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Homemade Anti-Aging Lip Balm with SPF // DeliciousObsessions.com{Note from Jessica: Today's post is shared by my sweet friend Mindy. Mindy is a whole food lover with a passion for sharing natural and safe alternatives to conventional beauty products. Transitioning to a healthier lifestyle can seem overwhelming. So at her blog, Simple Pure Beauty, she likes to keep things simple by sharing safe, natural beauty product recipes and remedies using very few ingredients. Stop by Mindy's blog to learn about natural remedies, simple whole food cooking and creating safe, healthy environments for our families.}

I will never forget the year we took a family vacation to the beach and my son got a terrible sunburn on his lips. They were blistered, swollen and sore and it made it hard for him to enjoy the rest of our vacation. I felt so bad, but I really hadn't considered the need to put sunscreen on his lips. (I will never make that mistake again…poor guy.)

So what does that have to do with an skin-supporting lip balm recipe?

Well, as we age, our lips do to. Sun damage can play a major role in premature aging and wrinkling of the lips. Unfortunately, as we age our bodies also produce less collagen, resulting in thinner, less voluptuous lips…

Now who wants that?

Not me.

Which is why I wanted to create a lip balm recipe with skin supporting properties that would also protect my lips from future damage from the sun. This perfect combination of oils helps the body in it's natural skin regenerating process.

Homemade Anti-Aging Lip Balm Ingredients

Homemade Anti-Aging Lip Balm with SPF // DeliciousObsessions.com

I love creating alternatives to conventional chemical filled beauty products. There's just no better feeling than knowing exactly what you are putting on your body.

So why did I choose these ingredients?

Rosehip Seed Oil – Rosehip Seed Oil is great for aging skin and has been shown to fade age spots and reduce fine lines and wrinkles and actually rejuvenate the skin.

Coconut Oil – Coconut oil’s fatty acids form a barrier of protection from the elements, which is great for lip balm. Coconut Oil has also has a natural SPF of 4-10. Just another reason to love this stuff.

Cocoa Butter – Cocoa butter contains anti-aging antioxidants as well as emollient properties that create a barrier of protection and help seal in moisture.

Beeswax – Beeswax is kind of like the glue that holds your lip balm together while also creating a protective barrier from the elements. Feel free to adjust the amount of beeswax to your liking. The amount in this recipe will create a firmer lip balm. If you would like a softer, shinier balm, you can reduce the amount of beeswax.

Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia carterii)– Frankincense is an oldie but a goodie, and was highly regarded in biblical times for it's healing powers. It is a favorite of mine for its skin supporting properties and is used in many diy creams and serums.

Carrot Seed Essential Oil – Carrot Seed Oil has a natural SPF of 35-40, so it's the perfect addition to add a little sun protection to your lip balm. (Keep in mind, since the carrot seed oil is diluted and not applied neat, the finished lip balm will not have an SPF that high.) 

Peppermint Essential Oil – Peppermint essential oil gives your lip balm a bit of a tingling, cooling sensation and a sweet minty smell. It helps mask the stronger scents of the carrot seed and frankincense oils. Peppermint essential oil can also help in curbing your appetite, just another added bonus.

Some people may be sensitive to peppermint essential oil, so I would recommend doing a spot test on your skin before using.

Feel free to play around with the essential oils. I kept the dilution pretty low, so you can add more if you like. I wouldn't recommend adding more than 20 – 25 drops total. For more information about the essential oils I use for myself and my family, click here.

For specific product recommendations for this recipe, please check out my Products I Love page here.

Homemade Skin Supporting Lip Balm // DeliciousObsessions.com

Homemade Anti-Aging Lip Balm with SPF
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp Rosehip Seed Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Butter
  • 1½ - 2 Tbsp Beeswax (more beeswax will create a harder consistency)
  • 5 Drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 1 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
Instructions
  1. Add an inch or two of water to a pan and place a small bowl or jar in the water. (A double boiler)
  2. Add all ingredients except essential oils to to your bowl or jar.
  3. Heat on medium until all ingredients are melted.
  4. Remove pan from heat, but leave your bowl or jar in the pan to keep ingredients liquidified.
  5. Stir in essential oils.
  6. Fill your lip balm containers using a glass dropper.
  7. Let cool. You can place in refrigerator to speed up the process.
  8. This recipe should fill around 8-10 lip balm tubes.

Here's to healthy, luscious lips!

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About Jessica Espinoza

Jessica is a real food wellness educator and the founder of the Delicious Obsessions website. She has had a life-long passion for food and being in the kitchen is where she is the happiest. She began helping her mother cook and bake around the age of three and she's been in the kitchen ever since, including working in a restaurant in her hometown for almost a decade, where she worked every position before finally becoming the lead chef. Jessica started Delicious Obsessions in 2010 as a way to help share her love for food and cooking. Since then, it has grown into a trusted online resource with a vibrant community of people learning to live healthy, happy lives through real food and natural living.

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