Natural >Lip Balms for Luscious Lips in Winter

By | December 17th, 2017|Categories: Recipes with oils, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Lip Balms

I always carry lip balms with me but their effects never seem to last.

Now we have winter upon us and we are heating our houses the air can become very dry and lips become chapped.

I couldn’t ever imagine how making my own lip balms could be so easy.

If you love lip balms learning a great lip balm recipe can be a game changer.

Home made lip balms can be very purse friendly and now I make a whole batch to last.

If you love lip balms learning a great lip balm recipe can be a game changer.

Home-made lip balms can be very purse friendly and now I make a whole batch to last.

 

  1. Here’s my basic formula

  • I ordered a pack of 25 empty lip balm tubes (http://amzn.to/2ymPXdo )

  • I bought a tiny stainless steel funnel. Easier than a plastic funnel. You can remover any solid balm with a tooth pick.

  • 6 tablespoons Organic coconut oil or Shea butter.
  • 2 tablespoons Beeswax granules http://amzn.to/2Amk3zu

  • 30 Drops of our favourite essential oil.

  • I find it helpful to have a lip balm tray to hold up the tubes whilst the liquid sets.

  • Here’s where I buy mine from: http://bit.ly/2k719F3

    1. Simple method.

You’ll need only 10 minutes, honestly!

Melt coconut oils in a double boiler or pan with a Pyrex dish inside over a medium heat, stirring frequently until all is melted. Quarter fill the pan with simmering water.

Add your favourite essential oils.

You can also add vitamin E oil.

Carefully and slowly pour a small amount into each tube. NB Mixture will harden rapidly.

Let it cool for about and hour then use as normal.

Any extra balm left use on your feet and elbows.

Leave the tubes lying around the house.

Looking for stocking fillers, teacher gifts or an easy way to pamper your lips?

      1. Which Carrier Oil should I Use?

Use your favourite or choose from

Coconut oil

Grapeseed.

Sweet almond

Apricot kernel

Jojoba

      1. Which Lip Balm for you?

Here are a few of my favourites.

Vanilla extract is divine and great for cracked lips.

  • Christmas lip balms with Orange and cinnamon essential oils or grapefruit and lime.

  • Vanilla, orange and lavender.

  • Peppermint and mandarin

Now there’s no end to how creative you can become.

The sky’s the limit with these lip balms.

Here’s to your beautiful plump, luscious lips during 2018.

As always please remember not all oils are created equal. I only use 100% therapeutic grade oils with active components and no fillers or chemicals.

DILUTE! DILUTE! DILUTE!

These oils are plant based medicine. Don’t misuse or abuse them.

Would love to hear which lip balm is your favourite.

Have fun!

Until next time. Judith 648 671 410 www.judithatkinson.com

 

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How Essential Oils Changed my Skincare Routine forever.

By | October 28th, 2017|Categories: Recipes with oils|Tags: , , , , , , |

How Essential Oils Changed my Skin Routine. 

Hello again! Now the searing heat of summer has gone and the slightly cooler autumn days and evening are with us I thought I would share some of my all natural facial lotions and potions that I make using essential oils.

Cold weather can bring misery with it especially as we age. 

 It is so easy to develop dry or cracked skin,

Learn to give your skin the love and nourishment craving by using natural skin care with Baobab oil.

DRY SKIN SALVE USING BAOBAB OIL

This simple but powerful dry skin recipe contains a blend of natural ingredients that not only relieve dry cracked skin, but also contains an energising blend of orange and ginger oils to soothe minor aches and pains.

A QUICK NOTE ABOUT OIL: BAOBAB

I chose to include this oil in my natural dry skin salve recipe for several reasons. Not only is this versatile African carrier oil famed for its emollient and moisturising skin care properties, but it’s also absorbed quickly by skin so there is no greasy after feel. Additionally, the presence of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids give baobab oil some beneficial anti-inflammatory properties and help to promote soft healthy skin.

INGREDIENTS:

1 oz.  Baobab 
.
5 oz. Shea nut oil
.5 oz.
  Beeswax
drops 5-fold orange essential oil
6 drops fresh ginger essential oil
1-2 drops 
vitamin E oiloptional

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP #1:

Weigh out the beeswax, Shea nut oil and Baobab oil. 

Combine in a double boiler or microwave in a Pyrex style bowl. 

Gently heat untill of the beeswax has melted. ( Don’t use full heat.)

STEP #2:

Remove from heat then, using a dropper add the vitamin E oil along with the orange and ginger essential oils. 

Stir well to combine, then pour into a 2 oz. amber or cobalt jar.

Once the salve hardens it’s ready to use. 

Simply apply to hands, feet and other areas of dry skin on your body. 

You can also apply this salve to chapped lips.

Essential Oil Lip Balm Recipe

There is much experimentation that you can do by mixing and blending until you find your favourite essential oil recipe for lips, I’ll share my favourite with you now so you can have a base from which to get started.

Lavender-Mint Lip Balm


Melt the carrier oils in a pan whilst carefully stirring.

tablespoons Beeswax


tablespoons Coconut Oil


tablespoons Shea Butter

Remove from heat and add:


15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil


15 drops Lavender Essential Oil

After stirring in oils, pour into lip balm containers or tins. Let cool.

Purchase your lip balm containers here.

