Have you ever walked down the beauty aisle and wondered why some things cost so much and if you could make it yourself? There are many things that can easily be made at home and do a wonderful job. Lip scrubs is one such item.
The purpose of a lip scrub is simply to exfoliate off dead skin cells and leave the lips nice and soft. Not only will this help prevent cracked lips, it makes them look beautiful all the time. So here is my simple recipe that you probably haVe all the ingredients for already.
1 TB Brown Sugar
2 tsp Olive Oil (can substitute coconut oil)
1/2 tsp Honey
2 drops Lemon Essential Oil (optional)
Brown Sugar is simply a sweet way to exfoliate the lips and it will dissolve when washed off.
Honey is a natural moisturizer and raw honey has antibacterial properties.
Olive oil has antioxidants and easily penetrates the top layers of the skin.
Lemon Oil has antiseptic and astringent qualities.
One of the neat things about this recipe is that it tastes yummy so you won’t mind if a little gets into your mouth, it can be increased exponentially as needed. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and blend together.
To store, place in a clean container and seal. Because this only takes a few seconds to make I only make small batches. This way I don’t have to worry about it going bad.
To apply, use a scoop to remove about a teaspoon worth and apply to your lips. I like a scoop such as a Popsicle stick because it ensures that I keep he contents clean. Gently rub it around your lips and remove with a wet cloth.
You will immediately notice a difference as old skin is gone, but the next day when your ingredients have had a chance to work they will be softer. This means your lip stains or lipsticks will look even better. So pucker up my beauties!