Natural Recipes for Chapped Lips

Natural Recipes for Chapped Lips

Cold winds, dry weather, and the heat of summer all take a toll on the lips, as do dehydration and other medical issues. Petroleum-based commercial lip balms may help relieve the cracking and peeling that accompany chapped lips, but those products don’t do anything to moisturize lips or prevent further chapping.

Here are a few natural recipes the give chapped lips something more than a coat of wax.

Soothing Aloe Blend

1 dab aloe vera ge

1 drop essential oil (good choices: frankincense, lavender or myrrh)

  1. Dispense the aloe vera gel onto your fingertip.
  2. Add the essential oil to the aloe vera gel, and smooth the mixture between your finer and your thumb to combine.
  3. Using your fingertip, apply this blend to chapped lips as often as desired.

 

Soothing Shea Butter Blend

1 dab Shea butter

1 drop essential oil (good choices: frankincense, lavender, myrrh, or rose hip)

  1. Dispense the Shea butter onto your fingertip.
  2. Add the essential oil to the she butter, and sooth the mixture between your finer and your thumb to combine.
  3. Using your fingertip, apply this blend to chapped lips as often as desired.

 

And finally….

Lip Balm

Forget about petroleum and factory-made waxes. Use beeswax, shea butter, and carrier oils to keep your lips soft and prevent them from cracking.

Best of all you get to choose the scent!

This recipe yields enough lip balm to fill 7 tubes (0.15 ounce size). Make sure the tubes have caps.

1/2 ounces beeswax 

2 teaspoons olive or jojoba carrier oil

2 teaspoons coconut carrier oil

1 teaspoon shea or cocoa butter

1/2 teaspoon pure aloe vera 

1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil

5 to 7 drops eucalyptus, peppermint, spearmint, vanilla, or another essential oil

  1. Combine the beeswax, olive and coconut carrier oils, and shea butter in a ceramic or glass bowl.
  2. Bring a saucepan of water just to the boiling point, and turn the heat down to a simmer.
  3. Place the bowl in the simmering water, and stir the mixture until it melts.
  4. Remove the fowl from the heat and stir in the aloe vera, vitamin E oil, and eucalyptus essential oil.
  5. Pour the mixture into 0.15 ounce tubes and allow it to cool completely.

 

Hope you enjoyed this article!

Don’t forget to like, share and if you’ve tried any of these recipes, leave a comment on how they worked for you!

Sources:  An Introductory Guide Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Sonoma Press,

ISBN #9780989558693

Information pulled July 12, 2018

Picture from http://www.learningherbs.com

 

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