Lips are one of the main focal points on the face.
Unlike our skin, lips lack sebaceous glands which are why our lips are often dry.
So it’s essential to keep the delicate skin on the lips moisturised,
Many cheaper, commercial lip gloss products are made from petrochemicals such as mineral oil and are very drying; this is why you will often find people addicted to certain chapstick.
They are trying to combat the dryness that the mineral oil is creating, instead of actually nourishing them with natural botanical ingredients.
Lip balms are quick and easy to make, and once you start to make your own, you’ll want to make lots of different versions.
The following DIY recipes will help you create lip gloss quickly and easily; they include natural ingredients, which offer wonderful skin-nourishing benefits.
Make sure you include a natural humectant in your recipes such as Glycerin or Honey and protective emollients like Jojoba oil will keep the lips hydrated for longer.
If you are one of those people who can never have enough lip balm, then you will love the following recipes:
Chocolate orange lip gloss
Want to know how to make a lip gloss that tastes like chocolate, Cocoa butter is a great ingredient to include in your formula, as it has a lovely chocolatey flavour and aroma.
- 10 grams beeswax
- 10 grams dark cocoa butter
- 15 grams shea butter
- 35 grams of almond oil
- 2 grams manuka honey
- 0.2 grams of orange essential oil
- 0.2 grams chocolate flavouring
- Melt the beeswax and cocoa butter in a double boiler
- Add the jojoba oil and stir until liquid.
- Next, blend in the essential oils and flavouring.
- Carefully pour the mixture into jars.
Mandarin lip gloss
If you want to know how to make a lip gloss that’s infused with honey, then you will love this recipe, which includes healing manuka honey, which has wonderful antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
- 12 grams beeswax
- 8 grams of cocoa butter
- 3 grams calendula infused oil
- 0.5 grams manuka honey
- 0.2 grams mandarin essential oil
- 0.2 grams anise essential oil
- melt the beeswax and cocoa butter in the double boiler
- add the calendula-infused oil and honey, and stir until everything is liquid
- remove from the heat and add the essential oils
- then, pour immediately into clean jars
If you want to find more information on the types of butters found in balms, follow this link.
Lime and sandalwood nourishing lip balm
- 15 grams beeswax
- 5 grams shea butter
- 2 tbsp jojoba oil
- 1 tsp calendula infused oil
- 0.2 grams of lime essential oil
- 0.2 grams sandalwood essential oil
Follow directions as above.
Soothing cold sore tincture
- 5 drops geranium essential oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 5 drops tea tree essential oil
- 1 tbsp myrrh tincture
- Measure out the Essential Oils and mix them all
- Ensure you store in a bottle made of blue, brown, or green glass, to prevent oxidation
- You can either add this preparation to a Beeswax base or use it on its own
- Ensure you apply the preparation sparingly to the infected cold sore
If you’re keen to find out more information on how to make lip gloss, check out our article, “The best lip balm recipes“.