Homemade herbal lip balms forum: Welcome to the makingherballipbalms forum!

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ImageSundownr
Feb 7, 2010 11:28 PM CST
Name: Bev Walker
SW Virginia
Backyard dictator
Here is the makingherballipbalms forum.
Imagekathy_ann
Feb 8, 2010 12:05 PM CST
Name: Kathryn Algood
Judsonia, Arkansas
I do make lipbalms but there's not any herbs in them.

I love them. do you make lipbalms? what kind of herbs do you use in yours.
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ImageSundownr
Feb 8, 2010 3:19 PM CST
Name: Bev Walker
SW Virginia
Backyard dictator
I have made lip balms with powdered mint leaves which turn out very pretty. The trick is to not use too many botanicals for things that won't be used up quickly, although, I had a "Bevstick" full of spearmint that lasted a year until I finally finished with it. Also, an oil infusion from certain healing herbs works well for the oil portion of the lip balms (calendula, St John's wort, plantain, etc.).

You can also make booboo balms (hard healing salves) and put them in the lip balm tubes... especially good for insect bites and minor injuries to carry in your pocket/purse.

I am hoping to post more detailed info in Cubits once the Blog function is up and running.
ImageRoadrunner
Feb 8, 2010 4:46 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

My lower lip peels all the time...with or without lipstick...what would you recommend? Jo
ImageSundownr
Feb 8, 2010 6:02 PM CST
Name: Bev Walker
SW Virginia
Backyard dictator
Jo, Do you smoke? That used to be my problem with peeling bottom lip, and coffee didn't help.

There are many herbs you could use, but look for one that has healing properties, antimicrobial, antibiotic, and/or anti-fungal, and is easy for you to come by. I use a lot of calendula, plantain, and/or St John's wort oil. They can be made by infusing the herb and olive oil, or try coconut oil; keep below 110 degrees for a couple weeks; strain out the herbs.

Use the oil as is or use any lip balm recipe and substitute your healing herb oils for whatever is called for in the formula.
ImageRoadrunner
Feb 8, 2010 9:15 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Haven't smoked in about 7 years...drink tea instead of coffee...but will check out your suggestions. Jo I tip my hat to you.
Imagekathy_ann
Feb 8, 2010 9:16 PM CST
Name: Kathryn Algood
Judsonia, Arkansas
My husband has excema bad and the only thing that helps him is virgin coconut oil, he put it on his face where it breaks out and it keeps it from breaking out, and makes him smell good too LOL I bet coconut oil would helpyour lips too
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ImageSundownr
Feb 8, 2010 9:36 PM CST
Name: Bev Walker
SW Virginia
Backyard dictator
I use coconut oil in all my creams, balms, and oils, then use it to cook with, too. I love the stuff!
ImageRoadrunner
Feb 9, 2010 10:14 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Where do I find it? Ears perked up!
ImageSundownr
Feb 9, 2010 10:38 PM CST
Name: Bev Walker
SW Virginia
Backyard dictator
Hi Jo,
I get my coconut oil at Walmart for about $4-5 a 32oz container. It's LouAna label located with the shortening. It's not the best kind, not virgin, and I'm sure it has been processed to death, but it's cheap and it works for me, for now. It has no odor or taste. I bought some of the "good" virgin coconut oil (pricey), but have not had a chance to use it, or compare it to the LouAna brand yet.

Hope you can find it at your local Wally's,
Bev
ImageRoadrunner
Feb 9, 2010 10:56 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Thanks...I haven't been to WW in weeks....Jo

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