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Chamomile Lip Balm

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Are you looking for a cure for your dry, chapped lips? Chamomile lip balm will give your lips a healthy look. There are a number of major brands that use chamomile extract in their lip balms. However, you can make your own chamomile lip balm at home. Here’s how:

Chamomile Lip Balm Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp. (dried) Chamomile Flowers
  • 1/2 tsp. Macadamia Nut Oil
  • 1 tsp. Lanolin
  • 1/2 tsp. Jojoba Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Beeswax (shavings)
  • 1/2 tsp. Cocoa Butter

Preparation of Chamomile Lip Balm

  • Melt the macadamia nut oil, jojoba oil, lanolin and the cocoa butter, in a double-boiler.
  • Add the dried chamomile flowers to the mixture and gently stir the mixture for about 10 minutes.
  • Use a fine strainer or sieve, to strain the mixture and remove the dried chamomile petals. Strain the mixture into a vessel made of Pyrex. A ramekin would be ideal. Clean the double-boiler.
  • Pour the strained mixture into the clean double-boiler and reheat the mixture.
  • While reheating the mixture, add half teaspoons each of lanolin and beeswax.
  • Heat the mixture continuously till it becomes a smooth liquid. There should be no lumps or granules.
  • Pour this mixture into containers made of cobalt or amber. Allow it to cool and solidify.

How to Apply Chamomile Lip Balm

Chamomile lip balm will keep your lips soft, smooth and supple for long. You can even use this to keep your hands soft and supple. This lip balm is very useful for dry or chapped lips. You can carry this lip balm with you, and use it whenever your lips feel dry.

Caution: Please make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients used in the lip balm. If you have hyper-sensitive skin, please consult a skin specialist (dermatologist) before using any new skin care product.

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