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Soothe Dry, Chapped Lips With Homemade Lip Balm (VIDEO)

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When it comes to lip balm, everybody's got their go-to tube that they keep within reach (and a well-stocked stash). But the last thing you want to do, especially during the cold-weather season, is constantly lick your lips like LL Cool J. Not only is it not as sexy, but your saliva is only drying out your lips even more, forcing the ChapStick to work extra hard. So, it's only right that we keep our lips moisturized how we know best.

In the video above, BellaSugar reporter Kirbie Johnson shows us how to make a cool ombre lip balm at home using hydrating ingredients like beeswax and coconut oil. The four-step process calls for melting the ingredients in separate glass bowls and adding Kool-Aid and lipstick for coloring. Kirbie's trick to getting the two-toned effect: using a chemical dropper to layer into tube before cooling in the fridge.

Will you whip up this lip balm recipe? Or stick to your store-bought favorites? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.

Meanwhile, find out to hydrate your body on brutal winter days.

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