3 Homemade Lip Balm Recipes with Beeswax

3 Homemade Lip Balm Recipes with Beeswax

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Hi, there!

Lips are susceptible, but do you know why? There are millions of nerve endings around lips, while they are not protected, but exposed to environmental influence.Beeswax benefits

The reason lips get dried so fast, is they lack sweat glands.

To avoid dehydration of your lips, you could apply homemade lip balm recipes with beeswax.

You don’t need to have chapped lips to take care of them.

Whether it is cold weather and wind in the winter, or you have substantial exposure to the Sun and seawater in the Summer, you have to protect, soothe and nourish your lips throughout the whole year.

 

Why beeswax?

Beeswax is an essential component of lip balm. The reason is in the considerable beeswax benefits. Bees produce it, when they build their honeycomb, to protect honey from “intruders.”

Ancient people have uncovered the positive effect for skin when using beeswax. Nowadays beeswax consumption is increasing each year because more and more individuals pay attention to their skin care and hair care.

They get back to natural ingredients, and solutions and products. Many natural cosmetic products include beeswax in their formulas.

 

Beeswax benefits

Beeswax is rich in omega-7 and omega-9 unsaturated fatty acids, their esters, vitamin A, and hydrocarbons. This leads to the following positive effects for you:

  • Immune system stimulation;
  • Skin and lips hydration;
  • Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory effect;
  • Analgetic properties;
  • Doesn’t clog pores;How to prepare homemade lip balm?
  • Detoxifying cells;

The good news is you can easily utilize the beeswax properties, including in homemade lip care solutions.

For that purpose, you can mix it with other valuable ingredients, like carrier oils and essential oils.

Let’s see which basic rules it is good following, to have robust natural protection for your lips.

 

What ingredients to use for a homemade lip balm?

You already know beeswax is almost mandatory compound:) But you can add ingredients, like:

  • Hard carrier oil/butter(like coconut oil);
  • Liquid carrier oil (like almond oil, or avocado oil);
  • Essential oil;
  • Vitamin E.

You can store the lip balm in a small plastic or metal container.

Here are a few useful rules of thumb, you could follow, when preparing your homemade lip balm.

1. Solid oil/butter is heavier than the liquid one. If you use predominantly solid oil, you could add less quantity, vs. liquid oil.

2. Following a ratio of three parts carrier oil and one part beeswax is a good starting point;

3. Essential oil is a concentrated form of extract. Be careful not overusing it. As a rule, two-three drops per dose are usually enough to get the aroma and sensation aimed.

4. Typically, in the winter you might want a more dense mixture, than in the summer. You can always regulate the density, by adding more beeswax, if you want to increase it.

5. Vitamin E is not a must but will help nourish the delicate lip skin. A few drops per doze is fine.

6. As a consequence, you would first melt the beeswax down and add the carrier oils, until reaching homogeneous mixture. Finally, you would add essential oil and vitamin E, stirring well.

7. You can use any container you have at home. It could be your empty face cream container, you kept by chance, or for the purpose:)  Make sure it is clean and dry. Don’t close the lid, before the mixture solidifies.

8. Typically, the expiration period of your lip balm will be about 1 year.

9. You can always experiment with flavors, ingredients, and quantities. Follow the core rules, and you will happy with the result.

Now, let’s see some recipes as a “starter”:)

Homemade beeswax lip balm recipes3 homemade lip balm beeswax recipes

Your next step to produce the desired lip balm will be mixing all components in the right ratio.

Read below a few ways how to do this. All of them are very quick and easy DIY solutions.

 

Recipe #1 With almond oil

You need 1 teaspoon beeswax, 1 teaspoon honey, 2 teaspoons almond oil.

Heat up the beeswax until it melts in a double boiler (or any other melting method you use).

Do not expose beeswax directly to fire, use steam or hot water instead. Add the other ingredients, and reach a homogeneous mixture.

Pour the liquid into a container, and leave it at room temperature, until the balm solidifies.

 

Recipe #2 With rose water

You need 1 teaspoon beeswax, 2 teaspoons coconut oil, 3 drops rose water.

Melt the beeswax and mix with the other ingredients. Pour the liquid into a container, and leave it at room temperature, until the balm solidifies.

 

Recipe #3 With shea butter

You need 2 teaspoons beeswax, 1 teaspoon shea butter, 3 teaspoons coconut oil, 3 drops essential oil (lavender, peppermint or your favorite one), 2 drops vitamin E.

Melt and mix beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil. Finally add essential oil and vitamin E. Pour the liquid into a container, and leave it at room temperature until the balm solidifies.

