We’re still in the cold winter months, which means lots of chapped lips, and mine have definitely not been an exception. I’m not a huge fan of store-bought lip balms and sticks, so I decided to whip up my own to help replenish the lost moisture in my lips. After some research on which ingredients are moisturizing and great for chapped lips, I got started. Here’s what I did:
I used three ingredients, olive oil, coconut oil, and the oil from vitamin E capsules. In a small cup, I combined everything. I just picked amounts of each at random, and ended up with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. To add the vitamin E, I CAREFULLY cut each capsule open with a small knife and squeezed the oil into the mixture. By the way, using straight vitamin E oil on your lips works wonders for them as well. I ended up using 4 capsules. I used my spoon to mix the oils together, mashing the larger pieces of coconut against the sides of the cup to break them down.
And our baby food is complete! Just kidding. 😉
I applied this onto my lips as it was, and it was a bit too runny for me, so after spooning it into the container I decided to store it in, I placed it in the fridge to harden.
I’m hoping this mixture does a good job helping my chapped lips through the winter. If you’re interested in making your own lip balm at home, you can play around with different ingredients. Honey is a good ingredient for chapped lips, although I wouldn’t add too much to avoid having sticky lips. Aloe vera is another good choice. If you do decide to make your own mixture for your lips, let me know what you use and how it works!
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