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, synthetic 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…
– half teaspoon grated beeswax or beeswax pastilles
– 1 teaspoon shea butter or virgin coconut oil
– 1 tablespoon of almond or apricot kernel oil
– 1 capsule of vitamin E
– 1-3 drops of essential oils (optional, but its worth it!)
– 15ml tin or glass jar
My favourite essential oils for beautiful lips include:
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) – possess delightful floral aroma. It benefits dry and inflamed conditions of the skin.
Rose (Rosa demascena) – excellent for sothing and toning skin which is sensitie and dry.
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, 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 tin or little jar.
Ingredients: Beeswax, Coconut oil or Shea butter, Almond or Apricot Kernel oil, 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. You can substitute beeswax with Candelilla Wax if you are vegan.
Apricot Kernel oil Highly nutritious, a good source of trace minerals and rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Excellent emollient, easily absorbed into the skin.
Vitamin E Full of antioxidants, vitamin E can neutralize the effect of free radicals that damage healthy skin cells and lead to dryness.
Shea butter Super high in Vitamins and uniquely Vitamin F.
I invite you to check out my Sweet Lips Balm for some inspiration.
The Benefit of Essential Oils in Skincare
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.
Why not to use vaseline on your skin…
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