As if getting a cold isn’t bad enough, now your smile has been wiped off your lovely lips because they are cracked and dry. Don’t stress! Try this extremely nourishing and easy to make natural lip balm recipe and get ready to pucker up.
1 glass or ceramic bowl
15 g (½ oz) beeswax
15 g (½ oz) virgin, cold pressed coconut oil
30 g (¾ oz) Jojoba oil
3 drops of hone
3 drops of lavender
8-9 small lip balm tubs
Not only does beeswax boast skin protecting and moisturising properties, but it also can be easily mixed with the other ingredients in this recipe. Both coconut and lavender oil have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, which helps to fight infections as well as support the skin’s natural healing process and reduces scar formation. Jojoba oil has a natural sun protection factor of 3–4 and is rich in Vitamin A and E. It is easily absorbed by the skin, penetrating the deepest layers. While honey is a natural antiseptic agent, is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory so facilitates in healing wounds.
Karin Berndl and Nici Hofer are firm believers in the power of natural remedies. In Vinegar Socks, they share 40 traditional home remedies that have been handed down through the generations. They are tried and tested in curing common ailments and illnesses, such as fevers, sinusitis, sore throats, bronchitis, diarrhea, wounds and wasp stings. All of these remedies can be made easily at home using common kitchen ingredients and simple techniques.