Are your lips chapped and dry from the cold weather? During the wintertime it's easy to get chapped lips that feel dry and start cracking. If this an on going problem for you, there's an easy way to solve this! If you're not familiar with lip balm that actually moisturizes your lips, we're about to show you how to make DIY lip balm that will keep your lips moist and lovely during Christmas time! Keep in mind that natural ingredients that are known for moisturizing and repairing cracked lips is exactly what you need; so stock up on the supplies you need and make your lips ready for Christmas. It's time to pucker up! ;)
For this DIY project in particular it's a good idea to use natural cosmetic-grade products. Look for these types of supplies at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and similar stores. If you currently do not have containers in your home to place your lip balm in once the ingredients are mixed up and ready to set, head to Michael's where you'll find cute lip balm containers perfect for this project. Later you can decorate the lids with sticky labels or leave them as is for a natural look. Or, for a last-minute holiday present, put jewels on top of the lids and give them to your family members or girlfriends! They'll love your creativity and will thank you because their lips will now be moist and pretty!
DIY Peppermint Lip Balm
- 1 tablespoon pure shea butter
- 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
- 1 tablespoon beeswax pearls (also called pellets)
- 8 to 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- 4 (0.5-ounce) container
- First melt the shea butter, almond oil and beeswax in the top of a double boiler or a heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Next whisk until the ingredients are melted and turn to liquid. If your mixture doesn’t melt right away, add it to a microwave-safe bowl. Then heat the mixture for 10 seconds, and then whisk until it all melts.
- Remove the mixture from the heat. Next add 8 to 10 drops of peppermint essential oil to the mixture.
- Quickly add the mixture to a glass measuring cup with a spout, and pour it into the containers that you purchased from a local craft store.
- Allow the containers to sit for about 30 minutes until the balm is solid, and then add the lids. You now have a moisturizing Christmas treat for both you and your friends!
Thanks to SheKnows for the ingredients to this fantastic DIY lip balm!