This nourishing and restorative lip balm is made with calendula-infused sunflower oil , organic raw rosehop oil, bergamot essential oil, local beeswax and vitamin E in a 15ml glass jar with an aluminium lid. This little tub of sunshine is incredibly soothing and nourishing for dry chapped lips. It glides onto the lips, softening and hydrating whilst creating a protective barrier from the elements. After applying the lip balm you could even add a little sugar to the lips to very gently exfoliate any dry skin away.
Each lip balm is handmade by Salix Moon Apothecary in Essex with ingredients especially chosen for their healing qualities:
This wonderful herb has been macerated in Sunflower oil for many weeks to extract its healing and soothing properties. Calendula officinalis, commonly known as pot marigold, is considered a mainstay in herbal medicine for the treatment of inflammation, to speed skin repair and as an antiseptic. Calendula's powers aren’t just folklore. It contains an array of constituents that work together to create a potent healing remedy, one being salicylic acid, which is an anti-inflammatory that encourages tissue repair. You will often find this magical herb in lip care products due to these gentle yet potent restorative properties.
Rosehip benefits ~
Nicknamed the liquid gold of skincare. Rosehip seed oil is widely known for its anti-aging properties as it has been clinically tested and shown to help minimise the appearance of scars and fine lines. Rosehip seed oil is high in Retinoic acid, a pro-vitamin A, which your body turns into retinol, which is widely known for it's highly powerful skin renewal properties. This magical oil is very moisturising, light, non-greasy and full of antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids that help to heal, nourish and protect the lips, making it a perfect ally for soothing dry chapped lips.
Sunflower benefits ~
Lovely, light sunflower seed oil has excellent emollient properties that help lips retain their moisture. It is high in Retinoic acid and Vitamin E (the highest amount on vitamin E than any other oil!), both these constituents act as anti-oxidants and help to regenerate damaged skin cells. Sunflower oil is high in omega-6 (linoleic) fatty acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties that promote healing and aid redness.
Bergamot is a beautiful citrusy fragrance with a distinctive spicy-floral quality, it is what gives Earl Grey tea it's unique botanical taste. In aromatherapy Bergamot is used for it's relaxing and soothing properties, helping to relieve stress and an anxious mind.
The beeswax in this lip balm is unrefined and sourced locally, in Essex. Beeswax is a byproduct and when sourced locally it has a smaller carbon footprint than a lot of vegan waxes. All beeswax is sourced from local 'beecentric' beekeepers, that love and care for their bees and put them first. Beeswax is naturally antibacterial and creates a protective barrier on the skin which in turn helps aid skin repair.
Some oils and herbs are not advised to take when pregnant. Please contact your doctor, midwife or medical herbalist when considering which natural products are suitable. If you have very sensitive skin we would recommend doing a patch test first. If irritation occurs discontinue use.
Store in a cool dark place, this lip balm should be used within 6 months once it has been opened.
Bergamot lip balm
Rosehip oil, Calendula oil, Beeswax, Vitamin E, bergamot essential oil.