Fall is here and it is a great time to begin a lip care regime that will keep your pout fresh and kissable! Exfoliating with a natural scrub is one way to achieve soft lips. The best thing about it is that you get to bring the spa right into your own bathroom with three simple ingredients.
To create this scrub you will need the following materials/ingredients.
- Brown sugar = Exfoliator
- Organic Honey = Natural healing properties
- Organic Coconut Oil = Moisturizer
- Small glass container with a lid
- Bowl and spoon
Once you have gathered these items, it is time to prepare the scrub!
Tip: If you have coconut allergies, you can substitute the coconut oil with organic extra virgin olive oil for moisturizing.
Combine 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (solid portion) with 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix the two ingredients until you have a rich, thick, and smooth consistency. This mixture will serve as the base.
Add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar to your base and mix until it creates a paste. Adjust the sugar-to-base ratio to get your preferred consistency.
Transfer your scrub into the glass container with a lid. Also, make sure that you label the container with the date so you will be able to keep up with how long you have had it. This lip scrub should last about two weeks if it is kept stored in a refrigerator and one week if is not. Therefore, I recommend that you make it small batches.
Now that you have created your natural lip scrub, it is time to begin using it. Before each use, sit the scrub out to adjust to room temperature to soften up before you begin applying it. Next, apply a generous amount to your lips in a circular motion. Let the scrub sit for 1-2 minutes and then remove it with a warm washcloth. After you have removed the scrub, apply lip balm or your favorite moisturizing lip treatment to help maximize the results of your freshly scrubbed lips!