Herbal Lip Butter
This formula is deeply rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) using naturally occurring plants with proven healing benefits for over 3000 years.
A word on wildcrafting:
Our ingredients are wildcrafted when possible. Wildcrafting radically improves the functionality of the product as the plants are left to grow in the wild without any human intervention. They are then ethically sourced for their usage.
Allowing plants to develop in the wild ensures they preserve their full nutrients; therefore, have maximum potency/ benefit in the blend.
It is common for manufacturers to grow plants in a controlled indoor setting for quick production. This dramatically impacts the functionality of the product as the plants do not contain the nutrients & minerals from being grown in their habitual setting.
Here is a little glimpse into each ingredient & why we chose it:
Beeswax: Beeswax has been used in an abundance of lip & skin care products for decades, and for good reason. Beeswax is a natural humectant which means it pulls moisture from the air in addition to being an emulsifier which retains the moisture. It’s benefits continue to act as a protectant due to it’s naturally occurring antibacterial components. Beeswax also contains no parabens and has a naturally sweet & subtle scent.
Certified Organic Hempseed Oil: One of the star ingredients in the formula due to its function in the blend & sustainability features. Did you know hemp is the oldest cultivated fiber plant in the world? It contains no toxins as it does not require pesticides to grow. Hemp oil is said to contribute to stronger skin that is more resistant to bacterial and fungal infections. Hemp oil is made by cold-pressing the ripened seeds of industrial hemp plants (these plants have no THC, the psychoactive compound that produces a high). Hemp oil contains the same omega fatty acids as the human body which means it is quickly assimilated in your system.
Grapeseed Oil: Grapeseed oil is jam packed with Vitamin E & Omega 6 fatty acids which acts as a skin barrier to fight free radicals. The Omega 6 fatty acids decrease inflammation in the skin from the surface layer to the middle layers.
Cocoa Butter: Of all the moisturizing ingredient in the blend, cocoa butter is key ingredient that locks in the moisture and serves as a protective barrier. Due to its high levels of fatty acids, cocoa butter improves the elasticity of the lips, keeping them smooth, soft & supple.
Evening Primrose Oil: This herbal plant is native to North America (and some parts of Europe) and gets its name from blooming in the evening. It has been used as a herbal remedy for centuries in a variety of ways ranging from skin care, to brain function, to alleviating PMS symptoms. Its primary role in this blend is to serve as a conditioner to nourish and seal in moisture.
Calendula Oil: Calendula oil is a beautiful herbal oil which has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that make it useful in healing & soothing irritated tissue. This is the #1 ingredient in the formula designed to heal chapped & dry lips making it ideal...basically essential... for our harsh Canadian climate.
Rosemary Extract: The medicinal quality in this herbal oil is called Rosmarinus acid (the main component in rosemary leaf extract). It is powerfully calming for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It preserves youthful skin due to the rich levels of antioxidants contained in rosemary.
Comfrey Oil: This herb is known for its deeply nourishing & healing benefits. It is a common herbal oil found in many salves due to its potent healing ability. Comfrey absorbs into the inner most layers of the skin and contains plenty of Vitamin C which promotes quick healing of dry & cracked skin. It is also known to fight free- radicals from UV rays, keeping your lips healthy!
Cupuaçu butter: Rich in healthy fats and serves as an excellent emollient that is designed to help restore your skin’s natural moisture barrier. It has a low melting point which means it softens when applied to the skin, allowing for quick absorption. Cupuaçu butter has high levels of antioxidants which can protect your lips from other harmful compounds, UV rays, and environmental pollutants.
Vitamin E: We add a dash of Vitamin E into our blend to strengthen the barrier of the skin. Vitamin E is naturally occurring in our body which means it acts as healer and soother. When used topically, Vitamin E promotes cell regeneration and turnover which ultimately aids in healing chapped lips and preventing further irritation.
**We do not use any preservatives or parabens in this blend. The rosemary extract stabilizes the organic hemp seed oil and the vitamin E stabilizes the remainder of the ingredients