So we all know that lipstick is super in right now, but dry, flakey lips are about as sexy as your naked grandma on a trampoline (sorry for that mental image) so I created this DIY lip scrub. It’s made entirely of things I had on hand, and took about 30 seconds to throw together.
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
Mix them together to form a gritty paste and use your fingers to apply it to your lips. Scrub them gently, then rinse it away. You’re probably going to get a little in your mouth, but that’s totally OK because the stuff actually tastes pretty good and is 100% edible.
The sugar works as an exfoliator and scrubs away dead skin cells, which makes your lips feel silky smooth. And the lemon, well, it pretty much just smells and tastes good (other citrus juices should work just as well).
The coconut oil is a moisturizer so that you don’t have to follow up with a Chapstick or lip balm. And by the way, if you’re not already using coconut oil for 99% of your health and beauty needs, then you’re basically failing at life. It’ll do everything from take off your makeup to condition your hair (really- Google it) AND it’s only like ten bucks a jar, which makes it a bargain to boot!
You’re probably going to love this so much that you want to rub it all over your whole body, and that’s totally OK, but you’re going to have to make a bigger batch. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you!
On a side note, if you’re not a DIY girl but love the idea of a product that simultaneously exfoliates and moisturizes, the buffy is for you. It’s not as cheap as my DIY version, but it’s worth every penny. Just one of the many Lush products I swear by!