Homemade Natural Beauty recipe for your Lips

Usually we think about lips as one more element of our face and beauty, and rarely realize the fact they´re  also skin, a very soft and fragile one at that, victim of daily aggression like weather, harsh gestures, and arguably the most radical one  – make up.  After all  cosmetics are mostly composed of chemicals, and talking lipstick it´s components easily penetrate the soft skin of our lips.  There are plenty of products we could use to minimize damages but they only represent temporary effectiveness , like vaseline which makes your lips look moisturized only on the outside.  Vaseline is a petroleum derivate, not very attractive proposition for a beauty/care product,  and something to consider  when it comes to eco policies: if we cut down consumption  of oil-derived products, we’re helping to reduce our  oil dependency.  So then what´s needed is a product made from a natural and organic renewable resource, and as nature always offers the best alternatives in this case it´s honey.  With this blessed ingredient and a few more you could have  a homemade, natural super moisturizing lipbalm,  so  try this super easy  recipe!

Honey Lip Balm

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons grated unbleached beeswax
  • 5 teaspoons carrier oil (sunflower, castor or jojoba)
  • 6 or 7 drops essential oil (such as lime, lemon,tangerine, grapefruit or peppermint)
  • 1 teaspoon honey, for flavor

Instructions:
Melt the beeswax and carrier oil together in the top of a double boiler, stirring to combine. Remove
from heat; add honey and essential oil. Mix thoroughly so the honey does not clump. To add a little
color, stir in a tiny dab of lipstick with a coffee stirrer. Pour the mixture into containers; let sit 20
minutes before covering or moving. For glossier lip balm, use 2 teaspoons wax and 8 teaspoons
carrier oil.

I have another great lip gloss recipe to add to your DIY beauty arsenal. This pink liquid lip gloss recipe with beetroot provides a light, shiny texture and a bright pink pop of color.

Beet Red Lip Gloss

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup beeswax
  • ¼ cup castor oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • beet juice

Instructions:
Melt beeswax, remove from heat and add oils. Add as much beet juice as desired for color. Store in jar.




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