Do It Your self Herbal Medicine

PART 3. THE REMEDIES

FACE AND HAIR CARE

CHAPPED LIPS

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Regardless of whether you spend lots of time inside or outside, chapped lips plague just about everyone at some point. Blame sunburn, or wind, or dry indoor air. While there is no shortage of commercial remedies available, home remedies made with herbs can help protect delicate lip tissue and heal chapped lips quickly. Do your best to stay out of extreme cold and direct sunlight until your lips are smooth again.

Chamomile Lip Scrub

YIELD: 10 TREATMENTS
STORAGE: SMALL GLASS JAR
TIME: 5 MINUTES

This four-ingredient lip scrub gently exfoliates, revealing new skin and allowing moisture to penetrate where it’s needed most. Nourishing chamomile essential oil helps ease the discomfort associated with inflammation, dryness, and cracked skin.

1 teaspoon alcohol-free aloe vera gel

1 teaspoon honey

2 drops chamomile essential oil

1 teaspoon sugar

1.In a small jar, combine the aloe vera gel, honey, and chamomile essential oil.

2.Add the sugar and stir thoroughly.

3.With a fingertip, apply a dab of the scrub to your lips.

4.Using gentle circular motions, lightly scrub for 10 seconds.

5.Rinse your lips with cool water. Follow up with moisturizing lip balm.

6.Repeat this treatment 1 or 2 times daily while suffering from chapped lips. Store in a cool, dark place.

Lavender–Geranium Lip Balm

YIELD: 30 TREATMENTS
STORAGE: SMALL GLASS JAR
TIME: 10 MINUTES

You’ll love how silky soft your lips feel as this healing balm boosts hydration and soothes irritation. The lavender and geranium essential oils help damaged skin heal while leaving a hint of pleasant fragrance.

1 tablespoon beeswax

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon calendula oil

2 drops lavender essential oil

1 drop geranium essential oil

1.In a double boiler, combine the beeswax and coconut oil over low heat.

2.Stir gently until the beeswax has melted completely.

3.Remove from the heat and add the calendula oil. Stir well.

4.Add the lavender and geranium essential oils and stir well.

5.Pour the balm into a small jar and cool completely.

6.Using your index finger, apply a thin layer to your lips.

7.Use this balm as often as you like. Store in a cool, dark place.

Images While this balm helps heal chapped lips, it also works well for dry knees and elbows.