Thursday, February 24, 2011

Healing Lip Balm

Here is the lip balm I have been raving about and Barbara's story on how it came to be.

" Every winter, my son gets dry, chapped lips and cold sores. There are about a million different lip balms out there and I think we may have tried most of them. Forget petroleum products, they're just horrible in so many ways. The 'waxy' natural ones are too stiff and painful to put on. The natural butter and oil ones are good, but they didn't actually heal the cold sores, just kept them from getting worse. So it was time for research and experimentation.

So I started with unrefined Shea Butter, with it's whole host of amazing benefits for the skin. Full of vitamins A, E and F, it keeps skin clear and healthy while rejuvenating and healing. The high fat content makes it penetrate deeply into your skin. It has a high level of cinnamic acid, which offers some natural sunscreen protection. It is also an anti-inflammatory, which helps reduce the pain and size of cold sores.
For texture and healing properties, add beeswax. It is a natural emollient, so it helps to soothe dryness and chapping. Beeswax locks in moisture, fosters cell health and protects skin from damaging environmental factors. It is also a naturally nourishing moisturizer as well as being anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic and a germicidal antioxidant.
Most lip balms are made with almond oil, avocado oil, etc. They certainly have their benefits, but Hemp Seed Oil is the champion of skin care. It is a perfectly balanced oil containing 80% of the essential fatty acids required by skin to maintain its integrity and function. It can slow the affects of aging and minimize wrinkles by delivering the necessary nutrients and fatty acids directly to the skin. It also contains vitamin E and carotene anti-oxidants to help avoid damage and speed healing of damaged skin.
Tea Tree Oil is one of the most potent natural antibiotic and antiseptics. Terpenes and other phytochemicals in Tea Tree Oil are powerful antiseptics, antivirals and antifungals that are readily absorbed into the skin.
Voila, a lip balm that soothes chapped lips, helps prevent and heal cold sores and can help prevent wrinkles. For the first time, my son has gone through this winter (a particularly harsh, cold one no less) without a single cold sore.
This is a .15 ounce tube. This item will be sent in a padded envelope. "

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