Natural Lip Balm for Delicious Lips

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Someone once said, “Smile! It’s the second best thing you can do with your lips.” There’s just something about having soft, luscious, lips! But as winter approaches, so do dry, cracked lips. Not good for smiling or kissing. So, if you want that ‘totally kissable’ look, then I’ve got just three words for you – natural lip balm.

Your lips need love

Dry, chapped lips can be a real pain, especially during the colder months. You may find yourself constantly reaching for that chap stick or lip balm, only to feel like you need to reapply it over and over again because your lips still feel dry.

I know I have a handbag lip balm, a car lip balm, a bedside table lip balm, and a backpack lip balm (anyone else?!). I use lip balms for dry lips, chapped cheeks, sore noses or even as a quick soothing stick on the go!

The skin on your body has multiple layers, but the outermost layer on your lips is far thinner than it is anywhere else on your body. Your lips also don’t have any sebaceous glands to keep the skin moisturised, so their only source of moisture is saliva. This is why the lips can easily become dry and chapped, especially during the very cold and very hot months!

But have you ever stopped to think about what’s actually in those products that could be causing your lips to feel even drier?

What is REALLY in your lip balm???

The truth is, many lip balms contain ingredients that can actually exacerbate dryness rather than hydrate and nourish your lips. They are chock full of synthetic ingredients that wreak havoc on the body, especially over time, disrupting hormones, causing allergies (often low-level so we barely notice!), and filling our systems with chemicals that cause damage over time. And none of us want that for ourselves or our families!!

Three common ingredients to look out for are methanol, cinnamic aldehyde, and salicylic acid. These ingredients may provide a temporary soothing sensation, but in the long run, they can actually strip your lips of moisture, leading to even drier and more cracked lips.

Methanol is a drying alcohol that can be found in some skincare products. It’s what they add to normal alcohol to turn it into methylated spirits – so you can’t drink it… Yep! Just perfect to be applied to your lips and then licked off. Not! And it can be particularly harsh on the sensitive skin of your lips.

Cinnamic aldehyde is a compound often used for its fragrance, but it can also be irritating and drying.

Salicylic acid, while great for exfoliating other parts of your skin, can be too harsh for the delicate skin on your lips and may actually cause more harm than good.

Pamper yourself with a more natural lip balm

So, if you find yourself constantly needing to reapply your lip balm and still feeling like your lips are dry, it may be time to take a closer look at the ingredients in your lip products.

Opt for products that contain natural moisturising ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, or beeswax. And steer clear of products with harsh drying ingredients like methanol, cinnamic aldehyde, and salicylic acid.

Remember: the skin of your lips is one of the most sensitive and absorbent areas of your body, so make sure what you apply to your skin – and your family’s skin – is safe and healthy!

As my doctor says, “It’s not what you do once in a while that matters. It’s what you do every day.”

Bring on the Natural Lip Balm!

Wouldn’t you rather know that your lip balm didn’t contain any nasties and you could happily lick away as the yummy flavour is plant based? I know I would.

And know that the lip balm was actually moisturising your lips, not drying them out!!

So here are a couple of great options so that you know your lip balm is safe and doing you good:

1/ Make your own natural lip balm.

2/ Try one of Young Living’s delicious natural lip balms.

DIY Natural Lip Balm Recipes

I love making my own natural lip balms. Try these natural lip balm recipes on my website:

Choc Orange Lip Balm

Gingerbread Lip Balm

Minty Lip Balm
You’ll find it in my DIY Christmas gifts in my free 36 page ebook

But, if you’re not into DIY or don’t have time to make your own Lip Balm then Young Living has the answer.

Young Living Natural Lip Balms Lavender Lip Balm Grapefruit Lip Balm Cinnamint Lip Balm

Why Young Living Lip Balms?

Because they’re formulated with coconut oil, jojoba oil, beeswax, wolfberry seed oil and Vitamin E. That’s why all of the Young Living lip balms are incredibly moisturising and help prevent skin dehydration, giving you soft, smooth lips!

Lavender is soothing and helps smooth dry skin. Grapefruit is infused with wolfberry seed oil and antioxidants, and Cinnamint is refreshing with cinnamon and peppermint!

NO synthetic ingredients. NO artificial colourings. NO unnecessary fillers.

AND you can bet that every ingredient used is of the highest quality.

Features and benefits of Young Living lip balms:
• Stimulates lips with a sweet, spicy and refreshing scent 
• Comforts lips and locks in moisture 
• Antioxidant rich to help maintain youthful looking lips
• Infused with premium essential oils
• Formulated without PEGs, GMO, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, sulfates, petroleum and mineral oil
• Softens and smooths
• Non sticky
• Lightweight silky and sheer texture
• Helps prevent against dry lips
• Gentle formula 
• Vegetarian Friendly
• Non-GMO Ingredients 

Lavender Lip Balm

Lavender Lip Balm offers a soothing solution to dry, irritated lips. Young Living lip balm is a natural way to pamper your lips. Lavender Lip Balm harnesses the calming, revitalising power of lavender oil and the moisturising benefits of jojoba oil and vitamin E.

Grapefruit Lip Balm

Grapefruit Lip Balm is infused with Grapefruit essential oil, wolfberry seed oil, and antioxidants, this refreshing lip balm seals in moisture to prevent dehydration for smooth lips.

Cinnamint Lip Balm

Cinnamint Lip Balm moisturises and protects your lips. Featuring pure Cinnamon Bark and Peppermint essential oils, Cinnamint Lip Balm helps prevent skin dehydration for soft, smooth lips.

You DESERVE luscious lips and the best natural lip balm

Your lips deserve better than to be constantly dried out by the very products that are meant to hydrate them. So next time you reach for that lip balm, make sure to check the label and choose a product that will truly nourish and moisturise your lips. Your lips will thank you for it!

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