When lips are dry, cracked, sore, and chapped from the harsh elements, there is nothing quite like the soothing feeling of a moisturizing lip balm.
Herbal lip balm is an effective measure to bring back the health of lips, leading to a beautiful smile.
The nourishing relief of organic medicinal herbs blended into a balm is easy to achieve by learning to make this natural product on one’s own.
Herbal Lip Care: Healing and Protective
Not only is herbal lip balm easy to prepare, it’s a wonderful conditioning tool for lips that provides comfort and soothes irritating and painful chapping. It is also provides a protective barrier to prevent chapping and irritation in the first place.
The base of the moisturizing lip balm is the healing herbal oil. Making herbal lip balm from scratch is beneficial given that the product can be easily customized based upon which herbal oil is used.
Lip balm is most often made with beeswax. Beeswax provides a barrier on the lips and helps seal in moisturizing oil. Homemade natural lip balm can be easily personalized for vegans by replacing the beeswax for carnauba or candelila wax.
When preparing organic lip balm, the texture can be made as hard or as soft as preferred. For example, when making lip balm for application with fingertips, a softer texture may be desired for easier use. A lip balm applied from a lip balm tube will likely have a harder texture.
An all-natural lip conditioner has no preservatives or artificial additives that cause adverse reactions to the lips.
Medicinal Herbs for Nourishing Relief
Depending on the healing properties desired from herbal lip balm, the choices of herbal oil are endless.
For example, calendula is appropriate for cooling and moisturizing the lips. In fact, this herb is suitable for healing many skin conditions, such as: inflammation, dry skin, wounds, eczema, greasy skin, rashes, sun burn, cold sores, and fever blisters.
Other popular herbs for making organic lip balm are cinnamon, clove, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peppermint, spearmint, and orange. It’s easy to experiment with which herb is most enjoyable.
Learning to Make Your Own Herbal Lip Balm
Mountain Rose Herbs shares an informative video, Herbal Basics: Making Natural Lip Balm, that leads viewers through a step-by-step process and recipe directions for making herbal lip balm at home. Viewers are shown what ingredients and tools are necessary for making their own customizable lip care product, as well as storage tips and gift ideas.
Making herbal lip balm is a simple and fun way of using herbal oils. Enjoy the healing properties of herbs by preparing this natural herbal product for personal use, or to use as a thoughtful gift for friends and family.