Blue Poppy Chinese Herbal Lip Balm
Functions of Herbs used in Formula:
*Sesame oil nourishes and moistens the skin.
*Grape seed oil has been used for more than a thousand years in Chinese skin moisturizing and softening ointments. It contains procyanidolic oligomers (PCOs), and vitamin P, powerful antioxidants that scavenge free radicals. PCOs in grape seed oil also increase intracellulur levels of Vitamin C, decrease capillary fragility, help protect collagen structure from destructive forces, and maintain elastin.
*Beeswax helps promote the growth of new skin and tissue.
*Tao Ren moistens dryness, quickens the blood and transforms stasis.
*Dang Gui nourishes and moves the blood to irrigate and moisten the skin.
*Ding Xiang, Tan Xiang, Gan Song Xiang, and Bai Zhi move Qi in the exterior.
*Shea butter, made from the seeds of the Karite tree in Africa, moistens skin, accelerates blood flow, combats skin thinning, promotes healing of injured skin, and improves skin suppleness.
*Castor oil both moistens the skin and quickens the blood.
*Coconut oil moistens and softens the skin.
*Vitamin E helps remove free radicals.
To Use: Apply to lips several times per day in dry and/or cold climates or as needed for dry, chapped, split, or cracked lips.
Available in 1/2 oz jar
Much of the inspiration of Blue Poppy rests with its former CEO and original herbal product formulator, Bob Flaws. Bob began studying acupuncture and Chinese medicine in 1977, first under (Eric) Tao Xi-yu in Colorado, then at the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (where he also studied tui na). From there he went on to become one of the best-known English language teachers, authors, and practitioners of Chinese medicine. Bob is an NCCA Diplomate of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, a Fellow and Governor of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and a founder, past president, and Lifetime Fellow of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado.
Blue Poppy is committed to creating the highest quality herbal, clinical, and educational products for practitioners of Chinese medicine. It prides itself on setting the industry standard for quality and ethical manufacture. The Chinese factory that manufactures its formulas meets all standards of the Department of Health of the People's Republic of China for a GMP facility and is inspected yearly by an independent third-party auditor to ensure compliance with FDA cGMP regulations. And all Blue Poppy Liniments are hand-made at its own cGMP certified facility in the United States from the finest quality medicinals grown and imported from China.