Hi! I’m just popping in quick to give you a diy project for YOU. I don’t know why but my lips always seem to get so dry and chapped in the winter. And I feel like I slather lip balms on them all day! I couldn’t figure out how to stop the endless cycle until it finally dawned on me that I need to exfoliate! I need to get all the dry skin off before putting on my lip balm. You can totally make your own. This post will show you how to make a diy lip scrub. It’s natural and only has three ingredients. And it tastes really good too!
To start, you need coconut oil (the solid form, not the liquified oil), brown sugar and honey (preferably raw/organic). Oh yea, and you will need a jar with a lid to put it in. I used a clean jelly jar (a small one). An old lip gloss container would be good too.
Why these ingredients?
- Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal. It contains antioxidants and healthy fatty acids that moisturize skin and reduce inflammation. It also helps protect skin.
- Brown Sugar is a gentle exfoliator.
- Honey – Soothing, naturally healing and helps calm inflammation.
Making the Lip Scrub
I started with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of honey.
You can start mixing the coconut oil and honey together to form a paste.
Then add in your brown sugar. I used 1.5 to 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. You can add more or less depending on how “rough” you want the scrub. I don’t feel like there is any right or wrong way to do this. You can totally experiment and find what works for you.
How to Use and Store
To use, just take a little and scrub your lips gently! Wipe it off with a warm washcloth or warm water. Follow up with your favorite nourishing lip balm.
*Note: If you prefer a smoother lip scrub, you can add in a teaspoon of oils too. That makes it a four ingredient lip scrub. 🙂 Olive, jojoba or sunflower oils would all work well here!
This diy lip scrub is best kept in the refrigerator and will last you a couple weeks. You have to let it soften a bit after you take it out of the fridge. I actually put a little on in the morning while I’m making my coffee and then put it back in the fridge for the next day. I do think it’s helped my chapped lips. And I love that it costs practically nothing and is a natural alternative to store brands.
This also makes a great little gift. You could pretty up the jar or add it to a gift basket full of natural homemade spa goodies. (mental note – make a post on that!) 🙂
You can make this just in time for Spring – well, we are almost there…
Happy lip scrubbing!