Yes, we agree, the cool breeze and pleasant weather breathes a sigh of relief! Most of us plan for outings and outdoor picnics in the winter months. We put on nice warm winter outfits, smear head to toe with body butters or moisturisers, cover our ears, palms and toes, but little do we forget, the most defined structured on our face remains unprotected. Yes, we are taking about the Lips!
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Winter though enchanting, comes with a list of woes of its own. Especially, the skin on our lips is super sensitive, and it’s likely to fall pawn to environmental pollution, sun damage, dehydration, and poor-quality lipsticks. And all of these factors ultimately make the lips dry, chapped and peeling. But, worry not, we got your back. Thanks to the numerous natural ingredients we are surrounded with, there is no dearth of home remedies to address this issue. And one incredible way to keep chapped lip problems at bay is by conjuring your very own Lip Balm right at home.
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Apart from hydrating and moisturising your lips, they also actively help get rid of flaky skin and help your lips heal faster. Moreover, the homemade variety is free of any chemicals, and you can add your desired ingredients to even give your lips a slight tint.
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So, what are you waiting for, grab a mixing bowl and whip up these easy-to-make, cool lip balms to pose that ultimate picture-perfect pout all the time!
Homemade Lip Balms
Cocoa-Cinnamon Lip Balm
2 teaspoons white beeswax pellets
1 tsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp cocoa butter
1 tsp cinnamon powder
2 tsp sweet almond oil
½ tsp mint oil
Melt the beeswax pellets in a double boiler.
Stir in the bentonite clay, cocoa butter and cocoa powder until it has blended smoothly.
Add the sweet almond oil and cinnamon oil while stirring.
Once it cools down, pour it into small containers for future use.
How It Works?
Cocoa butter is a boon for dry, chapped lips. While the essential oils nourish and moisturise the lips and prevents further drying, cocoa powder imparts a yummy flavour of chocolate that lingers on your lips throughout the day. The addition of cinnamon powder bestows an earthy brownish tinge to your pout.
Shea Butter- Vanilla Lip Balm
1 tbsp beeswax
1 tbsp shea butter
¼ tsp powdered beetroot
½ tbsp castor oil
3 drops of rose essential oil
2 drops of vanilla extract
Melt the beeswax, and shea butter in a double boiler.
Switch off the flame, and add all the oils and beetroot powder to it.
While whisking everything together, add the vanilla extract.
Pour into empty lipstick containers and allow it to cool until it solidifies.
How It Works?
The abundance of fatty acids in shea butter gets rid of parched lip problems, while olive oil prevents drying and flaky skin. The addition of rose essential oil prevents bacterial growth whereas vanilla extract gives an enticing flavour to the lips. Presence of beetroot powder imparts a rosy glam glow to your lippies.
Honey-Lavender Lip Balm
1 tbsp cold-pressed coconut oil
1 tbsp grated beeswax
1 tbsp mango butter
3 drops of lavender essential oil
2tsp of beetroot powder
2 tsp of organic honey
2 Vitamin E capsules
Melt the beeswax and mango butter in a double boiler.
Add coconut, lavender essential oil and vanilla extract to it.
Switch off the flame and add honey, beetroot powder and the vitamin E oil from the capsules and stir everything.
While warm, pour it in a lip balm container and place it in the freezer for it to set.
How It Works?
While mango butter and coconut oil smoothen parched lips, the essential oils soothe the dry skin underneath. The addition of beetroot powder imparts a reddish colour to your lips whereas honey keeps them nourished and moisturised throughout the day. Presence of vitamin E oil prevents ageing of the skin and induces cellular regeneration.