Posted on | October 18, 2012 | 7 Comments
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.
2-ingredient* Lip Balm
If your coconut oil is at a solid state, soften by placing your jar in very warm tap water. Mix your ingredients well, & store in a tightly lidded container. Apply using a lip brush, or do as I do, & dab it on with your finger. The hard part is trying not to lick it all of your lips in .2683 seconds 🙂
* I haven’t tried this yet, but based on some other homemade skin product recipes I’ve tried, you can probably add 1/2 part of shea butter &/or 1/2 part of beeswax. I would recommend heating either of the 2 to melt, letting it cool to below 120º before stirring in your honey & oil. If you do it with the butter or beeswax, you can store them in a lip balm tube.
I plan on trying this soon, but at the time, I was desperate & wanted the oil & honey to be the healing properties alone.
**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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