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