Lip Balm by Body Tonique contains no fillers or chemicals and is combined with the freshest and the best waxes and oils to give your lips fabulous hydration. This balm blesses your lips with softening power that stays and has an SPF of 15. These natural ingredients protect and nourish your lips while it soothes leaves them kissable soft. Contains Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Pure Vitamin E, Pure Organic Cocoa, Organic Vanilla Essential Oil, Organic Cocoa Essential Oil, Pure Zinc Oxide and Rose Mica.
Beeswax is known to lock in moisture, foster cells, and protect skin from damaging environmental factors. Beeswax is a naturally nourishing moisturizer that effectively softens skin and creates a long-lasting protective coating against the elements. The anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic, and germicidal antioxidant properties of beeswax make it beneficial for wound healing. Even after processing, beeswax still remains a biologically active product, retaining some antibacterial properties. It is reported that beeswax contains some vitamin A, which may be beneficial in softening and rehydrating dry skin and is necessary for normal cell development.
Beeswax can be confused with bee pollen and honey; all are produced by bees and are similar in their structure. However, beeswax is a unique substance and has several benefits to the human body. Beeswax has no benefit when consumed directly because it is inert, but it can have other applications that are beneficial to your body.
Beeswax is produced from glands in the abdomens of bees. The wax is produced by young bees and then scraped off their bodies, chewed and mixed with bee saliva as well as other enzymes. After the bee chews and processes the wax, it attaches it to the honeycomb, where pollen is stored and bees reside. The wax also helps safely store honey produced by the bees, and it can help protect the hive from infections and other unwanted contaminants.
Beeswax has non-allergenic properties that can make it a useful skin protection from various airborne allergies. It can also help slow down the dispersal of medications into the body. According to North Carolina State University, it is a good electric insulator. Beeswax also provides slight anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities which can benefit the body.
Organic coconut oil may help protect your body from cell damaging free radicals. Commercial moisturizers contain lots of water, which makes your skin feel moisturized, but as soon as the water dries, your skin becomes dry again. Also, many commercial brands of moisturizers contain petroleum-based ingredients that can suffocate the skin. In contrast, coconut oil provides deep and real moisture, which helps strengthen underlying tissues and helps remove excessive dead cell on the skin’s surface that makes your skin rough and flaky in texture; and as a natural moisturizer for your hair while giving it a great shine.
In parts of the world, using coconut oil on your hair and skin has been an ancient practice. A countless number of experts, researchers, and natural-beauty devotees swear by the stuff for just about everything. When we think about health benefits of coconut oil, the last thing we would guess is to rub the edible plant all over face, arms or hair. It is naturally antibacterial and antifungal, it’s an excellent moisturizer, and it can penetrate hair better than other oils.
Many conditioners contain coconut oil because it is better able to penetrate hair and prevent protein loss. In many natural makeup brands it is used as a base in their ingredients. Nothing perks up a tired face like a little highlighter, simply sweep a small amount of coconut oil on top of your makeup and leave it alone your skin will glow.
Coconut oil even works on waterproof mascara, a small amount on a cotton ball; gently sweep over eyes paying attention to your under-eyes as well. It does a great job breaking down the waxy, inky eye makeup leaving the delicate area hydrated. It is effective in increasing hydration and reducing water loss in seriously dry skin, is affordable and leaves skin feeling nourished and smooth.
Because coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal and moisturizing, according to research, it is great for atopic dermatitis and as a facial nighttime moisturizer. (If you’re adult-acne prone, avoid this technique unless you know your skin tolerates coconut oil.) A small dab of coconut oil onto the ends of hair will add a little shine, any more and your hair might appear greasy.
To get a nice clean shave on legs and underarms, coconut oil is inexpensive and not like conventional shaving cream which contain a cocktail of chemicals that we don’t need. Its skin-soothing properties will leave your legs looking hydrated but never greasy.
In addition to help keep your skin youthful, smooth and healthy looking, other benefits include: Keep you healthy and slim;support your immune system; promote heart health; give you instant energy; support healthy thyroid function; promote anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial activity;improve insulin secretion; protect your body from disease.
Zinc oxide is a white, powdery mineral that is used for making plastics and other textiles and it also appears in some cosmetics. This mineral is not soluble in water, but it does dissolve in acidic environments. It is known best in the United States as a primary ingredient in sunscreen lotions. When applied topically, zinc oxide offers several important benefits for the skin.
Zinc oxide is one of the safest ingredients for protecting the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays penetrate the skin and damage tissue, speeding up the aging process and drying the skin out. These rays also increase the risk of skin cancer. Sunscreens containing zinc oxide filter out UV rays, keeping them from penetrating the skin and causing cell damage.
The sun rays are comprised of two types of ultraviolet radiation – UVA and UVB.
The UVA rays penetrate deep within the skin surface and cause damage to the elastic tissues thus accelerating the process of photo aging (skin aging as a result of sun exposure). It also weakens the immune system and increases the risk of skin cancer like melanoma.
UVB rays damage the upper most epidermis layer of the skin and harm the DNA structure of the skin cells. This is because they encourage the formation of oncogenes, genes that transform normal cells into malignant cells, that leads to basal or scaly cell cancer.
Zinc oxide is also effective for healing the skin. It can be used to heal wounds, reduce the tenderness associated with sunburns and soften chapped skin. When zinc oxide is applied to the wound area, it provides the body with the extra zinc it needs to repair skin cells. Zinc oxide helps keep the wound area moist and clean. People who are zinc deficient typically experience slower wound-healing times.
Lotions and creams containing zinc oxide are effective skin astringents. Zinc oxide can be applied to keep excess oils from forming on the surface. It is sometimes used as an acne treatment; it is also believed to reduce the appearance of blemishes, skin irritation, inflammation and the number and severity of acne breakouts.
Essential oils have their place secured in a natural beauty routine: They’re natural, chemical-free alternatives to everything from traditional cosmetics to potentially toxic fragrances. They can do a lot more than just smell good: Some of these oils are Sesame, Peppermint, Geranium, Pine, Clove, Lemon Balm and Lavender. Throughout history they have been credited with treating problems including digestion issues and acne; increasing concentration; killing germs and much more.
Pucker up and smooth on this all natural Lip Balm by Body Tonique that has staying power and an SPF of 15. At $3.00 each they make awesome gifts!! Place an order for 25 and we will ship them free in one box via priority USPS while supplies last. Send an IM or go to www.bodytonique.com and place an order. Thanks and have a blessed day.