Do you really need to buy a lip scrub? Sure, it’s the best way to create a smooth canvas before applying a bold lip color. But it’s also one of those products, like an eye-makeup-specific primer (just use a regular primer!) that doesn’t always seem to be worth the investment. So the idea of a stupidly easy DIY version had instant appeal when we came across this recipe on Imgur.
To create the scrub, you need three ingredients you probably already have: A lip balm, coconut oil, and granulated sugar. Then follow these steps:
1. Swivel the lip balm all the way out of the tube.
__2.__Mash up the balm in a bowl.
__3.__Add two teaspoons of sugar.
4. Mix the balm and the sugar together to get a paste.
__5.__Add a spoonful of room-temperature coconut oil to help thin out the scrub.
6. After some more mashing, it should look something like this:
__7.__And like this on your skin…
8. Now, here’s a reason to never throw away those tiny glass bottles your eye cream comes in: You can store your homemade lip scrub in them.
Three cheers to saving money and exfoliating your lips all at the same damn time.
How to make another lip scrub: