Homemade gifts are becoming more popular each year. Not only can they save big bucks when it comes to buying gifts for your loved ones, homemade gifts are so much more thoughtful, personal and unique. For these reasons, the homemade gift trend seems to be growing rapidly.
Whether you’re baking up a storm for a homemade Christmas hamper for your Mom, or creating your own blend of essential oil infused butters for your sisters birthday, there are so many great homemade gift ideas for every occasion. However, one idea which doesn’t occur to many people is lip balm jars.
Not only do lip balm jars look as pretty as a picture with a quaint charm that anyone would love, they could become the recipients new best friend. The right lip balm can restore dry, sore, cracked lips back to their happiest and healthiest, not to mention treat cold sores and other painful skin conditions that affect the lips.
No matter what time of year it is, the weather can wreak havoc on the skin of the lips. Both the dry heat of summer and the icy damp of winter can drain your lips of their natural moisture, leaving them feeling uncomfortable, tight and sore. The right lip balm can prevent this from happening and keep you looking and feeling your best. And if that lip balm comes in the form of a beautiful homemade gift, all the better!
While making your own DIY lip balm may seem like a very complicated thing to do, requiring all sort of technical skills and special ingredients that aren’t readily available, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, anyone can make a lip balm at home. Each of the three recipes listed below are based on just a few simple ingredients. You can buy beeswax shea butter and coconut oil in countless health food stores across the country, or online.
Whatsmore, you can stick to the basic recipes as they are, or you can feel free to cater them to your unique needs. Try adding your favorite flavorings, such as cocoa butter, vanilla essence or peppermint oil. Or you could mix a couple of drops of CBD oil into your mixture to tackle any sores on your lips that you may have as a result of dry, cracked skin. And by using old lip balm tubes that you’ve washed out thoroughly you can save on having to purchase containers.
Here is a recipe for a quick and easy lip balm that you can make in the comfort of your own home.
Making this Happiness Is Homemade lip balm recipe couldn’t be easier. All you’ve got to do is follow these instructions:
Step 1: In a microwavable container, melt the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax pellets for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between blasts.
Step 2: When all 3 ingredients are fully melted and thoroughly combined in the container, add in the essential oil of your choice, stirring it well.
Step 3: While the mixture is still hot, pour it into your jar carefully. Then, attach the lid and allow it to cool fully before using it.
Raspberries are great for your skin just like many fruits, and the scent of this lip balm recipe by Hello Glow is divine. It’s also a deep pink pigment, which looks beautiful. And, it tastes great too!
Step 1: In order to grind the raspberries down to a fine powder, you can use a coffee grinder to get them to the right consistency.
Step 2: Melt the coconut oil and beeswax together in a microwavable container by heating them for 30 seconds at a time, and stirring between each time.
Step 3: When the oil and beeswax are fully melted, add the CBD oil and ground raspberries and mix together thoroughly.
Step 4: Finally, pour the mixture into your containers of choice and apply the lids. Don’t use the balm until it has cooled and hardened fully.
For those of us who crave a plumper lip, this recipe by Hello Glow is a god’s send. What woman wouldn’t love a gift that looks cute, tastes great and gives you the full lips you’ve always wanted?
In order to whip up your own batch of lip plumping balm, all you’ve got to do is:
Step 1: Melt the beeswax and coconut oil together in a microwave by heating them for 30 second increments at a time. Make sure the container you use is microwave-safe, such as a pyrex dish.
Step 2: Once the oil and beeswax have melted through and are thoroughly combined, you can add the CBD oil and liquid from the Vitamin E capsules. Do this by smiley piercing the capsules with a sharp knife, and squeezing the liquid into the container.
Step 3: Finally, add the honey and cinnamon essential oil, mix well and pour the mixture into your containers. Attach the lids and wait for your homemade balm to cool and firm up before using them.
As far as homemade gifts go, lip balms are as personal as it gets. Lip balms are one of those beauty products that we all use from time to time. A small amount goes a long way and one little container of a high quality lip balm could see you and loved one’s lips through an entire season. By using natural ingredients and recycled containers, your DIY project can be as kind to the environment as it is to your loved one’s skin.
The great thing is, it’s pretty hard to mess these recipes up. So, no matter how much trepidation you have about your balm making abilities, you can experiment with confidence and improve your recipe with each attempt. And you get to make your friends and family pretty happy in the meantime so it really is a win win!