This lip balm is a soothing blend for extremely dry, chapped lips and/or cold sores. This lip balm can also be used as a burn salve and for cuts or pain. It is a very nourishing and moisturizing blend. I use this one as my daily moisturizer.
All of my lip balms are on the softer side. I don't like hard lip balm. These will harden up in cooler temperatures, but with the press of a finger, or against your lips, they will melt perfectly.
When you are wearing the lip balm you will also inhale the scent emitted from the essential oils used, affecting the limbic system which controls our emotions, memories, and sense of smell. This allows the emotional support provided by each oil while moisturizing your lips.
Essential oils are lipid soluble, meaning they pass through the blood brain barrier very easily. Cell membranes are made of lipids and that allows the oils to slip easily through cell walls and start helping the cell immediately. When you apply oils topically to lips and skin they will provide relief very quickly.
Let's look at the essential oils used and their properties:
Frankincense (Boswellia carterii, frereana, and sacra) ------------------------
This is my go-to oil. It has SO. MANY. USES. It is amazing for the skin in particular. It promotes cell regeneration, reduces scarring and inflammation, and helps the body heal. It has anti-infectious and antimicrobial properties that help your lips and skin heal from chapping, cuts, or burns.
Emotionally, frankincense can assist with depression.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) ------------------------
Lavender is another wonderful oil that is amazing for the skin. Like frankincense, lavender is anti-infectious and antimicrobial, which will also speed up healing. It is also aids in hives and burns.
From an emotional standpoint, lavender can alleviate feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression. It has a calming, sedating affect.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) ------------------------
Peppermint is really good for cold sores and soothing burned skin. The cooling effect it has on the skin will sooth painful cracked lips. Peppermint also has antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties that make it an ideal pairing with the frankincense and lavender. It is an invigorating scent that enhances the other oils it is paired with.
Emotionally, peppermint can help with anger and depression.
Ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Beeswax, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Avocado Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Therapeutic Grade Frankincense, Lavender, and Peppermint Essential Oils
Please note that unrefined shea butter was used and has a grit to it that can create white dots in the lip balm. This is normal and nothing to worry about.
Usage: This product will melt in the heat. Store in a cool, dry place. They withstand the heat fairly well, but just be aware of where you leave it. A hot car in the summer might be a mess. I always take a jar with me when I go kayaking and it gets pretty hot out there. The lip balm does fine inside my dry bag. It stays solid, with only a bit of softening. Do not store in refrigerator as it will cause the kraft packaging to sweat when it warms up, which could damage the container. Do not get containers wet.
Packaged in 100% recycled biodegradable materials.
1/3 oz Jar: 1.59375" Dia x .8125" H
Modern Essentials, Eighth Edition
The Essential Life
Emotions & Essential Oils
This product has not been evaluated by the FDA and therefore has not been verified by them to cure any type of illness or disease.