DIY Vanilla Lip Scrub!September 02, 2015
My daughter has been hounding me to take her to Lush in the King of Prussia Mall. The problem is, is that the specific mall where Lush is located in is about an hour and a half away. It quite a trip to take and right now between her soccer practices, games, my job, my son, and with school starting next week, it has been really hard to even get out. We both have been wanting to buy a lip scrub so we decided to make one! We had all of the ingredients in the house to make one.
One of the ingredients I used was coconut oil. You need two basic elements for your lip scrub: oil and sugar. The oils moisturize while the sugar crystals exfoliate. You can find hundreds of recipes on the internet on how to make lip scrubs. I decided to just wing it and make my own because I knew first hand what was needed to moisturize and exfoliate. This lip scrub has only 3 ingredients but you can use substitutes. I used coconut oil, white sugar, and pure vanilla extract. You could use brown sugar, or substitute the coconut oil with olive oil, jojoba oil or almond oil. If you want, you could combine all 3 oils into the scrub. The vanilla just adds a nice smell and flavor since this lip scrub is edible.
- 2 Tablespoons white sugar
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (4 drops)