Monday, January 29, 2018

Calendula and Sea Buckthorn Lip Balm


This is an ultra-nourishing formula that softens lips and eliminates dryness and rough texture. The calendula infused oil provides advanced healing nourishment and soothing relief to your lips. The repairing sea buckthorn oil provides powerful healing and long-term protection. This lip balm is a first aid blanket for your lips.

Keep your lips chap-free and soft all summer long!

You can make your own calendula infused oil or purchase it ready-made from Mountain Rose Herbs
According to Mountain Rose Herbs, calendula oil is one of the most popular and effective topical oils. This oil makes an excellent base for lip balms. It is gentle and cooling and perfect for anyone spending a lot of time outdoors with high exposure to the elements. It is exceptional for those with sensitive skin. If you don't want to make it yourself (it takes about 6 weeks), you can purchase it from Mountain Rose Herbs. They make small batches that is solar infused in a window at their facility. They only use certified organic Calendula officinalis flowers, organic Olive oil and a touch of Vitamin E Oil. Click here to learn more. If you want to learn how to make it yourself, visit my Calendula Infused Oil Tutorial page HERE.

You can purchase certified organic Sea Buckthorn oil from Mountain Rose Herbs. Click HERE
Sea Buckthorn oil is a very interesting and therapeutic oil.  It is cold pressed from the entire berry and seeds. This oil is high in essential fatty acids, carotenes, tocopherols and phytosterols. You only need a tiny bit in your recipe to realize the benefits. The color is a natural deep amber red that gives you lip balm a nice sunshine color. Shop Mountain Rose Herbs for Sea Buckthorn Oil. Click HERE.

The middle oil is the bright red Sea Buckthorn Oil. A little goes a long way!
Calendula and Sea Buckthorn Lip Balm
makes seven  0.15 ounce  twist up tubes

1 tablespoon, plus one teaspoon grated Beeswax
1 1/2 tablespoons Shea butter
1 tablespoon Calendula infused oil
1 teaspoon Sea Buckthorn oil
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
10 drops of essential oil (optional) such as lavender, sweet orange or lemon

Measure out the grated beeswax and Shea butter into a glass measuring cup and sit it in a pot with a few inches of simmering water. Stir until melted. Add in the Calendula oil and Sea Buckthorn oil. Stir  again, until melted together. Remove from heat and stir in the Vitamin E Oil and essential oil if using.

Quickly and carefully, pour the melted mixture into lip balm tubes. Allow to cool and harden. Place caps on tubes. This recipe makes enough for sharing!