Homemade Lip Chap

Woman China Woman China
Those of you who have been around for a while, know that I've been exploring more natural and more old-fashioned mixed with some modern ways of personal care. Well... it all started with the coconut lube that changed my lifestyle.

Anyways... I've made my own soaps, my own shampoos and conditioner. I've made my own lotions and body butter (was going to do a workshop here, but there was no way I was going to wake at 3am my time to go through with it). It was time to try my hand at making Burt's Bees Wax lip chap... as that shit's expensive.

But little did I know... I made my own and golly... it is so much better! Longer lasting and don't get that whiteish build up on the corners of my mouth like I do from other products.

You'll need some old and cleaned out lip chap tubes or just one and a glass jar with a lid to hold the left overs.

If you want to go natural and organic, go for cold pressed and unrefined as much as possible.
1)
Beeswax (go for the yellow stuff not the bleached stuff!!!)
Cocoa-butter (I love the natural and unrefined stuff as it tastes and smells better)
These are hard and brittle which will help to keep your lip chap hard. You need about 1tbsp of each (I use a little more cocoa-butter though)

2)
Shea butter
Palm Oil
Coconut oil
These are soft oils, which help with applying the product to your lips. I don't add palm oil, but you could if you wanted too. You will need just about a 1/2tsp of each, or just use 1 1/2tsp of one.

3)
Lanolin Oil
Castor Oil
These are optional oils. The lanolin oil will help to protect your lips and keep them moisturised longer, but many people don't like the smell, but I don't notice the smell in this recipe. Castor oil will help with keeping your lips shiny and more plump looking. I usually add about 1/4tsp of each, but could add more if you desire. If you add more, add a little more beeswax or cocoa-butter.

4)
Essential Oils
These are optional.
I add about ten to twenty drops of various essential oils... but my all-time favourite is peppermint essential oil, simply because the peppermint feels cools when applied and helps to plump up your lips, not to mention many men love the feeling of a woman's pepperminty lips on his cock.
Lavender and tea tree oil I like to use as well because both of these are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and healing, so I use it as a pimple reducing stick or when I notice I am starting to get a cold sore. (I also add a little more castor oil to this tube to help get rid of scars, reduce fine lines, help to remove/fade colour spots- you know those over exposure to the sun spots? castor oil helps to fade and remove those)
These are my favourites, but experiment with any essential oils for taste and fragrance.

5) Colour
Optional
You can use some eye shadow (it doesn't always work though so be careful!!!). I take a little bit of my favourite lip stick and melt along with the oils to create a new lip stick of my favourite colour. Remember, the more lip stick colour you add, the more pronounced the colour will be. I like just a little to add a hint of colour to my lips.

Combine all oils from one, two and three into a double broiler and melt together. Remove from heat once melted, continue stirring as you add in your essential oils and colour. Once everything is combined you're ready to pour!!!

Using a spoon, pour into your containers. Go slow. Really slow or else you will get oils up and down the sides of your containers.

Once filled, gently tap the tube on the counter to get rid of all the air bubbles. Fill to the brim.

Let stand for a couple of hours to harden. If you'd like, toss in the fridge to quicken to cooling process.

Have fun!!! If you have any questions, just drop a line here
04/27/2013
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snowminx snowminx
I'm not sure eye shadow is something I would be adding if I ever wanted to lick my lips any while wearing the gloss
04/28/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by snowminx
I'm not sure eye shadow is something I would be adding if I ever wanted to lick my lips any while wearing the gloss
I am pretty sure she means mineral eye shadow which is safe for use on the lips. As long as it's pure minerals & safe for the eyes, it's safe for the lips.
04/28/2013
GONE! GONE!
Awesome, thanks for sharing!
04/28/2013
Sammi Sammi
I've always wanted to try this - thanks for the info!
04/28/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Sweet that is awesome, thanks for sharing with us.
04/28/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
This sounds like it would be great to do with a few friends. I can't stand it when lip balm doesn't last or worse, when it actually dries my lips out after about ten minutes. Thank you for sharing your recipe! It makes me feel better than starting from scratch and having to do too much trial and error.
04/28/2013
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