Do your lips often get chapped and then wearing lipstick seems to dry out your lips further? Well, how about using a tinted lip oil or lip balm that will help moisturize your chapped lips, while also adding a hint of color?
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Here’s a DIY all-natural simple two-in-one lip oil and lip balm recipe for you to make at home!
How to make Tinted Lip Oil?
For the infusion:
Into a jar, add in the alkanet root and pour in the castor oil. Make sure that all the alkanet root has been properly soaked in the oil. Then seal the jar shut with its lid and place this jar in a warm place for 3 months for it to get well infused.
Into a heating pot, add in some water (enough to submerge half of a glass jar). Let this heat up on low flame. In the meantime, into a glass jar, add in the alkanet root and pour in the castor oil. Make sure that all the alkanet root has been properly soaked in the oil.
Next, place this glass jar into the heating pot and let this infuse for 2 to 3 hours, with the flame on low.
Then, take it off the flame and let it cool down.
For the lip oil:
Into a mixing bowl add in 1 tbsp of the alkanet root infused oil along with ½ tsp avocado oil and ½ tsp shea butter. On low candle flame, heat this up until the shea butter melts.
Pour into a lip roll on bottle and it is ready to use.
This lip oil can help keep the lips hydrated, with a hint of colour as well.
How to make the Tinted Lip Balm?
Alkanet root-infused oil
Beeswax or candelilla wax ( vegan option)
Into a mixing bowl, add in the alkanet infused oil and beeswax or candelilla wax. On low candle flame, heat this up until the wax melts. Then pour this liquid into an empty lip balm or lipstick tube and leave it overnight to set.
Once it sets, you can use it just like you’d use your regular lip balm.