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DIY Ultra Healing Lip Balm


I have majorly dry skin.  Especially every year when the weather starts to turn cold, my hands turn into total alligators, and my lips get all flaky and cracked; they even started bleeding a bit last week.  Most chap sticks do nothing for me; they make them feel better momentarily, but don't actually do anything to heal them.

A couple years ago, I happened to notice the lanolin sitting on my nightstand and thought that if it helps cracked nipples, it probably helps cracked lips, too.*  If my lips are really bad, I'll sometimes put a little straight lanolin on them before bed, but it's way too thick/tacky to wear by itself during the day, I think.  I also love coconut oil, but I it slides right off in about 4 seconds.  So I meshed them, of course.

I really should've taken a before/after, but of course I forgot.  You'll just have to take my word for it that this stuff works dang miracles.
 
Here's the not-really-a-tutorial-at-all:
 
1 part lanolin
1 part coconut oil
1-2 drops honey
 
Mix ingredients in a small container.  (You only need a teensy bit, so I used probably about 1/2 teaspoon of the lanolin/coconut oil.)  Heat in the microwave for 15-20 seconds until smooth and mix it all together.  Apply to croc lips and watch the miracles unfold.

*I've never actually needed it for nursing so it didn't weird me out to put it on my lips...if that just brings back too many painful memories for you, feel free to pass this right on by.

3 comments

  1. i actually got a sample of lip balm called nipple balm for your lips, haha! i don't have lanolin but i'll have to get some just to make this.

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  2. I will have to make this! I swear I have the same issue

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