A DIY lip sugar scrub with coconut oil can make such a difference to the look and feel of your pout. The dull, upper layer of the lips get gradually exfoliated, revealing plumper and more youthful lips.
The skin on our lips is very fragile, so I would not recommend scrubbing them more often then once or twice per week.
Only Edible Ingredients
For an easy sugar lip scrub just walk over to your kitchen and grab some clean, non-toxic ingredients that are good enough to eat.
I use organic turbinado sugar because I like the texture, but if it seems too rough for you, it is fine to use just regular, finely granulated white or brown sugar.
The best honey to use would be Manuka honey but it is pricey, so any other honey will be great. Some kinds of honey are labeled organic but technically it is not possible to label any honey organic because no beekeeper really knows where the bees got their pollen and nectar from.
Just make sure your honey is raw, this way you’ll get all the benefits of this golden gift from the bees. Honey is an effective humectant which means it holds on to moisture, thus hydrating the skin. It is also full of Alpha Hydroxy Acids which aid in exfoliation.
Ground Cinnamon, when fresh, will aid in circulation, plumping up the lips. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
Coconut Oil has been prized for centuries for its moisturizing ability, and it is also rich in antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and generally anti-aging properties.
Sweet Almond Oil is perfect for moisturizing skin, and it also boosts circulation which might help to plump the lips.
You can add a few drops of lemon or orange essential oil for the scent but it’s not necessary.
The recipe below will make enough for you to share with a friend or two or to use for about 8 times.
1/4 cup Turbinado (or granulated) Sugar
1 TBSP Raw Honey
2 TBSP Virgin Coconut Oil
1 TBSP Sweet Almond Oil
1 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
1 TBS Organic Cinnamon
Optional: 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil (or two capsules)
- In a bowl, add sugar, honey, vanilla and cinnamon.
- Mix in the oils. Stir until well combined.
- Add Vitamin E oil (optional). Mix well.
- Transfer to an airtight container.
Simple, affordable, and effective. Most importantly, so good for you!
Follow with a natural lip balm, also super easy to make.