It is so easy to get addicted to a lip butter or lip balm that is why we call it the necessary evil, most lip butters come in yummy flavors, so you can’t resist licking them up and that creates more dry and chappy lips, hence you reach out for more. Women and men use a lot of lip butters and it becomes a necessity when the weather is really cold and dry.
Dry and chapped lips can become sore and swollen, and it doesn’t look nice, but people are also becoming aware of the fact that many lip balms use preservatives and petrolatum that is just not good for the body.
Therefore, more and more people look for organic options or try to make lip butters at home. It is now known that around 52% females in the age group 17-34 regularly use some sort of lip balm or chap stick, in those 32% really don’t have a chapped lip problem and use it to moisturize the lips.
Whether, you have the dry and sore lips problem or not, we’ve got you covered with some easy home made lip butters recipes. If preservatives are a concern for you, read on and try out these simple recipes.
If you like coconut oil on your skin, try this recipe, take 2 Tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp cocoa butter, drops of Vitamin E or almond oil, and few drops of any essential oil you like to use. Melt coconut oil at low heat in a steel bowl and add cocoa butter and stir. Remove from heat add vitamin E, and any essential oil, for example lavender oil and transfer to a balm case or container and leave to set for 3 hours. Put this one in a balm jar and not a tube.
Shea butter is very hydrating for the lips, put Shea butter and cocoa butter in a pot on low heat, add coconut oil, keep it on stove on low heat for 20 minutes and stir occasionally. You can add beeswax in it if you like and stir. Place the mixture in a balm container and let it set for 2-3 hours. If you have to travel with any of these, do not add coconut oil and make one with just Shea butter and cocoa butter.