Healthy DIY

Homemade Lip balm

homemade-lip-balm

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp castor oil
  • 1 tbsp shea butter
  • 1 tbsp organic raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp beetroot powder
  • 10 to 12 drops of essential oils (lemon/orange/lavender)

 

Method:

  • Melt the coconut oil ,castor oil and shea butter using the double boiler method (place the bowl inside the pot partially filled with water and simmer on the gas top).
  • Stir it occasionally.
  • Once the oils have melted well, take the pan off the heat .
  • Now add the essential oil as per your preference, honey and beetroot powder.
  • Mix it well and pour it in small containers with a lid
  • Let it set in the fridge or leave it outside for overnight.
  • Once the mixture is solidified ,it is ready to use!

 

Notes:

  • Coconut oil helps repair and moisturize chapped lips.
  • The ricinoleic acid in castor oil helps retain the skin moisture.
  • Shea butter is a healing agent for dry lips.
  • Honey works as an exfoliator and can protect cracked lips from infection.
  • Essential oils have an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect that soothe the swelling of cracked lips.
  • Beetroot powder gives the lips a light pink colour.

Download PDF: Homemade Lip balm 

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