London – bad weather, Mary Poppins and chapped lips! I moved to London recently and I barely cope with the humid weather. You can experience four seasons in one day and this is bad for my sensitive skin. As a matter of fact, I have static hair, parched skin and those cracked lips are killing me. I have mouth sores which don’t seem to heal very soon.
After calling my mother to share some of my London experiences, I start complaining about the weather and my skin and hair. So, she recommended preparing my own lip balm to nourish my cracked lips. In regards to my hair, well, that’s another story I’ll share with you later.
Now, I would proudly share my lip balm recipe to treat cracked and dry lips.
So, you need some ingredients first:
- 1 tablespoon of chopped beeswax
- 3 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey
Then, you will need some utensils:
A small stainless-steel or Pyrex pot you can dedicate to melting the wax
A small wooden spoon for stirring
A small glass jar or other container such a new or recycled lip-balm tube
Now, let’s see how we prepare this lip balm:
1. Melt the beeswax with the oil over a low heat or in a double boiler.
As soon as the wax has melted, remove the pot from the heat and whisk in the honey. Pour into a container and let set until it’s hardened.
2. If the solidified mixture feels too firm, remelt and whisk in a little more oil. If you want a firmer product (e.g., one that will fill and push out from a lip-balm tube, add a bit more beeswax). The process of remelting takes only a few seconds, so you won’t mind the work of getting it right.
By the way, this natural lip balm works very well for chapped hands and cuticles. So, you can prepare a bigger amount by doubling the quantities.