A1-Natural-Beauty.com Logo

Enjoy making your own homemade Lip Care Product

Before applying any lip balm, gently brush your lips with a soft toothbrush in circular motions.

Your lips are covered with an extremely thin skin which has no ability to create its own moisturizing oil. This makes them vulnerable to exposure to the elements both indoor and out of doors. Dry lips become chapped making them more susceptible to germs such as the herpes virus type 1. Lip balms help prevent and soothe chapped lips as well as reduce the risk of infection.

Tip: Lip balm is also useful for treating chapped noses and cheeks. Apply the balm to the infected areas and gently message it in.

If you enjoy this site please share it with others. Bookmark and Share

Lip Balm Recipe

Basic Lip Balm

3 tbsp. grape-seed oil
3 tbsp. sweet-almond oil
1 tbsp. natural beeswax

  1. In a small double boiler, heat all the ingredients until the beeswax melts.
  2. Stir the lip balm until it is mixed well.
  3. While it is still in liquid form, fill small jars, lipstick-style tubes or squeeze tubes. Because this lip balm contains no water, it will keep for about a year.

Note: You can buy lipstick style tubes at specialty stores for natural cosmetics. Squeeze tubes can be found at camping supply or outdoor-sporting-goods stores.

Lip Balm for Cold Sores

3 tbsp. basic lip balm (above)
15 drops tea-tree essential oil

  1. Carefully heat 3 tbsp. of traditional lip balm in a small double boiler and stir in 15 drops of tea-tree essential oil.
  2. At the first sign of a cold sore, such as tingling and itching, dab your lips 4-6 times daily with the tea tree balm. Use a fresh cotton swab each time so that germs don't contaminate the lip balm.

Note: Tea-tree oil is a strong antiseptic that can help inhibit the growth of fungi, bacteria and viruses, including the herpes virus type 1, which produces cold sores.

Aromatic Lip Balm

3 tbsp. basic lip balm (above)
5 drops honey or vanilla essential oil
(or 2 drops each of cinnamon and orange essential oils)

  1. In a double boiler, warm the lip balm to about body temperature.
  2. Add the desired essential oils to the lip balm and mix them in thoroughly.

Note: Any of the essential oils suggested for this recipe will add both a pleasing aroma and a delicious flavor to your lip balm. These essential oils will also work to moisten your skin.

Application:

If your lips are healthy, you can apply the balm with your finger. If you have an illness, cold sores or a minor injury, use a clean cotton swab. You can store lip balm in a squeeze tube, small jar or lipstick-style tube. Squeeze tubes are more sanitary than jars or lipstick-style tubes, because germs are less likely to enter a tube during use. If there is more than one user, remove lip balm from a jar with a cotton swab or a small spatula.

Ingredient Benefits:

Sweet-almond oil for soft lips: Sweet-almond oil is cold pressed from sweet-almond kernels. This high-quality oil is mainly used used in cosmetics and message oils, because it leaves the skin soft and smooth and is usually absorbed well by skin types.

Beeswax for skin protection: Natural beeswax is obtained from honeycombs and has a brownish yellow tint. Use refined beeswax rather than white beeswax, which has been bleached with chemicals. Beeswax helps to condition delicate skin and leaves lips with a creamy feel. It also contains propolis, a waxy material that fights infection and inflammation.

Grape-seed oil for nourishment: Grape-seed oil has a light, thin consistency that allows it to penetrate the skin especially well. It also has an appealing yellow-green color and is practically odorless. Typically available in its refined form, grape seed oil nourishes and conditions the skin and protects it from cold weather, which can cause drying and cracking.

Essential oils for infection: Such essential oils as tea tree oil have an antiseptic property that helps prevent infection. Other essential oils can add flavor and fragrance.

grape-seed oil refined

Grape-seed Oil (Spain) This oil is known for its moisturizing properties and is see more

grapeseed oil refined

Grapeseed Oil, Refined Grape seed oil is chock full of powerful antioxidants see more

grapeseed oil organic virgin

Grapeseed Oil, Organic (Virgin) Because of its smooth texture, Grapeseed Oil is see more

grapeseed oil

Grapeseed oil Grapeseed oil is thin-bodied and is one of the lightest oils. It is see more

sweet almond oil

Sweet Almond Oil is easily absorbed into the skin, making it a popular carrier see more

unrefined beeswax

Unrefined beeswax Natural Planet's Beeswax is 100% natural beeswax pellets. see more

Vanilla Oleoresin Essential Oil

Vanilla Oleoresin Essential Oil Vanilla Oleoresin Essential Oil has a rich, warm, and see more

sweet orange essential oil

Essential Oil, ORGANIC (USA) Organic orange essential oil is a see more

orange sweet essential oil

Orange Sweet Essential Oil possesses a sweet, fresh, fruity, rich scent see more

accessories mortar and pestle

Accessories & Tools. Empty Capsules, Capsule Machines & Organizers, see more

aromatherapy accessories

Aromatherapy Accessories Our wide assortment of Aromatherapy Accessories see more

flower waters

Flower Waters are lovely fragrances - pleasantly aromatic and not see more

body and bath

Body and Bath Experience all-natural body care with NENS natural sponges, see more

bottle

Bottles, Jars & Containers A variety of bottles and containers well-suited for see more

bulk herbs

Bulk Herbs Our bulk herbs include a delectable choice of dried culinary see more

bulk ingredients

Bulk Ingredients Natural body care products are 100% natural, and are excellent see more

bulk oils

Bulk Oils Natural Skin Care Products that can be used individually or see more

butters

Butters Topical Butters contain nutrients which can be easily absorbed into the see more

herb capsules

Capsules Made with Organic Herbs Our Single Herb Capsule line offers many see more

clay

Clays Natural body care can rejuvenate your body and soul while making see more

essential oils

Essential Oils are something only nature could inspire. Considered the see more

green tea

Green Tea. It's no doubt that fresh, revitalizing green teas and green tea blends see more

loose green tea

Loose Green Tea. Green Tea has been long valued for its medicinal and healthful see more

liquid herbal extract

Liquid Herbal Extracts Botanical liquid herbal extracts, are naturally see more

herbal tea

Herbal Teas Although not as well known as the more common green teas and see more

incense smoke

Incense All of Primo's aromatic scents are prepared from nature's finest, see more

brass incense holder

Incense Holders & Accessories Starwest Botanicals offers a wide variety of see more

massage oil

Massage Oil Try a massage or a luxurious bath today with one of Starwest see more

sprouting

Certified Organic Sprouting Seeds Certified Organic and Kosher Sprouting Seeds see more

glass tea pot

Tea Brewing Supplies There are a wide variety of tea accessories to see more

henna powder

Henna Henna is best known as an ingredient in many hair care products and as a see more

organic spices

Organic Spices in Jars & Pouches Organic spices and seasoning blends are now see more

cinnamon

Spices & Seasoning Blends Bulk spices for sale are not all equal. When see more


Join Our Free Newsletter

and

Get This FREE
brand new E-Book

"A-Z Reference Guide"

which includes links to all the recipes on this site plus
Ingredients Benefits
and HOW TO TIPS.

We value your Privacy

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

spice banner