Hibiscus Tinted Lip Balm
Vine-choked canopies. The flashy plumage of jungle birds. Air heavy with humidity and redolent with the scent of a million blooming flowers. That's what I think of when I see dinner plate-sized hibiscus petals unfurling in my gardens.
These tropical plants represent many things to many different peoples. They're the national flowers of Haiti, South Korea, and Malaysia, are traditionally worn to signify whether or not a Tahitian woman is married, and are part of a bubble-making process favored by children in the Philippines. They can be candied, eaten as a delicacy, and made into tea. They also make an excellent natural dye when dried and ground into a fine powder.
To bring out the richest tones of this powder, I've added it to sweet almond oil and heat infused the mixture. Hardy beeswax, nourishing fair trade cocoa butter, and silky fair trade coconut oil round out this recipe. All organic, of course.
Dab it onto your lips to keep them moisturized or to add a light blush of color to your kisser!
* Hibiscus are often intercropped with peanuts. Those with severe peanut allergies may want to avoid products that utilize parts of this plant.*For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. This information has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.