So I have seen really great progress so far with the constant moisture method. I stopped using aquaphor because it was so hard to apply and everything I read online said that petroleum was just not good for you. I knew that coconut oil was highly recommended for EC so I found an organic lip balm made by the company "Yes to Carrots" and it is AMAZING. It has coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter, aloe, and jojoba oil (plus a couple more organic ingredients like beeswax) so I don't worry about using it all the time.
I've been using it for about a month now and my lips no longer turn white when in contact with water, the grooves are returning, and they are most flexible than ever. It looks like my lips are healing from the bottom up. I still get the white line when I talk a lot and my lips still get kinda sticky when I haven't used the lip balm in a couple hours so I know I have a lot of progress that needs to be made but I am very pleased with my results so far. If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask!
Here is a pic of the balm. http://www.dpmediaservice.com/273001/0000001/product/main/600/YTCo_Lip-Balm.jpg