Chapped Lips? Treat Dryness With This DIY Balm
Posted Thursday October 10, 2013 12:45 PM GMT
If you’re like us and wear lipstick 24/7, then you know that there’s nothing worse than applying color atop a chapped, cracked pucker.
To keep your pout looking luscious, it's important to keep it conditioned with a quality lip balm.
Now, we have our fair-share of store-bought favorites, however, having an at-home concoction is another way to ensure a moisturized kisser in a pinch.
This do-it-yourself solution is not only easy to make, it's also incredibly fun! Just follow these simple steps below.
What you need:
- A tube of nearly-empty lipstick
- A small tin container. (An empty Altoid tin would be perfect!)
- Essential oil (Try almond for moisture or peppermint for a refreshing scent).
- A double boiler
- Once you've chosen which container you’re going to store your balm in, make sure to wash it in warm soapy water and dry completely.
- There really is no exact amount of beeswax or oil to use. Just remember it’s TWO parts oil to ONE part beeswax.
- Melt the beeswax in a double boiler. Once the wax is melted, remove from heat.
- Add whichever oil you like to the wax as well as a chunk of lipstick to the mixture. *The more lipstick you add, the deeper your color will become – it’s up to you to decide how much you want to use.
- Stir and immediately pour into your tin container. Let your balm cool overnight before using it.