Here in Southern California, we don’t get those wet winters like most places. Instead, we get bone dry weather that sucks ever ounce of moisture from your skin. Lately, it just seems like the days just get dryer and dryer to the point where I carry around a tube of lip balm like it’s an epi-pen. Every room in my house has its own moisture restorative tube just in case because I’ve found my lips prone to cracking more than usual.
So, as a result I’ve set out to create a super moisturizing chai rose lip balm to help heal and protect my parched lips – cuz the summer blend I’ve got going right now just can’t stand against this sort of dry weather.
How to Make Restorative Chai Rose Lip Balm
The scent for this recipe is inspired by the Badger Chai Rose lip balm I always see in Christmas bundles this time of year. I’ve always loved getting it near the holidays because it truly smells like a delicious chair tea with a subtle undertone of blooming roses. It’s unbelievably delicious and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to make my own version.
For this recipe we’re using moisture restorative shea butter to help create a comforting barrier on the lips that will protect them from dryness. Its staying power will help eliminate the constant need for reapplication throughout the day which is really handy if you lead a busy lifestyle. You can apply it and forget about it for a few hours. Sounds good to me!
I’ve added some mango butter to help pull the shea butter into the skin as it’s a fast absorbing oil in comparison to shea, which is slow absorbing. This is especially helpful when your lips are already feeling unhappy and chapped and need fast relief.
As for the carrier oils, Badger uses a blend of olive oil, rose hip, and castor oil so I decided to use those but you can sub them with any carrier oil you like. I would suggest trying avocado oil, sweet almond, or coconut (used refined if you don’t want a coconutty smell).
Here’s what you’ll need to make my chai rose lip balm:
• 4 empty lip balm tubes
• An accurate kitchen scale like this one
• A small pyrex measuring cup or beaker
• A flexible spatula
• 4g beeswax
• 5g shea butter
• 3g mango butter
• 4g rose hip oil
• 2g castor oil
• 2g olive oil
• 1-2 drops vitamin E
• 1 drops rose absolute (or 10 drops rose in jojoba oil)
• 3 drops vanilla in jojoba oil
• 3-5 drops cardamom essential oil
Loving Preparation – Chai Rose Lip Balm Recipe
This recipe is as simple as melt and pour!
1. Weigh out all the ingredients except the vitamin E oil and essential oils and put them in a small pyrex measuring cup or beaker.
2. Bring one inch of water to a gentle simmer in a saucepan and place the pyrex measuring cup in the center.
3. Allow the oils and butters to melt through, stirring on occasion.
4. Once melted, remove from the heat, wipe the bottom of the pyrex with a kitchen towel, and place on the counter.
5. Line up your lip balm tubes, then add the vitamin E and the essential oils to the melted ingredients.
6. Stir to combine and pour the mixture into the tubes. Try to be quick as the mixture will try to solidify!
7. If this starts to happen, scrape the sides with the spatula and get all the hardened bits into the bottom of the pyrex and place it back in the water bath. The residual heat should re-melt everything. If not, bring the water back to a simmer, then turn off the heat and let the mixture sit until melted. Using too much heat will burn off the essential oils and damage the integrity of the vitamin E oil do try not to re-melt too often if possible.
8. Once you fill the lip balm tubes, allow them to cool completely before capping them.
And there you have it! Super moisturizing chai rose lip balm!
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