I love coconut oil.
I also love DIY projects and skincare.
So, how thrilled am I to tell you all about a DIY skincare product that’s super easy to make? Extremely.
We all know that coconut oil is “in” these days; a previous post I wrote highlighted a few different ways you can use coconut oil in your everyday cooking and beauty routines.
Its health benefits are endless, and it’s one of the most versatile all natural products out there. So naturally, I made a brown sugar coconut oil lip scrub.
In my January ipsy Glam Bag I received a lip scrub that I wasn’t super keen on, and I mentioned that I preferred my own. I decided to share my recipe with you all, because a) it’s super easy to make, b) only needs 3 ingredients, and c) who doesn’t love a good lip scrub?It’s super simple to make.
All you need..
- coconut oil
- brown sugar
In equal parts, mix all three ingredients together; I usually put a little bit more of the brown sugar in mine to keep the consistency a little grittier. With all of the matte lipsticks I’ve been wearing lately, my lips dry up a lot more than they used to, so I like to make sure I get all of that dead skin off.
In my opinion, 1 tablespoon of every ingredient makes a pretty decent amount of product. Because it is perishable, I wouldn’t make much more than that. Once it’s all mixed together, find a little container for it!
I put mine in a little jar I had from a completely burned out a Bath & Body Works candle (after I washed it out thoroughly, of course). I also painted over the label on the lid and the body of the jar, cause.. well, why not?
And that’s it. You’re done.
This lip scrub is super easy to make, tastes wonderful, and makes a great gift, too! I don’t know about you, but receiving a handmade gift just feels a little bit more personal. I gave one to my friend at Christmas time, and am pleased to report that both she and her boyfriend enjoy using it.
BONUS! Not only can you use it as a lip scrub, but you can use it to exfoliate your face as well. Of course, take caution and don’t scrub too hard – it’s still a bit course and you don’t want to irritate your skin.
Give it a whirl, and if you do decide to make it, let me know what you think.