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Friday, May 8, 2015

Fair Friday-Coconut Honey Lip Balm

I had time to try out a natural beauty product. Now that summer is here, I am busy with garden work, house projects, training and racing. So I won't get a chance to post every week. I try every recipe that I put on the blog. Today is another product you can make with ingredients you may have in your kitchen. I got the raw honey from Amazon. The vitamin E oil helps is an anti oxidant and helps to preserve the lip balm. The orange oil is optional. You could use  vanilla essential oil or extract.  I used the orange because it pairs well with the coconut and honey. It also has some skin healing properties.

Coconut Lip Balm

1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 cup organic coconut oil
1/8 teaspoon vitamin E oil
20 drops sweet orange essential oil

Place the honey and coconut oil in a glass jar. Place the jar in a saucepan of water. Heat until the mixture melts.  The coconut oil may float on the top.  Remove from heat and add the vitamin E and the orange oil. Pour into a glass jar.  Put in the refrigerator. Remove every few minutes and stir to mix.  Keep repeating the process until the mixture has cooled.

Apply to lips.


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathlon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 163 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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