While we all know that the sugar in traditional sugar cookies is detrimental to our health, you can still get all the flavor of homemade cookies with this fun lip scrub recipe. It tastes and smells like a sugar cookie. Best of all, it will exfoliate and nourish your lips, without compromising your healthy lifestyle.
I never paid much attention to lip scrubs. During the winter when dry lips hit I would take homemade lip balm, like this peppermint one. However, lip scrubs really help exfoliate the dead skin buildup that makes lips feel crisp and gummy. Not only do you get rid of the grime on your lips, but the oils and honey in this help nourish the delicate skin in this area of the face. I always like to continue with a homemade lip balm for extra hydration during the winter months.
How to make a sugar cookie lip scrub
The first ingredient in this lip scrub recipe is virgin coconut oil. Coconut oil has many uses for skin and hair, and it’s also a healthy addition to your diet. In this lip scrub, it provides moisture, antioxidants and helps thicken the product. If you’re looking for other ways to incorporate this superfood into your life, try making chewable remineralizers.
Sweet almond oil is the liquid carrier oil here because it helps smooth everything out. You can substitute any other liquid carrier oil of your choice, but the sweet nutty smell of the sweet almond really adds to the mood of the sugar cookies. The fatty acids and vitamins A and E make sweet almond oil the perfect choice for nourishing lips.
Like carrier oils, raw honey helps hydrate lips. It also has healing properties to restore and rejuvenate damaged lips. It is so powerful that naturally antibacterial raw honey is even used to speed healing of wounds and burns. Raw honey is also lightly emulsifying, so it helps bind the ingredients in this lip scrub recipe. You can find out more about the healing uses of raw honey here.