Recipe for Lip Balm with Sunscreen factor {DIY}

Lip Balm is very important for taking care of your lips. As you use lotion or moisturizer for body and cold cream for face, lips also need to be moisturized. Today, I am posting a recipe for lip balm with sunscreen properties.

Ingredients:
– Vaseline / Petroleum Jelly / Beeswax / Shea Butter / Cocoa Butter (can be used in combination also)
– Coconut oil
– Sesame oil

– 2 Vitamin E capsules

– Almond oil
– Essential oil
– Grated Chocolate / Honey
Method:
  • Melt Vaseline / Petroleum Jelly / Beeswax / Shea Butter / Cocoa Butter in a double broiler ( put a pan inside a pan). The butters or the waxes would melt and becomes liquid. At this point, remove the heat. The present heat would be enough to make the balm. (I used a 25ml vaseline jar so the measurements are according to that quantity. Vary them according to the quantity you are using.)
  • Pour 20 drops of  sesame oil and 10 drops of coconut oil. Sesame oil and coconut oil have sunscreen properties. Sesame oil blocks 60% UV and coconut oil blocks 20% UV.
  • Pour 5 drops of almond oil. Almond oil keeps your lips soft and moisturized for a long duration.
  • Remove the container from the broiler or heat completely now.
  • Prick two capsules of vitamin E and empty the contents into the container.
  • Wait for three minutes (do not let it get too solid, just wait for it to cool down a little) and put 5 drops of your favorite essential oil.
  • Stir all the ingredients together. It will begin to solidify in a matter of 5 minutes. Leave the mixture for  an hour to solidify properly and then scoop it out and store in a small glass jar.
  • Do not use food flavorings because they irritate the skin and cause dryness.
  • If your balm becomes too soft, add a bit more of vaseline / butters and if it is too hard, pour more of almond oil.
Variations:

  • For chocolate flavored lip balm, melt grated chocolate in the broiler along with the butters or jelly. Remove from heat and add oils. Mix all ingredients and your chocolate flavored lip balm is ready.
  • You can put a tea spoon of honey into the mixture for a more glossy and sweet smelling balm.
Note: Vaseline (Petroleum Jelly) is not good for skin as it blocks the pores. Try to use shea butter, cocoa butter or beeswax instead.

Comments

  1. says

    Yeah…honey is also a really viable option…it makes a great lip balm…looks almost like gloss…but do not put more than a table spoon otherwise it will get too sticky…

    • says

      hi….for almond, I use rogan badam shirin available in the stores. for coconut, I had a freshly churned bottle of coconut oil (but, I have heard patanjali is also good) and for sesame oil, I use 24 letter mantra organic oils which are available in hyderabad. hope this helps :)

  2. Anonymous says

    The lip balm sounds fabulous> Just one question, where does one get cocoa butter, shea butter and besswax in India? Do you recommend any brand names?

    • says

      there this whole sale shop which sells beeswax and all kinds of butters and essential oils: http://mokshalifestyle.com/
      I recently ordered cocoa butter from them but I can’t say anything about the quality coz I don’t know how the real butter is 😀 in case you want to order from them, do let me know and I shall give you the contact details. they don’t have all their products listed online but they do sell almost everything. in case you are from Delhi, they have their store there so you can visit them.

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