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Fruit Lip Balm Recipe
Fruit Lip Balm
Lip Balms ~
Lip Balms are incredibly easy and cheap to make once you have the core ingredients.
The smallest amount makes up quite a few containers which will keep you well stocked in lip balm or you have the ideal gift for your friends, family and for party favors.
Citrus flavors are ones that work particularly well combined with other flavors but other popular fruits include strawberry, coconut, watermelon, cherry, tropical fruits, raspberry, banana, apple, and apricot.
The beauty with making your own lip balm is you know exactly what is going into them and you can mix and match the flavors as you wish.
Mix & Match Fruits
Safe Ingredients for Lip Balms
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for all safe to use flavorings in lip balms plus all your homemade beauty product requirements. A great one stop shop!
Prevent Dry Lips ~
Lip balms are something we all need including children who can suffer with dry chapped lips frequently.
Be it the cold weather in the winter or the hot humid days of summer weather has a direct impact on our skin, including the delicate lips.
Being able to make your kids their own personalized lip balm is something they can get involved with under your supervision.
The balms do not have strong coloring( if any) but the combination of ingredients such as Shea butter, olive oil and beeswax ooze health, goodness, protection, and moisture.
Essential basic ingredients for you and your little ones who are particularly prone to licking their lips which only makes their lips drier.
Use Lip Balm Sparingly
Great ideas for flavors you could use
- My Lip Stuff Retail Store
suppliers of over 600 different flavored lip balms made by hand.
Organic Ingredients ~
Whenever possible, using organic ingredients is highly preferable but not essential if on a strict budget as they do tend to cost a little extra.
With organic you are guaranteed the very purest and most beneficial form of ingredient.
Organic ingredients means your homemade cosmetics are free of pesticides, toxins, synthetic fragrance and other harmful chemicals often found in store bought beauty products.
Lip Scrub ~
If you do not use a lip scrub, start! I cannot stress enough how beneficial this is to our lips. Check out Lip Scrub Recipe to Recondition Dry Lips for an easy recipe using lip friendly ingredients plus lots of valuable information to keep your lips moist and lush.
Lip scrubs are important to incorporate into your weekly skin care routine. By gently exfoliating our lips we remove the dead skin cells which accumulate daily and leave the lips feeling dry, rough and sluggish in appearance. Lip balms, lip gloss and lipstick will look and feel so much better by giving the lips a quick rejuvenating beauty treatment. Quick and Easy Beauty Tips will give you more useful simple ways to keep the lips in perfect condition and some simple tricks I have learnt.
Excellent Homemade Lip Balms
For all Your Lip Balm Ingredients
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Organic suppliers of all your lip balm ingredients including waxes, oils, essential oils, flavoring, containers and more.
What would be your favorite fruit lip balm flavor?
Mandarin & Nutmeg Luscious Lip Balm ~
Makes approximately 1.5 oz of lip balm
1 tbsp Mango Butter (Shea Butter if you prefer)
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp Beeswax or Beeswax Pastilles
2 tbsp Sunflower Oil
15 drops Mandarin Essential Oil
5 drops Nutmeg Essential Oil
2 drops Vitamin E Oil (optional)
You Will Need:
Glass Pyrex Jug or Bowl
Lip Balm Containers (recycle small containers or buy the lip balm tubes (fills 10 approx) or 3-6 tins or containers holding ¼ oz or ½ oz quantities.
- Boil water in the bottom saucepan of the double boiler.
- Cut the Beeswax roughly. Add beeswax, oils and butter into the glass jug and place in the top of the double boiler.
- Allow to melt gently.
- When fully melted, remove from stove and add the essential oils and vitamin E. Stir and allow to cool slightly before pouring into the containers. Have labels ready to stick on them.
- Cool completely before adding the lids on and that’s it!
- A warm and tangy fruit flavour that is sure to be a hit!
- Jazz up the containers with labels, ribbons, stickers or any decorative feature you want.
Fruit & Veg Market
The Perfect DIY Lip Balm Container by Jamie Brock
- DIY Blinged Out Contact Lens Case
Learn how to make this super cute bling covered contact lens case with this easy, step by step tutorial. I have also included some clever ideas for alternate uses for your new sparkly case.
Benefits of Lip Balm Ingredients ~
One of the most effective skin care ingredients. Beeswax locks in moisture, is extremely nourishing, softening, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory and provides a lasting barrier against the elements (it is not a sunscreen). It is particularly effective in the treatment of chapped lips and skin irritations.
Shea Butter –
Shea butter contains high levels of essential fatty acids and antioxidants which work to keep the lips well moisturized and helps repair damaged skin. It helps soothe skin conditions and restores skin elasticity.
Mango Butter –
Mango butter is another hugely beneficial ingredient for skin care and lip balms which promotes healthy rejuvenated skin. It heals sunburn, skin irritations, inflammations and skin rashes. It treats dry skin, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles and may be used as a shaving cream, in the same way as olive oil can.
Olive Oil –
One of the giants in terms of skin benefits, never mind its health benefits and 101 unusual uses. In lip balms it is a natural moisturizer, skin healer, skin softener, exfoliant and prevents premature ageing of the skin. Olive oil helps to leave the skin silky smooth and may be used alone as a night-time moisturizing treatment before bed.
Sunflower Oil –
This is another hugely beneficial skin ingredient. Rich in anti-oxidants and beta-carotene it helps protect the skin and lips from the harsh elements. As it is so high in beta-carotene, caution should be taken for anyone with a known allergy to this fat soluble compound and do not use before seeking medical advice. Sunflower Oil has anti-ageing properties, is healing oil and helps soothe irritated skin.
Mandarin Essential Oil –
This sweet citrus essential oil is a favorite of both adults and children. The dominant flavor here, it may be used to treat acne, dull skin, wrinkles, scars, oily skin and spots.
Nutmeg Essential Oil –
This is warm spicy aromatic oil commonly used in potpourri and incense sticks that is a perfect partner with mandarin. It has many benefits to the health and is widely used in cosmetics, soap manufacturing, cooking and as flavoring. Uses include stimulating brain activity, mental fatigue and stress.
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