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Friday, April 18, 2014
Giveaway 1896 Lemon German Lip Salve
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Introducing the newest Edition to our SHOP! This is an original recipe from 1896. When I saw the title of the recipe, I knew I had to make it
GERMAN LIP SALVE.
The book that this recipe came out of was dated 1896, but the recipes were a compilation of much older recipes. Unfortunately, they didn't give the history of those recipes or where the originals came from- just that these were tried and true recipes that have stood the test of time. I have actually made a few from this recipe book. They will come out soon and we will do a giveaway for those too :)
The ingredient list in this German Lip Salve is completely different than the 1772 honey lip salve in the shop- another reason I wanted to give this one a go. Cocoa Butter has been around for ages. In the 18th century I even came across a recipe book pretty much saying- if you can get cocoa butter, use it.
"A great quantity of fubftance refembling Butter is extracted from the Cocoa Tree, which is excellent to mollify and nourish the fkin, and has long been ufed for this purpose amongst the Spanifh Creolian women." Toilet De Flora 1772 203.
Cocoa Butter is an amazing moisturizer for chapped skin, dry hands, and even stretch marks and wrinkles. It has tons of natural antioxidants which makes it the perfect vegetable fat for salves and ointments. Plus, it's healing properties have been known for centuries. Almond oil is another ingredient that has been around forever. Did you know that the almond is considered to be one of the earliest domesticated tree nuts? Almond oil is rich in Vit. A, B, and E and helps maintain moisture levels in your skin. It is even said that it will help with under eye circles and skin rashes. Essential lemon oil also has lots of vitamins. It is a huge booster for your bodies immune system. It is always refreshing and rejuvenates dull skin, so mix this in with organic bees wax which is antibacterial and locks in moisture and
you have a winning authentic Victorian lip balm.
I'm not entirely sure why they called it 'German'. My guess was that the very first original source it came from was German. I plan to continue to dig into the history behind this lovely little moisturizing lip balm and I'll keep you updated. What I found in this specific recipe book from 1896 was that some of the much older recipes- like those from Cleopatra and such- used much of the original recipe but added certain Victorian elements to them. That is a topic for a post all on its own.
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