*If you’d like a little more information on making your own homemade lip scrub, a Video Tutorial is provided at the end of this post*
Oh winter… how you dry out my skin. Every day I’m applying lotions and lip balms and face moisturizer… but recently I tried a DIY lip scrub, and I absolutely love it! I played around with this recipe a lot because I wanted to get the consistency and texture just right. I finally got there, and I’m sharing the recipe with you 🙂
Here’s What You’ll Need to Make Your Lip Scrub
- Coconut Oil (Solid at room temperature)
- Almond Oil
- Essential Oil- I used Frankincense. (Not sure where to buy essential oils? Check out this post.)
- Sugar (You can use brown sugar or regular granulated sugar. I’ll discuss the difference as we make the recipe.)
- Lip Balm Tins
The oils provide a moisturizing quality. The sugar helps to exfoliate. And the essential oil is added for extra skin support.
Directions For Making A DIY Lip Scrub
The recipe below is for one tin-full of the lip scrub.
Start by melting 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in a small bowl. You can do this in the microwave; just warm for 10-15 seconds.
Add in 1/2 teaspoon of almond oil and 2 drops Frankincense essential oil. Stir.
You are welcome to switch the essential oil you use, just know that it is highly likely that you’ll get a little in your mouth, so work with oils that are safe for internal use, which should be noted on the bottle.
Once all your oils are mixed, add in 5 teaspoons of sugar, and mix. Brown sugar is a little smoother, making application is a bit easier. Granulated white sugar is more coarse and works a little better for exfoliating.
Lastly, add in 1/4 teaspoon of honey. This helps to create a pliable consistency that makes application easier.
Add your lip scrub to a small lip balm tin. When ready to use, apply a small amount to your finger and scrub it into your lips for 30-60 seconds. I would recommend doing this over a sink as it’s a little messy. Rinse off with warm water.
Watch the tutorial…
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