Hello my beauties!
So here’s the deal. I have THE WORST dry winter lips and skin. I wake up in the morning and my lips feel like they may as well be the sierra desert. No joke. So to combat that I have been making and using my DIY sugar scrub for quite some time now.
I don’t know about you all but I am absolutely IN LOVE with Lush Cosmetics and their all natural skin and hair products. Unfortunately though, where we live we don’t have a Lush and I don’t always have the extra cash laying around to splurge on their products; which is totally sad but has driven me to start making my own versions of their products! This isn’t an exact dupe for their lip scrub but I do feel like I’ve come pretty close with this DIY. It can also save you money because most likely- these are all ingredients you’d have laying around the kitchen anyways!
So first things first – You’re going to need to find yourself a container to store your sugar scrub. I personally prefer glass because once I’ve used up my sugar scrub, it’s just so easy to wash and reuse again. I love these adorable little freezer jam jars by Ball. They’re the perfect size and also have a great plastic lid that easily screws on and off!
I purchased mine at my local Walmart for around $5. They’re currently out of stock online but they do sell them through Amazon for around $15. Personally, if you have a Walmart near you, save yourself $10! I can almost guarantee they would have them in stock at your local store.
1/2 Cup White Sugar (Organic if you prefer)
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
(You may also substitute for olive, sunflower, soybean, almond etc)
2-8 Drops Essential Oil Of Your Choice OR
Your Favorite Flavoring (Imitation is fine)
2-4 Drops Food Coloring (Optional)
First pour in your 1/2 cup of sugar. My sugar is just your regular run of the mill white cane sugar. If you prefer to use raw or organic- you totally can! I haven’t personally tried brown sugar but I assume it would work fine. You would probably need to adjust the recipe with a little less oil however, since brown sugar is already slightly moist.
Next plop in your 2 tablespoon of coconut oil. I don’t recommend melting the oil before placing it into the sugar, because if the oil is warm then the sugar will just melt. If you are using an alternative oil, try 1 tablespoon first and then keep adding until the consistency is that of dampened sand.
This next step is completely optional- but I like to add a few drops of jojoba oil to my scrub. I just feel like it gives my lips and body that extra oomph and moisture they need.
Next up! Add your flava flav (flavor lol). This step you’re kinda on your own and you’re just going to have to play it by ear (or taste/smell). I used my Ribby Rue grapefruit essential oil to give it that delicious grapefruit yum. It took me about 6 drops to get it exactly how I wanted it but with every flavor and of course your personal preference, it may differ.
Now if you don’t own essential oils; have no fear! You can totally use other food flavorings or imitation extracts. You will however end up having to mix the mixture a bit longer because oil and water don’t mix as easily as oil and oil. Just be sure to test your flavor first before mixing it all in! In my lemon scrub (pictured at top of post) I used McCormicks Lemon Extract and it worked like a charm!
BTW- Can you tell I love citrus?!?!
Next! Choose your color. I personally LOVE adding color to my concoctions heh heh (insert mad scientist face). It just gives your little scrubby dubby so much life! For my grapefruit scrub I added one drop of red and one drop of yellow to make a soft salmon-grapefruity pink!
Now just mix it all up and place it into your jar or container and you’re done!
Unless of course you’re like me and give them their own photo shoot 😉
I honestly use this scrub for EVERYTHING.
Its great for softening up your hands (simply scrub and rinse).
Scrubbing your lips (you can scrub and rinse or scrub and simply lick it off your lips). Yum!
Or as a full body scrub in the shower! Although I do recommend turning the hot water in your shower off while you scrub.
Plus- this is a GREAT gift for friends or family!
So, I hope you all love this scrub as much as I do! Let me know if you give it a try and what flavors you experiment with!
Until Next Time! XOXO <3