Winter lip balm (with chamomile)

Jul 13 2019 1 Comment Tags: salve

I've been making my lip balms with macadamia oil and beeswax (peppermint, lavender and honey flavours), but in winter, they just aren't strong enough!  I get really dry and sore lips in winter, so I need a heavier soothing lip balm for cold and windy weather.

eight acres: winter lip balm

I decided to try this recipe from The Nerdy Farmwife for a soothing chamomile lip balm.  It uses chamomile infused oil (I used olive oil) and castor oil (which is heavier than macadamia oil) and peppermint essential oil.  The chamomile is soothing, while the peppermint gives you a nice tingle like Blistex.  I have been trying to grow chamomile, but no luck so far, so I used dried chamomile (actually it was pure chamomile tea from Tea2).

Making an infused oil is very easy.  Just put your herbs in a jar of oil and leave them for a few weeks, then strain out the herbs.  For my herbal salve I use comfrey, chickweed and calendula petals.  Other herbs that are good for skin include borage, yarrow, gotu kola, violet and lemon balm. 

eight acres: winter lip balm

eight acres: winter lip balm

What do you think?  Do you need a stronger lip balm in winter?


You can read more about growing and using chamomile here.


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  • Liz, I have never thought of infusing my gotu kola. I must give that a try. My violets haven’t grown too well this year otherwise I would add them as well. Yes, the wind this winter has certainly been causing dry skin.

    Chel on

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