn’t like to experience that?
Head to your kitchen to customize your own vegan lip balm recipe. This is indeed the best way to protect your cracked and dried up lips.