- Beeswax Pastilles – 1 tbsp
- Coconut Oil- 1 tbsp
- Shea Butter- 1 tbsp
- Essential oil 2 drops- optional
- Mix ingredients & heat on stove until melted
- Use a dropper to put liquid into lip holder
- Put in fridge about 5 min until solid
Like most people, I used to use Chapstick Cherry flavor, which is filled with harmful ingredients.Some ingredients include: Arachidyl propionate, camphor, carnauba wax, cetyl alcohol, D&C red no. 6 barium lake, fragrance, propylparaben, isopropyl myristate, lanolin, menthol, methylparaben,
My general rule when reading labels is that if I don’t know what something is, it probably isin’t good for you. Below are two simple ingredients to keep an eye out for and are in many products. I also bolded and underlined these ingredients above.
Fragrance: The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) reports that “95% of the ingredients used to create fragrances today are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum, including benzene derivatives, aldehydes, and many other known toxins and sensitizers.” According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), there are potentially hundreds of chemicals in a single product’s secret fragrance mixture.
Parabens: Stay away from any word ending in “paraben” (as seen above). Parabens are used as a preservative in cosmetics, foods and drugs and are very commonly used. Parabens are known to cause endocrine disruption, cancer, developmental and reproductive toxicity.
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“EWG.” EWG. Web. 22 Apr. 2016.
“About Us.” National Academy of Sciences. Web. 22 Apr. 2016.
“Parabens – Safe Cosmetics.” Safe Cosmetics. Web. 21 Apr. 2016.