Discover an easy step-by-step recipe to make a DIY lip oil for lush lips using only natural ingredients.
Skincare is essential to maintain all year round; however, we need to keep up with more than ever during the winter months. The cold weather can cause so many skin issues like dryness, chapped lips and cracks in the skin.
It is important to keep it healthy, especially our lips. Lips are a very sensitive part of our body, and they can get damaged; as we use them every day, we need to keep them in the best condition possible at all times.
In this post, I’ll be sharing how to create a DIY lip oil for healthy, lush lips (natural ingredients). This lip oil will be so beneficial to your lips all year round; not only will it give them a nice healthy shine, but it’ll also heal and protects your lips from any damage caused by external factors.
- Coconut oil
- Vitamin E oil
- Almond oil
- Grape seed oil
- Dried rose petals
- Spoon or spatular
- Microwaveable bowl
- Small oil bottle
Add 2tbsp of coconut oil to a microwaveable bowl and heat in the microwave. Heat it for 15 seconds, remove and stir. Then heat for another 15 seconds; once it’s finished, leave to cool for 1-2 minutes, as it will be very hot and you want to avoid any accidents.
Once it has cooled down slightly, add 1tbsp of each vitamin E oil, almond oil and grape seed oil. Stir well to make sure all the oils have blended, and you can see no separation.
Take your dried rose petals and place them in the container you’ll be storing your oil in. It is best to use a small oil tube with a roller or dropper purely for easier application; however, if you don’t have one, then any small tub or bottle will an airtight lid will do.
Now it is all mixed well and your rose petals are prepped, transfer the oil to the container with rose petals.
If you would like to add an essential oil so that it smells nice on application, you could add it at this point. The rose petals will give it a scent, so it is not necessarily needed; it is down to personal preference. If you’d like to keep it as natural as possible, and you are happy with the scent of the products used, you can skip this part.
Your lip oil is now ready for use. Store it in a cool, dry place, and your lip oil will last for up to six months as it has no water-based products in it.
Suppose you’d rather make it a lip balm consistency rather than a liquid type; put the lip oil (in the container) in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Once it’s hardened, you can use it as you would any lip balm.
Benefits of the ingredients
The main benefit of using coconut oil on your lips is that it is highly moisturising, making it perfect for chapped lips. Your lips are highly sensitive to moisture loss, so it’s important that whatever products you put on your lips, homemade or not, it has very moisturising ingredients.
Coconut is also good to use because it protects your lips and has disinfectant effects. The oil will act as a barrier over your skin, so applying it when you have chapped lips will stop anything else from affecting them and allow it time to heal. Not only that, but it’ll protect any cracked skin from getting infected as the fatty acids found in coconut oil has antimicrobial properties, which kills bacteria.
Vitamin E oil
Vitamin E oil softens lips and relieves chapped lips. It promotes cell turnover and regeneration, so using it on your dry lips will help new cells to come to the surface faster and heal them much faster.
The oil texture can also help prevent your lips from getting irritated by external factors like weather and polluted air, and this will help prevent any further damage and help stop them from getting chapped in the future. The anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin e oil will help soothe damaged lips also.
Almond Oil helps rejuvenate your lips by removing the dead skin cells. Removing the dead skin cells allows the new skin to come through and removes the dry, cracked layer, which leaves our lips looking healthy and lush. Almond oil protects your lips from UV rays which tend to cause your lips to darken.
Not only do UV rays darken skin, but they can lead to serious health conditions, so it is important to protect your skin from them. Alongside this, it also provides a protective layer on your lips and prevents your lips from darkening.
Grapeseed oil is great to use in lip oil as it is very nourishing for your lips and will nourish them more than many lip balms you may have already tried. It soothes your lips and keeps them looking fresh no matter what.
So if there are external conditions or products you may use that can affect them, grape seed oil will protect them. This oil will also protect your lips from harmful free radicals. Free radicals are atoms that can damage cells, cause illnesses and ageing. Grapeseed oil helps the collagen in your lips stay healthy, which will help keep your lips in better condition.
Adding rose petals is great for giving your lips a pinkish tint and adds a nice smell to the oil. Not only that but rose petals exfoliate your lips. Exfoliating gets rid of all the dead skin and allows the new skin to come through, making your lips look fuller and healthier. If that wasn’t enough, rose oil is great for moisturising your lips and will leave them feeling soft and smooth.
I hope this has been a helpful method in making a DIY lip oil for healthy lush lips from natural ingredients. This simple, straightforward method will create a product that is super beneficial to you and will keep your lips in good condition.
It’s so important to look after your lips, and using the most natural products on them is best. Making this oil is a great way to know exactly what you’re putting on your skin and keep your skin as healthy as possible.