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DIY Lavender Lip Balm

Sailing along on a summer breeze one minute, feeling salty and sweaty the next!? This lavender lip balm is the perfect DIY solution to time in the summer sun—soothing, moisturizing, and nourishing.

LAVENDER’S LOVE

“Bee”sides (yeah, we went there) being a powerful attractor of pollinators, lavender has myriad medicinal properties, including

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-septic
  • Anti-depressant
  • Vulnerary (heals wounds)
  • Anti-fungal
  • Disinfectant
  • Carminative (anti-flatulent, redirects vata downwards to help restore healthy digestion)
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Nervine & Sedative (aids relaxation and sleep-the scent of lavender lip balm on the lips inhaled through the nostrils soothes the lips and grounds the mind!)

COCONUT OIL’S CARESS

Coconut oil moisturizes and soothes overheated, dry skin. Its unctuous quality is cooling, protective, and nourishing to the nerves. The emollient, tonic properties of coconut oil make it an appropriate base oil for lip balm and herbalized oils for the body. Coupled with lavender, it is the perfect complement to this easy lip balm recipe.

Show your smackers some sneha (love)!

LAVENDER LIP BALM RECIPE

You will be able to fill about five small lip balm containers with this recipe.

Ingredients
1 Tbsp organic unrefined coconut oil
1.5 Tbsps beeswax
1 Tbsp shea butter
9 drops lavender essential oil-use high-quality oil such as DoTerra, Young Living, or, Floracopeia.

Directions

  1. Combine the coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter in a tempered measuring cup.
  2. Fill a pot with about one inch of water and place the measuring cup in the pot.
  3. Heat the water slowly until the mixture has thoroughly melted.
  4. Remove the measuring cup from the pot and allow the mixture to cool for a couple of minutes.
  5. Then, add the lavender essential oil to the mixture.
  6. Add the mixture to a lip balm container and allow it to cool before putting the lid on the container.
  7. Place the lip balm in the refrigerator for a few hours to completely set.