Chapped lips

Chapped lips are a common disorder that occurs only in most individuals. But a more serious type of chapped lips, called cheilitis, may develop in some people. Cheilitis, characterized by cracking skin at the corners of the lips, may be caused by an infection.

chapped lips

Symptoms:

  • dryness
  • flaking
  • scales
  • sores
  • swelling
  • cracks
  • bleeding

Basic chapped lips blend

Chamomile roman 2 drops
Geranium 2 drops

Mix well with 2 teaspoons (10 mL) of aloe vera gel or basic balm. Use a small amount for each application.

Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: eucalyptus radiata, *rose otto (Rosa damascena), *sandalwood (Santalum album), *neroli (Citrus aurantium)

Basic chapped skin blend

Make up the following oil and gently massage over the chapped area, including the face if affected:

Geranium 2 drops
Chamomile roman 2 drops
Lemon 1 drop
Lavender 1 drop

Blend together and then dilute by adding 3–4 drops to each teaspoon (5 mL) of carrier oil. Use a small amount each time.

Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: *rose otto (Rosa damascena), *sandalwood (Santalum album), *carrot seed (Daucus carota), *neroli (Citrus aurantium)