19 Nov DIY Lip Balm
YES PLEASE! PUCKER UP!
I am going a little DIY crazy.. and have had to put my foot on the brakes because my kitchen is becoming a DIY kitchen rather than somewhere to cook.. whoops!
I’m quite slack with wearing lip balm or anything beauty wise that I have to think about throughout the day. AND after researching what is actually in a lot of the lipsticks/lipbalms that we put on our lips I have been a little bit against using them, especially because a lot of it ends up in out mouth haha.
Some of the nasties that can be found in our lippy are below:
LEAD: A lot of red lipsticks actually contain lead.. which can lead to miscarriages, birth defects + seizures. So always read up about the companies lead-testing reports before using.
CADMIUM: This is a carcinogen that has been found in breast cancer biopsies and is thought to cause cancer cells to multiply.
SILOXANES: Used to soften, smooth and moisten the skin. They are suspected to be endocrine disrupters, and a reproductive toxicant. They are VERY harmful to our fish and wildlife.
So, let’s make our own! I was actually SUPER surprised at how easy it actually was to make this lip balm – and how long it lasts.
DIY LIP BALM
- 2 TBSP beeswax pastilles or grated beeswax
- 2 TBSP Cocoa Butter
- 2 TBSP Coconut Oil
- 5 Drops of Peppermint EO (doterra) (natural lip plumper!)
Melt the first three ingredients in a double boiler, or I used a small saucepan and a heatproof measuring jug. Once melted, remove from the heat and add the essential oil. Then simply pop the liquid in your chosen containers and pop in the fridge to set!
Easy as that! Mine made HEAPS. You can add other EO if you wish, but just read up about them beforehand. Cinnamon might be nice!
*I got a lot of this info from the LOW TOX LIFE book by Alexx Stuart. You can buy it here .