This DIY lip balm contains coQ10 which helps our skin cells renew themselves more efficiently. coQ10 is an excellent addition to lip balm because the skin on the lips is so much more sensitive and is often times damaged. I don’t know about you but I could use some efficient lip cells working overtime!
This is not your run of the mill lip balm! Oh no-this is like the Rolls Royce of DIY lip balms! This DIY lip balm contains coQ10 which helps our skin cells renew themselves more efficiently. coQ10 is an excellent addition to lip balm because the skin on the lips is so much more sensitive and is often times damaged. I don’t know about you but I could use some efficient lip cells working overtime!
Last week I posted my Lip Line Eraser Roll On recipe and one of the anti wrinkle ingredients tends to dry out the lips. So this week I wanted to share a DIY lip balm I formulated several months ago and have been using in conjunction with the roll on. My lips are well nourished and I still can use the roll on and reap the benefits of the lip eraser!
I’ve added cocoa butter because it is hugely moisturizing. Safflower oil is gentle and rejuvenating and Vitamin E is high in antioxidants which help the skin age slower.
Why Use coQ10 in Skin Care?
- It’s a powerful antioxidant-This means it can hunt free radicals that are responsible for damaging your skin, causing it to age.
- It energizes your skin cells causing them to repair more efficiently.
- It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which are responsible for firmness and flexibility in the skin.
- It can protect against sun damage.
- It helps skin cells rid themselves of toxins which in turn helps with healthy, radiant looking skin.
CoQ10 is an enzyme our bodies make naturally. By the time we turn 30, our coQ10 production reduces dramatically which is why it’s a good idea to supplement.
I use a coQ10 ingredient called Q Max. It can be mixed with other oils to make any anti aging product. It is as simple as adding it to a recipe!
What You’ll Need to Make DIY Lip Balm with coQ10
- Safflower Oil (find it HERE)
- Cocoa Butter (find it HERE)
- Beeswax (find it HERE)
- Non GMO Vitamin E (find it HERE)
- coQ10 (find it HERE)
- Medium Sized Pot
- Glass Pyrex Measuring Cup
- Measuring Spoons
- Stir Stick
- 3 TBSP. Safflower Oil
- 1 TBSP Cocoa Butter
- 1 tsp. Non GMO Vitamin E
- 1/4 tsp. coQ10
- Make a double boiler by filling a medium sized pot half way full with water.
- Add safflower oil, cocoa butter and beeswax to a glass measuring cup and place in the pot of water.
- Turn heat to medium and allow ingredients to thoroughly melt.
- Once melted, remove from heat and add the vitamin E and coQ10.
- Stir the mixture and immediately pour into a lip balm container.
- Allow to cool.
I did not add any essential oils. I like the smell of cocoa butter and beeswax together but if you'd like, you could add 3 drops of peppermint essential oil. If you like the smell of cocoa butter like me, check out my oil cleansing method cleanser recipe.
This recipe makes roughly 1/4 cup (2 oz.) of balm.
How to Store coQ10 Lip Balm:
There are several ways to store your lip balm. Since the recipe makes 2 ounces, you can either add it to a 2 ounce glass jar like I did or separate it into smaller containers.
Does This Recipe Need a Preservative?
No preservative is necessary in recipes that don’t contain water. This recipe is 100% oil based so your shelf life will be around 6 months.
Feel free to use this DIY lip balm as often as you’d like. I keep a small container in my bag for on the go and a bigger jar by my bed. Lips are delicate and it’s important to protect and support them. Using coQ10 in a lip balm goes a very long way when it comes to healthy lips!
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