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Homemade Vegan Lip Balm

March 3, 2017

I really love do it yourself beauty products because I’m in control of what ingredients go into them. Many products on the market contain harmful chemicals or fillers that I try to steer clear of. I enjoy utilizing all-natural beauty products because they contain only wholesome ingredients.

Plus, this particular recipe is extremely simple to make! You could even make a girls night out of it, invite your friends over, and make your own lip balms together. Who doesn’t love to pamper themselves?

Ingredients

10 g Coconut Oil – This is a very popular ingredient, and for good reason! There really isn’t anything more hydrating.
5 Drops Argan Oil – Argan oil absorbs into your lips quickly and doesn’t leave them greasy. It has a very light feel and really packs on the moisture.
3 g Shea Butter – Shea butter is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It also offers a slight UV protection!
4 Drops Beetroot Juice – Beetroot contains many important vitamins, nutrients, and amino acids. Their natural red hue make them perfect for a lip product.

Method

Start with grated beetroot and press until you get a few drops of beetroot juice. Set the liquid aside for now, you’ll need it soon enough!

On your stove, start heating a small pan on very low heat. Melt coconut oil, shea butter and argan oil together, stirring as you add each one.

Next, add beetroot juice and mix it together very well so it’s evenly distributed throughout. If you want a little more flair, you can add in a few essential oils you love. Vanilla, grapefruit and orange are all great lip balm flavors. You can even mix and match to make it one-of-a-kind!

Once you’re finished adding to your concoction, pour it into a little jar and let it set in the fridge for about 10 minutes. This recipe will yield one lip balm, but feel free to double the ingredients for more!

I love how shiny and soft my lips are after I apply it. It doesn’t leave a sticky residue either, which I particularly enjoy.

About the Author: Alicia is the owner of High Glam Beauty in Geelong, Australia. They specialise in eyebrow shaping, waxing, spray tans, manicures & pedicures and spray tans.

 

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