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How to Use Coconut Oil for Chapped Lips

author image Kimbry Parker
Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.
How to Use Coconut Oil for Chapped Lips
How to Use Coconut Oil for Chapped Lips

When your pucker starts to flake and your lips are looking a bit dry, it’s time to kick your moisturizing routine into overdrive. Lips become chapped for a variety of reasons, from the weather to excessive lip licking. Whatever the cause, ditch your store-bought lip balm and opt for an all natural way to hydrate your pout – coconut oil. The minerals in this sweet oil add plenty of moisture to cure the dryness and make your lips soft, smooth and kissable.

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Step 1

Mix up a lip scrub to slough off the dry skin. Combine 1 teaspoon of sea salt with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil into a bowl. Dab the mixture all over your chapped lips, then scrub gently with your fingers in a small circular motion. Do this for about a minute, or until your lips feel smooth. Rinse with a washcloth and pat your lips dry.

Step 2

Replace your everyday lip balm with coconut oil. Dab a few drops of the oil onto your lips several times a day when they’re feeling dry.

Step 3

Mix a 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and ¾ teaspoon of honey to make a homemade lip balm. Stir the ingredients well with a spoon and store in a small container with a lid. Use this lip balm throughout the day to rehydrate your lips.

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