Chapped lips aren’t for winter months alone; thanks to the unhealthy lifestyles we lead, the pollution, the grime and the bad habit of biting our own lips, the essential oils on the skin of the lips tends to get lost in the abyss, all year round. This is why; we surprisingly face chapped lips during the summer months, the Fall season and during monsoons too. And sometimes, when the stomach is too heated or when we have less water in the body, our lips give way!
Instead of purchasing chemically induced products for the lips to stay soft and supple or buying lip balms from the market, let us show you how to make your own lip treats at home.
Head to your kitchen now and start conjuring these precious lip savers.
- Coconut and chocolate lip balm
For this you would need a tablespoon of coconut powder and a tablespoon of chocolate powder. The hydrating powers of coconut help restore a supple soft touch to the lips and the chocolate brings antioxidants to fight the onslaught of free radicals, which wouldn’t allow cracks to appear or fine lines too. Mix the coconut powder and the chocolate in a small bowl over warm water, and allow the two to blend well. Pour into a small lip container and let it cool to room temperature. Keep it in the freezer and use when needed!
- Nutty peppermint lip balm
Flavor tinted and with plenty of medicinal properties from mint to enjoy, the herb is known to bring in all the nutrition for the skin and heals the lips too. For this recipe, you would need a few mint leaves (pasted), mixed with the powder of two or three almonds and a little water for consistency. Mix them well over warm water, allowing the two to blend well. Pour into a small lip container and let it cool to room temperature. Keep it in the freezer and use when needed!
- Honey and rose lip balm
The antioxidants in rose petals and the anti-bacterial properties along with hydration touches from raw honey would be the best combo to make a lip balm from. For this recipe, you would need a handful of freshly picked rose petals (washed and formed into paste), to which a tablespoon of honey is added.mix the two well and pour the lip balm into a small lip container. Keep it in the freezer and use when needed!
- Strawberry and chocolate lip balm
Take three strawberries and two pieces of chocolate. Paste them well and blend over warm water. Once the pasting is done, the antioxidants from the berries and the chocolate would form into one lip balm paste, which should now be poured into a small lip container. Use when needed!
- Chocolate and mint lip balm
A tablespoon of bitter chocolate has a lot of antioxidants to fight the onslaught of free radicals, while mint is a medicinal herb known for its skin healing properties. The two when mixed into a paste and kept in the freezer, can be used as and when needed- soft, supple lips sans the use of chemicals, brings back the haute lip touch!