Beauty Style

Lemon Lip Balm

I sometimes thank my parents that I’m blessed with a relatively clear skin; although it takes ages for me to get a tan (I need ten days when my brother needs one) I’ve never had any major problems with pimples or acne and that’s really something. As a result I’ve never had to invest that much money into skin care products and cosmetics, and although I am actually in favour of natural cream and makeup it’s really too expensive for me to buy on a regular basis.

So I actually use the same brands and the same products every day and I have been doing this since I use makeup and skin care products. The one thing that is complicated are my lips, because they always seem to crave more care, being dry and cracked (especially when it gets cold). So although I’m rather traditional with my other products I wanted to try something new and make my own version of a lip balm with partly reasonably good ingredients (I know I can do better, but I don’t have the money) and partly rather creative ones. As you know, necessity begets ingenuity. I actually wanted to do this for years, to be exact since I have seen a DIY like that on a children’s arts and crafts show many many years ago. They just used petroleum jelly and lipstick, but I wanted to do something more sophisticated. Here goes:

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You need:

  • petroleum jelly (14g)
  • coconut oil (1 Tbsp.)
  • cocoa butter (14g.)
  • a vial of cake aroma (lemon)
  • golden eye shadow
  • small lip balm jar or container
  • glass vessel
  • spoon
  • knife

Lemon-1Measure out your ingredients and mix the petroleum jelly, coconut oil and cocoa butter in a glass vessel. You could now slowly melt it in a double boiler by putting some water in a pan and placing the vessel in the water, then heating it. But I am an impatient person, so put lid on the vessel (a small plate or bowl) and put it into the microwave.

Set the microwave to low temperature and the timer to about six minutes, checking on the mixture occasionally and maybe stirring it when necessary. If everything is liquid, carefully take out the vessel for it may be hot.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATake your eye shadow and with a knife scrape off a bit onto a piece of paper. Mix the eye shadow dust into the liquid and add as much as you like.

Lemon-2Now for the smell: Take one of the vials and add the scented liquid. Stir everything with a spoon. The mixture is now ready to be filled into the plastic container. Place in the fridge to harden faster.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you want to embellish the container with a label, search the internet or make one yourself and print it onto special paper for decals.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWell, since I used cake aroma this lip balm smells and tastes like my favourite lemon cake I used to eat as a kid, and that is just marvellous! I think I will replace the petroleum jelly with beeswax the next time, for the jelly leaves just a tiny bit of synthetic taste in my mouth and doesn’t really fit to the other organic ingredients. But otherwise, it’s just perfect for my lips! They really do feel softer! Hope you are inspired!

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    Stephanie R
    31st August 2015 at 2:14 am

    This looks like it would make a great gift! I have been saying that I want to try my hand at making lip balm for ages!

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    Haileigh Grinkmeyer
    25th September 2015 at 7:04 pm

    These lip balms look so good! They’d be the perfect christmas/birthday gift.
    Love,Heyrosa

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    ana
    5th October 2015 at 10:26 pm

    amazing DIY, thanks for that post, I´ll try it

    have a nice day
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    Autumn Lipstick Colours | Make&Mess
    9th October 2015 at 5:49 pm

    […] primer hunting. I don’t. Like I have said sometime before (I think it was when I wrote about the Lemon Lip Balm), I’m blessed with rather clear skin and I don’t like to look at a beige tissue after blowing […]

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    Venetia
    11th October 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Love this! So easy and yummy!

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    Irene
    18th October 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Great post! Have a nice weekend:)

    irenethayer.com

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    Mariam
    21st October 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Hello!

    This is a lovely DIY! Thank you so much for sharing! I can’t wait to make this!

    Mariam
    http://www.thepetitebijou.com

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      Michelle
      21st October 2015 at 8:35 pm

      Thank you!

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    Alexandra
    22nd October 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!
    Alexandra ~ ArtMandy.ro

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      22nd October 2015 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks!

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    Erin
    23rd October 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Such a creative idea, love this tutorial!

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    Heather | Gold Dipped Chaos
    24th October 2015 at 7:44 pm

    This is fabulous! And I suppose if you wanted you could add a little blush powder to make a pink tint? Love this!

