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Pucker Up: DIY Lip Scrub

If cold winter winds and heated air have left your lips worse for wear, pamper your pucker with a quick DIY lip scrub.


This recipe comes to us courtesy of our friends at Aura Cacia. It features brown sugar for gentle exfoliation and rich plant oils to nourish and moisturize.

4 teaspoons brown sugar

3 teaspoons 365 Everyday® Organic Expeller Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil

1 teaspoon jojoba or apricot kernel oil

3 teaspoons honey

2 drops Aura Cacia essential oil, such as peppermint or sweet orange

Place all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until combined; transfer to an airtight container. To apply, scoop out a dime-size amount with your finger. Gently rub over lips. Rinse with water.

Voilà! You’re done — but the pampering doesn’t have to stop there. Now that you’ve got your lips in tip-top shape, it may be time to take a look at your old lipstick. Did you know that many conventional lipsticks contain shady preservatives like BHA and BHT? Our Quality Standards don’t allow these or more than 50 other ingredients commonly found in body care products. So check out our gorgeous selection of colors and kiss questionable ingredients goodbye!

Visit our beauty pages for more expert advice and high-quality product picks.

Do you have other tips for smooth, kissable lips? Let me know what works for you!