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5 DIY Lip Scrub Recipes We Tested So You Don’t Have To

diy lip scrubsDo you guys know how much I love lip scrubs? I know you all know how much I love wearing bright lipstick whenever I leave the house, due to my constant harping on the matter. But it can definitely have a drying effect on my lips, especially since I’m currently flailing around the polar vortex. I have a whole arsenal of scrubs, oils, and balms that I put on my face to keep things hydrated, but I’ve been thinking recently that I spend way too much money on beauty products and I want to start making my own when I can.

Not to get too new agey on you (I can’t help it–I’m from California), I’ve been getting increasingly worried about the chemicals I slather onto my face and body in the pursuit of beauty. I’m never going to have the motivation to do something like make my own mascara or weave my own clothing from my hemp garden, but I think that whenever I can, I’m going to try going for a slightly more natural angle when it comes to products.

I tried out five lip scrub recipes and ranked them in order of which one worked the best for me. After trying these suckers out, I found my new favorite product which I’ve now been slathering all over my face every night, and I’m happy to say my peeling, chapped lips are back in business. Please appreciate how much I tried to make this look fancy, but was thwarted by my dumb phone camera, and total inability to be fancy.

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  • Lindsey Conklin

    ooh! I heard about the coffee grounds and almond oil…I love coffee, too so I always wanted to try! Now I really want to go home and try these!!!!!!!!!

  • Trista Casey

    I have got to get me some of this magical coconut oil. Seems like it does everything but cure cancer (or does it?!). Anyway, when my lips are feeling sandpapery, I take the lazy route and just dip my finger into some olive oil and then into sugar, and just scrub my lips with that. No mixing required, and it does what I need it to.

  • Samantha_Escobar

    These all sound really wonderful. I’m kind of amazed the coffee grounds were so great, and now I want to try them like ASAP. Perhaps they will wake up my face on Mondays…

  • Anne Marie Hawkins

    Since I’m cheap as hell, would it be acceptable to use coffee grounds that have already been used to brew coffee?