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Liliana Morosini

DIY lip balm with rose wax

This effective and performant DIY lip balm is a reworked version of the classic super restorative honey balm.
It has a beautiful scent thanks to rose wax, that is also shooting and protective. I love adding it to handmade lip cosmetics, as it smells and tastes great and costs less than rose essential oil.

My DIY lip balm recipe contains coconut oil, castor oil, rice bran oil and shea butter. The latter is especially good for dry, chapped skin.
It also added moisturizing glycerin and honey, which is an excellent healer.

This homemade lip balm with honey and rose wax is very effective and can repair even the most chapped lips.

Despite its inviting pinkish color, it does not color the lips. I used a drop of natural fat-soluble cosmetic dye to color it, but if you want you decide not to color it at all or add a few more drops of colorant to add a touch of color to your lips. 
You can also use a little pink mica or lipsafe pigment to dilute in the oil phase of this DIY lip balm before putting it in a water bath.

Since it is a cold cream, it does not require the use of a preservative. In this kind of cosmetics, the aqueous percentage is low and the oils  dosage is high enough to preserve it from bacteria. It would be best to use it within 3 months, but it also lasts up to 6.
Nevertheless, you should always avoid touching your DIY lip balms without washing your hands first. 

Lip balm with honey and rose wax recipe

Ingredients for a 10 g jar:

Water phase

  • 2 g of honey
  • 0,5 g of glycerin

Oil phase

  • 1 g of rose wax
  • 1 g of beeswax
  • 2 g of castor oil
  • 1,5 g of rice bran oil
  • 1 g of coconut oil
  • 2 drops of tocopherol (vitamin E)

Oil phase 1

  • 1 g of shea butter
  • Optional: natural fat soluble and lipsafe cosmetic dye or pink mica

How to make a DIY lip balm with rose wax

  • Put the Water and Oil phase ingredients in two separate containers and melt them in a water bath.
    If you don't have all the oils mentioned in the recipe, you can use the ones you prefer.

  • When the waxes have melted completely, add the shea butter (this will prevent lumps from forming) and let it melt.

  • When the two containers have reached the same temperature (at least 70 degrees), remove from heat, combine the two phases and continue stirring until it cools down. If you like, add a drop of fat-soluble and lipsafe pink dye or mica as mentioned above.

  • Your DIY lip balm with honey and rose wax is now ready to be potted in a 10 g jar!

You might also like the Ultrabalm dupe recipe for a multi-purpose balm containing rose wax.