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DIY Exfoliating Lip Scrub

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If like me, you suffer from dry, cracked lips in the winter, make this easy four ingredient lip scrub. Just using a small amount on your lips leaves them smooth and to top it off apply a little lip balm afterwards.

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What you’ll need:

  • Small pot
  • Olive oil
  • Honey
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vaseline
  • Coloured lipstick (optional)
  • Small bowl

So let’s start with the wet ingredients. I’ve used small ramakins just to show you the different ingredients. Mix together Β½ teaspoon of olive oil, Β½ teaspoon of honey and roughly a pea sized amount of vaseline in your small bowl. If you want to keep the recipe all natural, coconut oil would be a great choice!

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Now we just need to add in the sugar! I have used 3 heaped teaspoons of white granulated sugar. Add that in and give it a good stir and it should start to come together.

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An additional step is to give the lip scrub a bit of colour. You can do this by adding in a small dap of lipstick or a tinted lip balm. I have added in about a pea sized amount of pink vaseline. Once you have stirred the colour in you’re done!

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Just spoon the mixture into your small pot and voila! As the ingredients are sweet the scrub should last a couple of weeks or longer. Just make sure the lid is firmly on after every use. To use the lip scrub just put a small amount on your finger and rub gently against your lips in circular motions.

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I hope you enjoy making your own lip scrub! If you have a go don’t forget to share your makes with us on Instagram @aboxofbuttons or on Twitter @aBoxofButtons! See you next time!

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