If not chapped winter lips, it is dry and crackly summer lips. We all at some point in time would have had this experience. It is both painful and uncomfortable.

Coconut oil is a natural, homemade lip balm recipe. Try it and say goodbye forever to “chapped, dry, cracked” lips.

On extremely low heat, melt 2 Tbsp coconut oil in a small stainless steel bowl or pot. After the oil is liquid, add 1 Tbsp of dried scented flowers of your choice and stir well. Allow to steep (again, on extremely low heat) for 1 hour. Strain oil into a bowl through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth. Wipe out your first heating pot/bowl, pour oil back in, and return to heat. Add 1 Tbsp dried cocoa butter and stir until melted. Remove from heat and add vitamin E oil. Transfer to a small container and let stand for 3 hours (or until fully set).


Been a health writer and editor for 15 years. Has contributed to many magazines and web sites.