Lip Balm for Dry, Cracked Lips
The other day while I was putting Tad down for a nap, he rolled over to stare up at me and said, "What is that?!" He put his little fingers to my lips and rubbed at the chapped, dry surface. Why do children love to point these things out?! Ah! To say that my lips were a little dry was making an obvious statement. To say that I am a lazy beauty product user is a major understatement. I rarely leave the house with makeup on or hair brushed, and I always forget to bring along a tube of chapstick. In fact, it's probably been several years since I last bought any! Besides, I knew that making my own set of lip balms to throw in my bag was something that I could easily have done. I have in fact done it before on this blog! I wanted to up my game and make a bit more balmy, creamy recipe for sore and cracked lips. I decided to use a handful of soothing carrier oils as well as peppermint and frankincense essential oil, which is known for its cooling and skin healing properties. There are some who do not enjoy using peppermint essential oils for their lips, and that's okay! Just use Frankincense instead, but I wanted that bit of a numbing sensation that peppermint can provide. Because peppermint is used, please avoid using this recipe on children under 3-years-old.
Ingredients + Recipe |
28 g beeswax
42 g cocoa butter
18 g rosehip seed oil
24 g sweet almond oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
10 drop frankincense essential oil
In a makeshift double boiler (if you'd like more tips and info on apothecary tools, click here!), melt your beeswax, cocoa butter, rosehip seed oil, almond oil, and calendula oil. Stir over medium heat until everything appears well combined.
Remove from heat and drop in the essential oils. Stir quickly.
In 1 ounce metal tins, fill about 3/4 of the way to the top. Let harden and cap until ready to use.
I love making lip balm! It's so quick and easy and the results are always lovely. You can easily gift these to your friends and family in the matter of an hour. I think it's one of the best gifts to give as everyone understands how to use it and usually has no allergic reactions to it! You will find that this recipe is creamy and does not harden up as much, due to the lower levels of beeswax. I was recently gifted a scale and have loved being able to get more accurate readings. I highly recommend that you purchase one if you are making recipes like this one at home!
As always, I am a not a professional herbalist and none of my recipes are meant to cure you. They are just happily created as a fun hobby (: Please be cautious with any herbal or essential oil usage and contact your primary care physician if you have questions about the use. Also, I am a Wellness Advocate for DoTerra and can help you purchase their oils at a wholesale price. Click here to learn more about DoTerra's promise and definitely send me a message if you are interested in getting started using their oils!