My lip balm will always have a special place in my heart because it was the first product I learned to make. I remember spending hours in my kitchen over several months trying to come up with the perfect formula. Several times I went back to the drawing board and started all over. But it was worth it because I finally arrived at something that I am proud to put Nutrify’s name on. I will continue to perfect my classic recipe, and even add some new ones down the road.
I have already began to plan my next lip balm, and it’s for all you coffee lovers out there. It will be made from pure coffee butter (which smells HEAVENLY by the way) and cocoa butter. I’ve got some pretty high expectations for this one. Stay posted!
Why moisturize the lips?
So why do we want to moisturize our lips (other than the fact that if we don’t, it feels awful)? The skin on the lips is very thin and is very close to your blood supply, which is why our lips appear pink or red. Our lips don’t contain oil glands, so they don’t produce their own oil like the rest of our skin does. As a result, lips tend to become dehydrated, chapped, and may even bleed, especially in a dry and hot climate or in the winter time. In addition to drinking plenty of water, we all need a good lip moisturizer. The ingredients used in my lip balms are designed to work together to deeply moisturize your lips. Not only will it make your lips smooth and silky, but it will help maintain healthy lips.
ALERT! Don’t be fooled..
Most lip balms on the market contain petrolatum, a cheap petroleum byproduct. That in itself doesn’t sound too great. But it gets much worse. Studies have confirmed that this ingredient has been linked to cancer. Even though we apply a small amount daily, much of it gets ingested and/or absorbed into the bloodstream through the lips, and that can add up over time. Lip balms containing petrolatum will provide temporary relief, but will eventually dry out the lips, which just tricks you into applying more! It feels good while being applied, so it is easy to be fooled. Most people are not aware of the major drawbacks. Also, be on the watch for parabens in your lip balm. These are harmful preservatives that have been shown to cause hormone disruption and cancer.
Keep lots of lip balms around your home and work. When you need some, you don’t want to go hunting for your only tube. Apply to the lips to your desired consistency. Apply as often as you need throughout the day. It is recommended to apply before going to bed to keep your lips moisturized while you are catching some z’s!
For extra dry lips:
For extra dry lips, I strongly recommend exfoliating your lips first to get rid of the dry, dead skin so that the skin underneath can be properly moisturized and begin to heal. Take it from experience, this will help TREMENDOUSLY and make your lips feel better than they have every felt. Right after exfoliating, apply some of Nutrify’s lip balm and keep applying regularly. Exfoliate every couple days as needed. Once your lips have been exfoliated and you apply balm regularly, you can say goodbye to rough, cracked, dry lips. For further benefits of exfoliation, read a little about it in my sugar scrub section. Stay tuned for my lip exfoliating sugar scrub!
- Not for consumption (though all ingredients are edible and it is ok if a little gets in your mouth. There are no toxic chemicals).
- Please consult your physician before using any products containing pure essential oils if you are pregnant or nursing.
- If you have a nut allergy, please note that some of the oils used in these lip balms are derived from nuts and seeds. If allergy is suspected, please do a patch test be sure of any allergic reactions. Custom made lip balms can be ordered to your preference.
- Discontinue use immediately if you experience a negative or undesired skin reaction.
I try to get my products to you as fast as possible, but because my products are made fresh for every order, please allow 2-3 business days after payment is received for your product to be shipped. Local pickup or delivery is available!
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