Edible Ginger Snap Lip Scrub
A DIY lip scrub to revitalize your chapped winter lips! This scrumptious recipe is contributed from our friends at Meow Meow Tweet, a small batch natural apothecary based in Brooklyn, NY. They also happen to make their own lip balms, along with candles, soaps and other fun treats–all 100% natural, vegan and plant-based.
Are you applying lip balm over and over throughout the day? A layer of dry, dead skin on your lips may be acting as a barrier, keeping the moisturizer from soaking in. Using a lip scrub once or twice a week, especially during these cold winter months, is a great way to improve the condition of your lips, allowing the wonderful healing and protective properties of your lip balm to soak in while also smoothing your lips so they are more shiny and vibrant when gloss or color is worn.
This is a simple recipe for a lip scrub that tastes as good as it smells. All you need to do is combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. This scrub can be stored in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Before you use the scrub, pull it out of the refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
made from Simple Kitchen Ingredients
¼ c turbinado or vegan brown sugar
¼ c cornmeal
1 t maple syrup
1 t virgin coconut oil, melted
½ t ground ginger
1 pinch ground cinnamon
Using a lip scrub is quick and easy. On wet lips, massage a teaspoon amount of scrub in small, circular motions for 1-2 minutes. Rinse (lick) off with warm water and pat your lips dry, before applying your favorite balm or lipstick.
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