Winter is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Especially during the first snow day! Everything is white and serene. Unfortunately, there's a downside to it. I get chapped lips all the time! I've tried every lip balm there is on the market and I still end up getting the driest lips. If you're one of my friends, you have probably seen me with bloody lips as if I got mugged down the street.
I've become really desperate so I started finding natural ways to keep my lips moisturized. I am so glad that I found a way to do that with one of my favorite essential oils - cinnamon!
Check out what I use on the daily and even give as gifts to my closest friends!
1 tbsp and 1 tsp Beeswax
1 tbsp Shea Butter
2 tsp. Coconut Oil
1 tsp. Honey
8 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
In a small saucepan, bring a pint of water to simmer over medium heat. Place an oven-safe bowl over the saucepan, making a double broiler. Add beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil to the bowl and heat until beeswax melts, stirring occasionally.
When the beeswax is melted, remove the bowl from the heat and stir in honey and the cinnamon essential oil.
Pour into lip balm tubes or tins.
Let cool before use.
Take it from me, this recipe works! The shea butter and coconut oil will keep your lips soft and supple. Keep this in your purse, your bathroom sink and even on your bedside table. You'll never know when you'll come across a mistletoe! ;)