Usually, people would use beeswax as a “base” for their own homemade lip balm… But, I didn’t have any at home; so, I tried using petroleum jelly (Vaseline)…
As you can see above, I placed them in little pill container boxes I bought from Muji and made little labels… I tried making the most simple lip balm ever which only contained 3 ingredients. Crazy, right?
These are the three ingredients I have used:
- Vaseline – 2tsp
- Honey – 1 tsp (it makes the lip balm sweet; if you do not like this make it 1/2tsp)
- Japanese Green Tea (leaves)
- Optional: Olive oil- 1 tsp (tested and it works fine; just adding more moisture elements to the lip balm)
**Note that I used a 2:1 (or 2:1/2) ratio for the Vaseline and honey
So the steps are really simple as well…
- Melt the Vaseline in the microwave until it becomes liquid (about 2-3 minutes)
- Mix in the Green Tea leaves into the melted Vaseline (your mixture will have a green hue to it after you’ve mixed it in)
- Add the honey (and olive oil) in and mix well
- Finally, just put it into any container you want and set it in the freezer for at least 2 hours
**Tip: For better effect, you can soak the Vaseline in a Green Tea bag and pinch the liquid out. Be careful though, cause the liquid Vaseline will be hot! I learnt that from experience hah.
This is how the Green Tea/ Honey lip balm looks like in the end. I’ve tried stirring it a little to make sure the tea leaves would be spread thoroughly in the container but it didn’t work. So, if you do want your tea leaves to come out nicer, the only solution I can think of is to pour the mixture in layer by layer. It would take more time and effort, but the end result would probably be worth it. PROBABLY.
Also, hat do I mean by pouring it in layer by layer? FEAR NOT! I gotcha back! Well, simply it just means pouring a small amount of mixture into the container, set it for a few minutes in the freezer (until solid/semi-solid) and repeating it again and again until the container is full. Yea, it’s a lot of work, I know. Shhh.
I have also experimented to make another lip balm with a tint to it…
The list of ingredients was the same except I did not add the green tea at all, and I have added in some orange lip balm I do not really use anymore and a few drops of vanilla extract into the mixture. I would have used a crayon, but I’ve heard that it’s not actually recommended to use as makeup.
From the appearance of it, it looks promising with its vibrant colours and all that. But don’t let that fool you! Cause it sure did to me. There was barely any pigment coming off the lip balm. You can’t even see it if I swatched on my skin, let alone on my lips. But, they do have some pigment if I wipe in on some tissue paper…. But, I though that wouldn’t really look nice in a picture. Haha. So, I decided to smear some on some paper lol.
As you can see above, there is barely any pigment from the balm. Oh well. This whole thing was experimental after all.
I hoped you all enjoyed this DIY as much as I spent experimenting it (tbh it was kinda a lot of work lol cause I wanted to watch TV with my boyfriend and make it at the same time, so I kept running to the kitchen and the living room). Post a picture in the comments if you tried making it! I’d love to see if anyone tried.
Hope you’re having a great day! Also, hey, you look real fab today 😉