Lip balms can soothe the skin and heal cracks. During cold winters, lip balm are a necessity and they can ward off dryness and blisters. Peppermint is one of the top herbs in the world for soothing cracked skin. Known botanically as Mentha Piperita, this herb contains active ingredients such as menthol which are refreshing. A peppermint lip balm is the ideal solution for dry sores or blisters. If you want a good recipe for making your own peppermint lip balm, check out the link below.