I’ve been making many of my own beauty products for awhile now (certainly not everything–I’m not that virtuous). But, when I discovered this app/website and actually looked more closely at the products I was using, I was horrified to see what I’d been putting onto and into my body. I thought I’d been making decent choices, but I discovered that many of the products I’d been using were linked to serious toxins and diseases. Case in point: this product, which I thought was more natural, turned out to have ingredients linked to cancer and reproductive toxicity(!!!). Since then, I’ve been slowly weeding out and replacing the scary products with those that I love and feel safe about using. Often times, this has meant making my own, which is really not as hard as it sounds. Though lip scrub is not a part of my regular beauty routine (which is quite minimal, truth be told), all this cold weather has the kissers chapped, dry, and feeling awful. So this all-natural DIY lip scrub seemed à propos.It’s just a few simple ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen cupboard. Mix ’em together and voila, you have a gentle, nourishing scrub. I’m sharing the last photo where I’m wearing some balm because truly just a few days before that photo was taken, my lips were cracked and bleeding. The scrub, in combination with proper hydration, using straight-up coconut oil as rich moisturizer, and this for a little colour, had my lips back in tip-top shape. So there you have it, beauty products you can feel good about using (and eating, if you really want to).
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 2 tsp raw sugar
- 2 tsp raw honey
- A few drops essential oil, optional (I used grapefruit)
- Mix the ingredients together to form a paste. Rub gently on your lips and wipe off with warm facecloth.