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Monday, April 9, 2012

Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

The other day, a friend (Courtney) and I were at Sephora. Courtney and I sampled the Sugar Lip Polish. We rubbed it on our lips for a minute, wiped it off, checked the price ($22.50!), and walked away.  When I got home, I looked in the mirror and noticed that my lips looked so pink, plump, and smooooooth. I realized that the sugar scrub worked wonders! I never realized how much my lips needed to by exfoliated. Courtney and I HAD to have some, but not for $22.50, so we looked up some recipes online, found what one that we liked, went to Harmon's to buy some Coconut Oil, and then whipped some up for a whopping total of $5!  If you've never used an exfoliant on your lips, now is the time to do it.  Here's the recipe and how-to:


Ingredients:

1 T coconut oil, in solid form
1 T honey
1 T brown sugar (I used light because it's what I had on hand. I don't think dark brown sugar would make a difference)

1. Add 1 T coconut oil in its solid state to a bowl.  If the oil is clumpy, whip it up until it is smooth. Then add 1 T honey to it and whip up until it looks something like this:



2. Add 1 T brown sugar and mix together. Put in a little container and you're done! Total prep time? 3 minutes! Also, this doesn't need to be refrigerated.
*note: if you find the scrub is too abrasive, try 2 teaspoons of brown sugar instead.  I've tried both and prefer 1 T.*

To use: rub a little bit on your lips for 30 seconds-1 minute. You can then let it rest for 3-5 minutes to let the oil penetrate and moisturize your lips, or you can lick it off (it tastes delicious...or so I was told...) or wipe it off. Repeat 2-3 times a week. Enjoy you're soft, sumptuous lips.