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Palliative Pearl:

A Favorite Recipe for Dry Mouth

January 2020 –

Providing end-of-life mouth care is a high priority at Hospice of the Northwest.

Mix together:

15 ml coconut oil

15 ml water

15 ml alcohol free mouthwash

Apply a small amount to dry mouth and tongue every hour as needed.

We find this recipe both freshens the mouth and provides moisture.

Lip balms with beeswax and soybean oil can be used frequently for dry lips too.

For more information contact Dr. Leslie Estep or Dr. Anita Meyer at Hospice of the Northwest, 360-814-5550, or  or

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Hospice of the Northwest is a skilled, caring and compassionate team of nursing, medical, social and spiritual professionals, volunteers and generous donors. Together, we provide comprehensive care and comfort for patients facing serious illness and the loved ones who care for them. We’ve been serving the residents of Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish Counties since 1989.

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