This organic Rose lip balm is a must have a moisturizer that soothes and nourishes your lips with antioxidants and essential oils. This homemade lip balm recipe with beeswax, roses and coconut oil uses the best natural ingredients that are proven to be excellent in hydrating your dry lips.
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When it comes to lip balms we can split people into two categories – “lip balm lovers” – they always carry one with them and use it several times a day or least once. The other category – “never used one” – don’t know what lip balm is as their lips never get dry.
I belong to the first category and sometimes I feel it’s a kind of obsession. I never go to sleep without lip balm on my lips. Whenever we travel I have to take my lip balm with me! So you can find it in places you would never expect like my car, skiing rucksack, swimming bag or all my jacket pockets that have zippers.
On the contrary, my husband never needs one. He doesn’t understand my obsession as his lips simply never get dry…
One would expect that when you apply so much moisture and nutrition on your lips they will appear bigger and full but as you know this effect can be accomplished with other tools:)
Why you shouldn’t buy commercially sold lip balms
If you belong to the “lip balm lover” category, you might be interested to know that the majority of commercially sold lip balms contain ingredients that aren’t really beneficial for your lips. I just randomly checked the main ingredients in Chapstick – a well-known brand of lip balm. As the main active ingredient is stated as white Petrolatum.
Doctor Mercola on petrolatum : “These petroleum products coat the skin like plastic – clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins. They can disrupt hormonal activity. When you think about black oil pumped from deep underground, ask yourself why you’d want to put that kind of stuff on your skin”
When you regularly expose your body to toxins ( all kind of toxins even in the air, in your food, by taking prescription drugs etc) you overwhelm your liver and your body will have a harder time getting rid of and filtering these toxins. As a consequence we get sick. It’s really hard to change the air you breathe but it’s quite easy to change your lip balm.
Why homemade is the best
The easiest solution is to use either organic lip balms which are quite expensive especially when you use quite a few. But trust me once you find out how easy and pleasant it is to make your own homemade rose lip balm you will never want to buy another one again. Check also our dandelion lip balm for dry lips or the red clover lip balm to slow ageing of your lips
Advantages of homemade lip balm
- Making your own has many advantages starting with the selection of ingredients you really like and are approved as being excellent and safe to use on your lips (or skin)
- Cost effective – making your own is very cost effective. Moreover, you can make a large number of pieces in one batch
- Experiment with your favorite flavor as per your liking with a selection of essential oils
- peppermint essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Lime essential oil
- Grapefruit essential oil
- vanilla extract
- You can make tinted lip balms using natural colorants. I suggest mixing and using trial and error till you get your desired color
- Rose powder make natural pinkish color
- Beetroot powder make various shades of red color
- Cocoa powder makes it brownish
- Alkanet root powder going more towards red
- Madder root powder – shades of brown
- You can reuse old lip balm tubes or containers to be more environmentally friendly
- Create an original, beautiful gift that will be greatly appreciated. For that purpose, I suggest buying a new container.
What are the best Ingredients for homemade lip balm
Rose infused oil nourishes and regenerate the skin. We used pure Grapeseed Oil as our carrier oil for making rose infused oil. Grapeseed oil protects the skin from free radicals (vitamins E, C, and D). It is also a great moisturizer. If you don’t have rose infused oil at hand use just pure carrier oil like grapeseed oil or almond oil.
see other products we used rose infused oil:
Beeswax has many healing properties and acts also as a preserving agent. Beeswax contains vitamin A that supports cell reconstruction and protection of the lips.
Coconut oil – is an excellent choice for cracked and dry lips. It increases hydration and reduces water loss in dry skin. Coconut oil applied on the lips adds moisture and gives them a shine
Castor oil will make your lips smooth and glossy
Rose essential oil is very often used in expensive cosmetic products for its strong odor of roses and its antioxidant activity that spurs on the healing processes of the skin.