This year, I made an Herbal Infused Healing Lip Balm recipe using several herbs that can help heal and protect the skin, including the lips.
Our long summer is officially over. We’ve had the heat on for a few weeks. One drawback of heating the home in winter is that the air gets extremely dry. We have a kettle of water that puts moisture in the air, but it isn’t enough for my poor skin. I have to use some major (and natural and homemade) moisturizers on my skin all winter, including on my lips.
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This herbal infused lip balm recipe is one that you can easily customize. You do not have to use all of the herbs. You can use none, one, or all of them. This herbal infused lip balm recipe is great even without herbs, but the herbs give it the boost that you may need if your lips are extremely dry.
Feel free to compare/contrast this herbal infused lip balm recipe with other great lip balms recipes on this website for more inspiration in your lip balm creation: Chocolate Mint Lip Balm, Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm, and Organic Lip Balm.
Which Herbs Should You Use for the Herbal Infused Lip Balm Recipe?
This is my list of suggested herbs for this lip balm recipe. Feel free to pick and choose the best herbs for your needs or what you have on hand.
- Calendula is anti-inflammatory and can help promote healing.
- Lemon Balm promotes skin healing.
- Echinacea root can help clean infections and reduce swelling.
- Comfrey helps relive dryness and is naturally anti-inflammatory.
- Chamomile is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and a natural antiseptic
- Rosemary is a natural antiseptic.
What Carrier Oil Should You Use for the Herbal Infused Lip Balm Recipe?
You can use your favorite carrier oil. Some good ones are:
How to Infuse the Oils for Herbal Infused Lip Balm:
If you use any of the herbs in this recipe just as they are, you’ll have small bits of herbs in the lip balm that transfer to your lips. No one wants lumpy lip balm, but luckily, you can get all of the benefits of the herbs without the lumpy mess.
The way to get the benefits of the herbs is by making infused oil. Infusing oil isn’t an exact recipe. You’ll want to put your choice herbs in a glass jar and cover with a carrier oil. How much carrier oil should you use? Well, that depends. This recipe uses one ounce by weight of oil, which is less than 1/4 of a cup by liquid weight.
I could just infuse 1/4 of a cup of oil. However, the infused oil can be used in other recipes, like sugar scrubs, lotions, and more (check out my Natural DIY Beauty Recipes Pinterest board for some inspiration). So I normally fill a jar about half full with herbs and cover it with oil to get about a cup of infused oil.
Let the chosen carrier oil (see above for list) and chosen herbs (see above for list) sit for two weeks, strain, and now you have infused oils.
DIY HERBAL INFUSED LIP BALM RECIPE
Select the herbs that you want to use and infuse your oil (see instructions above). I like calendula, comfrey, and chamomile in grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil.
In a double boiler, melt the beeswax and shea butter. Make sure you are measuring by weight using a digital scale.
Remove from heat and add the infused oil.
Stir well and pour into lip balm tubes or lip balm pots.
Let cool until hardened. You can use this herbal infused lip balm as soon as it’s set up and cooled.
This would also make a great cuticle cream. I would suggest using both pots and tubes so you don’t get the herbal infused lip balm and the cuticle cream mixed up.
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