Feeling crafty in the run up to the festive season? Or are you terrified about how many toxic chemicals there are in beauty products?
Either way, it’s easier than you think to make your own completely natural lip balm.
I went to one of Midas Touch Crafts’ make-up making classes hosted by the hilarious Naz and her mum, here’s how to make just one of the products she taught us about, a natural lip balm.
Vitamin E oil
Chilli oil (optional)
Lip balm container with lid
Microwave safe bowl
Small spoon for stirring
You can use soy wax from an old candle or buy soy wax chips online.
Ingredient quantities depend on the size of your lip balm container.
Store the finished product in the fridge.
- Measure soy wax chips so that they fill up half your lip balm tub
- Melt your soy wax in a microwave using a microwave safe bowl, or using the bain-marie method on a stove
- Pour melted wax into lip balm container
- Add ¼ of the lip balm container’s volume of coconut oil and stir
- Add a few drops of vitamin E oil to nourish lips and stir
- Add a few drops of food colouring for colour and stir
- Add a pinch of cocoa powder for colour and flavour and stir
- If you want a lip balm that has a plumping effect on lips, add one or two drops of chilli oil – but no more than this, it really stings
- Keep stirring until the mixture begins to thicken and go hard
- Wipe excess product off the sides of the container
- Leave in a cool, dry place to harden completely
- You’re done – pat yourself on the back and dream about how moisturised your future lips will be
Further reading: Lifting the Lid on Parabens