If you’re anything like me, you have a tube of lip balm in every room ready to apply to dry chapped lips at a moment’s notice. If you’re also like me, then that means you have lip balms, most of which are homemade, in a variety of different flavors and formulas to keep things interesting.
I for one, really enjoy making DIY lip balm and one of the flavors I made this month fits nicely into the theme of February; frankincense and rose.
To experience the full rosy effect, I recommend pairing this lip balm with my resinous rose facial serum or perhaps even my rosehip and rosewater face moisturizer. It’s pretty decadent! Like walking through a fragrant rose garden.
Whichever you choose to pair it with (or not), you’ll be surrounded by not only the amazing scent of rose and frankincense but also feel pampered by the skin supporting properties of these powerful essential oils.
DIY Lip Balm with Soothing Rose and Anti-Aging Frankincense
One of the first areas to start aging aside from the eyes, are areas around the lips so if you’re looking for a simple way to help mitigate the signs of fine lines and wrinkles, then this is the lip balm recipe for you!
Aside from its anti-aging properties, this do it yourself lip balm is smooth and moisturizing with a lovely resinous top note that fades into a soft and rosy aroma.
The mango butter and shea butter in the recipe help protect and heal chapped lips while sealing in moisture and plumping the skin.
If you’re lips happen to be so dry they’re splitting, then the frankincense and rose essential oils will help soothe inflammation, reduce redness, and heal the lips.
Sound good? Let’s get into the recipe!
Here’s what you will need to make 10 tubes of this delicious DIY lip balm:
- 10 lip balm tubes
- An accurate kitchen scale
- A small spatula
- A small Pyrex measuring cup
- 10 grams of sweet almond oil (or carrier oil of your choice)
- 10 grams of beeswax
- 10 grams of mango butter
- 10 grams of shea butter
- 10 drops frankincense essential oil
- 20-40 drops of diluted rose otto essential oil (if you have pure rose absolute, add 2-4 drops)
Depending on how much you like rose, you can add more or less. I personally really enjoy the smell of roses in my homemade skincare so I tend to go for a rosier scent in my formulas.
I recommend playing around with the number of drops to see what you like best.
Some fun additions to consider include:
- Lemon essential oil (steam distilled – learn why here)
- Myrrh essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
- Sweet orange essential oil
- Vanilla oleoresin
- Ylang Ylang essential oil (just a drop as it’s super strong and fragrant)
To make a single tube of lip balm, simply divide the recipe by 10.
Loving Preparation – DIY Lip Balm Recipe with Frankincense and Rose
Read the instructions below before getting started.
- First things first, get a saucepan of water simmering.
- While you wait for the water to come to a gentle simmer, prep your lip balm tubes so they’re ready for pouring.
- Next, measure out all of your ingredients except the essential oils into the Pyrex measuring cup.
- Place the Pyrex with the ingredients in the center of the saucepan and allow the simmering water to melt everything down. Stir on occasion to mix.
- Once melted, remove from the heat, wipe the bottom with a kitchen towel, and place the Pyrex on the towel on the kitchen counter. This helps keep the lip balm from solidifying too quickly. The goal here is to let it cool slightly before adding the essential oils.
- Once the mixture has cooled a bit (without solidifying in any way), add in the essential oils and stir to mix.
- Next, fill the empty lip balm tubes with your fresh lip balm and allow them to cool completely before capping.
Apply in an even, protective layer to dry chapped lips as needed.
What have been your favorite DIY lip balm recipes? Please share them in the comments below!
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