DIY Lip Scrub

I have purchased lip scrubs before, but honestly didn’t think they had enough scrubbing power. The scrubbers were far and few between. I also wasn’t too fond of using a product that I felt would be harmful if swallowed. It’s just too easy to lick my lips as a natural reaction. So, I decided to try my own out of ingredients that I knew would be good enough to eat (if I so desired), and that had the right amount of exfoliation to satisfy my chapped lips. You may remember that I mentioned this lip scrub in this post about rejuvenating skincare…here’s the recipe!

DIY Lip Scrub
  • 1/4 tsp coconut oil (in solid form) benefit: natural antifungal and antibacterial properties
  • 1 tsp honey benefit: natural antioxidant
  • 1-2 drops pure almond extract benefit: proteins, vitamins, and seals in moisture
  • 2 tsp sugar benefit: natural source of glycolic acid and natural exfoliant
Melt coconut oil in small container, add honey and stir until the coconut oil cools and the consistency changes. I don’t know how to describe this, but you’ll be able to tell. Just keep stirring together. The coconut oil and honey will suddenly combine and the color changes slightly. It takes about 15-20 seconds.
Add the almond extract – this is mostly for flavor. I’m not huge on honey so I wanted something extra.
Stir in the sugar, 1 tsp at a time.

Apply using the fingers and gently scrub the lips or rub your lips together. I use it for a few seconds and rinse with water. I have been storing it in a small sample jar of some other beauty product. Save those things – they can come in handy!

Have you tried any lip scrubs of your own?

{linking up with Liz Marie / Your Homebased Mom / Delineate Your Dwelling}

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