Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Homemade Lip Scrub/Exfoliate

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Recipe and Instructions
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Take approximately 2 tablespoons of plain table sugar in a small bowl. Add honey, one teaspoon at a time, until it reaches a nice, thick, sticky, consistency. I also add a few drops of Olive Oil, but this is optional. Take a bit of the mixture, and start gently rubbing it on your clean lips (I like to use my toothbrush to exfoliate). Rinse off and follow up with lip balm.
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The Benefits
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Exfoliated lips are less prone to chapping.
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Visible wrinkles around the mouth are less noticeable.
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Lip stick stays on better.
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No harsh chemicals.
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Environmentally friendly.
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KISSING!! Soft lips are better for kissing.
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Ingredients
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Sugar - acts as the abrasive and it dissolves so you don't need to worry about "grit" getting in your mouth.
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Honey - has anti-bacterial properties, is usually non-allergenic, and tastes good.
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Olive Oil - Moisturizes, protects, soothes, is tasteless in the scrub, and is non-toxic and generally non-allergenic. It won't clog your pores around the mouth either.
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Lip Balm - A good lip balm applied right after exfoliating will nourish and moisturize the newly exposed skin.
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(Images Courtesy of Jupiter Images)

5 comments:

Krissy said...

you have no idea how bad i need this!! i'm trying it tonight :)

HeddyShea said...

love home made beauty products! So much better than say "The Lip Scrub" that costs $20!
XO
SHS

Content in a Cottage said...

Sounds easy and delicious. I'm definitely trying this. Thanks.
xxoo Rosemary

Raru said...

Wow. I will try this .. immediately.
Thank you so much :)

xoxo,
Raru

Megan Walker said...

What a cute post Sabina! Thanks!

xoxo

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