Chapped lips? Try this DIY natural lip balm recipe

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.

Things you’ll need for this natural lip balm recipe

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

Get started

  1. Mix all ingredients together, except for the lavender oil, in a glass or ceramic bowl.
  2. On a low heat, melt the ingredients carefully and slowly over steaming water. Be careful not to overheat it as the ingredients are extremely heat sensitive. Once all the bees wax has liquefied, add the lavender oil to the mixture whilst stirring.
  3. Now, quickly and carefully, pour the liquid into the lip balm tubs. Beeswax hardens very fast when cooling.

Why we believe it works.

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.

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