DIY Peppermint Coffee Lip Scrub

Most of us spend some amount of time taking care of the skin on our face and neck.  But do you remember to share a little of that care with your lips?  I know my lips get dry, cracked and peel-y in the Winter time.  Luckily, we've finally made it to Spring.  The weather usually goes back and forth between warm and then back to snowing again here in the Spring in the midwest.  We are not out of the woods yet!  The heaters still kick on and we still get dried out.

I was noticing that my lips were looking a little less than perfect.  My coffee, green drinks and wine were all settling into my poor dry lips.  My goodness, the dryness was so obvious!  There has to be something that I can do to show my lips a little pampering too, right?

This DIY beauty trick came straight from my kitchen!  I saved some of my coffee grounds this morning to use in this DIY lip scrub.

It's pretty simple and you can make just the right amount for a little lip-pampering goodness.

I used:

1 teaspoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of used coffee grounds
1 drop of peppermint essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together well.

Dip your finger into the scrub and gently rub the scrub into your lips in circles, including the edges.  Leave on your lips for a couple minutes.  You can wipe off around the edges.  If you're sensitive to peppermint, it might turn your skin red, so be careful.  I didn't have  any issues.

The coffee grounds provide a gentle exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, the coconut oil moisturizes and the peppermint plumps the skin a little bit.

Now, your lips are ready for whatever beautiful lipstick you'd like to swipe on!

I chose one of my lip stains that I got in one of my Birchboxes.

Have you ever tried any kind of lip scrub?  I remember they used to have one that was shaped like a little lipstick from The Body Shop.  It's just as easy to make your own, though, with ingredients from your very own kitchen!

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