DIY Lip Scrub Recipe
By Yemisi Suleiman
If you are a lip licker or have naturally dry skin that always seems to be shedding, then you need a strong lip balm to the rescue. However, if you find that your favourite lip balm is not doing its job of keeping your lips flake-free, then it’s time to bring in an exfoliator.
Unlike most lip balms which work to hydrate and soften lips, a lip scrub can totally remove dead skin, clear out any uneven texture left behind, and give your lips a great base to add moisture back in.
Do It Yourself (DIY) lip scrubs made at home are usually more gentle than a store-bought product. DIY lip scrubs are very easy and economical to make at home with ingredients in your kitchen. These ingredients are safe for your health and fine if you end up eating some by mistake, as they have no side effects, plus they taste good.
In store-bought scrubs on the other hand, can include synthetic fragrance and flavours that are not good to ingest and they are unnecessarily expensive.
HOW TO MAKE A LIP SCRUB
Below, is a DIY lip scrub list that is created to gently exfoliate your lips without major irritation.
What you’ll need:
A. 1 tbsp organic cane sugar
B. ½ tbsp organic coconut oil
C. ½ tsp organic cacao powder (optional)
D. A small bowl
E. A spoon
1. Add organic cane sugar, organic coconut oil, and organic cacao powder (if you like the taste of chocolate) to a bowl and mix into a paste with a spoon.
2. Massage into lips and rinse off.
3. Behold soft and hydrated lips and if you end up eating some, we won’t tell!
4. With your leftovers, you can scrub your hands, feet, and body, or save for next time.