We put out lips through a lot during summer: sun rays and forgotten UV lip care meet sea breezes and swimming pool water. My fave cure?
…this clean, non-toxic and palm-oil-free mint chapstick!
I have used up my homemade “white chocolate” lip balm with glitter, and now this little refreshingly scented helper has accepted shelter in my handbag (in a little beauty pouch, that is), where it sits next to my xylitol chewing gums, Tatcha blotting papers and other S.O.S. tools.
This USDA (organic) and IHTK.de (no animal testing) certified lip balm is made of:
Organic & Fair Trade Certified Cocoa Butter,
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
Organic Castor Oil,
Organic Aloe Extract,
CO2 Extracts of Organic Rosemary, Organic Rosehip, and Organic Seabuckthorn (I read that CO2 extraction is cleaner than the standard production of essential oils – that’s good news),
Essential Oils of Organic Peppermint, Organic Spearmint, and Organic Sweet Orange.
ON A DIY NOTE:
Pure cocoa butter and olive oil – simply sneak ’em from your pantry – work wonders on stressed lips. Another good bet: sea buckthorn oil, rich in carotenoids, tocopherols, and fatty acids… albeit the scent is quite special – you better like it 😀 Otherwise it’s got truly amazing healing properties, in case the skin is already damaged.
Back to the Mint Lip Balm, being a bit chunkier than your standard chapstick, it has that heavenly, silky melt of cocoa butter – and the sweet scent of a spearmint chewing gum. Not too shabby! Bye-bye, chapped lips – let autumn come!