Natural Beauty

Coconut Oil and Its Benefits

Filed under: Lip Balm — admin

I recently became a fan of coconut oil. I’d heard that eating it was good for your thyroid. I’m not sure that I believe that, and I *really* don’t like my eggs fried in it, and the slushy that I had it in was YUCK.

BUT I have found one use that I love using it for — my lips.

I’d heard that coconut oil was wonderful for your skin, which I believe, but, by accident, I found out that it is absolute heaven for my lips. I’d eaten a teaspoon of it (trying to help my thyroid) and licked off my lips. Then, hours later, I was out in the sun and realized that my lips weren’t chapped anymore.  So, I tried it again and I love it.

No more buying Chapstick here. My family and I are coconut oil converts.

Marlo Quinn – Soy Lip Balm

Filed under: Lip Balm — admin

I ordered some Marlo Quinn Soy Lip Balm last month because I hate the thought of putting petroleum on my 5 year old’s lips (since she eats it — yuck!).

I feel much better putting these ingredients on her lips:
Soybean Oil, Beeswax, Sunflower Seed Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Shea butter, Vitamin E, Flavor Oil

I ordered the loco cocoa scent and it smells just like chocolate. The balm is smooth and goes on easy and definitely makes my lips feel much better than using Vaseline-based products.

Here’s where you can order:
http://www.marloquinn.com/special (this store is now out of business)

Pros: Affordable ($5 for a large container), natural ingredients, smooth, soft, and smells yummy.

Cons: I’d prefer if it came in a tube instead of a jar.

Let me know if you try it!