In all the seasons, especially in hard drying winters, we everyone need a good lip balm to cover and protect our precious, soft lips from dryness. If it is a tinted one, that is even better about it for adding some natural colour to the lips without looking artificial. Not only in winters, summers too give us dry lips.. Don’t you agree? My lips were in a very bad condition due to this hard Chennai summer and that’s how I got a thought to prepare this DIY recipe home.
We fall for several store-bought tinted lip balms claiming to heal lips faster than any other but all left with us are no results, or low results. Some of them might not show up the tint properly or might also irritate your sensitive lips due to their artificial fragrance, colors and preservative contents. Here is a DIY lip balm recipe for you which you can prepare and store at your home in an easy and safest way with Beeswax. All you need for the tint is your favorite lipstick, that hasn’t irritated your lips before, to make your own tinted lip balm in minutes.
When you are not in a mood to go for a thick lipstick, still need that lipstick tint with moisturization, a tinted lip balm made of lipstick helps. It is not that hard to make a own tinted lip balm with your lipstick. The recipe takes just 2-3 minutes.
Things you will need:
- An old lip balm container
- 1 teaspoon of Beeswax
- 2 teaspoons of Peppermint oil
- Your favorite Lipstick
How to Prepare?
1. Melt the beeswax and peppermint oil together in a double boiler and switch off the stove soon after the mixture turns liquid.
2. Slice a small piece of your favorite lipstick and add to this melted mixture. Blend well with a spatula quickly without any lumps. The amount of the lipstick varies depending on the pigmentation you need. Whether it is orange, deep plum or a bright pink, the lipstick you use here should have been experienced by you with no irritation or side effects.
3. That’s it. You made your own tinted lip balm.Now store this in your refrigerator and use whenever needed to add that natural, beautiful and subtle tint to your lips!
Tidbits to Remember:
1. Tub may be unhygienic to store when it comes to lip balm. No one likes to dip their finger every time to take the product out. Hence, if you are not comfortable with the tub, fill the lip balm in your old and clean lip balm tube
2. If you have extra dry lips, squeeze a vitamin E capsule and add the oil to this lip balm for nourishment and moisturization.
3. Usage of this lip balm more than 3 weeks is not advisable as it has no preservatives. Better prepare a small amount and finish it off within 3 weeks. You can make another new one easily within minutes for next batch.