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How to Make Homemade Lip Scrub

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author image M.H. Dyer
M.H. Dyer began her writing career as a staff writer at a community newspaper and is now a full-time commercial writer. She writes about a variety of topics, with a focus on sustainable, pesticide- and herbicide-free gardening. She is an Oregon State University Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction writing.
How to Make Homemade Lip Scrub
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Gently exfoliating your lips with a lip scrub keeps them healthy and smooth. You'll find a variety of commercial lip scrubs at the drug store, including specialty products that can be hard on the budget. Make your own lip scrub for pennies with a few everyday ingredients from the kitchen. If your dry, cracked lips persist, see your physician to determine the cause of the problem. Otherwise, head to the kitchen and get scrubbing.

Step 1

How to Make Homemade Lip Scrub
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Place 1 teaspoon of natural honey in a small, sterile cup. Warm the honey, which possesses healing and hydrating properties, in the microwave for four to five seconds.

Step 2

How to Make Homemade Lip Scrub
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Stir in 1 teaspoon of oil, which provides a thin protective barrier. Select a healthy, edible oil such as olive oil, sweet almond oil or sunflower oil.

Step 3

How to Make Homemade Lip Scrub
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Add 2 teaspoons of granulated white sugar, which creates a gentle, abrasive exfoliant to remove dead skin. Stir in a drop of lemon juice, if you like.

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Step 4

How to Make Homemade Lip Scrub
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Add 1 to 2 drops of essential oil, is desired. Try peppermint or spearmint for a soothing, healing lip scrub, or flavor your lip scrub with mango-, lime- or lemon- flavored oil.

Step 5

How to Make Homemade Lip Scrub
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Wash your hands, then use your finger to apply the scrub to your lips, using gentle, circular motions. Wipe the scrub off your lips with a damp cotton ball. Finish by applying your favorite lip moisturizer or balm.

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