Summer may bring freshness in the air and a rosy glow of warmth to your cheeks, but the fact remains that it is one of the worst seasons for your lips! Despite the high humidity in our climate, our lips find it extremely difficult to cope with the blazing sun and the daily wear-and-tear. Believe it or not, the hot or cold beverages that you consume, are playing their secret part in damaging your lips! On top of that if you’re a smoker then I don’t need to tell you what you are doing to your delicate lips. Not to mention the darkening and extra chapping that your habit is causing. These and many other factors are responsible for the chapping, reddening, blackening, drying and even peeling of the delicate skin on our lips. That is why you need to take utmost care of your lips and give them some much-needed TLC. What better way to do that, than by using a 100% natural and organic lip balm? Here’s an easy DIY tinted lip balm that you can make at home.
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3 teaspoons organic beeswax
5 teaspoons coconut oil (or jojoba oil or olive oil)
6-7 drops of essential oil (lavender, lemon, tangerine, peppermint, rose, etc)
1 teaspoon organic honey
Method: Melt the beeswax and oil together in a clean, dry vessel on a double boiler. Make sure to keep stirring them together to combine well. Remove from heat, and quickly add the honey and essential oil, mixing swiftly to avoid the honey from clumping. At this point, you may choose to add a hint of colour to your lip balm by mixing a tiny amount of lipstick with a toothpick. Now pour the mixture into jars or any clean containers (with replaceable caps), while it is still of pouring consistency and let it stand for 20 minutes untouched (and uncovered). Put the lids on and store the lip balm in a cool and dry place.
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Voila! Easy, wasn’t it? So, this summer, make sure your lips are soft, plump and kissable all the time!