Spring has sprung, on the calendar anyway—perhaps not in reality! It’s still pretty chilly here in Toronto but I’ve been feeling a spring in my step knowing that warm weather is just around the corner. And since we are all stuck at home to stay safe from COVID-19, you might be wanting to get in some DIY action and spruce up your lips with my invigorating lip scrub recipes.
Not only does it give you silky smooth lips but it works amazingly on hands as well to slough off dead skin cells!!
I’ve kept the first recipe super simple so that you don’t have to go anywhere to buy anything, and hopefully, you have all the ingredients in your home already. If you don’t, you can likely get these online. I have posted the links below to brands I like for these ingredients.
The basic instructions are in my video and the printable recipe cards are below.
My first recipe is the basic one. All you need is sugar, coconut oil and essential oil.
Citrus Lip Scrub
Next up, I’ve added honey for all its skin hydrating benefits to this Peppermint Lip Scrub. Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it attracts moisture. Olive oil is rich in skin-nourishing fatty acids and antioxidants—even Cleopatra was a huge fan!
Peppermint Lip Scrub
*If the honey has crystallized, just warm it on the stove in a small pot because it should be liquid for mixing into the ingredients.
My final recipe has the benefits of chocolate from raw cacao powder. It’s darn tasty, so it’s a challenge not to lick it off your lips. I doubled this recipe so I can use it on my hands. In fact, all 3 of these scrubs are incredible for softening your hands.
Chocolate Lip Scrub
I made a larger amount of this because you could use this as a foot or hand scrub as well as a lip scrub.
How to use it
On clean dry lips, place a pea-size amount of scrub on your finger and gently rub your lips for a minute. Wipe clean with a cloth and moisturize with your favourite natural lip balm or body butter.
For your hands or feet: With clean hands, use a quarter size of scrub and gently rub your hands or feet. Wash off with water and moisturize with body butter.
Here are links to some of the brands I love
I hope you try out any of these scrubs either on your lips or hands, even on your feet!