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This is one of the best chemistry hacks for beauty! This nourishing homemade lip scrub has been a lifesaver for my dry lips, and I hope it can be for you too!
I struggle with dry skin, especially on my face!
My lips are always so dry and flaky! It makes putting on lipstick almost impossible. I use this in the mornings before putting on makeup, and my lipstick looks so smooth and pretty.
In fact, I have had a few people ask me on snapchat how my lips look so smooth lol 🙂
Here is my favorite recipe! Remember to stay after the recipe for the awesome chemistry on how this works!
PIN THIS: Nourishing Homemade Lip Scrub
3 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Almond oil (I highly recommend this one)
1/2 tsp Raw Honey
2 Cocoa Butter discs ** (This brand is cheaper & good quality)
Melt cocoa butter discs in a small bowl for 30-40 seconds in microwave. Check after each 10 seconds. You want them to be almost melted.
Add in the almond oil, stir until combined.
Next, add in the raw honey.
Now, you can add the sugar. It will take about 3 teaspoons to get the right texture. You want it to be a scrub, not too runny and not to stiff.
Pop in the refrigerator to firm up for 20-30 minutes if desired. Or you can use just like it is 🙂
**You can use regular cocoa butter, but these discs work much better.
Rub on your lips in a circular motion. Rinse with water, then pat dry. Apply chap stick or your favorite oil after.
Chemistry Behind this Nourishing Homemade Lip Scrub
Sugar is purely for exfoliation. There are no beneficial reasons to use sugar except it makes a fantastic scrubber without harming your lips. If you don’t have regular white sugar, try brown sugar or even coconut sugar. Any sugar you have on hand can work!
You don’t want to use artificial sugar in this situation because it will melt right away. It doesn’t have much scrubbing power!
We have a really in-depth post on almond oil you can read here. It is such a great oil for skin. I love it for lips because it helps smooth fine lines and nourishes them with extra Vitamin E.
It also gives this a great consistency, but you only need a small amount. A little goes a LONG way!
Most homemade lip scrubs you see online contain honey. I like to add a small amount to mine for the stickiness which helps everything adhere to your lips.
Also, if you remember this post on the health benefits of honey, it has great anti-inflammatory properties which can help with chapped lips.
Cocoa Butter Discs
Along with exfoliation, you need a thick moisturizing element. Cocoa butter is my favorite to use because it has a high fat content and will keep your lips really soft all day.
It also protects the lips from being chapped and any drying agents you might use on your lips like lipstick.