Home Remedies for Chapped lips

Chapped or dry lips are a common problem that can be painful and unattractive. Common symptoms are dryness, redness, cracking, flaking, and tender or sore lips.

chapped lips

Some of the main causes are vitamin deficiency, allergic reaction, dehydration, smoking, excessive licking of lips, sun exposure and harsh weather.

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There are many commercial products available to treat chapped lips. But you can save money and easily get relief with some easy-to-follow natural remedies.

Chapped lips remedies

Here are the top 10 home remedies for chapped lips.

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(Out of the 10, we have covered 2 highly effective home remedies in this video as well.)

1. Sugar

Exfoliating dead cells off your chapped lips will help restore their natural softness faster.

chapped lips home remedy

  1. Mix two teaspoons of sugar with one teaspoon of honey. Apply the paste to your lips and let it sit for a few minutes.
  2. Then use your fingers to gently rub the mixture around on your lips to loosen the dead skin cells.
  3. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

2. Honey

Honey is a great moisturizer that also has healing and antibacterial properties to treat chapped lips.

  • Simply apply pure organic honey on your chapped lips several times a day.
  • You can also make a paste of honey and glycerin and apply it before going to bed to enjoy softer lips in the morning.

3. Rose Petals

The rose plant in your garden can also come to your rescue when suffering from chapped lips. This remedy will help your lips stay moisturized while also enhancing their beautiful color.

chapped lips home remedy using rose

  1. Wash a handful of rose petals thoroughly in water. Soak the petals in milk for a few hours. (If you have issues with dairy products, you can soak them in glycerin instead.)
  2. Mash the rose petals into a thick paste.
  3. Apply the paste on your dry lips two to three times a day and every night before going to bed.

4. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that can help heal chapped lips caused by cold or dry weather. Simply apply pure coconut oil several times a day on your lips to keep them moist. You can also use olive oill.

5. Castor Oil

Castor oil is another good treatment for dry and chapped lips.

  • Simply apply castor oil to your lips several times a day.
  • You can also make a soothing treatment using one teaspoon of castor oil, one teaspoon of glycerin and a few drops of fresh lemon juice. Mix it well and apply it on your lips before going to bed. In the morning, wash it off with a cotton ball dipped in lukewarm water. Repeat this daily until your lips are healed.

6. Milk Cream

The high fat content of milk cream makes it a great natural lip moisturizer.

  1. Apply fresh milk cream on your lips and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then gently wash your lips with a cotton ball dipped in lukewarm water.
  2. Do this daily to help your lips heal faster.




  1. 100% Pure lanolin. It not only works for severely painful cracked, sore or bleeding nipples for newly breastfeeding mothers, it also is a miracle for chapped lips.

    • This sounded great until I looked up what lanolin actually is…it’s derived from sheep and other wool-bearing animals. Not a good choice if you’re vegetarian, vegan or see an issue with using animal-based products for beauty when there are other natural options. || about dot me slash working 4 change

  2. kahkashan siddique April 19, 2013, 8:22 am

    sugar & honey really works it is the simplest remedy for dry or chapped lips.

  3. Thank you helped so much! Especially the honey and sugar one:)

  4. I have been using accutane and since have extremely chapped lips. I have tried everything and the only thing that has worked is lanolin! Better than any of the above :)

  5. it so nice,, so fantastic

  6. Go to your kitchen and take the sugar and honey. It is really fantastic..It tastes very good and I didn’t feel irritated……

  7. I absolutely prefer Coconut oil. I love using it when it’s a little solid as it spreads easily and doesn’t drip :D Plus coconut oil is loaded with Vitamin E, fatty acid and other vitamins, it’s a treat to use it on lips as well as on any other part of the body. If you are allergic to coconut oil, olive oil, mustard oil and even sweet almond oil is great!

  8. I went camping and it was very windy.what happened was on the second day of camping I woke up in the morning and my lips was red and dry and I don’t know why.
    Could someone recommend a remedie that isn’t greasy or sticky pls.

  9. Hey thanks this is so helpful

  10. in my case only the lower lip, picking on it is fun and addictive but damn does it hurt after..gross i wouldn’t kiss myself man…lol..what an irritating condition i wouldn’t wish chapped lips on hitler……go away

  11. Wow…
    Great tips…
    I like this tips.

  12. I frequently take Vit E tablets and pop it – put the Vit. E directly on my lips. let my lips just soak it in. Very helpful in the winter!

  13. Honestly, I put a ton of Vaseline on my lips so they’re super moist before bedtime and sleep with it on. It doesn’t get messy for me but I’m sure it probably can get messy but it works well in two days tops.

  14. Really useful tips.

  15. Useful tips, I usually have chapped lips throughout winter , but, march, this was new . I tried every kind of lip balm I had , olive oil , butter and nothing so far worked, so I’m giving honey and sugar a try … so far so good ! thanks for the tip


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