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This past weekend I created a lip balm from this recipe
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp other oil almond, jojoba etc
1 tbsp + 1 tsp bees wax
10 drops of essential oil
This recipe is said to make 12 containers however, it did not say which one. I used 2 oz tins, and was able to make 4, I figure they meant the tubes.
I wanted a lip balm that would work well, be healing to my lips, and one I would not have to keep putting on like some.
I choose 2 tbsp of Wheat Germ oil
Rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, the external application of wheat germ oil benefits the skin in every way. Regular use of this oil improves the blood circulation, which in turn keeps the skin glowing and healthy. If you are fed up with your dry skin then you must try wheat germ oil as it hydrates the skin and keeps it soft and supple.
Most commonly wheat germ oil is used in aromatherapy. Since the oil is loaded with vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B3, B6 and E, it is very good for body massage. Minerals like phosphorus, iron, zinc, potassium and sulphur present in the oil provides the essential nutrients to the skin, nourishing it and improving the blood circulation, thereby relaxing and rejuvenating the body and mind.
And treating your skin with wheat germ oil is the surest way of keeping it free of damages from the scorching heat. Living in Louisiana this one is real important to me.
The antioxidant properties of wheat germ oil help to fight several problems such as loose skin, wrinkles and other signs of ageing. It is probably because of this reason that the oil is widely used in various anti-ageing creams and lotions.
2 tbsp of Shea butter
Restores elasticity to the skin, heals cuts, and burns without scaring, protection against the sun, and is ideal for dry cracking skin.
20 drops of Orange essential oil
Anti inflammatory, anti septic, and is very good for maintaining a healthy, smooth and glamorous skin.
2 tbsp Bees Wax is used to solidify all the ingredients together be sure to use organic for a healthier product, but it also has other benefits.
when blended into cold creams and other skin lotions, forms a protective barrier on the surface of the skin