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Monday, September 10, 2012

Honey as a lipbalm

Honey -Some people are allergic to honey, and should not use this remedy.

Did you know honey is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial? It has been used for thousands of years to treat dry, cracked lips. Just dab a very tiny amount on your lips, several times a day. You'll notice the difference after the first application. You'll find, it's really hard to resist licking your lips, because of honey's delightful sweetness. I prefer to use undiluted honey but, if you want to make your own lip balm, here's a tried and true recipe. This can be made in the microwave

4Tbl. almond oil- found at pharmacies and health food stores
2Tbl. beeswax -found at craft stores
2tsp. honey
a small jar with a lid- found at craft stores and walmart

Heat the wax and oil, about 1 minute in the microwave, or until melted. Stir in the honey, and mix well to combine everything. Cool completely. Pour into a small jar, with a lid.

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