Ultra Pure Lanolin
Lanolin is a great ingredient from the point of view of the skin. It is one of the best moisturising agents around - indeed in my opinion it is the best. It can make just about any product that is applied to the skin better at delivering a moisturising benefit.
The only drawback with it is that it does have a distinctive smell that not everyone finds attractive, however we have sourced a grade that solves this problem.
This ultra pure grade has for a long time only been available to the big players in the cosmetic industry, but I am pleased to make it available in smaller quantities so you can try it for yourself.
If you want a starting point, here's a recipe for a lip balm that we use in our own development lab.
1. Organic Shea butter 10g
2. Beeswax (White) 10g
3. Ultra Pure Lanolin 35g
4. Sweet Almond Oil. 43.5g
5. Olive Oil (Extra Virgin). 1.5g
Simply melt the ingredients together in a water bath, bain marie or microwave and pour into pots to set.
If you just want to enjoy the moisturising benefits of lanolin, or simply blend it with seven parts of lanolin to three parts of olive oil. This will give you a serum that you can apply to any area of dry skin.