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Sugary Spearmint DIY Lip Scrub

This time of year my lips are always so super dry—the side effect of being outside all day in cold, windy weather. When your lips get so dry that even your awesome homemade lip balm won't touch it, this lip scrub will come to the rescue.

What the heck is a lip scrub, you ask? It's a gentle exfoliant for the lips, one that scrubs away dry, flaky skin and leaves your lips feeling silky soft.

The key trade secret to making a lip scrub that isn't to harsh or abrasive is to use extra fine grain baking sugar. The smaller grains won't tear the skin off of your lips, and just feels better when you use it.

Spearmint essential oil is my go-to for this lip scrub. It tastes good, is gentle, and is safe to use on the delicate skin of your lips.

RECIPE: Sugary Spearmint Lip Scrub
This recipe makes approximately 1/2 ounce of lip scrub. Keep yours in a small container with a lid and use a few times a week, or whenever your lips feel dry and flaky. All ingredients can be found at the grocery store or health food store.

What you'll need:
1/2 tablespoon extra fine baking sugar
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
2-3 drops spearmint oil

To make: In a small container, mix together all ingredients and stir until well mixed. If the coconut oil is too solid to stir easily, gently warm it to soften.

To use: dab a small amount onto your lips and massage gently. Wipe off with a soft cloth to remove all sugar grains, and follow up with a good lip balm.

Shelf life: about 6-8 weeks

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