If you're properly caring for your kisser, you know a good lip scrub every once in a while is a must. Harsh weather, illness and stress can all do a number on our lips. There are plenty of options out there for purchase, but one of the best I've found is my own little home remedy for chapped and peeling lips.

With just two simple ingredients, your lips aren't the only things that will appreciate this treatment. Peppermint essential oil also helps to clear the sinuses, leaves you with fresher breath and can even act as a natural insect repellant. Who knew, right?

Here's all you need:

  • A pinch of organic cane sugar (like this stuff, which you can get at just about any grocery store.)
  • ONE drop of 100 percent natural peppermint essential oil. It's strong, so one drop is plenty.

Mix a single drop of peppermint oil with a pinch of sugar. Apply the mixture to your lips and scrub with your finger and by rubbing your lips together. Rinse lips with a small amount of warm water or a damp washcloth. Apply a moisturizing lip balm, and you're set.