You can make your own all natural lip balm recipes from this one simple recipe. Like in cooking, you can alter the ingredients and get the same-but-different meal. Lip balms are no different, well, lotions too.
Generally you will need bees wax, not crude oil based paraffin wax. You could get stearic acid wax or emulsifying wax, just make sure they are vegetable oil based, usually from palm trees, as these waxes could be petroleum based as well.
Not all natural lip balms are natural. Or it’s all natural till they put in the flavor – which is totally not natural. There is a lot of leeway on what claims are vs what is really in that product. So making your own is definitely one way to ensure the natural-ness of your lip balm.
You will have to decide if to put your lip balm into little pots or into tubes. There are pros and cons to both. The little pots are way easier to fill, less mess, and cost from about 50 cents and up. The tubes are way harder to fill, there will be mess, and cost just a little more than the pots. Also when filling the tubes, the warm liquid lip balm is getting thicker by the minute, making the filling a little more harder to do. Yet with the finished product, a tube is nicer to apply the lip balm with, rather than with your finger.
All natural Lip Balm recipes:
- 4 T of cocoa butter (or shea butter, mango butter, coconut oil)
- 1/4 oz of beeswax
- 1 1/4 T of jojoba oil (or rose hip oil, hemp oil, olive oil)
- couple drops of Vitamin E – optional
- couple drops of food grade flavor – optional
- melt together over a low temperature
Some butters and oils have different finishes, for example, cocoa butter and olive oil leave a very shiny surface. Whereas mango butter and rose hip oil leave a matte finish. When making this lip balm, if you do not like the finished texture, it is an easy fix. If it is too soft, add more wax, and if too hard, add more liquid oils.
The following lip balm is all natural, I checked their website. They’re labelling uses only the latin or nomenclature wording for the ingredients, which is fine except that regular people may want to know what “helianthus annuus” is. It’s sunflower oil, by the way. Nice brand name, nicely separated wording, great color scheme and clear tubes.
The famous Burt’s Bees, which has been sold to the Clorox company for millions, gotta retire sometime right? Their labelling states “aroma”, for the vanilla and pumpkin spice varieties, and say 100% natural, yet I don’t think I can go a pick “aroma” off a tree. Anyways, I have used this brand before, and it doesn’t have the staying power that cherry chap stick does. Actually I’ve tried a lot of natural lip balms and none of them have. My lip balm was probably a little on the harder side. Nice when making your own, you can perfect it the way you want.
Read about the amazing skin benefits that cocoa butter has, here.
More great information this ingredient for you natural lip balm recipes, on cocoa butter here at Wikipedia.
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