Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Homemade Lip Balm & Salve Recipes (With Aromatherapy)
Are your lips chapped and dry? Do not reach for that normal store purchase product that contains parabens and petroleum! Plus mineral oils and additives dry out the sensitive skin, temporarily soothing, but in the end, resulting in the need for more and more product to keep lips luscious and moisturized.It is easy enough to create your own by making your own. This Homemade Chapstick Recipe by Maddie Ruud is simple enough to create your own lip balm in your very own home. According to Maddie, mineral each of the lip balms made from this recipe stores well at room temperature, out of direct sunlight, for up to six months. She recommends that essential oils can be added to each of these recipes for scent and soothing properties. The amount she recommends is no more than 4 drops per ounce, meaning 4 drops maximum for the Simple Chap Stick, 10 drops maximum for the Basic Balm, and maximum 8 drops for the Lip-Saving Salve. In the latter two, you may also substitute cocoa butter for shea butter and add a drop or two of chocolate extract for a rich cocoa-scented lip treat.