Lip balms are used to provide moisture by locking it in the external layer of the lips to help protect it from drying due to cold temperatures and external exposure. It consists of occlusive materials such as petroleum jelly and wax; known ingredients that are proven to be effective in moisture retention.
Additionally, commercial lip balms and lotions are often designed so that once the initial moisturizing effect has worn off, they actually dry out your skin (or lips) so you have to keep applying the product
Flavoring and essential oils are next. When searching for flavoring, look for something that won’t be too strong. Most people associate strong scent or flavor with lip gloss, not lip balm. Remember, it’s always better to start off with a ‘not strong enough’ flavor than an overpowering one.
Making balm is a healthy craft to add to your life. It is great for the body and the mind. Lip balm is widely known for the healing and protection effects that it has on the lips. The activity of making the balm itself is relaxing and perfect for relieving stress. It is an easy project to do because only a few key ingredients are needed to begin.
Vitamin E oil is a nice addition to all of your recipes. It is not a necessary ingredient but Vitamin E is known for improving the health of your lips and skin. Any vitamin rich oil you can find will be a nice addition to any balm. Using a balm that has Vitamin E in it is great for cold, harsh weather because it protects your lips by replenishing them.
Excess beeswax can be used to make candles. You can research how to do this on the internet or possibly from a crafts book available in your city/town library. Package them attractively wrapped by the pair with an attractive ribbon.
Materials To Needed
1. 1 1/2 teaspoons cosmetic grade beeswax
2. 1/1/2 teaspoons Shea Butter
3. 1/2 teaspoon Jojoba oil
4. 1/2 teaspoon almond oil
5. 4 drops essential oil of your choice
6. 3 capsules vitamin E
Method To prepared: Carefully melt the beeswax with the Shea butter. Be careful not to overheat as this can make the Shea Butter grainy. Allow to cool slightly then add the Jojoba oil,the almond oil, essential oil and the vitamin E. Pour into containers and allow to cool. Add a few more drops of almond oil if necessary to soften the lip balm.