Edible Ginger Snap Lip Scrub (Made from Simple Kitchen Ingredients)

Guest post by Meow Meow Tweet

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 simple kitchen ingredients into a bowl. The scrub can be stored in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Before you use it, pull it out of the refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.

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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Jan Halvarson


Jessica said...

I'm currently using LUSH Mint Juleps, but have wanted to make my own scrub (even just to compare!) I'm a huge fan of ginger and can't wait to give this a go!

Jan Halvarson said...


Let us know how it goes!

Unknown said...

This looks awesome! I am definitely going to give this a try!