Kiss Your Dry Lips Goodbye: The Soothing Power of Lavender Lip Care

5 DIY Lavender Lip Care Recipes Lavender is a great soother for skin and especially sunburn.  It will help treat wounds and skin problems like eczema and insect bites.  It does wonders for the nervous system, insomnia, headaches, irritability.  It is anti-inflammatory and sedative. Lavender is non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing. Lavender in lip care products can help the lips in many ways: Soothing and Calming – Lavender is great for soothing irritated, chapped, red, swollen, or dry lips as it has anti-inflammatory properties.  It is also soothing, calming, and relaxing for the nervous system. Antimicrobial and Antiseptic – These properties are useful in protecting lips from bacterial and fungal infections such as issues like cold sores or angular cheilitis. Moisturizing – Lavender will help keep your lips hydrated.  It will also help dryness and flakiness Healing – Lavender is well known for its wound healing abilities.  This includes helping to promote the regeneration of new skin cells to aid in the healing of dry or chapped lips. Antioxidant – Lavender contains many antioxidants which can help protect the skin from free radicals. Try these blends in your lip care recipes: Lavender and shea butter make a good combination.  Shea butter is an emollient and moisturizer that works well with lavender’s soothing properties. Aloe vera is cooling, soothing and anti-inflammatory and will work well with lavender to calm and hydrate irritated lips. Coconut oil is moisturizing and antimicrobial and will compliment lavender well.  It promotes healing and helps to protect lips from damage done by the environment. Rosehip seed oil which is known for containing vitamins C and E provides antioxidant protection and helps skin regeneration which works well with lavender’s healing abilities. Honey also pairs well with lavender.  It is a natural humectant with anti-microbial and healing properties Beeswax provides a protective barrier when used in skincare products. When paired with lavender oil, the two create a smooth and long-lasting texture. Honey Lavender Lip Balm Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon shea butter 1 teaspoon honey 5-7 drops lavender essential oil 2 teaspoons beeswax Directions: Melt coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax in a double boiler. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the honey until it is blended well. Add lavender essential oil. Pour mixture into small containers or use a pipette to put it into lip balm tubes. Lip Scrubs Lip scrubs are made up of an exfoliant, and moisturizer, and other ingredients for their benefits. Exfoliants you can use: Sugar (white or brown), Salt (fine sea salt or Himalayan Sea Salt), Coffee grounds, or baking soda. Moisturizers hydrate lips after exfoliation. Some moisturizers you can use include coconut oil, olive oil, honey, shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, or almond oil. You might also like to include ingredients like vitamin E, oatmeal, essential oils, cinnamon, or dried flower petals. Lavender Lip Scrub If you don’t have lavender buds, use the essential oil or vice versa. Feel free to use both. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (white or brown) 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds, finely ground 2-3 drops lavender essential oil Directions: Grind up the lavender buds using a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle. In a small bowl, mix the coconut oil and honey. Then add the essential oils if you are using them. Stir in the sugar and then the lavender. Store in jars with lids in a cool dark place. It should last for several weeks. Lavender Lip Mask A lip mask is similar to a face mask but for your lips. It is thick and an intensive treatment. Most of the time they are put on before bed and left on overnight. This allows the ingredients to have time to penetrate and hydrate your lips thoroughly. Lavender Honey Lip Mask Ingredients: 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon coconut oil 2 drops lavender essential oil Directions: In a small bowl mix coconut oil and honey. Then add lavender and mix well. Apply plenty of mask to you lips and leave on overnight (or at least 10 to 15 minutes if you don’t want to do it overnight). Rinse with water and apply lip balm. Aloe Lavender Lip Mask Ingredients: 1 teaspoon aloe 1 teaspoon coconut oil 2 drops lavender essential oil Directions: In a small bowl mix aloe and honey. Then add lavender and mix well. Apply plenty of mask to you lips and leave on overnight (or at least 10 to 15 minutes if you don’t want to do it overnight). Rinse with water and apply

Kiss Your Dry Lips Goodbye: The Soothing Power of Lavender Lip Care

Lavender is a great soother for skin and especially sunburn.  It will help treat wounds and skin problems like eczema and insect bites.  It does wonders for the nervous system, insomnia, headaches, irritability.  It is anti-inflammatory and sedative. Lavender is non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing.

