Homemade Lip Balm

The advantages of  homemade lip balm is that it has no preservatives, petrolchemical products, artificial colours, or artificial sweeteners. All this makes the product less likely to irritate sensitive skin.

Here an easy recipe for a fine, scented  lip balm made of:
cacao butter 0,9 gr
shea butter 0,9 gr
almond oil 2,8 gr
beeswax 1,2
red beet extract 0,7gr mixed with 0,3 gr water (for the red lip balm)
urucum powder (for the orange one)
fragrance extract( strawberry, apricot …)5 drops
vitamine E 1 drop

Melt the butters, the oils and the beeswax over a low heat until just melted, mix and stir very well, then remove from heat, allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.  Add the rest of ingredients.To make it easier while pouring into the recipent, I let the composition melt a little bit in the hot boiler.

The red beet extract and the strawberry fragrance make a nice combination. The lips are hydrated, and the little red/puple gives a gentle natural colour and it leaves your lips feeling luscious .

For the orange lip balm, I added the apricot extract which combined with urucum powder makes a summer colour.  You can change the colour by adding more or less urucum powder.

A natural spell for an everyday beauty…

14 Comments Add yours

  1. leonito says:

    ce frumoase sunt,si dupa ingrediente,si foarte bune.spor la treaba in continuare

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Iti multumesc, Leonito, pt urari!!

  2. Cee says:

    Such pretty, natural colors! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe, it looks so nice!

  3. valeria says:

    Arata f. bine, eu nu am facut pana acum desi as incerca dar nu prea gasesc recipiente.

  4. Gordana says:

    Natalia this is really grate, thanks for the recipes! I never used red beet extract but it seems that it gives beautiful color. I also made lip balm couple of weeks ago with honey and plan to write about it soon.

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Gordana! Can’t wait to see your lip balm!

  5. Maja says:

    They all are great! I’ve made a lip balm,too but mine is without colour and flavor ( I don’t have any for that purpose). I like yours more,they look like lipsticks.

  6. Geta says:

    Natalia, e minunat balsamul tau de buze natural, pregatit in casa, multumesc pentru reteta !

  7. vert citron says:

    hihi, dis donc ce sont des crayons de couleur que tu nous as fais et pas des baumes a levres! j’adore! c’est top!

  8. iulia says:

    Buna Natalia, in primul rand multumesc pentru vizita neasteptata dar foarte onoranta, si in al doilea rand vreau sa-ti spun ca iti admir de multa vreme munca si blogul 🙂 Am mai trimis aseara un comentariu, daca l-ai primit ignora-l te rog pe acesta. Au cam acelasi continut 🙂

  9. lizzy11 says:

    This is awesome! If only I knew how to convert grams…

  10. Anonymous says:

    Where did you get the apricot extract from?

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