Homemade Lip Balm- Just 2 Ingredients!

Posted on | October 18, 2012 | 7 Comments

Recently, I was put on antibiotics for a urinary tract infection. While I’m not big on antibiotics, there are some things I don’t play around with. UTI’s are one of those things.

While on the course of antibiotics, I had a nasty reaction… chapped lips (could have been worse, I know). Not just chapped lips but dry, sore & near bleeding lips. I was slathering on my Tropical Traditions lip balm 1-2 times an hour. MUCH more than I usually use, because usually it works! I tried honey**. I tried coconut oil. Nothing was helping.

Close to bedtime, I decided to try coconut oil & honey together. Best thing to ever touch my lips (besides the kisses of my Husband & those beautiful babies of mine, hehe). It was amazing how moisturized they felt. How soft my lips were, and how quickly the pain subsided. While they still felt chapped, they were no longer so sore that I wanted to cry.

The best part- It. Is. So. Easy.

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**The honey came about when my friend Ginny posted to her Facebook page that she’d read of French girls carrying around little pots of honey to dab on their lips. So… I tried it, & it is magnificent (again, if you can refrain from licking it all off immediately).

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7 Responses to “Homemade Lip Balm- Just 2 Ingredients!”

  1. Brooke
    October 21st, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    Your Lip balm looks fantastic. You can avoid antibiotics for a uti if it is caused by e-coli which 90% of them are. Take D-mannose it will work completely in 24-48 hours. Two teaspoons every few hours mixed in water. It’s proven to work.

  2. The Vintage Wife
    October 21st, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    Hi, Brooke! Thanks for stopping by. I was actually on D-mannose, both this month & last year when it happened. Much like many other medications & supplements, they don’t work in all people, or they work differently. These last 2 times, I hit it hard with D-mannose, cranberry, garlic & TONS of water to no avail. Unfortunately, I don’t get the same symptoms as most people do, so occasionally it’s too progressed to use herbal/homeopathic remedies. Don’t get me wrong, typically home remedies work (& I believe in them wholly), but this time it didn’t πŸ™

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  5. Lora Morand
    September 26th, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

    I just made this and love it! But is there anyway to keep it from separating?

  6. The Vintage Wife
    September 26th, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    I’m so glad you love it!

    I didn’t have an issue with mine separating. I’m wondering if whisking it REALLY well would help? Do you live where it’s fairly warm (or is your house warm)? I made this in cooler weather, & since we’re always on the go, I typically add the wax for tubes, so I can take it on the go with me.

    I’m sorry I can’t help any more than that πŸ™

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