Fix Chapped Lips with Kitchen Ingredients

Do chilled temperatures and cold, dry air have your lips peeling away? Forget about smearing them a million times a day with that tube of chapstick. All you need are a few kitchen ingredients and an exfoliation regime to smooth that pucker out!

 

Coconut Oil and Brown Sugar Exfolient
Coconut Oil and Brown Sugar Exfolient

What you NEED:
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Organic Local Honey 
1 Tablespoon Pure Coconut Oil (don’t have this on hand you may substitute extra virgin olive oil, but coconut oil is better!)

Mix it UP:
For best results before using the coconut oil pop it in the fridge for 20 minutes or so, to thicken up. Gather a small bowl and scoop in 1 tablespoon of the oil along with the honey.  Mix until well combined.  Add the sugar and continue to stir.  Place in a sealed glass jar and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

How to APPLY:
Get exfoliating! Your choice either day or night grab your lib scrubbing concoction from the fridge and apply it to your lips, gently rubbing in a circular motion.  You’ll feel the sugar granules dissolve as they scrub away the flaky dry skin. Rinse off with a damp wash cloth.

**for extremely dry lips, with the lip scrub applied to your lips, try rubbing them with a toothbrush or mascara wand in a circular motion.

Why it WORKS:
Brown sugar in all its gritty goodness exfoliates the dead skin away.
Coconut oil is natural and you can eat it, unlike petroleum jelly!  It is slow to oxidize so it keeps well and the fats in coconut oil moisturize your skin.
Honey has proteins which act as an antiseptic and an antibacterial, healing dry cracked lips.

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