Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Get lippie: Homemade Lip Balms and Scrubs!

With more and more harsh ingredients being put into our skin care and cosmetics, many people are turing to more natural solutions by creating their own while saving money too! Even if you don't feel like the crafty type these easy DIY lip care products are super simple to make at home! The fun of it is creating your own recipe too to create exactly what you're looking for!

We've compiled our favorite recipes and our own versions of our favorites so you can get inspired and start experimenting too!

Simple Sugar Lip Scrub

Sugar (white or brown) - I've used white in this recipe
Vitamin E Oil
Coconut Oil
(Optional) vanilla extract or you can use another "flavor" like adding pulpy grapefruit juice (yum!)

Directions (for smallish batch):
2 Tbs. Sugar
2 Tbs. Coconut Oil
Few drops of Vitamin E Oil
Few drops of your optional "flavor"

Depending on what consistency you like you can add more or less oils - you can eyeball the amount of ingredients too. For a smaller batch for personal use you can cut the recipe in half or make even larger batches to hand out as gifts! You can even alter the recipe to create a sugar body scrub!

Lip Balm Basic Formula - with Beeswax

From here the world is your oyster - add essential oils, or make it a tinted lip balm as we show you also below, be creative!

Coconut Oil
Vitamin E Oil - or swap it out for another essential oil like Lavender or Peppermint!

Basic Ratio:
2 parts coconut oil
1 part beeswax
Few drops of oil

*You can really do any measurement you'd like depending on how large of a batch you are making - for a small batch or enough to make one container I use a teaspoon.

Put oil in bottom of heat resistant container (i.e. glass bowl)
Add coconut oil and beeswax (I like to grate the beeswax for easier melting)

Heat the mixture to melt together. You can do this by microwaving in short bursts and stirring frequently or the double boiling method on the stove on low/med heat.

*Melting together isn't necessary (if you'd prefer to mix the ingredients well together by hand) but it makes it easy to pour into container and the end result looks more like a traditional balm!

To make without beeswax you can substitute it for vaseline or petroleum jelly

Tinted Lip Balm, Flavored Lip Balm, & Other Creations

Using the recipes above you can create many different colors, tastes and types of lip balms - never purchase them again!

For tinted lip balm you can use:
  • Leftover lipstick - you know when the tube no longer goes up any higher there is still 1/4 left of good lipstick! Use a Q-tip to take it out to add it to your formula! *Note: If you are using lipstick make sure to use less beeswax as the lipstick will already have a wax base!
  • Old blushes/eyeshadows - ever drop your favorite blush to find that it was shattered in pieces? Just use the powder of any colored eyeshadow or blush - use a combo of colors to create your own!
For flavored lip balm you can use:
  • Honey - great for softening lips and will taste oh so sweet!
  • Strawberry or Mago essence (or any other edible flavor essences)
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Kool-aid powder - will also be a tinted balm as well!
I love to create new colors with my old blushes and eyeshadows and always receive so many compliments - they even make excellent gifts! Have some fun with the ingredients and create your own custom colors and flavors - Soon your friends will all want one too!

Lisa Teller | Makeup Artist

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