I’m a HUGE advocate of DIY projects, and an even bigger advocate of utilizing organic/good for you products. That’s why I got so excited when I stumbled upon a plethora of tutorials for DIY body and lip scrubs on Pinterest that incorporated organic items you can use in your pantry! For some reason, my lips and hands have been so dry this winter (more so than usual). So I thought it would be interesting to try out a lip scrub just for fun. I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome, and just how lickably sweet the scrub is! I just had to share!
1 Tbl Organic Coconut Oil (or Olive Oil)
1 Tbl Granulated white sugar
1 Tbl Honey
(Optional) a few drops of Vitamin E oil (I used 5 drops)
Mix your “wet” ingredients (Coconut Oil, Honey, and Vit. E Oil) together in a small bowl until mixed together well. Slowly pour over sugar and fold together with a spoon until sugar and the “wet” mixture are combined. Be careful not to mix too much or you may make the sugar disintegrate. Store in an air tight container (like the plastic craft ones for holding small beads, or a small Rubbermaid container). Store at room temperature in your medicine cabinet or in the refrigerator.
Take a small amount and apply to your lips with your finger in a gentle circular motion. Leave for one minuet (this may be hard to do because it is sooo lickibly sweet and hard to resist!). Wet a washcloth and gently wipe away. Follow up by applying your favorite lip balm (I use just plain Vaseline) for wonderfully smooth lips! Use every other day.