DIY Lip Scrub

We often talk about how important exfoliation is for your skin but we rarely talk about the importance of exfoliating your lips.
If you haven't heard of exfoliating your lips before - you are not alone. A truly healthy skincare protocol includes exfoliating your lips to help slough off dead, dry skin cells so your lip oil can sink in more deeply.
Regular exfoliation paired with healthy lip oils results in rosier, softer, smoother lips.
Lip Scrub is one of the easiest DIY skincare products you can make at home from ingredients readily available in your own kitchen cabinet.

What Are Lip Scrubs Made Of?

All lip scrubs contain two basic ingredients: an exfoliant and a nourishing ingredient that causes "slip". Examples of exfoliants include sugar, coffee, salt. Examples of nourishing ingredients include honey, oil, avocado.

How Do I Apply A Lip Scrub?

Using a lip scrub is easy - just tap the lip scrub mixture onto lips and rub lightly with your fingertip to exfoliate. Wipe off excess with paper towel. Rinse with lukewarm water. Follow with a nourishing lip oil.

DIY Homemade Lip Scrub Recipes

Coconut Honey Brown Sugar Scrub:

1 Tablespoon Organic Honey

1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil (find in the baking section of your supermarket)

2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Combine the coconut oil and honey. Stir in the brown sugar and Olive Oil to form a paste.

If needed, heat the mixture in the microwave for a few seconds at a time until the coconut oil melts. Be careful not to overheat and make sure the mixture is cool before applying to lips.

Rub the mixture onto lips using circular motions for two to three minutes. Wipe off excess and rinse with lukewarm water. Follow with Lip Oil.

Coconut Oil is loaded with antioxidants and fatty acids to nourish lips.

Chocolate Lip Scrub/Lip Mask:

1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder

2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

3/4 teaspoon Honey

2 teaspoons Olive Oil

Combine all ingredients to form a paste. Rub the mixture onto lips using circular motions. Allow Lip Scrub/Mask to sit on lips for 2 to 3 minutes. Wipe off excess with a warm wet cloth and rinse with lukewarm water. Follow with Lip Oil.

Chocolate helps to deeply moisturizer lips while the anti-aging benefits and antioxidants in vanilla helps prevent and reverse skin damage caused by free radicals.

Coffee and Honey Scrub

1 Tablespoon Coffee Grounds

1 Tablespoon Honey

Combine coffee grounds and honey to form a paste. Rub the mixture onto lips for one minute using circular motions. Allow Lip Scrub/Mask to sit on lips for 1 minute. Wipe off excess with a warm wet cloth and rinse with lukewarm water. Follow with Lip Oil.

How to Store Lip Scrub:

Always make your lip scrub in small batches. You can store in a clean, covered dish in the refrigerator for up to one week. 

Always use a clean, sterile jar. I like to use the smallest size Ball canning jar with lids. I dip the jar in boiling water for a few moments and allow it to air dry before using or it can be run through the dishwasher on "sterilize" setting.

Ensure your containers are completely dry before using. Water can cause bacteria to form in your mixture so take extra care not to introduce any water to your lip scrub if you intend on store the scrub. 

I should note a bit of warm water will make your mixture apply more easily however if you opt to use water then discard the left-overs immediately to avoid the chance of bacteria build-up.

Always follow up with a hydrating lip oil. You can find 100% natural lip oils made with organic flavor oils on our website => HERE.

Apply a lip scrub as part of your weekly exfoliating facial for a perfectly beautiful pout!

Christine Untiedt | Brown Barn Botanicals


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