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Whatever we put on our skin gets into our bloodstream in 26 seconds. I’ve been on a mission for several years to rid our house of chemicals and that means I make a lot of things from scratch. Bonus – it’s usually cheaper to make them and they make great gifts. This week I whipped up another batch of DIY lip balm. I’ve been using this recipe for over 2 years and it’s my favorite! It only has a few natural ingredients and it seriously works. You know how many chapsticks seem addictive? Like the more you use them the more you need to use them? That’s because of the chemicals inside of them. They actually are harming your skin. Most chapsticks have petroleum, parabens, and fragrances (a cover term for all sorts of harmful chemicals) which are hormone disruptors and carcinogens. No thank you!!