Homemade Lemon Sugar Lip Scrub

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Happy Friday, Mamas! It’s been a busy week with the holiday coming up, and we could all use a few minutes to ourselves.

This week’s Take-5 was inspired during my morning routine. We all spend countless hours taking care of our hair, skin, kids, significant others, nails, etc. When was the last time you took care of your lips? Lips are such an important part of our faces, yet they often go neglected. Let’s face it, no one’s spouse rushes home to kiss our dry, cracked lips. This homemade lemon sugar lip scrub takes only minutes to whip up, and in no time at all you’ll be on your way to soft, kissable lips. Not to mention it’s extremely economical, and you won’t be smothering chemicals all over your kissers. So pucker up ladies, and try not to eat it. 🙂

1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp granulated sugar (approximate)
small storage container of your choice (you can get these at your local drug store, or on Etsy)

In a small bowl, add your lemon juice and coconut oil. Stir in your sugar, a bit at a time to form a thick paste. You should be able to really feel the sugar granules. Add more sugar if needed. You want it to have this consistency:

Mixing Lemon Lip Scrub

Once it’s well mixed, you can transfer your scrub to your storage container. It will keep for about one week in the fridge.

To Use:

Apply a small amount to your lips, and scrub in circular motion. You can also use a small toothbrush for extra exfoliation. Rinse with warm water, and apply your favorite balm or gloss.

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  1. How long will this last? Id like to make it today and leave it under the tree.

    1. milkfreemom Author says:

      Hi Kelsey,

      This will keep for two weeks. Most will tell you it should be refrigerated, but I’ve kept it out before and it was just fine.


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