Whenever someone asks what’s the one thing I never leave the house without, I reply “lip balm.” Of course, I’m partly lying, because once in a while I forget it at home. And those are the worst days – especially in winter.
But you know what helps my memory? If I really love the balm I have at that point. I try to make enough so that there’s one in every pocket and inside every bag, but sometimes I still forget!
So try any of these 10 lip balm recipes to avoid being in that awful dry lip situation:
10 Homemade Lip Balm Recipes
Cinnamon will plump your lips, while coconut oil and vitamin E will keep them moisturized and healthy. It’s the perfect lip balm to prep your lips for makeup—they’ll be a little fuller, but super hydrated, making any lipstick color look extra amazing! Use right after a lip scrub for a perfectly kissable, plump pout.
Vegan lip balm can be hard to find, but it’s super easy to make your own! By combining a plant-based wax with a solid oil like coconut oil, you can effectively replace the beeswax altogether and still end up with a nourishing lip balm.
Just because it’s not officially pumpkin pie season, doesn’t mean it can’t be for you – on your lips. The honey in this recipe will make your lips feel divine!
As much as I love a classic red lip, sometimes you want something that’s just a barely-there wash of color. This is tinted just enough to make your lips festive for a special occasion, but still moisturizing!
It’s also a great gift for tweens that are just starting to get into makeup—it’s not too strong of a color for them, but is still enough to look a little different (and like makeup!)
While we are all about using SPF on our bodies to protect our skin from the sun, what about our lips? They’re just as vulnerable as the rest of our skin, but can get overlooked—you need an SPF lip balm! Protect your pout with natural SPF protection from zinc oxide and green tea-infused coconut oil.
You can use this balm anywhere – hands, feet, hair, elbows, lips. Put a tiny bit on your fingertips to tame flyaway hairs and then apply to chapped lips.
This recreation of Lush’s honey lip balm is packed with moisture from shea butter, honey, almond and olive oil. Honey is amazing for your skin and your lips—it’s a natural antibacterial and speeds up wound healing, so your lips will stop being chapped in no time!
Keep dry lips at bay with a moisturizing plant-based matcha lip balm. No, it doesn’t taste like matcha. This recipe wasn’t intended for the matcha flavor to come through, instead the matcha adds a beautiful green hue to your lip balm.
This lip balm recipe is not only moisturizing for chapped lips, but it also includes essential oils that are great for helping to keep cold sores at bay.
Made with just four ingredients, this lip balm is a seasonal treat, and it makes a great gift, too.
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