Paleo Recipes - Lip Balm Recipe - Natural Body Products 

Paleo recipes don't just have to stop at food. Our tinted lip balm recipe is the first in a collection of natural body products that you can make at home.

Home made natural body products can really enhance your paleo / gluten free life style. There are so many nasty ingredients hidden away in cosmetics, that to happily slather them on your skin whilst eating a clean diet seems, well, a little counter productive shall we say?

Paleo recipes don't just have to be for food, this lip balm recipe is the first in a collection of natural body products from CreativelyPaleo.com

The skin is a living, breathing organ; 60% of what you put on your skin is absorbed directly into your organs and blood stream! That's a pretty sobering thought isn't it?

Paleo Recipes Lip Balm - Nutritional Info

Paleo recipes don't just have to be for food, this lip balm recipe is the first in a collection of natural body products from CreativelyPaleo.com

Nutritional info for a body product? Well why not? As we said, 60% of what you put on your skin goes straight into your blood stream and organs, so it's helpful to know what benefits the ingredients can have.

Cocoa butter is very rich in antioxidants and is reported to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Being high in fatty acids it helps to hydrate the skin - which is great for dry lips!

Beeswax is excellent for keeping moisture locked in, and because of its germicidal properties, it is a popular ingredient in healing balms and salves.

Manuka honey is just wonderful! It adds a delicious sweetness to the lip balm, as well as offering added hydration and anti bacteria properties.

Making your own natural body products means you have ultimate control and can help you live a truly gluten free life style, as well as providing a lot of pleasure from the creative act AND they make fabulous, thoughtful gifts.

Paleo Recipes Tinted Lip Balm - Ingredients makes approx 25g

These ingredients are for a chocolate turkish delight flavoured lip balm, but follow the suggested alterations below for the flavour combination of your choice.

  • 5 blackberries - the juice offers a nice, light, understated pinky tint
  • 1/2 tbsp grated beeswax
  • 1 tbsp cocoa butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp manuka honey
  • 2-3 drops rose essential oil
  • 1/4 tsp raw cacao butter

If you want an untinted lip balm omit the blackberry juice.

Change the flavour by adding an essential oil of choice (or a natural food flavouring)

If you don't want a chocolately hint to the lip balm, omit the raw cacao butter and replace with extra cocoa butter

Instructions 

  1. Gently heat the blackberries to help them give up more juice, squashing carefully with a fork - I say carefully as I discovered that blackberry juice hurts when your eye takes a direct hit from over enthusiastic squashing!
  2. Sieve the blackberries and measure out 1 tsp of the juice.
  3. Place the blackberry juice, beewax, cocoa butter, coconut oil and raw cacao butter if using, into a glass bowl.
  4. Place the glass bowl over a pan of hot water and gently heat until the oils have all melted.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir through the honey.
  6. Whisk well and leave to cool for 5 - 10 minutes.
  7. Add in the essential oil and whisk thoroughly - don't worry if the oils look not to be combining, they will as the balm cools.
  8. When the lipbalm has started to set around the edges, give it another good whisk, otherwise the colour will all stay in the middle of the balm.
  9. Carefully spoon into a small jar and leave to set for several hours.
  10. A little goes a long way - unless like me you can't resist licking it!

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