Eat Drink & Be Mary: DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

9.10.2014

DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

I am obsessed with trying beauty products and have my fair share of favorites, which happen to include lip scrubs. A good lip scrub is a perfect addition to your daily routine, especially in the brutal winter months when dealing with dry air.

Another thing I am a fan of is attempting to create new things. I always tell people, "I'm creative, not crafty" so when a D-I-Y doesn't involve paint, or building...I go for it.

This led me to make my own Sugar Lip Scrub and I am very excited to share the recipe with Mary's readers today.


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You will need:

  • coconut oil
  • honey
  • brown sugar 
  • a teaspoon
  • a tablespoon
  • mixing bowl
  • to fight the urge to not eat the scrub
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You first will scoop one tablespoon of coconut oil in to your mixing bowl. You will want to make sure the oil is not too hard or not too soft. If it is too hard you can run some warm water on the outside of the bottle for about 5 minutes. If it is too soft you can put it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or so.

Next, add one tablespoon of honey to the oil in the mixing bowl. The combination of the two ingredients not only smells good, but is good for you.

Mix the two ingredients together until they bind together. It should come out to a thicker consistency. Be sure to get any lumps out from the coconut. This combination will be the base of the scrub.

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Now you will add two teaspoons of brown sugar to the bowl and mix. The sugar will serve as the main exfoliant so be sure to cover all the sugar with the already added ingredients.


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The final product should appear somewhat smooth although the sugar is mixed in. If you need to, you can add a teaspoon of just oil from the coconut oil.

And there you have it...sugar lip scrub. A few minutes and a few ingredients for some amazing stuff!


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To store:
This scrub should last 2-3 weeks refrigerated with daily use. Make sure to take it out and keep at room temperature for approximately 10 minutes before use so that it has time to soften.

To use: 
Apply to lips in a circular motion for 1 to 2 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and washcloth (if needed). 

I plan on making this for Christmas gifts since it was so quick and easy and can be enjoyed by many. Drop me a comment over at my blog Dream Big & Buy the Shoes if you make it so I can hear about your results! Be sure to follow me for more fun recipes, DIY, and adventures.


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Emelia is such a sweet, genuine person and I couldn't be more thrilled than for her to have shared this post with us all today.  DIY lip scrub, who knew it was so easy + a great gift!  And she makes it look easy.  What is your favorite DIY beauty related project?  Be sure and stop by to say hello to this sweet girl and let her know about all your DIY do's, don'ts, successes + fails @ Dream Big and Buy the Shoes



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9 comments:

  1. you have the best DIYs!!! Love it! Can't wait to try this:)

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  2. Yesssss! I have made something similar to this before and it works so well! I'm always tempted by the fancy, expensive ones at sephora but never pull the trigger because I KNOW I can make one myself :-D

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  3. I was thinking the same thing about fighting the urge to eat it! Haha!

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  4. Ah pinning this! I need to do this especially before my lips start to dry out from the cold weather that is coming our way here in KS :? Eeeekkk! lol. Good post!

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  5. I love homemade scrubs. I'm trying this out ASAP. Thank you for sharing.

    --Me And My Mini Me
    www.meandmyminime.com

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  6. I think it would be hard to resist licking it off my lips, but I want to give it a go!

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  7. I have every single one of these things at home right now!!! :)

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  8. Thank you for sharing you sicrets, will try it out.

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