Did you know they put ingredients in many chapsticks and lip balms that actually make your lips drier? Its pretty smart of them really, what a way to keep you buying more! The main ingredients to look out for are menthol, camphor, phenol and salicylic acid. Some of those seem so appealing because they make your lips tingle but they dry them out more and its just a vicious cycle.
Winter is hard on my lips and my kids! The kids seem to like to lick them which just makes them worse especially in the frigid cold and wind. I love that this lip balm actually heals our dry lips and isn’t full of chemicals.
Coconut oil to hold on to moisture deep down and help reinforce the skins lipid layer which promotes hydration.
Raw honey because its a natural humectant and attracts and holds on to water molecules.
Vitamin E is full of antioxidants and neutralizes the effects of free radicals that damage healthy skin.
Beeswax to act as an emollient and protect your lips from the elements but also keeps the lip balm more solid since coconut oil has such a low melting point (and I don’t want this melting all over my purse.
Lavender and frankincense for their wonderful healing properties to soothe and heal dry lips.
1 Tablespoon of beeswax
1 Tablespoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of vitamin E
1 teaspoon of raw honey
4 drops each of lavender and frankincense
Melt beeswax in a double boiler (I just put a small glass bowl into a pot of water and bring it to a boil)
Add coconut oil, vitamin e and honey and stir until well blended
I let this cool for 1 minute (the beeswax will harden quickly so don’t wait too long) and then add my essential oils
Give it a good stir to mix everything together and then pour into your container
I look for tiny pots/jars/containers whenever I’m shopping at an antique store and like to reuse them for things like this
You can change it up and use different essential oils if you prefer. I like to do lemon or grapefruit in the summer when my lips aren’t really dry but I just want a fun scented lip balm.