 

Conclusion

Well, you are already familiar with 3 homemade lip balm recipes with beeswax, and 11 general rules how to prepare lip balm at home. It’s not that hard, isn’t it:)

It needs a bit extra effort to buy the ingredients and to develop the beeswax recipe at home, but in the end, the aim is worth it- you will have your lips protected.

Apart from the DIY approach, you can always purchase lip balm. I recommend exploring natural cosmetic products, which will take the best of two worlds – using natural ingredients, and professional knowledge, how to combine them most appropriately.

I’ve shared with you tips how to search and find qualitative natural cosmetic products, avoiding scams and improper statements from sellers.

Whatever approach you use, the most important is to TAKE ACTION. Experiment, find the best solution for you, and apply it! Who doesn’t want well-looking and healthy lips:)

I would love to hear from you! Do you (plan to) to use beeswax lip balm? Leave me a comment, and I will answer you!

 

To your fantastic lips:)

Valeria

 

 

14 Responses

  1. Jennifer

    Thank you for the recipes! I think I’m gonna try the almond and shea butter recipe and use a little vitamin E oil as you suggested in your post. I can easily get the beeswax from my neighbor that sells honey from her hives:) She’s made me a lip balm in the past and it’s wonderful!

    • Valeria

      Hi, Jenifer,

      I am so happy for you:) You have a chance to get beeswax from a person you know! This is the best case scenario, go for it:)

      Wish you good luck,
      Valeria

  2. LYNNE

    Thanks so much for the simple recipes. I’ve never made my own lip balm before but this makes seems pretty simple so I might give it a try. What type of containers is it best to put homemade lip balm in?

    • Valeria

      Hi Lynne,

      Thank you for your comment. Yes, it is not difficult at all. In fact, homemade lip balm is one of the most comfortable cosmetics you can prepare alone!

      Plastic containers are great. You can buy such, but you can use ones, from previous cosmetic products (including lip balm) that you have already exhausted. Make sure they are clean and dry, and they have a lid to cover the ointment.

      Wish you good luck,
      Valeria

  3. Christi

    I’ve made several lip balms before…these also look worth a try! I’ve never tried adding rose water, so I will be trying this! Thanks!

    • Valeria

      Hi, Christi,

      Thank you for your comment! Yes, it’s worth experimenting with new flavors to see if they work well for us:)

      Wish you good luck,
      Valeria

  4. Matt

    This is seriously going to help. Never even considered making my own, but as much as I spend on these products, I might as well give it a go. Thanks for this!

    • Valeria

      Hi, Matt,

      Agree with your point! I’ve always said, that the homemade solutions do not contrast with purchased natural cosmetic and sanitary products. They can be used both, as they have their downsides and advantages.

      All the best,
      Valeria

  5. Gus

    A good article! I have a friend who uses a coconut lip balm as a natural lip balm. Yes natural remedy and natural oil are the best for lip balm

    • Valeria

      Hi, Gus,

      Many people these days turn to natural products. Coconut oil, other nut oils, and seed oils, as well as many essential oils, are a great material for producing lip balm.

      All the best,
      Valeria

  6. Pernilla

    Hello Valeria,

    Lip balm, that’s my life saver – can’t be without one. My lips are so dry, especially during the winter season. One of my favourite lip balms contains honey.

    I’m surprised to hear that a homemade beeswax lip balm has got a storage life up to one year. I thought it would be necessary with some kind of preservatives. That must be healthier to use your own homemade lip balm without the many unnatural substances which the cosmetic products often contain. The shea butter beeswax is extremely healthy, added with coconut oil and vitamin E. Wish I had the time to produce one myself.

    Enjoyed reading this excellent post!

    Pernilla

    • Valeria

      Hi, Pernilla,

      Thank you for the beautiful comments! Yes, beeswax is durable, especially if we keep it at a cool place, so it is not exposed to excessive climate conditions.
      Is domestic product healthier, than purchased natural cosmetics? I can not claim that. If both are adequately produced, they are safe. If you are questioning the synthetic cosmetics, here I will have to agree with you, it could hide risks for our skin and hair health.

      All the best,
      Valeria

      • Pernilla

        Valeria, thank you so much for your kind and competent reply.
        I have not yet tried it out, but I have for sure saved the recipe for the Shea butter recipe.
        If I buy a product, I’ll avoid synthetic cosmetics and look for natural products.

        Will have a look at your other posts now!

        Pernilla

        • Valeria

          Hi, Pernilla,

          Your valuable input is much appreciated:) I am happy I’ve helped you with some ideas about how to use beeswax! Hope you will like the other posts, as well, finding helpful insights on how to utilize the gifts of nature for our body, skin, and hair!

          All the best,
          Valeria

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