Two DIY Rose Lip Balm Recipes

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Two DIY Rose Lip Balm Recipes

If you’re looking for a way to soothe your chapped lips, then making your own lip balm would be a great option. The best part is that you can make a lot with just one go. Make a Rose Lip Balm for you and your friends with either of these two DIY Rose Lip Balm recipes.

Recipe #1: Using Rose Petals

Materials:

  • Heatproof bowl
  • Pot or saucepan
  • Small container with lid

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of Beeswax
  • ¼ cup of Rose Petals (fresh or dried)
  • 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Shea Butter
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil

Procedures:

  1. Improvise a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, find a bowl that fits on top of a pot or saucepan then fill the pot halfway with water. Make sure that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the surface of the water in the pot so that there’s some space between them. If they touch, remove some of the water. Bring the water to a boil then reduce the heat to simmer.
  2. Melt the ingredients. Place the beeswax, coconut oil, and olive oil in the heatproof bowl on top of the pot. Leave the mixture, with occasional stirring, until it melts. Make sure that the beeswax is cut or grated into small pieces before starting.

*Note: Alternatively, you can use a microwave to melt the ingredients instead of simulating a double boiler. Just place the ingredients in a glass bowl and heat it slowly in the microwave until all of it has melted.

*Note: Don’t take too long in making the lip balm. You must finish making the balm before the beeswax hardens.

  1. Add the rest of the ingredients. Remove the pot from the heat and the bowl from the pot. Add the rose petals in the bowl and allow it to soak for a while in order to release its natural scent and oils in the mixture. Afterwards, add the vanilla extract and Shea butter then stir the mixture gently. Remember to work quickly.
  2. Transfer the mixture. Carefully pour the mixture into your small containers and allow it to cool until the beeswax hardens before closing the lid. Make sure your containers are clean and sanitized. You have the option of removing the rose petals before transferring them but there’s no harm in leaving it in, plus, it makes the balm look more attractive.

 

Recipe #2: Using Rose Water And Rose Essential Oil

Materials:

  • Heatproof bowl
  • Pot or saucepan
  • Small container with lid
  • Ziploc bag (optional)

Ingredients:

  • 5 tablespoons of Beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon of Rose water
  • 14 drops of Rose essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Almond Oil
  • 4 tablespoons of Coconut Oil
  • Crushed blush (optional)

Procedures:

  1. Improvise a double boiler. Make a homemade double boiler by following Step 1 in Recipe #1.
  2. Melt the ingredients. Place the beeswax, coconut oil, and almond oil in the heatproof bowl on top of the pot. Leave the mixture, with occasional stirring, until it melts. Again, make sure that the beeswax is cut or grated into small pieces before placing it in the bowl.
  3. Add the oils and scents. Remove the pot from the heat and the bowl from the pot. Add the rose water and essential oil in the mixture and stir gently to distribute the ingredients.
  4. (optional) Add some colour. You can then add some crushed blush into the mixture to give it a rosy tint. If your blush isn’t powdered, you can use a blunt edge to scrape the top of a block of blush until you have enough powder you need. Alternatively, you can remove a small portion from the block of blush, put it in a Ziploc bag, crush it, and put it in the mixture. Stir until the powder has been distributed.
  5. Transfer the mixture. Make sure you’ve washed your small containers before using it to house your lip balm. Pour the mixture into your small containers carefully and allow it to cool until the beeswax hardens before covering with the lid.
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