Using Fresh Mint to Make Lip Balms & Salve (3 Recipes)

Using Fresh Mint to Make Lip Balm & Salve

Last week, I shared 12 ways to use up an abundance of Lemon Balm. Today, I’m going to highlight its equally prolific cousin: Mint. Though it attracts beneficial insects and has many practical uses for home and health, mint can quickly become unruly in the garden. Be sure to plant it in an out of the way spot or a container to help keep it reigned in a bit. Besides common peppermint or spearmint, you … Continue reading

Cocoa Honey Lip Balm Recipe

Cocoa Honey Lip Balm Recipe

This is a fun lip balm that I originally made up to go with my Halloween costume (I was a honeybee!) The plan was to carry a little basket of them to hand out as “treats” at the Halloween party I was heading to. The reality is that I’m such a scatter-brain that I left them sitting on my kitchen counter! Oops! This cocoa honey lip balm isn’t overtly chocolatey or honey tasting (because heavily … Continue reading

Coconut-Mango Butter Lip Balm

Coconut Mango Butter Lip Balm

This lip balm is ideal for active people who spend a lot of time outdoors. Mango butter offers a small amount of protection from UV radiation while the jojoba and coconut oils moisturize dry, chapped lips. Calendula is famous for its skin-soothing properties and castor oil tops everything off, lending a soft glossy shine and sealing in all of the healing goodness.   Coconut Mango Butter Lip Balm 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon mango … Continue reading