HOMEMADE POMEGRANATE LIP BALM
This Homemade Pomegranate Lip Balm recipe is wonderful. Rather than putting toxic chemicals onto your skin and mouth, try this recipe!
It provides nourishment and hydration for dry, cracked lips without the negative side effects.
Pomegranates are an amazing fruit that can help you attain younger-looking, healthier skin, because they are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins K and C, potassium, copper, zinc and iron. They can help to prevent premature aging and keep our complexions smooth and radiant.
They help hydrate dry skin, and when compared to green tea, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ellen Marmur says pomegranate juice is actually better at getting the job done. It is also a great plant-derived source of vitamin C, which studies have shown can decrease skin roughness when applied topically. To get the best results when using pomegranate topically, dermatologist/author Dr. Debra Jaliman suggests using pomegranate seed oil, as studies have shown it to promote regeneration of epidermis.
Beyond hydration, pomegranates combat inflammation, and protects against the sun and environment. Overexposure to harmful UV rays and pollution causes oxidative damage to skin cells, and can increase one’s risk of developing wrinkles, age spots, sunburn and even cancer. The antioxidants (polyphenols) found in pomegranates help to protect us from such oxidative stress.
Finally, pomegranates stimulate collagen production to naturally protect us from sagging skin as we grow older. Pomegranates are full of ellagic acid, an antioxidant that has shown promising results in reducing collagen breakdown. Pomegranates actually help plump up skin and boost your blood supply.
- 7 Drops Pomegranate Oil
- 1 Tsp Coconut Oil
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp Bees Wax
- 1 Tsp Pure Raw Honey
- Lip Balm Containers
In a small pan over medium/low heat, melt beeswax, coconut oil, and olive oil.
Use chopstick or other small, long stick to stir.
Remove from heat, add honey and pomegranate oil.
Whisk well with chopstick and try to distribute oil throughout the mixture
Pour quickly into tins or jars.
Let cool until hardened.