Tuesday, June 16, 2015

How to make lip balm

In the store you can buy any lip balm. Why, then, more and more people are experimenting and preparing lip balm yourself at home?
Firstly, components obtained from natural natural product without harmful chemicals.

Secondly, combining the components, you can easily create a product which you want and what suits your skin as possible.
Third, it is an interesting creative occupation!
The main and most important ingredient - a natural wax which is in the manufacture of lip balm is used as a thickener, and also protects the skin from adverse effects, nourishes and moisturizes.
Normally used for the manufacture of cosmetics are three types of wax: beeswax, carnauba, candelilla. Moreover, using both separately and blended several types. Each wax has its own unique properties.

Beeswax has a strong bactericidal effect. Carnauba wax - hypoallergenic, so it is recommended to use in children's cosmetics and in the manufacture of cosmetic products for sensitive and prone to irritation and allergy skin.

Candelilla wax has an antibacterial effect, reduces inflammation, effective for skin diseases.

Prepare a glass jar in which to mix the ingredients, place one piece of wax. Use ratio of wax and other components of 1: 2 or 1: 2.25 and more. If you take 1: 1, the balm will turn out very hard. Classical ratio of ingredients: 30% + 40% wax solids oils 30% of liquid oils.
Over time you will learn how to easily vary the ratio of components depending on whether you want to get a solid (to be ideal in the winter) or softer (optimal for the summer season) product, as well as focus on your personal preferences.
The next step - the addition of solid oils (butters), one or more. Typically used as an oil: cocoa butter, coconut oil, palm oil, shea butter, aloe vera and others.
Each oil has its own unique characteristics, so choosing Butter, consider the type of skin and guided by personal wishes.Let us briefly consider butters, which are most often used in the manufacture of lip balm.
Cocoa butter, not only has a mass of useful properties (softens, moisturizes, nourishes, revitalizes, tones and smoothes the skin), but also gives the balm nice color and smell.Shea butter (shea butter) moisturizes the skin, nourishes and regenerates irritated skin, ideal for dry, sensitive, problematic skin, gives a rejuvenating effect, promotes tissue regeneration, protects against aggressive sun.
Coconut oil has a moisturizing, nourishing, protective, anti-inflammatory, softens the skin, smoothes fine lines and is suitable for all skin types.
Prepare butters for our product: approximately 30-40% relative to other components.In order to melt the solid ingredients, use a water bath: a shallow saucepan, boil water, put in the center of the jar or cup with wax and carefully follow the process of melting. In the process of adding solid oils (butters) in the desired percentage, melt them. Obtain a liquid mass. Remove the jar from the fire. In the final step, add a liquid oil: one or more.

What are liquid oils can be used? Selecting a large argan oil, glycerin, olive oil, apricot kernel oil, peach kernel oil, sweet almond oil, and others.Of course, every liquid oil has unique properties, so choosing the oil, pay attention to the type of skin, the desired properties of the product and the future of your preference. Quite often, in this case using the olive oil and peach kernel oil.
The olive oil softens, nourishes, moisturizes and helps to regenerate, rejuvenate, support tone, protects against aggressive environmental factors and their consequences.Peach oil is rich in nutrients and vitamins - nourishes the lips, care, moisturizes, softens and rejuvenates, improves appearance, particularly recommended for dry and sensitive skin. In short, peach oil is ideal for lip care.Add the liquid oils in the total weight (approximate ratio - 30%) and stir. If desired, you can add other ingredients. For example, honey, vitamin E (a few drops), natural colors (for example, a bit of sea buckthorn oil balm give a pinkish hue).Prepare items for Balsam: Wash and wipe with alcohol or vodka. Pour the finished weight of container and let it harden. Balm ready!

And a few useful tips. Before you begin to cook balm, do test for allergies: skin hands elbow put small parts and components of the watch during the day. If the site of application does not appear swelling, rash or itching, the component for you. Test better each ingredient separately, so that in case of an allergic reaction to know what needs to be replaced.Ready Balm store at room temperature, and those who do not use - in the refrigerator. Keep in mind that the shelf life of home lip balm - for six months.