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For Dry, Chapped Lips

Chapped Lips Remedy

Apply to the lips:

  • Chamomile 2 drops
  • Geranium 2 drops

Mix well with 2 teaspoons Aloe Vera Gel to help heal chapped lips.

Alternatively, use these oils as well: Eucalyptus, Rose, Sandalwood and Neroli.



How to Make Lanolin Lip Balm

  • 1 tsp lanolin
  • 1 tsp grated beeswax
  • 1 tsp petroleum jelly

Melt the lanolin, wax, and petroleum jelly together over medium heat in a glass measuring cup in a pan of boiling water (water bath technique). Pour the melted mixture into a lip gloss container or clean pillbox.  Cool completely, until cool to the touch, approx. 20 minutes.  Rub into lips and enjoy.  Yields 1/2 oz.

DIY Chapped Lip Balm

General rule of thumb for winter chapped lips…basic lip balm recipe: melt together one ounce (by weight, not volume) of Beeswax preferably grated, it will melt faster), a ‘solid' fat…Shea Butter, mango butter, Coconut Oil, etc. and one oz of a rich liquid oil. (I like to use Avocado oil or Kukui Nut for this.)

This makes a basic soothing balm or salve that can be divided into smaller portions and/or enriched in innumerable ways. Use herbal infused oils (infused chamomile or Calendula) for skin soothing.

Chapped Lips Moisturizing Blend

  • Chamomile 3 drops
  • Sandalwood 2 drops
  • Flaxseed 1 teaspoon 5 (ml)

Apply Aloe Vera gel to your chapped lips before using this moisturizing formula.

Pink Pamper for Lips Recipe

This herb-infused pink lip balm will soothe and pamper your lips. Pure rose concrete add an unmistakable feminine aroma, and coupled with the kaolin, creates a smooth texture that goes on without a hitch. The pink color does not transfer to the lips.

  • 6 grams St. John's Wort infused extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 grams avocado butter
  • 4 grams alkanet infused sweet almond oil
  • 6 grams fractionated coconut oil
  • 10 grams  beeswax
  • a pea-sized amount rose concrete
  • a pea-sized amount kaolin (China clay)

Combine olive oil, avocado butter, fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil and beeswax in a heat proof measuring cup with a pour spout and place in a hot water bath. Once the beeswax has melted, remove from heat. Stir well. I use disposable pop sickle sticks to stir.

Add rose concrete and kaolin and stir again to ensure an even mix. Make sure the kaolin is completely broken up and dispersed. Pour into lip balm jars, tins or tubes and allow to cool before using.

How to Make Cocoa Mint Lip Balm

Melt beeswax, then add and melt the butters. Let cool some, then add EO and Vit. E. Pour into lip balm tubes or tubs.

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Lip Gloss Recipes

Naturally Delicious (and Simple) Lip Gloss Recipes

Chocolate Lip Gloss

In a double boiler warm the Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, chocolate and Vitamin E Oil until melted. Pour into lip gloss container and allow to cool.

Aloe Vera Lip Gloss

  • 1 tsp. Aloe Vera gel
  • 1/2 tsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp. petroleum jelly

Mix together in glass bowl and heat for 1 to 2 minutes on high in the microwave will yield about 1/2 ounce.

Coconut Lip Gloss

  • 1 tsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp. petroleum jelly

Same mixing and heating instructions as for the Aloe Vera Lip Gloss.

Coconut-Almond Lip Gloss

  • 1 tsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp. Almond oil
  • 1/2 grated Beeswax

Same mixing and heating instructions apply as for the Aloe Vera Lip Gloss.

Colored Lip Gloss

This is an excellent way to use up lipstick that is too dark.

  • 1 teaspoon grated Beeswax
  • 1/2 teaspoon lipstick
  • 1/2 teaspoon petroleum jelly

Melt the ingredients in a small can placed in boiling water. Stir it well and pour it into a small jar.

Apricot-Orange Lip Gloss

  • 1 tsp Beeswax
  • 1 tsp Apricot Kernel oil
  • 1 tsp Calendula oil
  • 3-4 drops of essential oil of Orange
  • Beet juice

Melt Beeswax in top of double boiler. Add Apricot Kernel and Calendula oils, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add beet juice if desired, for color. When partially cooled, add oil of Orange. Store in jar. Transfer a small portion to a purse sized container for use when away from home.

Vanilla Lip Gloss

  • 1 tablespoon grated Beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Place the Beeswax, Coconut Oil and Vitamin E Oil in an ovenproof container. Heat gently until the wax and oils are melted. Stir in the Vanilla extract and mix well. Pour the mixture into a clean container and allow to cool completely.

Sweet Lip Gloss

  • 2 tsp Beeswax
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 7 tsp Castor Oil or Jojoba or sweet Almond oil
  • 1/8 tsp. Flavor oil

Melt the oil and Beeswax together in pan over low heat until Beeswax is melted. Remove from stove, add honey and whisk. When the mixture is nearly cool add flavor oil, mix it up again and then pour into lip Balm container.

