DIY lip protection for winterly outdoor days
It is cold in winter and this is just how it should be. We want to go out in the snow and this nearly every day and for the whole day. This is good for us – but that is not always the case for our lips. Jack Frost, who very kindly makes the mountains white for us in winter, can cause discomfort for our lips.
Especially in winter, many people suffer from dry lips. The skin on our lips is very thin and is therefore very sensitive to outside influences. Due to the cold, lips can become cracked and dry, leaving them feeling chapped. In addition, dry air in centrally heated rooms exasperates this problem.
Goethe was of the opinion “Every solution to a problem, is a new problem.“ This is not quite true in this case. What solves this problem? Bees wax, oil (rapeseed oil, sunflower oil, almond oil.....) and some honey. For the bees wax, you just need to quickly nip into the chemists or to a reliable beekeeper. 10 grams will do. Then you need a pan and a container to bottle it in. Here I would recommend a small marmalade jar or an old moisturising cream container, which is already empty and is just lying around. Wash out the container/ jar with some alcohol (e.g. vodka) to kill any germs.
Mix and heat up 30 ml of oil, 10g of bees wax and one teaspoon of honey in a pan until it all turns to liquid. For those that would like to, can add a drop of essential oil. Melissa and lavender are especially good when it comes to chapped lips. Be careful! Always use essential oils sparingly as they have a very intensive smell and effect.
Using a whisk or a fork, carefully whisk the mixture until a uniform liquid forms, pour it into the jar and let it cool down. Voila! Soft honey lips are a thing of the future, despite the cold weather, weeks on the slopes and centrally heated rooms – nothing can stand in your way! Furthermore, the homemade lip balm is the perfect present for your friends and loved ones.