Why Lip Balm?
We love to fill our bodies with organic, natural food as nature intended. Why should our skin be any different? Just as packaged foods contain nasty preservatives to prolong their shelf lives - the mass-produced creams, serums, masks we use are no different.
So we make our own for three main reasons!
1. We know that the ingredients are natural and straight from the Earth.
2. We know that no unnecessary extra have been added, including harmful chemicals.
3. We get to choose the ingredients that are best for us and specifically for the things we would like to repair.
Lip Balm Ingredients!
We have included the below ingredients for specific reasons, read on to find out more.
Shea Butter is magic for damaged or dehydrated skin, as it helps with skin elasticity. In its organic and unrefined form it is particularly rich in vitamin A, E and F. It can be used on its own, but it is great to mix with other ingredients to create your own moisturising products.
We included this ingredient for a number of reasons. Firstly, beeswax is a natural protectant, it forms a non-toxic barrier that holds in moisture and is great at combatting dry lip from winter chill! It is a humectant ingredient, meaning it attracts water and is a natural anti-allergenic (great for sensitive skin).
Vegans can substitute for Candelia Wax, but the properties are not the same.
As we know, Coconut Oil is an amazing natural moisturiser. When used in lip balm, it makes the lips soft and supple by sealing in moisture. The oil forms a lipid layer on the skin that combats dryness by reducing water evaporation.
Essential oils have their own unique properties besides just smelling incredible so feel free to add your favourite oil to the recipe (just be sure to look up whether it is lip safe, essential oils like lemon or bergamot can make your lips more sensitive to the sun)
We would recommend: Jojoba Oil, Peppermint, Spearmint, Orange, Vanilla, Clove (used sparingly), Lavender or Rose.
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