Here’s the thing about DIYs: Nobody really needs to do most of them. Nobody really needs to make a crochet egg holder, or a cheese-grater earring stand, or ice tray chocolate strawberries (though, like, yum) because for most of these things, you can buy better versions of them in a store.

But DIYs, especially beauty DIYs, aren’t necessarily about making a picture-perfect dupe of your R750 lipstick, but instead having fun and creating something with your hands — something that is filled with ingredients you actually know and have handled yourself. So to learn from our ancestors, and because we really just like Saturday crafternoons, we present to you the best DIY lip balm tutorials below.

1. THIS TINTED-HONEY LIP BALM

Please refrain from licking this honey-based lip balm off your lips (or out of the jar), especially because it does have a bit of your favorite lipstick in it for colour.

2. THIS VANILLA-SPIKED LIP BALM

Coconut butter, rose oil, and vanilla extract give this pink-hued lip balm its super-smooth finish.

3. THIS MINTY LIP STAIN

Part minty balm (thanks to its Vaseline and mint extract base) and part pink and purple gel food colouring, this balm-stain hybrid leaves behind a surprisingly bright wash of colour.

4. THIS VITAMIN E-INFUSED LIP EOS KNOCKOFF

Okay, this one is a bit more involved, but if you’re not about buying a new EOS after yours runs out, try this dupe, which uses vitamin E, coconut oil, and peppermint oil to slightly plump your lips while softening them.

This article originally appeared on marieclaire.com

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