How to Use Coconut Oil for Chapped, Dry Lips

How to use as a nighttime treatment

While coconut oil may be used in place of your daytime lip balm, it can also work well as an overnight treatment mask. The key here is to combine the oil with a thicker protectant, such as honey. You can use equal parts and mix honey and coconut oil until a thick cream forms. Apply to your lips and then rinse off in the morning.

What to add for maximum moisture

For added moisture, consider combining coconut oil with other moisturizing ingredients, such as:

  • avocado oil
  • beeswax
  • olive oil
  • raw honey
  • shea butter

You can apply these ingredients with equal parts coconut oil for even more moisture. Apply as a mask, or leave on overnight and during the day for maximum results.

The takeaway

Coconut oil clearly offers many benefits for moisturizing, healing, and protecting your lips. Still, some users find the oil a bit tricky to apply, especially when on the go. You can make the process a bit more practical by whipping up a larger batch of a recipe ahead of time and storing any extras.

Also, be sure to use pure, virgin coconut oil only. This ensures you’re using a product that hasn’t been chemically altered or refined in any way so you get the most benefits for your lips.

Be sure to see your doctor if you develop any side effects after using coconut oil or any combination recipes. You may also need medical advice if your lips remain extremely dry and chapped.

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