Lips are very susceptible to drying out. Some of the main causes are vitamin deficiency, allergic reaction, dehydration, smoking, excessive licking of lips, sun exposure and harsh weather.
Typically, lip balm contains petroleum jelly and artificial fragrances, something that just sits on top of your skin, and locks out any moisture it might be getting from the air. So it is best to replace it with the natural lip balm. It is easier to make than you might think!
Make your own natural lip balm that will leave your lips feeling soft and moist.
You will need…
-1 tablespoon grated beeswax or beeswax pastilles
-1 tablespoon shea butter or virgin coconut oil
-1 tablespoon of almond or apricot kernel oil
-a dash of organic raw honey
-1 capsule of vitamin E
-several drops of essential oil (optional, but its worth it!)
Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara) – the oil is reputed to have a rejuvenating effect on the skin, especially dry, sensitive skin. Neroli oil not only smells exquisite, but can also relax and calm the nervous system.
Step by step…
- Place wax, shea butter, honey and almond oil in the double boiler on low heat (bain marie). Heat it until dissolved.
- Remove from heat, add the vitamin E and essential oils and mix well all the ingredients.
- Pass the contents to the small cups.
Ingredients: Beeswax, Coconut oil or Shea butter, Almond or Apricot Kernel oil, Raw honey, vitamin E capsules, Essential oils.
Natural lip balm – Facts and health benefits
Beeswax not just for bees An excellent skin softener that helps maintain a smooth skin texture. Its rich vitamin A content and emollient properties help in the healthy development of skin cells. It is a natural moisturizer that not only treats dry skin, but also helps prevent it. The natural moisturizers in beeswax make it a good balm for the lips.
Vitamin E Full of antioxidants, vitamin E can neutralize the effect of free radicals that damage healthy skin cells and lead to dryness.
Honey It’s a great moisturizer that also has healing and antibacterial properties to treat chapped lip. Honey is a natural humectant, which means it attracts and holds onto water molecules. Simply apply pure organic honey on your chapped lips several times a day.
Shea butter Super high in Vitamins and uniquely Vitamin F.
The benefit of essential oils in skin care
Essential oils. Ideally suited to skin care, because they are readily absorbed through the skin. They have highy antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Essential oils speed up the removal of old skin cells and stimulate the growth of new cells. Essential oils are capable of bringing about changes in one’s mood.
Hand balm recipe
Tip! Turn this recipe into a Hand balm by simply avoiding honey in it. Although it has many beneficial therapeutic properties, it can make your skin sticky. Something is telling me that more than one bear would like to become your friend…
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