About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
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Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.
Lip oils are made with natural oils and ingredients. They are used on the lips to humidify them and to protect them against cracking and dryness. They provide an attractive shine to the lips. They can be applied on the lips directly or on top of lipstick.
In this article, I will provide an easy-to-make recipe of how to prepare your own lip oil that is hydrating and nourishing. The recipe uses easily available natural ingredients.
What Do We Need
This recipe uses six natural oils. However, you can use four or five if you prefer.
These are the oils that we are going to use:
- Castor oil – This is the main ingredient as it is highly hydrating
- Almond oil – Sweet
- Coconut oil – Fractionated
- Sesame oil
- Avocado oil
- Lavender oil – Carrier oil and not the Essential oil
In addition to the oils listed above, we will also need:
- Rose culinary essence, which is a food flavoring – This will add a touch of flavoring to the lip oil
- Vitamin E oil
- Oily color powder – To give the lip oil a bit of color
- Optional: small dried flowers
Though we are using a 12-ml perfume bottle for the lip oil, we will prepare a bit more of the oil mix, because there will be some drippage and wastage when we come to pour the lip oil in the bottle.
Units Of Measurement
Measurement Of Volume
We will use a 12-ml perfume bottle.
In US units, that is 12 / 29.6 = 0.4 fluid ounce or 0.4 fl oz.
In British units, that is 12 / 28.4 = 0.42 fl oz
Measurement Of Weight
We will add the oils by weight in grams.
For weight measurement, 1 ounce = 28.34 grams or 1 gram = 0.035 ounce
Steps To Make The Lip Oil
- Using a small weight scale, start by adding 3 grams of castor oil in a clean small stainless steel container. You can also use a small glass beaker
- Add 2 grams of sesame oil
- Add 2 grams of avocado oil
- Add 2 grams of lavender oil ( carrier and not essential)
- Add 2 grams of coconut oil
- Add 2 grams of almond oil
- Mix the six oils well
- Add 0.5 grams of vitamin E oil
- Mix well
- Add a touch of an oily color powder, using the tip of a toothpick. We don’t want the lip oil color to be strong
- Mix very well to dilute all the powder of the oily color
- Finally, add 0.5 grams, about a drop only, of the Rose culinary essence (food flavoring)
- Give the lip oil a final gentle mix
Before we pour the lip oil into the bottle, we will add a bit of decoration. We will place a couple of small dried flowers in the bottle. These dried flowers are readily available and are used for resin craft, soaps, candles, etc.
Using a small funnel, pour the lip oil into the bottle
And this is our lip oil.
Apply the lip oil directly on the lips using the roll-on top of the bottle. The lip oil can be applied directly on the lips alone, or on top of the lipstick.
You can be as imaginative as you want in making your own lip oil. You can use many other carrier oils, for example the citrus category of oils, like the orange oil, lemon oil, grapefruit oil, with which you can use yellow oily color powder and yellow dried flowers.
The most important thing to keep in mind is to make the castor oil the core ingredient. As I said above, it is the most humidifying of the oils.
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The steps in this article are demonstrated in this video.