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Playing Around With Lip Balm Has Never Been Easier

Lip balm is that one thing you can’t leave your house without. It is weird how something so simple plays such a significant role in our lives. But it is true. While some time ago such balm was used only during the wintertime to prevent lips from chapping, these days it is a product to use on a daily basis. That is why we decided to discuss advantages and disadvantages of the balm. What is more, we are going to introduce to your attention a couple of easy-to-make recipes and some unusual ways of using your balm.

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Reasons Why You Should Choose Lip Balm

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Reasons Why You Should Choose Lip Balm

Reasons to use your balm:

  • Healing properties. Due to their nature, lip balm is supper effective against chapped lips. The thing it that not only balm heals your chapped lips, but also prevents this condition from happening, since it keeps your lips well-moisturized all the time.
  • Embarrassment. Of course, it is not the most pleasant thing to look at – your cracked or peeling lips. That is why you should use your balm on a daily basis, to prevent this nasty thing from happening.
  • Fuller lips. Considering all the beauty products that claim to make your lips look fuller, there is nothing better for that role than simple balm. The thing is that unlike all the other products, your balm has the ability to make your lips look better, but in a natural rather than artificial way. What can look better than natural beauty?
  • UV protection. It is not a secret that UV rays have bad influence on your skin, especially such sensitive skin as on your lips. But with balm on, you have nothing to worry about, it will protect you no matter where you go.

What You Should Avoid When Using Lip Balm

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What You Should Avoid When Using Lip Balm

When it comes to the disadvantages, the worst case scenario – even more chapped lips. But, do not rush to throw away all of your balms! The thing is that balm can contain such ingredients as phenol, menthol or salicylic acid, and these are the ones you should be aware of. It is just that they do what they are supposed to – remove dead cells, but without those, your lips are too unprotected and sensitive to all the environmental factors. That is why the best way to keep your lips tended and great-looking, it is best to make balm of your own. And later on we will supply you with few super effective recipes.

Make Your Own Lip Balm in Just Ten Minutes

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Make Your Own Lip Balm in Just Ten Minutes

Of course, there is no better lip balm than the one you make on your own. What is more, there is not that much required, a few ingredients and some ten minutes of your time. To be more precise, all you need is:

  • Beeswax pellets
  • Coconut oil
  • Essential oil
  • Shea butter

Mix 3 tablespoons of beeswax, 2 tablespoons of shea butter and 4 tablespoons of coconut oil and put it into the microwave oven to melt together. Once all the ingredients melt, stir them well and add some 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil and pour into suitable container. Let it cool down and start using it. In case you do not have any coconut oil in possession, you can easily substitute it with olive or almond oil.

Lime Lip Balm

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Lime Lip Balm

Lime balm is what you need if you seek for some juicy freshness and perfect protection for your lips. To tell you the truth, you will be surprised at how easy and fast you can prepare something as effective as lime balm. All you are going to need is:

  • Coconut oil
  • Cocoa butter
  • Beeswax
  • Lime essential oil
  • Almond oil
  • Plastic pot jar

Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with the exact same amount of cocoa butter, beeswax and almond oil. Put it under the heat so that they melt together, but make sure they do not burn, you can use the microwave oven for that purpose, too. When the mixture is ready, add some 10-20 drops of lime essential oil and let it cool down. Make sure you do not put the lids on before it cools down. After that you can use your balm for three months. After three months it will go bad. Enjoy!

Hemp & Honey Lip Balm

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Hemp Honey Lip Balm

Those of you who are looking for lip balm that has amazing healing properties can’t miss this hemp and honey one. It may take you a while to gather the ingredients. But once you have it ready, you won’t regret a single minute spent on the preparation. Here is what you need:

  • Beeswax
  • Carnauba wax
  • Cocoa butter
  • Shea butter
  • Almond oil
  • Hemp oil
  • Manuka honey
  • Citrus essential oil

Melt 15 grams of beeswax, 1 gram of carnauba wax, 10 grams of cocoa butter, 5 grams of shea butter with 20 milliliters of almond oil. Add 5 milliliters of hemp oil and 10 milliliters of honey and mix it all well together. Once everything is melted and combined well, add essential oil to it. That is it, now pour it all into your favorite containers and wait up until it cools down and hardens enough to be used.

Unusual Uses for Ordinary Lip Balm

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Unusual Uses for Ordinary Lip Balm

Unusual ways of using your balm:

  • Irritation. Very often your nose gets irritated when you catch a cold and constantly rub it with a tissue. Rub some of your balm over the affected area and watch miracles happen!
  • Cuticle cream. In case there is a crack in your cuticle, treat it with some balm.
  • Blisters. To avoid friction between your shoe and your foot, apply some balm to the affected area, this will save you from unnecessary blisters.
  • Razor knicks. The fastest way to stop a razor knick from bleeding is to apply some balm over it.
  • Eye cream. You can substitute your eye cream with some balm, in case of emergency, the effect will be the same.
  • Eyebrows. You can tame your eyebrows with the help of your balm.
  • Mascara. All the unwanted mascara smudges can be easily eliminated with the help of a Q-tip dabbed into your balm, and applied over the area.
  • Stuck jewelry. It is easy to take off your stuck ring if you apply some of your balm over your finger.

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