DIY | Sweet Orange Lip Jelly

My lips are always dry!

It gets especially bad during the summer and winter seasons! I swear I go through a tube of chap-stick a day.

The other day I was reaching for my favorite lip balm (above) : The Rosebud Lip balm (here is the link ) and found the jar to be empty. Instead of buying a new balm and waiting for it to come in the mail, I decided to see what rose balm was all about and if I could remake it.

My Sweet Orange Balm

To my surprise the ingredients were quite simple. Petroleum, Essential Oils, Carrier (cottonseed) Oil and a bunch of different, “secret” perfumes LOL!

So lets get started with this DIY version of one of my favorites (minus the perfume)!

P.S -You can tweak and manipulate the recipe to your hearts desire! So many combinations are possible!

You will need:

2 tbs petroleum jelly

1 tbs carrier oil (I used grape seed oil)

5-10 drops essential oil ( I used 5 peppermint and 5 sweet orange- but you can use any combo you’d like! I didn’t have any rose essential oil laying around, or else I would have probably used that!)

OPTIONAL: Lipstick for tint: I added 1/4 of a tube of  old lipstick I had laying in a drawer for my mixture to take on some color. Depending on the pigment of the lipstick, you may need to add more or less.

Combine all of your ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and microwave 10-15 seconds at a time. You want to stir the mixture every 10-15 seconds so it all melts and mixes evenly!

Once your jelly is all melted and evenly mixed, pour your mixture into your preferred container! I used a little plastic travel container that I purchased at my local dollar store! Let the mixture cool in the fridge or freezer for about 30 minutes before use….and…

WALLAH!! YOU’RE DONE!

I hope you loved this DIY! Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Catch you next time!

XOXO-

Rachelle