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.

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

      • Even then it’s still a good options because it works really well. It’s better just to look past your pride and do whats best for your body.

  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 πŸ˜€ 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

    • Belive me i know how u feel

      I was scared to kiss my boyfriend
      So i started useing carmex to heal them then vaseline or cocoa butter after

      Use a reallllllllyyyyyyy thick layer then go to sleep

      It works alot

      • I wouldn’t use Vaseline. You shouldn’t really get a petrolium based product near your mouth where you could inject some of it, and they aren’t really good for your skin in the medium and long term even though it might feel like its working at that moment.

    • Lol that’s ber jokes

  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.

    • Those who have pimples or acne problem. Lemon juice works best.

      Also use a blood cleanser tonic, it will help you get quicker results.

      You will also get a glow.

      Clean – Moisturize-apply sunscreen ( water based)

      You can mix honey too in the lemon juice.

  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

  16. honey is just great. It worked out well for me.

  17. Best remedies ever. Pls help me to gain fatty cheeks n fresh eyes

  18. I just LOVE coconut oil so much! it makes like anything softer if you rub it on your body in the shower and wash it off it will make your skin beautiful! <3 LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  19. Am happy and want to show my gratitude for everyone that suggested to me. I have vaginal, mouth and body odur for years dont know what to do with my life, but two days ago i got various remedies i picked one and use just for two days and the problem is gone.

    Millions of thanks.


  20. Coconut oil really helps to make d lips soft i was just impressed after a good result

  21. I am so worried with my son’s chapped lips…i will try the remedies u shared..

  22. Climate has changed and also the lips have become chapped/dry. let me try the sugar and honey formula

  23. Trying the honey it kinda burns at first but it really helps thanks for the tips

  24. Mix Mustard oil and Wax…For your cracked Lip’s.and get healthy results..

  25. I mix organic coconut oil with Vaseline lip therapy 50/50. That way the coconut oil doesn’t absorb into my lips so fast, it’s thicker, and the vaseline lip therapy seals my lips and protects them from the elements.

  26. thank you for showing me how to get my lips unchapped

  27. i used petroleum jelly. it worked out nicely and smoothly. didn’t like any of the above shown.

  28. I have extremely chapped lips and I used more Chapstick than possible so I will try the honey and sugar thanks for the suggestions πŸ‘πŸ½


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