How To: DIY Organic Lip Scrub

Organic Lip Scrub

DIY Organic Lip Scrub

Although I love to pamper my lips, I’m not a big fan of commercially-made lip scrubs–not only do many of them not work as well, they’re full of weird ingredients I don’t want on my lips. Instead, opting for a homemade, DIY organic lip scrub works best for me: Not only is it effective, it’s also really cheap and organic!

The Ingredients
To make this organic lip scrub, you’ll need just three ingredients: olive oil, honey and sugar. For this recipe, they’ll need to be organic, but you can easily find organic types of these ingredients at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. Optionally, you can replace sugar with brown sugar for softer, more gentle exfoliation.
Why these ingredients? Sugar is an excellent exfoliator, or so says Sugar, and honey and olive oil help nourish and soften the lips. Together, these ingredients make the perfect combo for turning your lips from dry to moisturized.

Organic Lip Scrub and Balm

To start, we’ll need to combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Add equal amounts of olive oil, honey and sugar into the bowl then mix well. If the consistency isn’t thick enough for you, add little amounts of sugar until it is thick enough. You can use anything to mix the concoction, but I prefer a tiny spoon–this makes it easier to scoop out later. Set the scrub aside for 10 minutes.

After the 10 minutes has elapsed, it’s time for the fun part: exfoliating your lips. Using your clean finger or a toothbrush, dip it in the concoction until you have a thin amount. You don’t want too much of this–a little goes a long way.
Going in circular motions, gently massage the mixture onto your lips. It should feel slightly scratchy at first, then melt into a nice, sweet glaze–your lips help melt it, which also turns it into an edible moisturizer. Continue massaging it into your lips for two to three minutes, or until the mixture completely dissolves. You can leave it on as is or gently wipe it away and apply a nourishing lip balm for additional moisturization.
How to Store the DIY Lip Scrub
I generally make enough to fill half of the bowl, so I still have a lot of product left–but don’t throw it out! Instead, take any jar or Tupperware container and store it in your refrigerator. The product will harden slightly, but all you have to do is leave it out in room temperature for 10 minutes before it softens again. Lastability: Stored properly, this organic lip scrub should last for around two weeks. Good luck and happy exfoliating!