9 Luscious All-Natural Lip Scrubs ...

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Natural lip scrubs leave your pout pretty, supple, and smooth.

Those traits are important this time of year.

It's winter, after all.

It's cold and it's windy, so I bet a lot of you are suffering from chapped lips because of the weather.

While I could have gone looking for store bought scrubs, I decided to go the homemade route instead.2

DIY beauty products are fun and inexpensive, after all, and you know exactly what's going into them.

So now I'm bringing you the simple, easy recipes to 9 luscious, natural lip scrubs!

1. Scent-ual Lip Scrub

A lot of natural lip scrubs contain ingredients that you likely have in your kitchen right this very minute.

That includes this one, with the possible exception of the essential oils.

Those are very easy to find, however, and you can use whatever kind you like!

To make this recipe even more natural, feel free to use organic honey if you have it.

Ingredients:

1 tsp honey

1 tsp oil (either olive, almond or other of your choice)

1-2 tsp white or brown sugar

2-3 drops essential oil, such as peppermint (optional)

Directions:

Heat the honey in the microwave for no more than 5 seconds, then mix in the oil.

Add the sugar and mix well to create a fine paste.

Drop in the essential oil for its added fragrance and healing properties.

You may find you prefer spearmint over the peppermint.

With clean hands, gently pat the paste onto your lips and the skin around them, and allow it to set for a few minutes.

Gently massage in circular motions to remove dead skin cells before rinsing with warm water.

Finish by smoothing on a thin layer of the olive oil or lip balm.

2. DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

A sugar scrub is typically the easiest thing in the world to make.

As you can see, this one only uses three ingredients: coconut oil, honey, and brown sugar.2

The sugar is a great exfoliating agent, while the honey – which you'll see in a lot of these recipes – moisturizes your lips after the sugar scrubs away the dead skin.

It's also a fantastic antioxidant, and if your lips are sore, chapped, or painful, its anti-inflammatory properties will soothe them.

Ingredients:

pure coconut oil

honey

brown sugar

a teaspoon

a tablespoon

a mixing bowl

an empty jar or 2.5 oz baby food jar

labels (optional)

Directions:

Make sure that the coconut oil is solid enough to scoop up but soft enough for a spoon to dig in.2

If the coconut oil is too oily, stick it in the fridge for 10-20 minutes.

If the coconut oil is too hard, place it into a sink filled with hot water for 5-10 minutes or until soft.2

Combine one well-rounded tablespoon of coconut oil with one tablespoon of honey into the bowl.

Besides smelling and tasting incredible, coconut oil is actually an amazing natural ingredient for skin and body products.

The oil contains fatty acids and antioxidants that moisturize and nourish the skin while honey contains cleansing and healing properties and is a natural binder.

Mix the coconut oil and honey until they bind together.

The consistency should look like thick honey-comb honey.

Make sure to mash up all of the coconut lumps so that the mixture is clump-free.

This will serve as the base of the scrub.

Add two hand packed teaspoons of brown sugar and fold it into the base.

Brown sugar not only tastes fantastic, it is also a great natural exfoliant because it’s not too harsh and leaves skin soft to the touch.

All of the brown sugar should be coated in the coconut oil and honey base.

Add one teaspoon of just the oil from coconut oil jar into the bowl.

This will help smooth out the mixture and make the scrub extra moisturizing.

Transfer the scrub from the bowl into a small jar or container.

The edible scrub will last up to 2 weeks if refrigerated.

Before using, allow the scrub to stand at room temperature for a good 10 minutes so that the formula softens a bit.

Apply scrub to lips in small, circular motions for 1-2 minutes and rinse off with a warm washcloth.

Congratulations – you are now armed with a soft, moisturized, and plump pout.

Pucker up!

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