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All Natural Lip Balm Recipes You Can Make At Home!

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I don’t know about you, but as soon as the cold weather hits, my lips get a little drier. 

Switching from air conditioning to heat, not getting enough sun (ie. vitamin D) and not drinking enough fluids are just some reasons why you may be suffering with dry lips that are cracking and don’t have that oh-so-smooth look.

Oh! and did you know that your generic (drug store brand) lip balm could be making your dry lips worse! Yes, its true! With fragrances, mineral oils and nasty chemical preservatives, most lip balms just don’t provide the right ingredients and nourishment that your lips really need. 

Enter my Do-it-Yourself Lip Balm recipes that are super easy to make and contain no chemical anything! They provide essential fats that help to soothe dry and irritated lips, and protect them from the dry and cold weather. 

You’ll have kissable lips in no time. Plus, you’ll smell super yummy 🙂

Time to get crafty…

Citrusy Lip Balm

Ingredients:

1 tsp apricot kernel oil
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp beeswax
Lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit essential oil.

Directions:

  • Choose the oil you like, you will only need a few drops, about 2 drops.
  • Melt the beeswax in a double boiler over medium-low heat.
  • Add the apricot and coconut oil to the pot.
  • Stir the whole time to maintain a smooth consistency.
  • Remove from heat, keep stirring and let it cool down.
  • Add your essential oil of choice and stir a bit more.
  • Pour into a plastic container or jar and store in a cool place.
  • You can experiment with using more beeswax so that the balm will stay more solid at room temperature.

Chocolate Mint Lip Balm

Ingredients:

2 Tbs beeswax
3 Tbs cacao butter
3 Tbs shea butter
1/4 tsp pure Vitamin E
2-4 drops of peppermint essential oil

Directions:

  • Melt the beeswax in a double boiler over medium-low and remove from heat while constantly stirring to keep smooth consistency.
  • In another bowl, melt the cacao and shea butter in a double boiler.
  • Mix the melted beeswax, shea and cacao butter together.
  • When the mixture is consistent, add Vitamin E and stir a bit longer.
  • Finally, add the peppermint oil, stir and pour into a lip balm container.
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DIY: Homemade Chocolate Lover’s Massage Butter

Creams, potions, lubes, massage oils. How many of these have you used on yourself or your lover for Valentines Day? Or use on a regular basis to soften and moisturize?

It’s quite scary how many products on the market contain carcinogenic ingredients, ie. cancer causing ingredients. What’s more scary is that we bask ourselves in these creams and oils and all those chemicals get absorbed through our skin and right into our bloodstream.

And worse yet, we use chemical laden lubes and massage oils on our very-special-and-oh-so-beautiful private parts! Did you know that these generic products actually age your skin!

So what do we do? We make our own!

I whipped up an easy and ‘delicious’ massage butter that is perfect to use for Valentines Day! It won’t age your skin and it does not contain any chemical and toxic ingredients. In fact, it will actually moisturize your precious skin, soothe dryness and lift your sensual senses with sweet and delicate notes from rose and orange essential oil.

Rose otto is such a beautiful oil. It has a positive effect on emotions and helps to lift your spirits!

Sweet orange helps to bring clarity, brighten your mood and is sweetly uplifting.

Cacao butter – real, rich chocolate in it’s purest state. Full of skin soothing nutrients and an incredible emollient.

Coconut oil – loaded with healthy fats that help to moistures and soothe skin. Plus it’s antibacterial and safe to use on all your special spots!

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Here’s What You’ll Need:
1 small mason jar
Heat proof bowl to use for double boiler
Spoon

Ingredients:
4 oz. cacao butter or 1 large chunk of cacao butter paste (as you can see in photo)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp ground organic vanilla bean or 8 drops vanilla essential oil
5 drops rose otto essential oil
3 drops sweet orange essential oil

Directions:
Using a double boiler, melt cacao butter. Keep heat to medium and using a spoon, stir the cacao to help melt. Once cacao is almost completely melted, add in coconut oil, vanilla bean, and essential oils. Stir well. Pour mixture into mason jar and leave on counter to cool. *Be careful lifting bowl from double boiler! It’s hot. Be sure to use an oven mitt.

Once butter has cooled, screw on the lid and put in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight to set.

To use, leave out at room temperature to soften for about an hour. Cacao butter and coconut oil are solid at room temperature. Rub a small amount of massage butter between hands to soften the butter.

All done!

Now soothe, slather and get busy! 😉

If you’re looking for an all natural and chemical free body butter to use everyday, visit my shop page to check out my Love Your Body Butter that is a customer favourite!

To Your Health & Abundance,
Samantha 🙂

 

 

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