This crazy weather is wreaking havoc on my lips and I'm finding myself having to use more balm and finding that they are still rough! The answer is to use a gentle and delicious exfoliant like a sugar scrub.
It's easy and fun to make.
Love Your Lips Sugar Scrub
2 TBSP coconut oil
1 TBSP Raw Honey
1 TBSP Cocoa Butter
2 TBSP organic cane or brown sugar
(White sugar can be used but may be too coarse for your delicate lips).
Melt the coconut in a double boiler and once it has cooled a bit add the sugar. You don't want to melt the sugar! You can add a drop of Essential Oil like lemon, orange, tangerine or spearmint. I would stay away from peppermint or cinnamon because it can be too strong unless you’re making a really large batch and using a really small amount of the essential oil! You can even melt equal parts chocolate to your scrub if you really want to be decadent! Put all in fridge and it should be ready to use in no time.
Sugar is a natural and gentle chemical and mechanical exfoliant. Honey is really good for your lips, and is anti-viral and is a natural humectant (attracts moisture). Cocoa butter and coconut both taste great and are chock full of great nutrients.
This recipe is fantastic for personal use or would be great for stocking stuffers. Enjoy!