Bergamot – Lips Balm by Salix Moon Apothecary is a highly nourishing, moisturizing and restorative natural lip balm made with Calendula infused Sunflower Oil, Organic Raw RoseHip Oil*, Bergamot Essential Oil, Local Beeswax and Vitamin E in a 15ml glass jar with an aluminum lid. This little bath of sunshine is incredibly soothing and nourishing for dry cracked lips. It glides on the lips, softens and moisturizes while creating a protective barrier of the elements. After applying the lip balm, you can even add a little sugar to the lips to exfoliate dry skin very carefully.
100% natural, paraben-free, sulphate-free, cruelty-free, preservative-free, locally produced beeswax
Ingredients: Calendula Infused Sunflower Oil, Locally Produced Beeswax, Organic RoseHip Oil, Bergamot Essential Oil, Naturally Derived Vitamin E,
* Cold pressed and unrefined
This beautiful herb has been macerated in sunflower oil for many weeks to extract its healing and soothing properties. Calendula officinalis, commonly known as pot marigold, is considered a mainstay in herbal medicine for the treatment of inflammation, to accelerate skin recovery and as an antiseptic. Calendula’s powers aren’t just folklore. It contains a range of ingredients that work together to create a powerful healing remedy, including salicylic acid, an anti-inflammatory that encourages tissue repair. You will often find this magical herb in lip care products because of these soft but powerful restorative properties.
Nicknamed the liquid gold of skin care. Rosehip seed oil is widely known for its anti-aging properties, as it has been clinically tested and shown to help minimize the appearance of scars and fine lines. Rosehip seed oil is rich in Retinoic acid, a pro-vitamin A, which turns your body into retinol, which is commonly known for its very powerful skin renewal properties. This magical oil is highly hydrating, light, non-greasy and is full of antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids that help to heal, nourish and protect the lips, making it a perfect ally for calming dry cracked lips.
Beautiful, light sunflower seed oil has excellent soothing properties that help the lips retain their moisture. It is high in Retinoic acid and Vitamin E (the highest amount on vitamin E than any other oil!), both ingredients act as antioxidants and help regenerate damaged skin cells. It is also rich in omega-6 (linoleic acid) fatty acid, which improves the restoration of the skin barrier.
Bergamot is a beautiful citrusy fragrance with a characteristic spicy floral quality, it is what gives Earl Grey tea its unique botanical taste. In aromatherapy, Bergamot is used for its relaxing and soothing properties, which help to relieve stress and an anxious mind.
We used unrefined beeswax that comes locally from a small-scale beekeeper in our home country of Essex. Our supplier is so local that we pick it up directly from her home! We opt for beeswax over other waxes because it is a by-product and when produced locally, it has a much smaller carbon FOOTPRINT than the alternatives, making it a more sustainable option. We think it is important to support local ‘beekeepers’, who love and care for their bees and put them first. In addition, it is a wonderful healing ingredient, it is naturally antibacterial and creates a protective barrier on the skin that helps the recovery of the skin.
Massage a thin layer of ointment directly onto the lips to help soothe, soften and protect.
Some oils and herbs are not advised to take when pregnant. Contact your doctor, midwife or medical herbalist when considering which natural products are suitable. If you have very sensitive skin, I would recommend doing a patch test first. If irritation occurs, stop using it.
Store in a cool dark place, this lip balm should be used within 6 months after it is opened.