Since this comes out to be more like a gloss you can always add more Beeswax to it so that it is a little harder (about 1/2 tsp).

Cranberry Lip Gloss

  • 1 tablespoon Almond oil
  • 10 fresh Cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon petroleum jelly (optional – for more shine)

Mix together all ingredients and place in a microwave or heat-resistant container. Heat in the microwave or a water bath until the mixture just begins to boil (1-2 minutes in the microwave). Stir well and gently mash the berries. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Strain the mixture through a fine sieve to remove all pieces of cranberry. Stir and allow to cool completely. When cool, spoon into a clean container.

To use: Spread a small amount onto your lips.

Lava Lamp Lip Gloss

  • 6 Tablespoons Glycerin
  • 50 Drops Lip Balm Flavoring
  • 10 Drops Liquid Food Coloring

Mix together Glycerin, flavoring (I use green apple) and ordinary food coloring (I used red) in a small cup with a pour spout. Fill a roll-on lip gloss bottle about 1/4 with this mixture.

Fill remaining space in bottle with light oil such as sweet Almond oil. Be sure to leave a little room at the top to insert the roller ball assembly. I’ve heard that you can add a little mica or glitter, but I’ve also heard that it may clog the roller.

Citrus Lip Gloss Recipe

This make-it-yourself Citrus Lip Gloss tastes lick-your-lips delicious with both Tangerine and Lemon essential oils offering their benefits and flavors. Tangerine essential oil is a bit of an Aphrodisiac, so it is nice to wear out on a special date. The essential oils and honey combined make the gloss a tasty product that will keep your lips soft and moist for some time.

  • 3 tablespoons sweet Almond oil
  • 2 teaspoon Beeswax (pearls or solid Beeswax grated and measured)
  • 1 teaspoon Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 800 IU Vitamin E
  • 4 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops Tangerine essential oil

Melt the Beeswax and sweet Almond oil together in a heat-proof container over boiling water. When the Beeswax is melted, remove from the heat. Add the honey and Vitamin E, mixing briskly with a wire whisk. Add the Aloe Vera gel and stir into the mixture. Add the essential oils and stir in well. Pour into a low wide-mouth jar.

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Lip Masks, Treatments

Kiss Appeal Lip Mask

Kiss Appeal Lip Mask is soothing and is especially nice after warming it in the microwave about 10 seconds before using.

  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon kaolin (China clay) or other cosmetic clay (I do not recommend green clay because it is probably too drawing for delicate lips)
  • 1 teaspoon emu oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon rose hydrosol

Measure clay and set aside. Measure rose hydrosol and warm in the microwave about 20 seconds. Add emu oil to warm hydrosol and honey and stir well to incorporate. Add liquid mixture to clay and stir with a pop sickle stick to form a smooth paste. Use the popsicle stick to apply to lips and leave on for about 2 minutes, no more or it may dry your lips out. Rinse well with warm water, blot excess water gently and apply lip balm.

3 Natural DIY Lip Scrubs

While many people know of the importance of using a scrub on the skin of their face and body, they often forget about their lips. Your lips also need a good scrub, which removes dead skin cells and leaves behind soft, plump lips. The following lip scrubs are easy to make and use just a few simple natural ingredients.

Raspberry Lemonade Lip Scrub

This is a really fun lip scrub that you can make for yourself or give it to someone else as a gift. To turn it into a raspberry lemonade scrub, all you need is a single serving packet of drink mix in this flavor. If all you can find is strawberry lemonade, go ahead and use that!

Then you want to add some white table sugar, coconut oil, and essential oils you think compliment the scent. This can be lemon or another fruity essential oil. Combine them together and store in a small container.

Coconut and Sugar Lip Scrub

Another lip scrub that you can try out once again uses coconut oil, but it is going to use brown sugar instead of regular white sugar. This gives it a fun texture and flavor for your lips. With the coconut oil, make sure you are using organic, unrefined coconut oil.

This is the most natural form and will be best for moisturizing your lips. If you don’t have brown sugar, there is no reason you can’t use white sugar instead. Combine the ingredients and scrub your lips with the mixture, then rinse off. You can store the excess in an airtight container.

Lemon Lip Scrub

Lemon tends to be a favorite for most salt or sugar scrubs, including a nice lip scrub. The reason sugar is used for these scrubs is because if you have chapped lips, salt can be much too harsh. For the lemon lip scrub, use white table sugar with some lemon essential oil and a little coconut oil.

This is one of the easiest lip scrubs to make. You of course can go further and customize it with other oils or essential oils, as well as using brown sugar if you prefer the softer texture to regular white sugar.

Lip scrubs are among the easiest DIY natural beauty products to make, and are perfect for the summertime. Experiment with your own combinations and see which one you like best.

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References:

“The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy” by Valerie Ann Worwood

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