Who doesn’t love soft, hydrated lips? Caring for your lips is a major part of your beauty routine. From exposure to chemicals to the effects of the weather, there are different reasons why your lips may be chapped and rough-looking. Well, you don’t have to splurge on lip balms and scrubs to eradicate dryness. You can care for your lips using common household items with these five DIY hacks.
A chocolatey solution to hydrate your lips
Do you want candy-scented lips? To make this DIY mint chocolate lip balm, you only need a teaspoon of cocoa powder, two teaspoons of white beeswax pellets, two teaspoons of sweet almond oil, and some peppermint oil.
Start by melting the beeswax pellets in a microwave or double boiler and stirring in the cocoa powder until it has mixed smoothly. Then, stir the oils into the mixture until you’ve made a smooth blend. Pour into containers once it cools down.
Add some ‘shine’
Do you prefer an oily lip balm? If yes, this essential oil lip balm is your surest bet. You’ll need a teaspoon of beetroot powder, ¼ cup of cocoa or mango butter, a little beeswax or soy wax, and several drops of your preferred essential oil.
First, melt the beeswax or soy wax. Then, blend in the butter and add your favorite essential oil (peppermint or grapefruit). Add the beetroot powder and stir well to eradicate lumps. You could skip the beetroot step if you don’t want any color.
Moisturize your lips and soothe cold sores
This easy lip balm is one of the most popular for moisturizing lips. To make this DIY shea butter lip balm, you’ll need about five drops of lemon essential oil and a tablespoon of shea butter, organic coconut oil, raw honey, and beeswax.
First, heat the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax in a pot on the stove. Then, add your essential oil and raw honey as the mixture in the pot melts. Wait for it to cool down before transferring it into containers.
Making a lip scrub couldn’t get easier than this
While lip balms help you hydrate and moisturize your lips, they can’t replace lip scrubs. A lip scrub, just like your body scrub, helps get rid of dead skin cells. This exfoliation reveals the supple skin beneath.
To make this sugar and olive oil scrub, all you need are two ingredients. Pour one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil into a small container and add the same measure of sugar. Apply the gritty mixture to your lips and wash away after 15 minutes.
Reinvent your DIY lip balm
Regardless of the type of lip balm you make, there are common issues that occur, especially if it’s your first time. The balm may come out too hard or soft. Well, you don’t have to toss it away.
If your lip balm turns out to be too hard, you can melt it again and add more oil. On the other hand, if it comes out too soft, re-melt it and add more wax to harden it.