Oh, Courtney…how sad it is since your time with Hole ended, the only thing you’ve been able to share with the world is being a cautionary tale… I’m sorry I had to use that picture because I know how heinous it is, but it properly demonstrates what this lip scrub will help you not achieve. No one wants to look like a $5 crack-ho and you’ll be amazed how effortless it is not to with this simple recipe!
I start with around 1 Teaspoon of sugar in a small cup or bowl that works well for mixing. Any sugar will work, but brown sugar tends to be better for exfoliation since it has larger grains than white sugar. Since this amount is for a one-time application, you can always multiply the recipe and use a baby food jar to keep it in the fridge for up to a week or so.
Since I’m a pseudo-hippie, I use organic honey, but if you’re not the fancy type- any will do. Equal parts sugar to honey is a good rule of thumb.
Pick up a bottle of good coconut oil from any grocery. This brand is cheap and available at most stores. It will be a bit hard to squeeze from the bottle since the oil is solidified, but should work after a few good presses.
Place all ingredients in your cup with, again, equal parts honey, sugar, and coconut oil. (Doesn’t have to be perfect!)
This will be your finished product once you’ve well-combined everything. Take some on your index finger and gently scrub your lips in circular motions, concentrating on the bottom lip where skin tends to peel more. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
To lock in moisture, use your favorite balm. Sugar Advanced Therapy by Fresh is my numero uno brand for lip balm, but you can always use something like Carmex. Now that you’ve got great DSL’s, you can apply your favorite shade of lipstick or be ready for any cool Autumn wind blowing your way!