There are many ingredients that can go into making herbal lip balm. And not every ingredient works well together. In fact, sometimes certain combinations will cause your lip balm to fail miserably. Too much beeswax and it will be too hard to get out of the container. If you use too much oil it will be too runny.
Lip balms are great because they’re inexpensive and easy to make. They’re also very effective at keeping lips moisturized throughout the day. However, most lip balms contain petroleum jelly, which isn’t exactly healthy for your skin. Instead of petroleum jelly, try making your own herbal lip balm using natural ingredients. Here are some suggestions:
1) Calendula Flowers – Calendula flowers are popularly used in cosmetics due to their healing properties. They’re packed full of vitamins C and A, plus minerals like iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, manganese, and potassium.
2) Yarrow – is loaded with flavonoids, which are potent antioxidants that fight off free radicals.
3) Shea Butter – This is the perfect base ingredient for lip balm. Shea butter is rich in vitamin E, which helps keep skin soft and supple. Plus, it’s naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory.
4) Sweet Almond Oil is packed with vitamin E and its moisturizing properties can help soothe your skin
5) Vitamin E Oil – is another excellent antioxidant. It’s especially beneficial for dry, cracked lips.
6) Beeswax – Beeswax is a fantastic emollient that keeps your lips smooth and hydrated. It also protects them from harmful UV rays.
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