This year winter has really crept up on us without any prior warning. For quite some time it didn't feel like winter at all. With it comes a variety of skin issues. Dry, cracked, or chapped lips are one of the most prevalent winter skincare issues. Though chapped lips can occur at any time of year, cold weather dries out skin, especially lips.
Chapsticks from the store leave a sticky coating on your lips but do nothing to nurture your skin. In this blog, we will give you a recipe for a super nourishing Cocoa Butter for Lip Balm. Read on to find out more about it. To fully hydrate chapped lips and heal dryness, you'll need nutritious substances. So, how can you keep your lips from being chapped? There's good news: there's still hope! We are here to help you get the hydration you need in an all-natural way.
Benefits of Homemade Cocoa Butter Lip Balm
Cocoa Butter is the major component in this lip balm, and it may be used in a variety of ways. Cocoa Butter is ideal for creating chocolate, biscuits, and other delectable delicacies. Cocoa butter is also good for your skin, in case you didn't know. Yes, you read it right! Cacao butter is a popular component in skincare products such as scrubs, lotions, and soaps since it melts at body temperature.
Why Cocoa Butter for Lip Balm?
Cocoa butter for lips has a lot of advantages for your lips. Check out the incredible advantages of cocoa butter for lip balms and skin care products. Read on to know more about the many benefits that cocoa has to offer for your lips.
How does Cocoa Lip Balm benefit your Lips?
You probably think of chocolate whenever you hear the word cocoa. Apart from all the deliciousness, cocoa butter is also enriched with a lot of goodness that can prove beneficial for your lips. Let’s talk about the benefits of cocoa butter for lip balms and lip gloss can provide.
Cocoa butter serves as an emollient and creates a protective barrier on the lips thanks to its intense hydrating characteristics. It not only keeps the lips nourished and moist, but it also keeps them from bleeding and developing mouth sores.
Shiny And Smooth
We all know that when lips are dry, they appear thinner and all wrinkles are magnified by a factor of ten. Cocoa butter helps in keeping your lips nourished. It also assists in keeping them full and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Lip balm is essential for keeping lips smooth, shiny, and supple.
To mask pigmentation marks, people frequently use BB creams, concealers, and colour correctors. Chemical-based cosmetics, on the other hand, can damage your skin in a variety of ways. The use of 100 percent organic cocoa butter to the skin may help to remove obstinate pigmentation spots. This goes for the skin of your lips as well. Cocoa butter can effectively help lighten dark lips and remove any pigmentation on them.
Rich In Antioxidants
Polyphenols in cocoa have been discovered to battle a variety of chronic ailments, skin degradation, allergies, and even cell mutations. Cocoa butter's strong antioxidant concentration protects the skin from free radical damage. Using Cocoa butter for lip balm protects lips from drying and chapped. Skin aging, dark spots, and dullness can all be caused by free radicals. If you want to maintain your lip's skin and keep it healthy and youthful-looking, you must protect it from free radical damage.
DIY Recipes to use Cocoa Butter for Lip Balm
These tried-and-true, incredibly easy cocoa lip balm recipes hydrate and protect your lips. They are comforting to chapped lips while being light enough to wear all year. The other components in these homemade cocoa butter chapsticks recipes are just as healthy.
Before you leave the house, use cocoa butter for lip balms to protect your lips from the sun and keep them soft and smooth while you're out and about!
Cocoa Butter Lip Gloss
Making this cocoa butter lip gloss is simple and enjoyable. Only a few materials are required to make your nourishing cocoa lip balm. Learn how to make this moisturizing homemade lip balm by following the steps below.
- Beeswax (½ cup)
- Cocoa Butter (½ cup)
- High quality edible oil - Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil or Sunflower (1 cup)
- Essential oil of your choice (1 tsp)
- Before you begin, make sure you have all of your ingredients out and ready.
- Add the oil, wax, and Cocoa or Shea Butter to the top section of a double boiler and measure or weigh them. Make sure there's enough water in the lower half of the double boiler to cover the bottom of the top pan. It's a little odd to measure cocoa wafers in cups, but it works! Half a cup of beeswax and half a cup of cocoa butter wafers, for example, both weigh roughly 60 grams.
- Heat the ingredients over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until all of the ingredients have melted and combined fully. Stir once in a while. When heating the pot, do not cover it to prevent condensation (water) from affecting the lip balm.
- Pour the liquid into your preferred lip balm containers while it is still hot. We find it simplest to pour the melted substance from the double-boiler into a glass measuring cup first (in batches if necessary) and then into small lip balm containers from there if you have one.
- To avoid the mixture from cooling too rapidly or sticking when it comes into touch with the cool glass, microwave it for 30 seconds first. Return the mixture to the fire to re-melt if it begins to solidify before you've completed pouring.
- Add lids or caps and labels once the lip balm has completely cooled and hardened. Apply whenever your lips feel chapped and enjoy the new luxurious suppleness of your lips.
Shea Cocoa Butter Lip Balm
This combination of Shea Cocoa Butter Lip Balm is one of our favourites since it creates a luscious balm that isn't too heavy on the beeswax. Because it works so effectively, you won't need to apply it all day every day. You just need to do this a couple of times a day, and your lips will be silky smooth.
- Beeswax 1 tsp
- Shea Butter 2 tsp
- Cocoa butter 1 tsp
- Almond Oil 1 tsp
- Jojoba Oil 1 tsp
- Vitamin E 5 drops
- Essential Oil of choice 12-18 drops
- In the top of a double boiler, combine beeswax, shea butter, and cocoa butter.
- In a double boiler, melt the butters and waxes over low heat until thoroughly mixed.
- Stir in the almond oil and jojoba oil.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the Vitamin E and essential oils.
- Fill lip balm tubes or tins with the mixture.
- Allow to cool completely before using (at least 30 minutes).
- Apply onto lips whenever you feel like it and bask in the goodness of cocoa butter.
Vanilla Cocoa Lip Balm
This recipe is really easy to create, has a vanilla and chocolatey cocoa butter flavour, and leaves your lips smooth and shining. Only a half-hour of your time and a few lovely, natural items like cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, and beeswax are required for this project.
- 7g Beeswax
- 15g Cocoa Butter
- 30g Sweet Almond oil
- 10 drops Vanilla Flavor Oil
- 8 drops of Vitamin E oil
- In a small pan, combine the beeswax, cocoa butter, and sweet almond oil; if you have one with a sauce-pouring spout, the better. Using the double-boiler method, totally melt the oils by floating the pan containing the oils inside a pan filled with hot water. This ensures that the oils dissolve uniformly while remaining cool.
- Stir in the flavour oil (optional) and vitamin E oil well. Try to mix them using a bamboo skewer since it doesn't gather up too much oil. When you dip a cold spoon into the oil, a lot of the lip balm will 'stick' to it when you remove it.
- These lip balms will be good to use if they are allowed to cool to room temperature. If you rub the lip balm on your lips for the first time, it could feel a little gritty. It will, however, dissolve and feel silky smooth in a matter of seconds.
- Leave them on the counter with the lids off to cool at room temperature. Within an hour or two, they'll cool and solidify.
- Your lip balm is now ready to be used!
This Cocoa Butter for Lip Balm recipes are simple to create and contain much safer ingredients than store-bought lip balm. Cocoa butter and the other components of these lip balms don't leave a greasy film on your lips, but instead absorb swiftly and deeply hydrate your skin. Along with leaving a delicious scent on your lips! We hope this DIY tutorial gives you the confidence and enthusiasm to make your own natural cocoa butter lip balm.