📷 Even if you’re someone who only does the bare-minimum makeup daily, you would surely use lipstick as a part of your quick routine. But how many of you know what ingredients these lustrous lipsticks contain? Some harmful ingredients present in lipsticks like paraben, triclosan and sodium lauryl sulfate can cause severe allergies. Moreover, the continuous use of lipsticks makes the lips darker and drier. As if the dryness of summer wasn’t enough?

10 DIY Lip Balms That Are Chemical & Preservatives Free

1. Ghee Lip Balm

The first thing our mom tells us to do when we complain of chapped lips is to apply ghee. Ghee has proven to be highly effective in healing and curing dry, chapped lips. Just apply a thin layer on your lips before you go to bed, and get soft, luscious lips! Here is the homemade lip balm with ghee. Ingredients: – 4 tablespoons of ghee – 2 tablespoons of coconut oil – 1 tablespoon of honey

2. Pomegranate Lip Balm

Pomegranate is rich in antioxidants and coconut oil make the lips supple as it is rich in healthy fats. Pomegranate lip balm can nourish and moisturize lips, as well as help, restore give a natural-looking pink colour. Here is the pomegranate lip balm recipe. Ingredients: – ¼ cup of pomegranate seeds – 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

3. Beetroot Lip Balm

Wondering how to make lip balm with beetroot? Here is the recipe. The pigments betanin and violaxanthin in the beetroot, help in the brightening of dark, pigmented lips and give the lips natural reddish-pink colour. Ghee has nourishing fatty acids that further act as a moisturiser. Curious about how to make beetroot lip balm at home? Here are the ingredients and the recipe for beetroot lip balm DIY. Ingredients: – ½ cup of grated beetroot – 1 tablespoon of ghee

4. Cinnamon & Cocoa Butter Lip Balm

📷 Cinnamon is an antioxidant and acts as natural lip plumper as it causes a tingling effect on the lips after application. Cocoa butter hydrates and nourishes the skin and also tones down the tingling effect of cinnamon. Ingredients: – 2-3 drops of cinnamon oil – 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter

5. Strawberry Lip Balm

Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and act as a gentle exfoliator, especially in cold weather, where people tend to have chapped or cracked lips. Coconut oil replenishes the lips with healthy fats after exfoliation. Ingredients: – 1 fully ripe strawberry – 3 tablespoons of coconut oil