Are you finding that your lips need extra moisture during winter months? I certainly do! At the same time, I don't want my pout to get assaulted by chemical overload of commercial lip balms and lipsticks.
So I’m looking for a natural, if possible organic, toxin free, anti-aging lip treatment that assures optimum hydration with minimal skin irritation. For maximum benefits, I exfoliate my lips occasionally (a couple times a week should be plenty) but don't do it on chapped lips, wait until they heal and then exfoliate. For an easy DIY cinnamon.honey lips scrub, see my previous post.
A creamy and yummy DIY lip balm is super easy to make, and your pout will thank you for it. It takes only a few ingredients and it’s fully customizable in terms of oils you can you and micas to add just a touch of color and/or shimmer.
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1 TBS avocado oil
1/8-1/4 ts of mica (pink or brownish or a mix)
Optional (10-12 drops of essential oil, my go to is a creamsicle mix of orange and vanilla)
Melt the first three ingredients in a double boiler or in microvave (short intervals). When fully melted start adding the color (if using) and add the essential oils for scent. Pour into the container and left out on the counter for a few hours to solidify. That's it!
Why avocado oil?
Rich in fatty acids, avocado oil is excellent for any skin hydration. Avocado oil has also high amounts of vitamins A, C and E will rejuvenate dry skin on the lips.
Why Shea butter?
Shea butter is a superior hydrator that is especially good at penetrating the skin and contains 60% fat, making it highly emollient.
Made by bees to protect their homes and eggs, real and unadulterated beeswax is organic, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, making it a great choice for a solidifying addition to skin products.