Apricot Mango Butter Lip Balm
When it comes to our lips, we want them to be soft, moisturized and young looking. This lip balm contains some super awesome nutrient rich ingredients to do ALL those things. It's a beautifully scented, smooth feeling lip balm that you're not gonna wanna be without.
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Apricot Mango Butter Lip Balm
There are tons and tons of lip balm recipes out there. But if you're a fan of DIY beauty products, you just can't get enough. DIY Beauty products are so amazing. I love experimenting and creating homemade body products and then sharing them with my readers. And since I do make so many products, my friends and family benefit from the recipes as well. :)
Buying lip balm from the store can get expensive and you might end up some ingredients that are toxic to you. All-natural ingredients are usually less refined thus retaining more nutrients and benefits. Initially, it there is a cost upfront but once you start making your own lip balms, hair products, and body butters, you won't go back.
The ingredients you'll need are
Apricot Kernel Oil
Beeswax (or Candelilla wax for vegan)
Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Ok, now that you know what's in it, let's get into the benefits of this Apricot Mango Butter lip balm.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor certified aromatherapist. Please use your essential oils with caution. Read full disclaimer here.
See below for printable labels.
Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, therefore this oil does many things for the skin. It can reduce acne, soothe dry or inflamed skin, (cold sore relief, anyone?), it stimulates the immune system and may help relieve pain. Vitamins found in Apricot Kernel oil are A and also E, which is great for slowing aging.
Mango Butter is one of my new favorites. While mangoes smell delicious, mango butter doesn't have much of a scent but it sure has some super oxidant qualities. Vitamins A, C and E are found in this butter and it can protect against the suns UV rays. Interesting fact, mango butter can be frozen for up to a year.
Beeswax comes from those beautiful little buzzing creatures and has benefits galore. Naturally anti-bacterial this sweet scented wax makes a great humectant. In addition, it moisturizes, soothes, can help fight acne and contains Vitamin A. Is it any wonder this is a must have in the DIY beauty aresenal?
If you plan to use candelilla wax in this recipe instead of the beeswax, generally the amount gets adjusted to half (3/4 Tbsp). Also, it may take a bit longer to harden up. Check out this post by Humblebee and Me for more info.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil is among one of my favorites essential oils due to the fantastic bright scent. It is uplifting and calming at the same time. It relieves stress and is great for healing the skin. You can check out my full post on Sweet Orange essential oil here. Furthermore, this particular oil compliments the beeswax quite nicely making the finished product even more fabulous.
Note: Orange essential oil is considered phototoxic which means you need to be careful when in the sun.I included it in this recipe because it smells great and the beeswax and mango butter provide a bit of protection on their own so it could possibly negate any negative effects of the sweet orange essential oil.
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil is an antifungal, an astringent, and can uplift the spirits. It has a sweet, fresh scent and pairs perfectly with the other ingredients in this recipe. It's also been know to combat fine lines and heal the skin. You can read more about Chamomile essential oil here.
This particular essential oil is on the pricier side of the oils but it is well worth it. Rocky Mountain Oils is a reputable company with great products. If you sign up for texts, you can receive 10% off your order and if you use this link, you can receive FREE Shipping for your purchase.
A few additional supplies you'll need are a double boiler, lip balm tubes, tins, or small round containers, a stir stick and probably something to lay down underneath in case of spills. Let's get started!
2 1/2 Tbsp Apricot Kernel Oil
1 1/2 Tbsp Beeswax
1/4 Tsp Mango Butter
5 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
3 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
-Melt the beeswax in the double boiler and add the apricot kernel oil. Next, add the mango butter and allow everything to melt together, stirring as needed. Finally, remove from heat and add essential oils, stirring them in. Finally, pour the liquid into your desired containers, let sit until hard and enjoy!
Yield: 10+ (I got 10 1/2 tubes out of this recipe)
Note: As far the printable labels goes, I didn't use a label machine or program. I simply used Avery sticker paper from Hobby Lobby. You just pop it into your printer and then cut to size. (And Lord help me to cut a straight line. I can't sew a straight line either, that's why I don't sew.) You can get it from Amazon here.
You could always add a drop or two of Vitamin E before removing from heat or try other essential oil combinations such as 5 drops Lavender essential oil with 3 drops Bergamot essential oil or maybe 4 drops Lime essential oil with 2 drops Rosemary essential oil.
You could also substitute Shea Butter for the Mango Butter. Get creative, you never know what you might come up with.
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DIY beauty does not have to be hard but it does have to be fun. I have found this lip balm to be soothing and healing. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do.
Have a blessed day!