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. 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.
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)
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.