It’s that time of year again when the weather slowly transitions from chilly to warm. It’s during this time that my lips become incredibly chapped. They hurt, and no matter how much I drink, they look cracked and ugly.
However, using staple items within my household, I was able to create a simple solution for myself.
Simple Lip Scrub Recipe
(Trust me, it’s extremely simple)
- 2 tablespoons of sugar (granulated or brown)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons honey
What is really important to pay attention to here is the ratio. 2 tbsp to 2 1/2 tbsp. That is the formula I’ve followed each time, and it works out well. Once you’ve completed the ratio, stir well.
(I apologize for the quality of the photos. I’m still learning!)
In these pictures, I used white granulated sugar and honey.
Pouring in the sugar. ↑
Now, the honey! (How I love honey. ;-))
This is the consistency you should reach after a little bit of stirring. Pasty. When your scrub sets after a while, it should look something like this:
How To Use
When using the scrub, place some on your lips and leave it there for 2-5 minutes. After that time ends, massage gently into lips to exfoliate any dead skin. When you feel satisfied with your work, wash off with (preferably) warm water. I always like to apply chapstick after using the scrub, as it can make your lips tingle after the rinse.
Alternatives: When adding the wet part of the scrub to the dry, you added 1/2 a tablespoon more. This 1/2 a tablespoon can be any wet alternative you desire. Some options are,
- olive oil
- coconut oil
- vitamin E oil
Note: I absolutely understand that this is an extremely basic recipe. However, I thought this could be useful as it supplies the formula I’d use for any other lip scrub, and it showed the process.
♥ Thank you! ♥