Lip Lickers Wildcrafted Lip Balm
Featuring Hempseed oil & Raw Shea Butter with their nourishing skincare benefits, plus wildcrafted Summer Botanicals (St John's Wort, Self Heal, Yarrow, Plantain). This is a nourishing & moisturising Lip Balm, with each herb touting many healing properties, ideal for those suffering from dry or cracked lips.
Unlike the rest of your skin, your lips do not contain sebaceous glands (oil glands) to keep them moisturised and lubricated. Use lip balm to prevent drying & cracking & keep them kissably soft. Apply daily to protect your lips, prevent chapping & burning, & to keep well moisturised and luscious at all times.
Self Heal infused oil. Self Heal has anti bacterial, anti viral & astringent properties & has been used throughout history to treat wounds and heal the skin. It's renowned for tonifying & tightening tissues and speed healing which makes it great for dry or cracked lips. Many scientific studies have shown Prunella Vulgaris’s effect in treating Herpes & Cold Sores. Read the full article on Self Heal over on my blog articles.
Yarrow aka Soldier’s woundwort, referring to it's use by the Greek Hero Achilles, who would use Yarrow to treat soldiers wounds on the battlefields. You don't need to be that hardcore to love Yarrow, it's one of my favorite foraged first aid ingredients, known to stem the flow of bleeding and speed the healing of wounds. Yarrow contains antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties making this the perfect addition to any skin moisturiser, especially if you're suffering from cracked lips.
Plantain's nickname is 'green bandage', referring to it's excellent use as a first aid remedy for cuts and wounds. Given the shape of the leaves it can be wrapped onto the skin like a bandage. Plantain is used topically to soothe irritation & infection, to treat skin problems such as eczema and acne and to relieve itchiness and stinging sensation from bug bites and stinging nettles. Plantain is gentle, toning, soothing & moisturising. Plantain has blood clotting agents and the natural allantoin promotes cell regeneration whilst the natural silica aids tissue healing.
St Johns Wort has anti-inflammatory, analgesic (relieves pain), deep seated nervine effect, deadening nerve pain, eases arthritis pain, muscle pain & joint discomfort. Used to treat athletic injuries such as torn ligaments & muscles. Speeds the healing process of bruises by stimulating circulation of oxygenated blood to damaged cells, and also speed the healing of broken skin and burns.
Organic Hempseed Oil is a rich source of omega 3 & 6 known to nourish, pacify, revitalise & moisturise dry skin. Hempseed provides long lasting moisture, over time increasing your skin’s ability to retain moisture, ensuring luscious lips for longer! It’s naturally calming and the moisture combats the temporary discomfort of dry, chapped, windburnt or sunburnt lips.
Organic Shea Butter is deeply moisturising, penetrating deep into the skins layers whilst also forming a protective barrier, keeping moisture in and dryness from the elements out.
Organic Essential oils to prevent infection and encourage the skins own healing processes : Peppermint, Manuka, Bergamot, Lavender.
Raw Local Organic Beeswax gives a subtle, honey, sweet flavor whilst protecting the skin from damaging environmental factors.
Carefully hand blended in a small batch with raw local beeswax & organic oils this is a thick, rich balm. Just the right amount of ‘solidness’ will stop this balm from melting in your bag over summer, while still being smooth enough to gently spread onto your lips.
Packaged in a gorgeous reusable tin, totally plastic free. All of my skincare balms are created without the use of synthetic ingredients or chemical preservatives. They are hand blended in small batches, using homegrown, wild harvested & organic ingredients.
Please remember to store in a cool, dark place and use within 9-12 months.