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When the air cools down, my kids always seem to get chapped lips. The dryness in the air and the cool temperatures seem to take all the moisture out – leaving dry, chapped lips.
Just a few weeks ago, my oldest son had the worst chapped lips I’ve ever seen. His lips were cracked and red – in fact, the redness extended beyond his lips and up near his nose and down midway to his chin. He even woke up in the middle of the night because his lips were so sore.
We’ve tried natural lip balms before, but my son always tells me that the menthol or other ingredients that are meant to soothe his cracked lips end up burning them.
So I came up with this EASY DIY healing lip balm recipe to moisturize, soothe and heal dry, cracked and chapped lips.
DIY Healing Coconut Lip Salve for Cracked and Chapped Lips
- 4-5 drops lavender essential oil (buy it HERE)
- 2 tbsp organic extra-virgin coconut oil (buy it HERE)
- Lip balm container (buy it HERE)
Coconut oil on its own is very soothing. It can help to heal cracked and chapped lips without the bite of menthol found in many commercial lip balms. Yet, the addition of lavender adds another layer of healing. Lavender oil can help to soothe burns, cuts and chapped lips and skin, while promoting healing.
Melt the in a stainless steel pan on very low heat. Once melted add lavender oil and store in a lip balm container. If your is already melted, there’s no need to heat it. Just add lavender and store in a container.
This healing lip salve works really well, but it can also be messy on the go. Coconut oil will melt easily if the weather is warm. I suggest storing this in the bathroom to use at home – morning and night. This is also great for kids.
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How to Get Started
The best way to get started with homemade natural skin care recipes is to start using quality ingredients. I recommend organic extra-virgin coconut oil, organic sweet almond oil, organic argan oil, organic beeswax and other DIY skin care supplies. Essential oils are an important part of making DIY beauty and skin care products – as they are filled with antioxidants and health benefits such as anti-aging, spot reducing and wrinkle fighting properties.
First, start with high-quality, therapeutic-grade essential oils. Find out where to buy essential oils HERE.Then, get started using essential oils in your everyday life. Frankincense essential oil is a great place to start. It’s excellent for balancing skin and fighting wrinkles. Lavender essential oil is great for reducing red spots and healing skin.
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