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How to Make Homemade Lip Scrub

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
How to Make Homemade Lip Scrub

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.

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Step 1

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

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

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.

Step 4

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

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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