The moisturizing effect of coconut oil is the reason why it leads the list of natural skincare remedies. While the oil can be used for massages, it also works wonders for chapped lips. Whether your lips are dry or cracked, chapped, or in need of critical care, DIY coconut lip balm remedies can help you out. The primary USP of coconut lip balms is its moisturizing effect.
It makes the DIY treatment perfect for dry lips. Chapped lips are sensitive to moisture loss because the skin is thin, and they are exposed to more elements than other parts of the skin. Coconut oil is used as a burn treatment, too, for this reason. Its moisture and analgesic properties translate into benefits for cracked, chapped lips. Let’s learn more about this magical lip balm.
How Can Coconut Oil Lip Balm Work Wonders?
Coconut oil works as an emollient. It is a non-cosmetic moisturizer that keeps skin moist and protects your lips. The moisture is trapped within the skin, so it works wonders, mainly when applied after bathing. The lip balm can be used across the day when needed. Considering that lips lose moisture rapidly, coconut lip balm can work its magic.
Other benefits include the antimicrobial and disinfecting impact of coconut oil. Such benefits remove infection and help cracked skin to become germ-free. Coconut oil is a potent anti-inflammatory, reducing swelling. Specific individuals use coconut oil as an anti-wrinkle treatment. While using the oil for lips, the surrounding skin looks radiant and smooth.
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Simple Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Chapped Lips
Coconut oil for chapped lips is an easy and straightforward process. Only a few drops need to be applied to the lips and dabbed gently with the fingers till the oil sets. This process can be repeated across the day as often as one likes.
If you need a chapstick type texture, combine coconut oil with thickening agents like shea butter or beeswax before applying. It offers a less shiny finish if required. Store unused product in a tiny container for easy application on the move.
While coconut oil is used for daytime as a lip balm, it can also work as a treatment mask overnight. The key is to combine the oil with a thicker protectant. Add moisturizers like honey. One can use equal parts and mix coconut oil and honey until a thick cream forms. This needs to be applied to the lips and rinsed off in the morning.
For additional moisture, coconut oil needs to combine with ingredients like beeswax, avocado oil, olive oil, shea butter, raw honey, and other components. Add equal parts of coconut oil for more moisture. Apply it as a mask or leave on for 12 hours or during the day for optimal results.
Coconut oil offers benefits for protecting, healing, and moisturizing the lips. Use pure, virgin coconut oil alone. Use a product that has not been refined or chemically altered in ways so that one gets benefits for lips.
Check with your doctor if you develop allergies or side effects post the use of coconut oil lip balms. Medical advice is also needed if lips remain chapped and dry. Coconut oil is excellent for not just your skin, but your lips too. It can be combined to create personalized DIY recipes, too. Here are the top 10 methods we recommend.
1. Coconut Oil Lip Balm
For this, you will need one teaspoon of coconut oil and petroleum jelly, respectively. Melt the petroleum jelly by heating the jelly in a saucepan. You can also microwave it. Mix the melted ingredients with coconut oil. Then, pour the mixture into the container and freeze it for 20-30 minutes. Once the lip balm is ready, apply it for relief from dry lips.
2. Cocoa Butter and Coconut oil Lip Balm
For this, you will require two tablespoons of coconut oil and one tablespoon of grated cocoa butter(1). Melt this cocoa butter in a saucepan and add coconut oil. Mix the ingredients well and pour it into a container, freezing it for 30 minutes. Your cocoa butter and coconut oil lip balm is ready.
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3. Jojoba Oil and Coconut Oil Lip Balm
For this remedy, you will need one tablespoon of coconut oil and five drops of carrier oil like jojoba oil. Melt the coconut oil and adding jojoba to it is the first step. Mix the two oils well. Then, pour the mixture into a container and freeze it for 20 to 30 minutes. Your natural lip gloss is ready!
4. Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil Lip Balm
For this remedy, you will need one tablespoon of coconut oil, half a tablespoon of carnauba wax, and a teaspoon of aloe vera gel. Melt the coconut oil and beeswax in a saucepan on low heat, let the mixture then cool down. Add aloe vera gel obtained from the mucilaginous leaves of the plant and mix it well. Pour this mixture into a container and let it sit, for the perfect coconut oil and aloe vera lip balm.
5. Vaseline and Coconut Oil Lip Balm
One needs to add 0.5 teaspoons of coconut oil along with one tablespoon of Vaseline. Melt the Vaseline first and then add coconut oil to it. Mix the concoction well. Pour mixture into a selected container and let the ingredients cool. Try your Vaseline and coconut lip balm.
6. Olive Oil and Coconut Lip Balm
For this lip balm, you will need one tablespoon of coconut oil, and a single tablespoon of carnauba wax. Also, you will need one teaspoon of olive oil. Melt the beeswax, coconut oil, and olive oil in a cooking pan on low heat. Mix the ingredients well. Then, pour the mixture into a desired container and let it cool. Apply this lip balm for relief from chapped lips.
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7. Vanilla and Coconut Oil Lip Balm
For this remedy, you will need one tablespoon of coconut oil, one tablespoon of carnauba wax, and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract. For this remedy, melt the carnauba wax and coconut oil in a pan. Add the vanilla extract and mix the solution well. Freeze the mixture in a container and use it as a lip balm.
8. Shea Butter and Coconut Oil Lip Balm
For this remedy, you will require one tablespoon of coconut oil, carnauba wax and shea butter each. Melt all three ingredients in a pan and mix the solution well. Then freeze the concoction in a container and use it as cold cream for your lips.
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9. Red Palm Fruit Oil plus Coconut Oil Lip Balm
To make this lip balm, you will require one tablespoon of coconut oil and a single teaspoon of red palm fruit oil. Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan and add the fruit oil to it. Mix the solution thoroughly and freeze it in a container. Apply this lip balm regularly for relief from dry, cracked lips.
10. Lavender and Coconut Oil Lip Balm
For this natural recipe, you will need 1.5 tablespoons of coconut oil, one tablespoon of carnauba wax, and ten drops of lavender essential oil(2). Melt the oil and beeswax in a pan on low heat. After adding carnauba wax and coconut oil, which has melted to lavender essential oil, freeze the mixture in a container and use it.
DIY coconut oil lip balms heal dry and chapped lips. They keep your lips moisturized across the day. This coconut oil is a 100% natural moisturizer, which locks the moisture into the lips, making them glossy and soft. The oil establishes a lipid layer on the skin that lowers water evaporation and prevents resulting dryness. Coconut oil lip balm also protects lips from photoaging, and it is an effective sunscreen that shields lips from harmful solar rays.
Further, the oil is antibacterial and prevents the growth of bacteria and germs on cracked lips. It soothes the skin and undoes inflammation to treat chapped lips. Coconut oil also heals damaged lips by encouraging collagen production. So, try these DIY coconut lip balm recipes today and keep dryness at bay.