Lavender in lip care products can help the lips in many ways:

  • Soothing and Calming – Lavender is great for soothing irritated, chapped, red, swollen, or dry lips as it has anti-inflammatory properties.  It is also soothing, calming, and relaxing for the nervous system.
  • Antimicrobial and Antiseptic – These properties are useful in protecting lips from bacterial and fungal infections such as issues like cold sores or angular cheilitis.
  • Moisturizing – Lavender will help keep your lips hydrated.  It will also help dryness and flakiness
  • Healing – Lavender is well known for its wound healing abilities.  This includes helping to promote the regeneration of new skin cells to aid in the healing of dry or chapped lips.
  • Antioxidant – Lavender contains many antioxidants which can help protect the skin from free radicals.

Try these blends in your lip care recipes:

Lavender and shea butter make a good combination.  Shea butter is an emollient and moisturizer that works well with lavender’s soothing properties.

Aloe vera is cooling, soothing and anti-inflammatory and will work well with lavender to calm and hydrate irritated lips.

Coconut oil is moisturizing and antimicrobial and will compliment lavender well.  It promotes healing and helps to protect lips from damage done by the environment.

Rosehip seed oil which is known for containing vitamins C and E provides antioxidant protection and helps skin regeneration which works well with lavender’s healing abilities.

Honey also pairs well with lavender.  It is a natural humectant with anti-microbial and healing properties

Beeswax provides a protective barrier when used in skincare products. When paired with lavender oil, the two create a smooth and long-lasting texture.

Honey Lavender Lip Balm

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 5-7 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons beeswax

Directions:

Melt coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax in a double boiler.

Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the honey until it is blended well.

Add lavender essential oil.

Pour mixture into small containers or use a pipette to put it into lip balm tubes.

Lip Scrubs

Lip scrubs are made up of an exfoliant, and moisturizer, and other ingredients for their benefits. Exfoliants you can use: Sugar (white or brown), Salt (fine sea salt or Himalayan Sea Salt), Coffee grounds, or baking soda. Moisturizers hydrate lips after exfoliation. Some moisturizers you can use include coconut oil, olive oil, honey, shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, or almond oil. You might also like to include ingredients like vitamin E, oatmeal, essential oils, cinnamon, or dried flower petals.

Lavender Lip Scrub

If you don’t have lavender buds, use the essential oil or vice versa. Feel free to use both.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (white or brown)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds, finely ground
  • 2-3 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

Grind up the lavender buds using a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle.

In a small bowl, mix the coconut oil and honey. Then add the essential oils if you are using them.

Stir in the sugar and then the lavender.

Store in jars with lids in a cool dark place. It should last for several weeks.

Lavender Lip Mask

A lip mask is similar to a face mask but for your lips. It is thick and an intensive treatment. Most of the time they are put on before bed and left on overnight. This allows the ingredients to have time to penetrate and hydrate your lips thoroughly.

Lavender Honey Lip Mask

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon coconut oil

2 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

In a small bowl mix coconut oil and honey. Then add lavender and mix well. Apply plenty of mask to you lips and leave on overnight (or at least 10 to 15 minutes if you don’t want to do it overnight). Rinse with water and apply lip balm.

Aloe Lavender Lip Mask

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon aloe

1 teaspoon coconut oil

2 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

In a small bowl mix aloe and honey. Then add lavender and mix well. Apply plenty of mask to you lips and leave on overnight (or at least 10 to 15 minutes if you don’t want to do it overnight). Rinse with water and apply lip balm.

Lavender Lip Gloss

Ingredients:

1 10 ml roller ball

olive oil

rosehip seed oil

castor oil

vitamin E oil

lavender buds or 1 or 2 drops lavender essential oil

Directions: Add lavender buds or lavender essential oil to your roller ball. Add in a drop or two of vitamin E oil. Then pour in the biggest amount of olive oil, then castor oil, and then rosehip seed oil. Put on the roller ball and enjoy.

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