Have you ever noticed that people who use chapstick carry it with them and use it obsessively? Did you ever wonder if it was because of the ingredients put in it?
In most cases, the skin care industry and the people who decide what is put inside our products are only interested in making our products;
- smell good,
- feel good on initial contact, and
- look good.
Many of the big companies do not care if it takes care of your skin long term or how it is detrimental to your overall health. They care about the instant gratification result. Other conventional skin care products, including lip balm, actually dry the skin out more so you continue to feel like you need more and have to purchase the product more. Have you ever seen the people who are totally addicted to putting lip balm or chapstick on and they do it countless times a day or hour? This is why.
When you use real products and ingredients that promote your wellness, you do not need much because your body is getting what it actually needs to heal itself overtime and feel good.
While we are working on doing amazing things for our body in the new year, concentrating on what we put inside is essential. In a perfect world, we are going to drink enough clean water, get all the nutrients our body needs from our diet, and the products we use will benefit our health and wellbeing.
But we do not live in a perfect world.
There are toxins in our water supplies and our soils have never been so depleted of nutrients. To combat that, we do the very best we can do everyday to help our bodies fight the toxic exposure we cannot control and focus on what we can control. We control the products that we bring in to our households and use on ourselves and families everyday.
Did you know that a lot of makeup, lipstick, and chapstick on the market have lead in them?! Continue reading “Nourishing Lip Balm Recipe: Skip Those that Waste Your Money and Health”