Orange Creamsicle Essential Oil Lip Balm
1/2 ounce beeswax
1/2 ounce coconut oil
1/4 ounce shea butter
1/4 ounce cocoa butter
30 drops orange essential oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Lip balm containers
Place everything, but orange oil and vanilla into a glass measuring cup.
Fill large saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of water. Bring to boil.
Once boiling, place glass measuring cup in center of saucepan.
Stir every few minutes until ingredients have melted and are combined.
Once all wax is melted, remove from heat and let sit 3 minutes.
Add vanilla and Orange essential oil. Pour mixture into containers and let cool.
What is Lip Blam? Lip balm or lip salve is a wax-like substance applied topically to the lips of the mouth to moisturize and relieve chapped or dry lips, angular cheilitis, stomatitis, or cold sores. The primary purpose of lip balm is to provide an occlusive layer on the lip surface to seal moisture in lips and protect them from external exposure. Dry air, cold temperatures, and wind all have a drying effect on skin by drawing moisture away from the body. Lips are particularly vulnerable because the skin is so thin, and thus they are often the first to present signs of dryness. Lip balm can be applied where a finger is used to apply it to the lips, or in a lipstick-style tube from which it can be applied directly.
Why use orange oil in lip blam? Because the very smell of orange essential oil reminds you of happy moments and brings pleasant thoughts to mind. That is why this oil is so frequently used in aromatherapy. It creates a happy, relaxed feeling and works as a mood lifter. Orange Essential Oil provides relief from inflammation, relaxes muscular and nervous spasms, inhibits microbial growth and disinfects wounds. Sweet orange oil also boosts immunity, alleviates anxiety, anger and depression, cures acne and dermatitis. Another benefit of orange oil is that it promotes urination, eliminates toxins, and treats constipation.
You can use this recipe to make other flavor combinations, get creative and have fun!