Essential Medicated lip balm

for summer cold sores, winter chapped lips and year round care of sensitive lips try this simple remedy.

So while the veg butter is moisturizing, the calendula oil soothing and protective and the bees wax a natural anti-bacterial agent that also plumps lips. The addition of a few drops of essential oil boosts this recipe to a whole other level – as most essential oils have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.

Lip friendly essential oils include lavender, german chamomile, tea tree, lemon, lemon thyme, sandalwood, peppermint, rose and rose geranium.

Experiment to find a flavour or tingle that suits you.

 1 tablespoon shea butter or cocoa butter
 1 tablespoon calendula oil
 1 tablespoon grated beeswax
 6 shakes of your favourite essential oil

Method – in a banmarie (or jamjar resting in hot water), melt the shea butter/cocoa butter and beeswax into the calendula oil, once melted remove from heat, stir with a chop stick or swirl around, add essential oil at last minute , decant to a suitable container (small glass jar or tin – cover to retain volatile oils and allow to cool and set naturally. Store in a cool place and use as often as you need.

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