- 1 What can I use instead of Vaseline on my lips?
- 2 Can you make lip balm with just coconut oil?
- 3 Is petroleum jelly the same as Vaseline?
- 4 What is a good substitute for lip balm?
- 5 How do you make lip balm with 2 ingredients?
- 6 How long does homemade lip balm last?
- 7 How do you make homemade lip balm with Vaseline?
- 8 How do you make lip balm with 3 ingredients?
- 9 What ingredients should you avoid in lip balm?
- 10 How do you make homemade lip balm softer?
- 11 Why you should not put Vaseline on your face?
- 12 How do you make homemade Vaseline?
- 13 Why is petroleum jelly bad?
What can I use instead of Vaseline on my lips?
Once your lips have been exfoliated, apply one of the following home remedies to help soothe, moisturize, and protect your chapped lips.
- Coconut oil. Unlike most of the skin on your body, your lips have poor barrier function.
- Aloe vera.
- Avocado butter.
- Petroleum jelly.
Can you make lip balm with just coconut oil?
Obviously you can just smear some coconut oil on your lips all on its own to soothe chapped lips, but if you take five minutes and a few supplies that you probably already have, then you can bring it to a whole other level. You’ll need: Coconut oil, preferably organic, virgin, and unrefined.
Is petroleum jelly the same as Vaseline?
Vaseline is the original, name brand for petroleum jelly. Theoretically, there is no difference between the name brand and generic brands. However, Unilever, the company that makes Vaseline, claims that they only use the highest quality ingredients and a special purification and filtration process.
What is a good substitute for lip balm?
Best alternatives to Lip balms
- Pure Lanolin. Lanolin is an excellent substitute for petroleum jelly based lip balms that have a lot of harmful additives.
- Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is an ingredient used to soften skin and hair all over South-Asia.
- Castor Oil.
- Shea Butter.
- Aloe Vera Gel.
How do you make lip balm with 2 ingredients?
Start by adding 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil to a small microwave safe bowl.
- Step 2: Add natural lipstick to the bowl. Then add a small amount of natural lipstick to the bowl.
- Step 3: Microwave ingredients in 30 second intervals.
- Step 4: Pour melted liquid into small containers.
How long does homemade lip balm last?
A. If you do not use any water based products your lip balm should last for a good 6 months plus. There is no one size fits all with this answer as it depends on the ingredients you are using.
How do you make homemade lip balm with Vaseline?
Combine three tablespoons of vaseline or petroleum jelly with one teaspoon of honey. Warm in the microwave, using 30 second increments, until melted. Or melt over low heat in a double boiler. Pour melted honey lip balm into small pots and let cool before using.
How do you make lip balm with 3 ingredients?
3 Ingredient Lip Balm Recipe Ingredients
- 1 tablespoon natural beeswax pastilles.
- 2 tablespoon organic sweet almond oil.
- 2-3 drop therapeutic grade organic peppermint essential oil.
What ingredients should you avoid in lip balm?
Avoid lip balms that contain menthol, camphor, phenol or any sort of alcohol. These ingredients may provide an immediate cooling sensation but can irritate the skin. In some cases they even remove the outer layers of skin leaving your lips unprotected and susceptible to environmental hazards.
How do you make homemade lip balm softer?
If you plan on putting your lip balm in tins, it needs to be a little softer, so try adding an additional part of carrier oil. If your lip balm turns out too hard, melt it again and add more oil. If it turns out too soft, melt it again and add more beeswax.
Why you should not put Vaseline on your face?
While Vaseline helps seal moisture into the skin, some experts have suggested that it may also trap in oil and dirt. As such, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) warn that people who are prone to acne may experience breakouts after applying Vaseline to the face.
How do you make homemade Vaseline?
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (this is the creamiest, most nutritive coconut oil I’ve ever used)
- 1/8 cup olive oil (I purchase only the best organic olive oil here)
- 1/8 cup castor oil.
- 2 tablespoons beeswax (these beeswax pastilles are so much easier to work with)
- 1 tablespoon lanolin.
Why is petroleum jelly bad?
Unrefined petroleum jelly does contain some potentially dangerous contaminants. The EWG suggest that a group of carcinogens called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons could cause cancer and damage the reproductive organs. People interested in trying petroleum jelly should buy it from a reputable source.