Friday, 24 April 2015

Can't Live Without It

I am pretty well known for being completely addicted to one thing – chapstick/lipgloss/whatever you want to call it. I would use whatever including eos, Chapstick, Burt’s Bees, organic, drugstore brand … if I was ever without I would buy whatever I could find. I have one in every purse, in my car, in the TV room, on my bedside table (I even keep coconut by the bath!)…

And then one day last fall my lips started burning. On fire. They were red and irritated and literally burning and nothing could make them feel better. I started carrying coconut oil around in a little container but my lips kept sucking it up too fast. I looked like a freak slathering the stuff on every ten minutes or so. I knew I was addicted but was in too much discomfort to just stop.

One day at work I couldn’t concentrate at all and started to google search, trying to find something that would help me. Everything kept saying chapstick or Vaseline or coconut oil and I was screaming in my head, NO, NONE OF THAT IS HELPING ME!!! Finally I found a random post somewhere that suggested using Aquaphor Healing Ointment. I hadn’t heard of it before so I was obviously going to try it – I grabbed my keys and headed out to the nearest Walmart. They didn’t have it. Then the grocery store. They were out. Finally I headed to Shoppers Drug Mart and thankfully they had some. I opened it right there in the aisle and applied it to my lips.

It was Heaven.

Seriously. It was as if my lips had finally found water after being stranded in a desert for days.


Slowly but surely Aquaphor (or Super-Chaps as my hubby and I like to call it) got my lips back to normal and I have started to use Chapstick and Burt’s Bees again during the day. I have to tubes of Aquaphor, one I keep by my bed and I use it morning and night, plus one I keep in my “active” purse so I always have some if needed. I try not to rely on it too much though because I am terrified of the day when I become immune to it. It’s bound to happen. And then what the heck am I going to do??

I can’t even think about it.

What can't you live without?

Happy Friday Folks - stay tuned for some exciting news next week!!!

Linking up with Stephanie, Laura and Cait for Can't Live Without It. 


  1. You and your lip balm. I think CW Jr is going to be in the same boat. Needs it all the time poor kid.

  2. I recently started carrying aquaphor with me for my hands. They get so dry, chapped and painful that this is the only stuff that actually solves the problem (instead of just masking it for a while). Glad you found something that works!

  3. I never even thought to use this on my lips!! It does wonders for my hands in the winter though. Such a good idea! Thanks for linking up :)

  4. Aquaphor is a life savor. Lips, Hands, even Baby Bums. It's a cure all for everything. I can't live without it either!

  5. Found you through the link up -- Hurray another Canadian blogger! SDM for the win.


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