Over 25 years ago I began my foray into the world of herbal medicine. One of the easiest ways I saw to step into this vast learning process was to use the herbs topically to observe all their benefits with a minimum risk of harm. The very first recipe that I made was for a healing salve (I talk all about THAT story on the blog) that summoned many of the plant friends I still use today. My second experiment to try was a simple lip balm using carrier oils with macerated herbs. This original recipe has evolved into the luxurious DHB lip balm that we sell today, but the archetype was wonderful in its simplicity as well.
The oils we use in the DHB products have been sourced for the highest quality and are all organic. I have restructured the formula in many ways, but this final product provides a gorgeous look for your lips that I believe has the smoothest and longest-lasting effect with the ability to heal the most cracked and dried skin.
Take a look below at the ingredients we use to formulate this lovely balm:
- Jojoba oil: It is anti-inflammatory and has been proven to be effective in slowing the process of aging skin, healing wounds, and treating skin infections.
- Camellia oil: By building type 1 collagen, camellia oil reduces wrinkles and has anti-inflammatory properties. It absorbs into the skin easily to sink deeply into the dermis.
- Baobab oil: Traditionally used in Africa for skin elasticity and moisture retention, recent research studies show high fatty acid concentrations and effective hydrating and moisturizing effects.
- Avocado oil: Has profound wound-healing effects and has a slower absorption rate for a longer-lasting effect.
- Tucuma butter: Although recent research is scarce, tucuma butter has traditionally been used for intense hydration of the skin and hair.
- Mango butter: Has the ability to protect and repair skin. It is a soft butter that gives the balm its supple effect.
- Cupuacu butter: Is known as a “super moisturizer” because it can absorb over 400% of its weight in water, making it excellent for keeping the skin soft and moist.
So, go ahead and grab some lovely lip balm today … your lips will thank you!