We take good care of our skin and ensure that it is well-protected from external elements. Sunscreen plays a vital role in protecting our skin from harmful sun rays but did you know that your lips too get sun burned? Lips too can show early signs of ageing/fine lines if it isn’t protected from sun. If you are looking out for a lip balm with SPF, below is a recipe:
Shea butter- Shea butter moisturizes lips, repairs damage and keeps it pink and soft.
Beeswax- Beeswax moisturizes lips and sets the final product.
Carrot seed oil- Carrot seed oil provides SPF of 30-40 UVB protection. Repairs chapped lips an keeps it moisturized.
Myrrh oil- Myrrh oil provides SPF of 30-40 UVB protection.
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Things you need-
- 2 tablespoons shea butter melted
- 1 tablespoon beeswax melted
- 10 drops carrot seed oil
- 10 drops myrrh oil
In a bowl, add melted shea butter and beeswax. Quickly add in carrot seed oil and myrrh oil and stir.
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Pour it in a tin or lip balm tube and allow it to settle for about an hour. You can also add in cranberry powder, rose or beetroot powder for a red tint.
Caution – patch test before use.