How To Get Rid Of Dry Lips For Good

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What Causes Dry Lips

Let’s face it. You slather on sunscreen, grab a towel and maybe throw on a pair of cheap sunglasses. Your skin might not burn, but your lips will feel the heat after a few hours in the sun because you forgot chapstick! But sometimes, even then that’s not enough to protect your lips from cracking. Dry lips that go unprotected get punished by sun exposure, wind and pollution.

Not only are dry lips an indication of poor health, but it’s also never appealing. Since you use your mouth for many tasks like eating, kissing and talking, your lips get quite a lot of attention. Keep your lips hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day and moisturize them with a natural lip balm.

There are so many different types of lip care products on the market these days promising you the world. However, many lip balms and chapsticks contain petroleum, which has been linked to breast cancer in women. The cosmetic industry isn’t as regulated as you might expect, with toxic chemicals entering our beauty products.

If you would like to try the alternative, here are some simple recipes you can try at home. Your lips endure a lot in any given day, give them a break.

Peppermint Eucalyptus Lip Scrub

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon sea salt
½ tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon vitamin E oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Directions:

In a bowl, combine sea salt and olive oil. Add vitamin E oil and essential oils. Stir with a wooden spoon until blended.

Brown Sugar Almond Lip Scrub

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon brown sugar
½ tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon vitamin E oil
3/4 tablespoon almond oil

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and almond oil. Add honey and vitamin E oil.. Stir with a wooden spoon until mixed. Scoop in a small airtight container.

Rosemary Peppermint Lip Balm

Ingredients:

3/4 tablespoon beeswax
1 tablespoon shea butter
3/4 tablespoon coconut oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil
15 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions:

In a double boiler, melt beeswax on low heat. Combine the coconut oil and shea butter and mix into beeswax. Add essential oils and stir with a wooden spoon until blended. Pour into sanitized lip balm tubes

Note: The wax will harden as it cools. Simply pop it in the microwave to melt the wax to distribute into lip balm tubes.

Vanilla Rose Lip Balm

Ingredients:

3/4 tablespoon beeswax
1 tablespoon cocoa butter
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3/4 teaspoon raw honey
½ vitamin E oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
7 drops rose essential oil

Directions:

In a double boiler, melt beeswax and cocoa butter on low heat. Pour coconut oil, honey, and vitamin E oil. Add essential oils and vanilla extract. Stir with a wooden spoon until blended. Pour into lip balm tubes.

Coconut Lime Lip Balm

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon beeswax
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3/4 tablespoon shea butter
5 drops lime essential oil
½ teaspoon vitamin E oil
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel

Directions:

In a double boiler, melt beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil. Add aloe vera gel, vitamin E oil and essential oil. Stir until melted. Transfer into lip balm tubes before the wax cools.