A soft and seductive lips is always the desire of women. Lips are for kissing and should always be looking their best, ready for what they were designed for. Unfortunately, they can crack, become infected, line, and be the site of a herpes virus reaction.
The impact of food, water, chemical exposure in cosmetics and also the influence of weather as well as life activities can make the lips more sensitive. Without proper lip care, the outer layer of epidermis cells will not stop peeling, even cracking, bleeding and darkening.
A lined mouth is not particularly attractive on either a man or a woman. And it can be avoided. Nothing is more irritating than dry cracked lips, whether from ill health, too much sun, or cold. Here is an alternative to the petroleum or animal fat based products which are the generally available commercial option:
PROTECTIVE LIP GLOSS BASE
- White beeswax 1 ounce
- Sweet almond oil 2 tablespoons
- Jojoba oil 10 drops
- Carrot oil 5 drops
- Vitamin E (optional) 1 capsule*
*1 capsule – 250 lUs
LIP GLOSS ESSENTIAL OILS
- Chamomile German
Use the bain-marie method, melt the beeswax and then add the almond oil, stirring all the time. Then add the jojoba oil, carrot oil, and vitamin E, and stir again. Finally, mix in the 10 drops of your chosen essential oils taken from the list above, or you can lip care following these recommendations:
FOR DRY, CRACKED LIPS
- Geranium 5 drops
- Lavender 5 drops
FOR SORE LIPS
- Chamomile German 5 drops
- Calendula 5 drops
If you have a cold sore around the lips, make up the following synergistic blend and add 20 drops to the lip gloss base, and use three times per day. Alternatively, dip a cotton ball into water, put p drop of the synergistic blend onto it and apply it directly to the cold sore once a day:
- Geranium 8 drops
- Lemon 3 drops
- Chamomile German 6 drops
- Tea tree 8 drops
- Lavender 5 drops
Mixed together in these proportions
Wish you always healthy and happy in life.
The article is for reference only and is not a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment.
Sources: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF ESSENTIAL OILS & AROMATHERAPY – Valerie Ann Worwood