Using the best essential oils for lips allows your body to make the most of the way your lips look, feel, and even taste.

 Best Essential Oil for Lip Balm

I choose Peppermint oil s it is one of the best oils for lips because of its cooling and soothing properties. 

It promotes healing, helps with fresh breath and helps fight against cold sores. 

 Peppermint oil also works to increase circulation. It may even make your lips look a little plumper and luscious.!!!!

Frankincense Wrinkle-reducing Face cream

Ingredients

1/4 cup Shea Butter
1/4 cup 
Organic coconut Oil
8-10 drops 
Frankincense Essential Oil
5-7 drops 
Lavender Essential Oil

Using a double boiler, melt shea butter and coconut oil together until liquid. Remove from heat and let cool for about 30 minutes.

Drop in and stir Frankincense and Lavender essential oils.

Start here: Wait for mix to partially solidify (you can even put it in the freezer for up to 20 minutes to speed the process). 

Then whip with your hand mixer until you achieve a butter-like consistency.

Store in a 4 oz mason style jar 

This should keep for 6-12 months in your bathroom cupboard.

You could also add in Vitamin E oil

DIY After Shave/Oil for Dry Skin

This oil mix is great for dry skin to help repair the skin, or used instead of aftershave. 

 8-10 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
8-10 Drops Bergamot Essential Oil
4 ml Jojoba Oil

You will need: an empty 5ml oil bottle.

Add first 8-10 drops of each Frankincense and Bergamot into an empty 5ml essential oil bottle. 

Then fill up with Jojoba oil.

Use daily, after shaving or instead of moisturising lotion. 

This mix is great especially in the mornings for the oil’s uplifting properties.

Bergamot has the fresh , sweet, citrus scent that is familiar to many as the flavouring in Earl Grey Tea.

 It is uplifting and relaxing.

Good for building confidence and enhancing your mood.

Tip: you can reuse an empty bottle of Frankincense or Bergamot or other empty essential oils bottle that will mix well with these two oils.

As you will see once you have purchased your basic carrier oils they are used for many natural potions and lotions for skin care and are quick and easy to produce. It makes them economical to produce and of course they are chemical free.

Enjoy experimenting and do let me know your favourite recipes.

Help make this a chemical free world. 

Share your ideas and comments in the box below.

Citronella Essential Oil Candles and Beeswax.

By | May 28th, 2017|Categories: Recipes with oils|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Citronella Essential Oil Candles and Beeswax.
Don’t Bug Me

Citronella Essential Oil cnadles made with beeswax with give you an enjoyable outdoors this summer.

With summer comes cookouts, BBQs and BUGS!!!!

What better way to keep them at bay than with some natural bug repellent beeswax candles? Quick and easy to make.

Use any combination of bug repelling essential oils, CITRONELLA, rosemary, lemon, peppermint, orange, lemongrass.

Any kind of jars you like. I use 4 oz. Jars as a preference.

Make a batch all in one go.

Light them and let them slowly burn so your friends, family and guests can enjoy the company instead of with the bugs.

These candles will instantly transform your patio or BBQ area into an enchanting fragrance- filled summer party time.

Here’s to a fun free summer staying naturally bug free.

Items you will need>:

#Wicks. I prefer cotton wicks. Some wicks contain toxins. I use no 2 size.

#100% filtered Beeswax. Paraffin wax gives off harmful toxins and artificial scents.

Beeswax purifies the air.

# Metal wick tabs. Some contain lead.

Chopsticks, tooth picks or pencils to steady the wicks in the jars,

A Pyrex type of dish or tin. DON’T USE YOUR BEST UTENSILS. Beeswax is not easy to remove.

A large pan that will take the bowl or tin inside

Oven parchment paper to place the jars on.

A selection of jars.

#If you have no local source then PayPal or Amazon have what you need.

METHOD

  • Measure the length of wicks. About 1and half times the height of your jar. Make a small knot at one end.

Thread the wick through the wick holder.

Dunk the wick in melted wax.

This helps it adhere to the CENTRE bottom of the jar.

NB. Wax is hot!!!!!!. Watch fingers.

Push wick down onto bottom of jar.

  • Add water to large pan.

Put wax into bowl or can and place in the large pan of water.

Melt wax over a LOW heat. ( 30 mins)

NB. Always have a lid close at hand in case wax becomes over heated.

DON’T heat to boiling point!!!!!!

  • Whilst wax is melting place the jars in the lowest heat in the oven. This helps stop the wax cooling too quickly and then cracking the candle.

Once wax has melted turn off the oven and remove jars carefully.

Place on a tray covered with the parchment paper.

  • Next add the CITRONELLA and other oils to the melted beeswax and pour carefully into a glass measuring jar. (Not your best.) for easy pouring.

THIS WAX IS HOT!

Pour wax carefully into the jars. Leave about and 1inch ( from top of jar.

  • Prop wick up straight between 2 chops sticks ( or similar).

Dunk wick in oil to help adhere to supports.

Put candles back in oven. Switched off. To allow them to cool down slowly and avoid any cracking.

  • Let them sit for 12-24 hours.

  • Trim the wicks to about 1 inch ( about 20mm )above the wax, BELOW top of jar.

4oz jars are easy to light with a match.

These make great gifts!

Was this your first time making candles?

How did they work out?

Share your hints and tips.