The most important ingredient when making this product at home is coconut oil. Coconut oil has moisturizing qualities that can benefit anyone.
When preparing to make the lip balm make sure that you have all the ingredients. The best part about making your own cosmetic is that it is one hundred percent natural and organic, unless you choose to add anything else.
You will need coconut oil and essential oils of your choice. Choose something that has a pleasant smell such as Argan oil. Argan oil is also known to treat dry skin.
The process is quite straight forward and easy. Put all the ingredients into a small pot and heat them up on the stove. Make sure that you have a higher amount of coconut oil compared to the essential oil. Do not make the temperature too high as this could burn quickly and bubble. Bubbling or boiling is not necessary as the oils do not need to cook.
Coconut oil has a different composition as it solidifies as soon as it is exposed to cold or room temperature air as opposed to other oils. By melting it you are allowing the Argan oil to mix into the coconut so that you have a proper consistency when you transfer the liquid to a container.
Before you remove the mixture from the pot you have to make sure that there are no lumps due to the coconut oil. You also have to constantly stir the oils so that they do not burn the pot.
Now all you have to do is pour the oils into a container. The quickest way to solidify the contents is by placing the mixture in the fridge after pouring it into the container. You should not have to worry about the coconut oil melting after that point unless you keep it in a hot car or in the sun. During the creation process you will notice how quickly it actually melts.
When making products for yourself at home remember to do a patch test first before using it on a daily basis. Although oils do not have a high acid level level some people may have a negative reaction.
Homemade lip balm is beneficial for those people who suffer from the side effects of store bought cosmetics. It is also a way to save on these cosmetics. Manufactured products have many preservatives to keep the product fresh and consistent and that can sometimes harm us.
Source by Hassim Seedat