Have you ever wondered why at some point you can no longer do without lip balm?
Many skin care products, including lip balms, have cosmetic mineral oil as the (main) ingredient. At first that sounds good, but this mineral oil is in reality a waste product of the petroleum industry: the substance that remains from the process to make gasoline, for example.
You can recognize it on the ingredients list as for example: Mineral Oil, Petrolatum (Vaseline: Petroleum Jelly), Paraffinum Liquidum, Paraffinum Subliquidum, Cera Microcristallina (Labello), Microcrystalline Wax.
These mineral oils make your skin and lips feel smooth, shiny and greasy.
BUT ... because it lays a layer over the skin, it also ensures that nothing can enter (including moisture and nutrients). Due to the sealing layer, the moisture balance and cell division are disrupted. The skin and lips become lazy, as it were; they no longer produce enough sebum themselves and therefore dry out more and more. A solution is to simply and quickly make your own lip balm that will give you the promised soft, shiny lips. And it is also fun to do!
What do you get?
- Beeswax (yellow, 100 grams)
- Coconut oil (250 ml)
- Shea Butter (250 ml)
- 2x Tin can 15 ml
- 1x Tin can of 30 ml
- 3x Essential Oil samples (Pink Grapefruit, Mint, Cinnamon)
- The recipe physically on paper
- And all this in a beautiful gift box:
How much lip balm can I make with this?
This depends on how much you use to make the recipe. We estimate about 50 tin cans, so converted to € 0.79 per tin can of 15ml. A lot cheaper than a labello, for example, and also more content per can!