"He causeth the grass to grow for food, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth a man's heart." ~Psalm 104: 14-15

Saturday

DIY Soothing Rose Lip Balm


Inspiration

I wanted a lip balm that could help with cold sores, fever blisters, and dried, cracked lips. So I made this simulating, healing lip balm recipe for friends to use during times of stress or illness when those symptoms most often erupt. 

Follow these fives steps for your own DIY Rosey Lip Balm


1) At a low heat, simmer the following for up to 45 minutes:
  • 3 TBS coconut oil
  • cloves
  • cinnamon
  • St John's wort
2) Add in for about the last 20 minutes (or until the color and smell of the herbs has seeped into the oil, leaving the herbs dull and weak), stir occasionally:
  • rose petals
  • lemon balm
3) Be careful, this is HOT! Carefully strain the hot herb-infused oil from the herbs (discard herbs). 

4) Then melt in:
  • 1 TBS coco butter
  • 4 tsp beeswax
  • vitamin E oil
  • orange essential oil
5) Before it cools enough to start hardening, pour off into your tins, jars, tubes, etc.
I poured about half into 1oz tins and the rest into a 1/2 pint jar. Be careful, this is HOT!

For a DIY Gift


Now you have several tins of a pleasant lip balm for healing and soothing which will make lovely gifts. Try pairing it with a Christmas potpourri in a small box, quaint jar, or gift basket for a dear friend. 

For a base idea, I had previously made Homemade Lip Balm from Nourishing Simplicity; she also has a lovely peppermint version!

 Will you make a rosey gift for the holidays this year?

Updated: Dec 2014 previously titled: Stimulating Lip Balm.

This post shared on: Wildcrafting Wednesday Special Christmas Edition, Homemaking Link-up, The Art of Home-Making Monday

4 comments:

  1. Great post. Thanks for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesdays! I hope you'll join us again and share more of your awesome posts.
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    1. Oh thanks! I finally added photos to this old favorite, just so I could share it on the Special Christmas Edition of WIldcrafting Wednesday! Thank you leaving me a comment... I'll have to go check out more of your posts this week too! :]

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  2. This looks like a lovely lip balm Finaorlena :) Thank you for sharing your recipe on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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    1. The pleasure is mine~thanks JES!

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