This beeswax lip mask is the extra dose of nourishment your lips need! Apply frequently during the winter to protect dry lips against those harsh, cold winds. Or after a sun-kissed day on the lake during summer. This product is great for year-round use!
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This DIY beeswax lip mask will give you the smoother lips you have been looking for. Beeswax provides a protective barrier to the elements, while also healing flaky lips. And don’t get me started on the anti-inflammatory properties, natural oils, and clean ingredients also found in this lip mask!
DIY Nourishing Beeswax Lip Mask
This beeswax lip mask is made with natural ingredients. I use beeswax, olive oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and shea butter.
I love including this in my personal lip care routine because our winters are very harsh. And during the summer, we see a lot of sun that will dehydrate us. And because this product doesn’t have any questionable ingredients like mineral oil, I feel great about using it on my children!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make lip balm out of beeswax?
Using quality ingredients in the correct ratios will ensure you create a great lip balm! Do your research on things like food-safe beeswax, proper fat-to-beeswax ratio, etc.
Is beeswax better than other products for lips?
One of the base ingredients in other lip products is mineral oil, which is a by-product of gasoline production. Highly refined mineral oils have been deemed safe to use in cosmetic products, but mildly refined and untreated oils have been known to cause cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.
In an effort to stay away from largely produced products and get back to authentically natural beauty products, beeswax is better for our family. But that’s not to say other products won’t work well for your family.
So is beeswax better than other products for lips? That’s up to you!
How does the beeswax lip mask differ from other lip and skincare products?
This is going to be much thicker than a lip gloss. In a standard overnight lip treatment, the instructions tell you to apply before bed and remove in the morning. The same instructions apply here! Use a generous layer of the lip mask and remove what you need to in the morning.
When compared to a regular lip balm, the same idea rings true. This product is going to be much thicker. I would say that a regular lip balm is suitable for daytime use and this beeswax lip balm is going to be for those nights you need to fight dryness or flaky lips.
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Can I flavor my beeswax lip mask?
Any of my beeswax beauty product recipes are completely customizable. However, I encourage you to only use a small amount when testing out a new recipe.
For instance, if you want an exfoliating element to your lip mask, you could consider adding brown sugar to your lip mask. If you want something subtle that will help you drift to sleep, you could add lavender oil. Please note: some essential oils were not intended to be ingested and may cause stomach issues.
You can also consider swapping the ingredients out for ingredients you may prefer. I have not used this with something like aloe vera or carnauba wax. Other organic ingredients, like jojoba oil, rose petals, or castor oil, are all ingredients you could use to create your own DIY beeswax lip mask. Customize this to your personal lip care needs!
How often should I use my beeswax lip mask?
I don’t incorporate my beeswax lip mask into my daily routine. I wait for times when I notice dryness or flaky lips. If you live in a dry climate or you’re experiencing a harsh winter, applying a thin layer daily may benefit you. Just remember – a little goes a long way!
What are the benefits of beeswax?
Beeswax is known for improving skin elasticity and providing a protective barrier for skin. As it becomes a more popular ingredient, you can expect to see it in lotions, lip balms, and other skincare products.
If you’re looking for other beeswax beauty products, check out my DIY Lotion Bars.
I have found beeswax is also great for use on sensitive skin. In my own family, both of my children have sensitive skin. Because beeswax is anti-inflammatory, I know I can use it on my children without fear it will make any existing skin condition worse.
How do I make my own DIY lip mask?
In a glass or metal bowl over a double boiler, combine your ingredients. As your ingredients melt, stir with a metal spoon. When all of your ingredients are melted, carefully transfer to your half-inch, metal tins to store overnight.
For best results, let cool overnight. Store in a cool, dry place.
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- 1 ounce beeswax, pellets or bar
- 1/8 cup coconut oil
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 4 ounces sweet almond oil
- 4 ounces shea butter
- Combine ingredients in a double boiler, Either a glass bowl or a glass mason jar.
- Heat ingredients until all ingredients are melted together.
- Once ingredients are completely melted, wipe condensation off of the exterior of your double boiler and immediately pour melted ingredients into metal tins.
- Let stand for about 10 minutes, or until tops are hardened. Cover and let cool completely.
- For best results, let tins stand for at least 24 hours prior to use.
Beeswax can be tricky to clean off of glass. For best results, I use a combination of sal suds, vinegar, and distilled water with warm water.