DIY: Make lip balm
Want to get started with your essential oils? Make your own lip balm. Delicious during the cold period of the year, or just to protect your lips a little more during the sunny times. How fun is it to make your own lip balm!
- Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Then place a melting pot on the pan with boiling water, so that the steam from the boiling water heats it.
- Put the coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax in the melting pan and let it melt slowly (au bain-marie).
- Once everything has melted, remove the melting pot from your other pan and let the mixture cool slightly. 💡 TIP: I myself will put the melting pan on a tea towel on the countertop.
- Add three drops of your chosen essential oil and possibly some mica powder to the mixture and stir until it is well absorbed and it is a nice smooth and even whole.
- Divide your mixture into the three (bamboo) jars of 15 ml, or go for a large jar, and let it cool (in the fridge).
Et voilà, lubricate!
TIPS & TRICKS
💡 TIP: Would you rather watch a movie? Check out the highlight 'DIY Lip Balm' on our Instagram account .
💡 TIP: The above recipe is enough to fill three 15 ml jars. Want to make three different lip balms? First fill the three jars with the melted mixture and then add a drop of essential oil per jar and possibly also use three different colors of mica powder. The more mica powder, the more color and glitter!
💡 TIP: If you find one drop of essential oil per 15 ml jar too much (or too strong), use a cocktail stick. Put the skewer in the hole of your oil bottle and make sure that your essential oil ends up on the skewer by slightly swirling the bottle. Then stir with the skewer through the mixture in your bamboo jar to mix the essential oil through the mixture.
NOTE: Always choose essential oils that are not harmful if you ingest a little.
It is very important that you use 100% pure essential oils and that you are well informed about which oils you can take responsibly and which oils you cannot take.
There is a potential interaction between medications and essential oils, including a potentiation of drug side effects. Consult your doctor if you have any questions about incorporating essential oils into your daily routine. Pay particular attention to a (possible) pregnancy and when using blood thinners, which essential oil is safe to use. Special guidelines also apply to children. Consult a qualified physician for this.
This information has been compiled with the utmost care. The information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure and prevent diseases, or to replace medical advice from professional doctors and medicines. Anyone suffering from any illness or injury should consult a qualified physician.