Want kissable lips? Bid adieu to dry and parched lips with this easy DIY Lip Butter!
What is Lip Butter?
Have you heard about Lip Butter already? If not, it isn’t a stylish or fancy term for lip balm. You can say it is a cross between lipstick and lip balm. A lip balm could be a cosmetic or medicated product that is meant to moisturizing dry lips. On the other hand, Lip Butter is a cosmetic product that is meant to nourish and moisturize dry and chapped lips, with or without adding a burst of color.
It is petrolatum free and includes butters and oils and is softer than a lip balm. It is more moisturizing than a lip balm and suitable for those with cracked or extremely dry lips. Both men and women can use lip butter, depending on the variant or type chosen.
When to Use a Lip Butter?
When you want a heavy and rich moisturizing solution for dry lips that are often cracked or chapped, Lip Butter is ideal. It could be tinted, colored or plain and can either be creamy or slightly solid like a rich lipstick.
There are different ways to prepare Lip Butter, including whipping up Shea Butter with an essential oil for fragrance. Here’s a recipe that I personally love and find very effective even for very dry lips. It leaves your lips nourished, moisturized and kissable!
Shea Butter – 1 Tsp.
Vitamin E Oil – 2 – 3 Drops
Coconut Oil – 1 Tsp.
Beeswax – 1 Tsp.
In a double boiler, melt the beeswax, Shea butter and coconut oil together.
When the ingredients begin melt, add Vitamin E oil and stir so they blend properly.
Remove from heat and let it sit for a few minutes.
When the temperature drops, add the essential oil and stir it once more.
Transfer it to a sterilized empty lipstick container and freeze it for 3 – 4 hours.
Remove from freezer and use as needed.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
This recipe gives a rich, buttery and slightly solid lip butter that can be used from a Lipstick container.
If you want chap stick increase the beeswax and if you want a lighter creamy texture, increase the butter to twice the quantity.
I prefer using it from a lipstick for ease of application, so I add beeswax, though you can skip it altogether.
I prefer Shea Butter to Cocoa Butter, though both work equally well. If you love chocolate smell, Cocoa Butter works great!
Also, if you have very dry lips, Cocoa Butter (I feel it is slightly denser) can be more ideal than Shea Butter. So check what works for you, for me, both works equally good.
The above recipe is a plain Lip Butter for nourishing and moisturizing dry lips and can be used by both men and women. However, you can add a dash of color or even make it tinted and substitute it for Lipstick or Lip Gloss!
If you want to add a dash of color, I recommend using natural options like Beetroot Powder or Extract, Berry Powder or Extract, Cocoa Powder, etc. If you want more color options you can use high quality toxin-free food colors.
You can also replace beeswax with color crayons that are non-toxic and suitable for cosmetics. You don’t have to search for food colors this way. Many recommend Crayola crayons for this purpose.
You can add therapeutic essential oils for added fragrance or flavor.
You can substitute coconut oil with Olive oil or other oils of your choice. I prefer coconut oil because it accelerates healing.
You can add a pinch of cinnamon powder for hint of shine or mica for tinting your lip butter.
DIY recipes are fun and non-toxic. Feel free to experiment with different options and variations and identify a new one that’s completely you! Don’t have the time or energy for DIY recipes? Try Gaya Cosmetics! They have mineral Lipstick and Lip Balm, so take your pick!