This lip balm is a sensual, harmonious, encouraging, and warming blend for extremely dry, chapped lips and/or cold sores. This lip balm also works as an amazing burn salve, a spot treatment for acne, and for cuts/wounds. It is a very healing, nourishing, and moisturizing blend.
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:
Pumpkin Seed (Cucurbita pepo) ------------------------
This pumpkin seed oil isn't a true essential oil. It is an organic culinary grade oil, but worth highlighting due to its healthy benefits for the skin. I used the pumpkin seed oil for this recipe instead of the avocado oil I normally use.
Pumpkin seed oil has a ton of zinc, vitamins A, E, C, antioxidants, and omega fatty acids. It is wonderful for healing wounds, fighting acne, and making skin look youthful again. It is antibacterial, anti-diabetic, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, sedative, and antioxidant. It also possesses health benefits that include increased libido, treating urinary issues, immunity boosting, cardiovascular health, prostate health, and a ton more.
Emotionally, pumpkin can alleviate anxiety by providing tryptophan which is a feel-good chemical that our bodies do not produce on its own and must be acquired through diet.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) ------------------------
Cinnamon is a warming essential oil that enhances the action and activity of other oils it is paired with. It is highly antibacterial and antiviral in addition to being antidepressant, antifungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antioxidant, antispasmodic, astringent, and an aphrodisiac. Cinnamon is huge for the immune system.
Emotionally, cinnamon promotes healthy sexuality, especially for those that have experienced sexual trauma. It also assists with body-acceptance, letting go of jealousy, fear, and controlling.
Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata) ------------------------
Clove helps pull infection from tissues. It speeds up healing of sores on skin and in the mouth. The numbing properties of clove make it a wonderful analgesic. It is also antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, highly antiseptic, anti-tumor, antiviral, disinfectant, antioxidant, and an immune stimulant.
Emotionally, clove will dispel feelings of defeat, victimization, rejection, and intimidation. It allows the individual to let go of victim mentality by building up feelings of empowerment, independence, integrity, proactivity, and security.
Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) ------------------------
Nutmeg is another aphrodisiac that is anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-tumor, sedative, analgesic, and a digestive aid. When ingested in large quantities it is a hallucinogen, but no worries - I only used a little bit. ;)
Emotionally, nutmeg can relieve exhaustion and treat anxiety-related symptoms. It can also enhance concentration and balance mood and hormones.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) ------------------------
Ginger is antiseptic and another warming oil. It helps stimulate libido while helping to boost the immune system.
From an emotional standpoint, ginger urges one to be accountable and take responsibility for their actions or current situation. It also removes victim mentality by instilling the realization that we have the power to change our own lives instead of blaming others.
Ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Beeswax, Organic Pumpkin Puree, Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Therapeutic Grade Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, and Ginger 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
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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.