Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DIY Sweet Lips Exfoliator with Honey

I don't know about you, but when the weather starts to warm up I want to feel sexy. And part of feeling sexy is peeling away all that dead skin that has accumulated while I hibernated all winter.

That's why this DIY Smooth Lip Exfoliator is so nice! It's gentle, yet strong enough to help give you the most kissable lips on the planet all without a single chemical or toxin. WIN!

And it's super easy to make! Let me show you how...

DIY Sweet Lips Sugar Scrub is great to exfoliate your lips using simple ingredients and essential oils

DIY Sweet Lip Exfoliator with Honey
Using a double boiler, melt your coconut oil over medium-low heat. If you don't have the ability to make a double boiler, use this method.

Once the coconut oil is melted, mix the sugar and honey with the melted coconut oil to allow the sugar and honey to soften for easier blending. After a few minutes, stir to check everything is softened and then remove from the heat, add the essential oils, and stir once more.

Transfer the contents to small containers (like this one) and let them sit on the counter to cool before using.

**This recipe yields approx 30 ml or 1 oz. 
#DIY sweet lips sugar scrub is a great way to exfoliate your lips and make them kissably soft.

How To Use The Sweet Lips Exfoliator

Just grab a bit with a makeup spatula (or if you're like me-- a popsicle stick) and apply it to your lips. Rub it in with your finger or just smush your lips together a bit and then lightly wash off the sugar and dead skin cells. After any remaining oil soaks in you can apply lip balm (like this DIY) to lock in the moisture to condition and nourish your lips.

Use the lip scrub every 2-3 weeks to make your pucker simply perfect. I think you'll love the power of the sugar, the moisturizing ability of the coconut oil and the nourishment of the honey on your lips. 

The scrub will harden a bit if the temperature is under 76F due to the nature of the coconut oil. This is normal. Don't worry-- it will melt as soon as it makes contact with your body or anything warm.

DIY Sweet Lips Sugar Scrub is a great way to exfoliate your lips and make them kissably soft using only a few simple ingredients.

How To Store The Sweet Lips Scrub

I like to store one on my bathroom counter and the "extra" in the fridge in a small mason jar or any extra small containers to prolong its shelf life. Using a small container for application is great because the contents have very little time to spoil before you're on to the next fresh container. 

Once you're done, toss your empty glass container in the dishwasher and use it again for your next batch. 

WARNING: Resist the urge to eat it. Well, you CAN eat it-- it's perfectly safe, but then you'll need to make a bigger batch!

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Note On Essential Oils
Make sure you are using essential oils that are safe for topical use or ingestion (you know, if you plan on eating the lip scrub which is very, very tempting). If it's for aromatic use only, then it is absolutely not safe to use in this recipe. It can cause skin burns or major irritation!

I recommend this brand of essential oils for all beauty products. 

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