Heals even the driest lips and cold sores too, great gift to your loved ones
Ingredients; Organic Unrefined Beeswax, Organic Unrefined Cocoa butter, Organic Unrefined Hempseed oil, Organic Peppermint Essential oil
Beeswax can be difficult to procure due to the nature of the product itself. To create an Beeswax, the bees that it is harvested from must only be allowed to feed on botanicals. This is accomplished by placing the apiaries on land, surrounded by several miles of either Organic or uncultivated botanicals. In addition to the setting of the colonies, beekeepers must use alternative methods for caring and cultivating their hives. Antibiotics, and chemical pesticides cannot be used to maintain them. Organic Beekeeping is a challenging, but rewarding industry. When requirements are met, the result is a pure, natural beeswax, free of chemical and pesticide residue
Cocoa butter has been called the ultimate moisturizer, and has been used to keep skin soft and supple for centuries. It is one of the most stable, highly concentrated natural fats known, and melts at body temperature so that it is readily absorbed into the skin. Cocoa butter is often recommended for treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. When applied topically, it creates a barrier between sensitive skin and the environment and also helps retain moisture.
Hemp Seed Oil: The Green Gold Mine of Essential Fatty Acids
For thousands of years the Cannabis plant has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes throughout the world. Hemp has been used in China since 4,000 B.C.
Hemp has innumerable uses: rope, twine, cloth, paper, food, medicine, oil, and more. There has been a resurgence in interest in this beneficial plant which has only recently been allowed to flourish in North America, without the interference of politically repressive forces.
Industrial hemp, unlike its counterpart marijuana, is extremely low in THC. There is a microscopic amount that is legally allowed as a residue in hemp seed oil in Canada which is 10 p.p.m.(parts per million)(u/g). This minuscule amount has no psychoactive effect.
When the seed of the hemp plant are cold-pressed, it yields an oil that has a delicious and remarkable sweet nutty taste that is appreciated by both gourmet and health minded folks alike.
Not only does hemp seed oil taste good, but it is a green gold-mine of the health enhancing omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids (LA, LNA) and GLA.
Organic hemp seed oil, is considered to be the #1 nutritional oil for health, because it has the highest and most complete profile of essential fatty acids (EFA's, good healthy fats). First cold-pressed organic hemp seed oil is Nature's own healthy blend of omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids. And unlike most flax seed oil, hemp seed oil does not go rancid quickly.
Here is what the experts say about hemp seed oil:
It has the ideal ratio ( 3:1 ) of omega 6 to omega 3 essential fatty acids.
Hemp seed oil is the highest oil in essential fatty acids: 75-80% total EFAs.
"An edible oil with superior nutritional and therapeutic properties"...Dr. Andrew Weil.
Hemp seed oil should always be used raw, uncooked. Hemp seed oil can be used in all of your favorite healthy recipes that do not involve cooking: for example: salad dressings, dips, pesto, hummous, guacamole, shakes, smoothies. Or hemp seed oil can be taken directly: 1 or 2 Tablespoons per day as a nutritional supplement of health supporting essential fatty acids.
Dangers of Petroleum Lip Balm
Petroleum-based products offer a sense a false hydration and can lead to irritation. This cheap ingredient is still found in cosmetic preparations however should be avoided as it is highly comedogenic. Users tend to get breakouts and/or blackheads around the lips when they use products containing mineral oil. So why do many lip products contain these ingredients? For one, they are cheap to obtain. Most people aren't aware of the drawbacks. Check the ingredient list of your favorite lip product. If it contains petroleum jelly, petrolatum, or mineral oil, consider tossing it for a healthier alternative