Beauty

Lavender-Peppermint Lip Balm

This DIY lip balm provides nourishment and hydration for dry, cracked lips without the negative side effects of chemically loaded off the counter lip balms you can get at the stores.

With a rich base of coconut oil, beeswax, cocoa and shea butters, this homemade lip balm recipe has a smooth and rich consistency. The cool and refreshing Peppermint combined with the calming and nourishing Lavender is amazing.

They make a great gift and can easily be customized. Change the color or the scent by using a variety of Young Living Savvy Mineral Makeup and Essential Oils. If you don’t have time to make your own lip balm then try one of the Young Living Lip Balm flavors.

Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil can provide many benefits. From a healthy oil to cook with to a deep conditioning hair mask, coconut oil is versatile in its uses. It is loaded with antioxidants, helping your skin ward off free radicals. cording to the Live the Organic Life, coconut oil is generally categorized into refined and virgin coconut oils. Unrefined coconut oil may also be called virgin coconut oil. The type of method used to extract the oil from the coconut is done in the most natural way. This way, the coconut oil stays in its natural form without the use of any artificial filtering which is sometimes used in the process of refined coconut oil. No chemicals are used in the process of extracting coconut oil using this method.

Beewax:

Beeswax is a highly versatile ingredient and is heavily used to make homemade soap bars harder and longer lasting, in lotion bar recipes to add hardness and emollient properties, in lip balm recipes, lotion recipes and a whole lot more.

Shea Butter:

Shea Butter is a great natural ingredient because it acts as a moisturizer and gives a nice glow to the skin. It helps make the skin supple by providing hydration; and therefore, is an amazing skin conditioning agent.

Cocoa Butter:

Cocoa butter is great for naturally healing dry, sensitive skin. Real cocoa butter is completely edible, plus it’s also used very often in skin lotions, lip glosses, chapsticks and other beauty ointments. Cocoa butter is a healthy fat, mostly saturated just like coconut oil.

Essential Oils:

Essential oils are that aromatic, volatile liquid that comes from within flowers, shrubs, trees, roots, seeds, bushes. They are usually extracted by steam distillation, but other extraction methods are used depending on the botanical. Essential oils not only make everything smell good, but they have several beneficial properties, including skin care. The better quality essential oil will give you more of the oil benefit. You need to be aware that there is no rating system for essential oils in the United Stated. The closest we get is an FDA requirement that in order to label a bottle essential “pure” or “therapeutic grade”, the contents of that bottle must contain at least 5% essential oil! That means 95% of the bottle can be something else. You need to make sure you buy your essential oils from a reputable company. My favorite trustworthy and affordable essential oil brand is Young Living.

A few of my favorite essential oils for skin care, include: lemon, lavender, and frankincense. All these oils are included in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit. Click HERE to find out how to order essential oils.

Lavender-Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe

Author: Marcia Vollero

Ingredients

Materials

  • measuring spoons
  • Medium-sized saucepan
  • Glass bowl that fits on top of the saucepan
  • 7-9 Lip Balm / Chapstick Containers

Instructions

  1. Combine coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, and cocoa butter in a the glass bowl.
  2. Fill the saucepan with water that rises to halfway up the glass bowl
  3. Place in the glass bowl on top of the water filled saucepan
  4. Bring water to a boil, stirring frequently until ingredients are completely melted.
  5. Once wax is melted, remove from heat and let sit 2-3 minutes.
  6. Mix in the essential oils and in case you want the lip balm to be colored, add a pinch of Young Living Savvy Minerals Make-Up until you get the desired color.
  7. Pour into lip balm containers.
  8. Let it cool and harden before using it.
  9. Store in a cool, dry place.

Tip: If you want a harder lip balm, add an additional ½ tbsp of beeswax. For an even softer lip balm, add an additional ½ tbsp of coconut oil.


(*) Lavender and Peppermint are included in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit. Become a Member and order yours! 

Read …. How You Can Start Enjoying the Full Benefits of Essential Oils  

All About … Lavender Essential Oil

All About … Lemon Essential Oil

All About … Peppermint Essential Oil

Want to know more? Contact me at mvollero@lifeshift2wellness.com for details.

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