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Natural Beauty Recipes By Elizabeth TenHouten

The Secret To Keeping Your Lips Soft and Sexy during Wintertime! Here is a fabulous lip-saving, homemade moisturizer that you read here first!

Soft lips are desirable and let’s be honest, dry lips are uncomfortable. Overexposure to the sun or the cold, dry winter winds can cause lips to become chapped from loss of natural oils in the lips’ skin. It is important to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. It’s easy to forget to this when the cloudy skies are shades of grey and you are bundled up to stay warm. The last thing on your mind is a nice glass of ice water. Try drinking room temperature water, and throw a lemon wedge in for flavor. The bottom line is that the winter months can be harsh on your lips’ sensitive skin and we

have to be proactive if we want kissable lips! A perfect lip moisturizing gloss is always a must. As long as you have a clear moisturizer for your lips, you can always wear whatever lipstick color you want. So, do not worry about having to change your makeup routine. This is just one additional step in your skincare regiment. It is actually quite simple and fun to make your own lip moisturizer with natural ingredients that are amazing for your lips’ delicate skin. Aloe Vera is naturally soothing, while Vaseline and Coconut oil serve to retain moisture and hydrate. This is key, because we want sexy, smooth lips during the winter months, too. Matte lipsticks are en vogue right now, and matte lipstick shows every imperfection. Unlike gloss that hits the lights, there is no glossy effect to distract from chapped lips. 30 // bhtmag.com //

Soft Kisses (Courtesy of Elizabeth’s new book, Natural Beauty: Homemade Recipes for Radiant Skin & Hair, Hatherleigh Press/Random House 2013)

INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon Aloe Vera 1 teaspoon Vaseline ½ teaspoon coconut oil

PREPARATION & APPLICATION In a small microwave safe bowl, mix ingredients until blended smoothly. Place bowl of ingredients in the microwave and heat for 1 minute or longer if necessary. It should become a liquid. Stir and pour into a small glass or plastic travel jar for personal use once it has cooled down.

Sweet almond oil is an excellent moisturizer and emollient. These are important characteristics to apply to the state of your lips. We all want supple, soft lips, so don’t be stingy with the sweet almond oil! For this lasting beauty recipe, you will need a small jar to store your lip balm. Such containers are in the travel section at most drugstores and in the body section of health food markets. Whereas the Soft Lips moisturizer can be applied day and night, lip balm is something you will want to keep in your purse and apply as much as you’d like. This is an easy and effective lip balm you can make at home with natural ingredients.

Sweet Almond Oil Lip Balm (Courtesy of Elizabeth’s new book, Natural Beauty, Hatherleigh Press/Random House 2013)

INGREDIENTS 4 ounces sweet almond oil 2 teaspoons chamomile essential oil 1 teaspoon pink jojoba beads ½ ounce of beeswax

PREPARATION & APPLICATION In a small microwave safe bowl, combine sweet almond oil, pink jojoba beads, and beeswax. Melt ingredients for 15 seconds in a microwave. Stir with tongue depressor, then add chamomile essential oil and let cool for a few minutes. Pour into your lip balm jar, that you will keep in your medicine cabinet to moisturizes your lips daily and or nightly. *Sexy secret! Jojoba beads come in a variety of colors, so you can pick a bold raspberry, hot pink, or a more subtle hue. If you are a rock star, yes the beads come in aqua blue! From Natural Health Magazine to Discovery Channel’s Planet Green, author Elizabeth TenHouten’s expertise as a beauty and skincare expert raises the beauty bar with her natural, homemade beauty recipes for radiant skin. Available At Book Stores

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