These make great gifts for friends and family (...and are great for you, too...especially if you are prone to cold sores). DIY Shea Butter Lip Balm- Scratch Mommy

DIY Shea Butter Lip Balm (great for cold sores)

Truth: I have never used shea butter in a DIY skincare recipe before.  …but, after reading here on Scratch Mommy about how incredible shea butter is for your skin, I just had to give it a try. Shea butter comes from the African Shea tree and is extracted from nuts produced by the tree. Shea butter is used in many cosmetics …

Are lip balms safe- Learn about ingredients you do and don't want to use on your delicate lips. - Scratch Mommy

Are Lip Balms Safe?

For as long as I can remember I have been a lip balm addict. It all started in junior high when an older boy I liked was really into mint chapstick. I bought the same one hoping he’d notice and decide it meant we were supposed to be together. He never did notice me –or that chapstick — but it …

You don't have to be a Martha to whip up a batch of this homemade lip balm with peppermint oil. Anyone can do it, seriously. Your lips will love you for it!

Homemade Lip Balm with Peppermint Oil

I’m sure we all know by now, homemade lip balms are WAY better than store bought. Yes, you can find a huge variety of styles and flavors at the store; some come with glitter and some have a pretty in-pink tint. But do you actually know what that cute little tube is filled with? It’s not pretty… Most of then …

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Calendula Infused & Naturally Tinted Lip Balm DIY

 I remember obsessively using and collecting lip gloss as a mature middle school student. My friends and I would swap colors, constantly pick out new selections, and we wouldn’t be caught without at least one lip gloss on our persons. Time hasn’t changed me too much. I still love carrying one of those little tubes around. What has changed though …