#8: Coconut Oil Lip Balm {10 Easy Ways to Use Coconut Oil}

Coconut oil lip balm is not like ordinary lip balm. Since coconut oil is nourishing and healing for the skin, as well as a natural exfoliant, it has the ability to leave your lips soft and supple. And perhaps extra kissable with a tropical smelling twist? ;)

Remember…LESS is More When it Comes to Coconut Oil Lip Balm

We all tend to overcompensate when our lips are chapped. However, coconut oil lip balm doesn’t work by globbing on a thick layer to coat your lips like you might expect.  Since coconut oil has a melting point of 76° Fahrenheit, putting on more than you need will leave you with  messy coconut oil dripping down your chin…and no one wants to kiss you if you’re foaming at the mouth with coconut oil!

coconut oil lip balm

Here’s how coconut oil lip balm works best. Simply apply one very thin layer at a time. After it has absorbed a few minutes later, apply another very thin layer. For severely chapped lips coconut oil lip balm should be reapplied continuously throughout the day, always waiting until it is fully absorbed into the lips before applying a new layer. You’ll have to remember to be patient, especially at first, because you will not notice instant results if your lips are very chapped and peeling. Keep it up and within a day or two you should see some healing take place and the chapping should decrease. By the end of the first day, I usually notice a significant decrease in that chapped lips feeling.

Coconut Oil Lip Balm Recipe

  1. Start by using a very glass small lip balm container, such as this one. If you prefer your balm to be more solid, store it in a cool place. These glass roll on bottles would also work well if you plan to keep your coconut oil lip balm at a warmer temperature where the coconut oil will not solidify.
  2. Add 1 drop of your favorite essential oil. My favorites are tea tree, peppermint, palmarosa, or lavender. Remember that whenever you use essential oils, they should be pure, undiluted, therapeutic-grade from a reliable source.
  3. Add organic, food-grade coloring to desired color tint. I love these plant-based food colorings by Chocolate Craft. Alternately, you can use 100% pure, undiluted, organic cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, or beet juice.
Question: What do you use for non-toxic tints for your homemade organic cosmetics such as coconut lip balm? Post your experiences in the comments below.

 

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