If your lips are prone to cracks at every given point in time, then you will appreciate the effectiveness of lip balms. However, when you have to change bags often, you end up misplacing your lip balms every now and then. For that reason, one simply cannot afford to buy lip balms every other week, so here is a DIY to the rescue! As summer is gradually winding up and we approach the drier seasons, having a lip balm handy at all times is a necessity.
What’s even more important is knowing how to quickly whip up yours in no time. This not only saves you time (of endless search for missing lip balms), but also saves you money. Lip balms made from petroleum jelly based products is an economical way to moisturize, soothe and soften your lips. Are you ready for a quick DIY? Let’s begin…
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What you’ll need
Juice extracts (optional)
Add your Vaseline to a micro wave bowl (any bowl that can stand heat). Put in as much or as little as you choose.
Heat up the Vaseline in the microwave at 30 seconds interval until it melts. If you don’t have a microwave, no need to fuss as you can put over a bowl of really hot water. This should work just as well.
Time for some color. Tint the petroleum jelly by cutting a small piece of your favorite lipstick and stir thoroughly. That is until everything is well incorporated. Afterwards, heat up once again for a smooth mix.
Step 4 (optional)
On to some flavor! Mix in a little juice or extract into your now tinted balm. This all depends on how intense you want the flavor to be. There’s no wrong way to do this. However, ensure you don’t put in so much you balm turns liquid.
Pour your mix into your jar and refrigerate if need be. This is to enable the mixture solidify some more. Finally, use as liberally as needed.
Voila! Your homemade lip balm is ready. Make as many as you want. You might even make an extra buck or two by selling these to your friends.
PS: You can add coconut oil to your mixture as it is a great moisturizer and has SPF 4 for protection against sun damage.
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