Ever wanted to make your own all natural lip balm?
Well this is the perfect recipe for you. It offers the antibacterial properties of a natural bees wax, with moisturizing effects of organic cold-pressed rosehip oil, as well as the vitamin A which is also contained in the rosehip oil and which is used as a basic ingredient in most skin care products.
This is a fun to make, three-ingredient lip balm recipe.
Makes 20ml of lip balm
- 2.5 ml (½ teaspoon) of rosehip oil, we suggest Nature’s Farm’s certified Organic Cold-pressed Rosehip Oil
- 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of grated bees wax, preferably cosmetic grade
- 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of a good quality coconut oil, I used LifeStyles Food Natural Coconut oil
10ml plastic jars
- A set of measuring spoons
- A microwave, alternatively if you don’t have access to a microwave, you can use a double boiler or use two saucepans, one slightly larger than the other. You then fill the largest saucepan about halfway with water, place on the stove and then place the smaller saucepan into their a larger saucepan so that it floats in the water. Heat up the water in the bottom saucepan and then melt your coconut oil and grated beeswax slowly in the top saucepan.
Making your natural rosehip oil lip balm
In a small glass bowl or microwave oven proof dish place the grated beeswax and coconut oil. Using the microwave, I heated up the bees wax and coconut oil in three stages of 10 seconds each and after each stage I checked the beeswax to see if it was melting properly. (Don’t over heat, heat just enough to melt all the bees wax)
Once completely melted leave it for around 2 minutes to cool slightly before adding the rosehip oil, as the rosehip oil as quite sensitive to heat.
If you find that the melted coconut oil and bees wax is solidifying to quickly before you pour in the rosehip oil, pop the container back into the microwave for a couple of seconds.
Once you have added the rosehip oil, mix all the ingredients with a teaspoon and then pour into the 10ml jars. Leave for around 15 to 20 minutes for lip balm will solidify and the will be ready for use. if you like you can place in the refrigerator to speed up process.
Other than keeping your DIY lip balm in a cool place and out of direct sunlight, so that it does not melt, there are no other special storage instructions as the beeswax in your lip balm has a natural preservative called propolis which is created when the bees combine tree resin with wax flakes and pollen to reinforce the structure of their hives.
Where to purchase the ingredients
The Rosehip oil
This can be purchased from nature’s Farm’s (https://naturesfarm.co.za/)
The Bees Wax
The cosmetic grade beeswax I used in this recipe can be purchased from Bee Ware (https://beeswax.co.za/)
The Coconut Oil
Can be bought at local Dischem Pharmacy (https://www.dischem.co.za/)
These I purchased from West Pack Lifesyle (https://www.westpacklifestyle.co.za)