    ♥ Heather

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      Michelle
      24th October 2015 at 7:55 pm

      Yes of course! Or you mix in a bit of lipstick!

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    Natascha | I Overslept Again
    29th October 2015 at 10:01 am

    Wow, this looked so easy, might have to give this a go. Great tutorial!

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      29th October 2015 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you very much!

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    Hanna Marie
    11th November 2015 at 6:30 pm

    This is a great DIY! –Hanna Lei

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      Michelle
      12th November 2015 at 12:24 pm

      Thank you!

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    Kristiina
    24th November 2015 at 11:04 pm

    I love the idea of using eye shadow to add some shimmer, great thinking!

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      25th November 2015 at 8:25 am

      Thank you! You could also use some lipstick of course!

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    Stefanie
    2nd December 2015 at 5:36 pm

    This must smell amazing!

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    Annie Abbey
    4th December 2015 at 1:42 pm

    This is a great idea! I love that it is all natural too and you know exactly what you are putting into it! Great post Michelle! 🙂
    Xoxo
    Annie
    http://www.somethingswellblog.com

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      Michelle
      4th December 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you very much!

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      Michelle
      21st January 2016 at 9:16 am

      all natural? — petroleum is derived from, well, petroleum, right? But I love this lemon balm idea and I’m going to try to find an alternative to the petroleum. The rest is great – thx for sharing! (I love shopping at DM!!)

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        Michelle
        21st January 2016 at 12:57 pm

        It was difficult at that time to get my hands on beeswax, so I used petroleum jelly, which is of course not a natural product. You can of course always replace that when you make your own version!

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    Julie (xfallenmoon)
    11th December 2015 at 4:54 am

    I absolutely adore making my own beauty products with natural ingredients and it’s so much cheaper too!
    Julie @ http://www.xfallenmoon.com

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      Michelle
      11th December 2015 at 11:49 am

      You’re absolutely right!

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    Rhenicia
    27th December 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I could literally smell the lemons! Mmmm; I’ve never made my own lip balm before- this is truly inspiring! Thanks for sharing! xx

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      27th December 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you very much!

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    Kenzie
    8th January 2016 at 4:09 pm

    100% trying this, thanks for sharing!

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      8th January 2016 at 5:01 pm

      Glad you like it!

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    Poppy Lowdon
    22nd January 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Definitely going to try this!

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      Michelle
      22nd January 2016 at 5:01 pm

      Glad you like it!

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    Keri
    5th February 2016 at 11:28 pm

    What a great and interesting DIY post! Living in Colorado, a good lip balm is always a must with how dry it can get in the winters. Thanks for sharing.
    Keri
    http://www.thestylestudiobykb.com

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      6th February 2016 at 5:10 pm

      No problem, I’m so glad you like it 🙂

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    Kenzie
    16th February 2016 at 12:03 am

    What a great idea- i’ll have to try it out!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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      Michelle
      16th February 2016 at 11:19 am

      Glad you like it 🙂

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    Pepper Dasnee
    4th March 2016 at 3:24 am

    love this!!

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      4th March 2016 at 9:00 am

      Thank you!

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    Melissa
    12th March 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Omgosh this is amazing!! Im definitely going to try this … thank you for that lovely post <3
    http://www.majestigal.com

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      Michelle
      13th March 2016 at 8:33 am

      I’m glad you like it!

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    Hanna Marie
    3rd May 2016 at 5:19 am

    Thanks for sharing. I’ve been wanting to try something like this out. –Hanna Lei

    Latest Post: Review: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

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      Michelle
      3rd May 2016 at 12:03 pm

      Glad you like this!

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    Student Welfare
    25th June 2016 at 9:47 am

    Am inspired Michelle,this is a wonderful DIY Idea

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      Michelle
      25th June 2016 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you!

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    Celeste
    21st July 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Love this! I’m definitely going to try this, and it’s the perfect timing, because I need new lip balm. Thanks for sharing!
    -Celeste
    spaghetti-pie.weebly.com

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      Michelle
      22nd July 2016 at 4:30 pm

      Glad you like it 🙂

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    Theother
    4th August 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Great Post. Thank you

    Check out http://www.theotherwayof.com 😉

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      5th August 2016 at 4:51 pm

      Glad you like it 🙂

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