The initials “DIY” don’t often get typed or spoken in my house. While I absolutely LOVE creating things with my hands, the time for it just doesn’t exist.
And when it comes to my lips, I never really saw the need to scrub them or do anything other than paint them up occasionally. In fact, I used to secretly scoff the whole “lip scrub” idea because I thought it was pointless. Then one day I was scrolling through Instagram and saw a picture of a girls lips that were perfectly smooth and I noticed how great they made her lipstick look. It was then that I realized two things… 1. My lips look like crusty old shoes compared to hers. 2. If I scrub them, it’s going to make my lipstick look so much better.
So I took to the internet and found a DIY lip scrub I could make at my house with ingredients I already own.
Here’s what I used…
- Coconut Oil (because HELLO it’s the cure for EVERYTHING)
- Honey (how cute is my little honey pot! It’s from Mast General Store)
No, you do not have to have molasses to make this. The original recipe calls for brown sugar – of which I have none. Why do I have a random ingredient like molasses but not brown sugar? Why DON’T you have molasses? That’s the best comeback I’ve got.
I created brown sugar out of the molasses and regular sugar so it all worked out (and you just learned something new).
Here’s how the rest goes…
Combine a tablespoon each of the coconut and honey and mix together really well. Make sure the coconut oil is melted enough to mix, but not so melted it gets runny (mine got a little runny). If you haven’t already pledged your allegiance to the coconut oil club, you should. This stuff is amazing for your skin and is full of anti-oxidants and vitamins that will help slow the affects of aging. Yeah, read more about it’s amazing-ness here.
If you don’t have to create brown sugar from scratch like I did, throw two teaspoons of brown sugar into the mixture and get everybody acquainted.
And here’s the final product!
Keep it in the refrigerator and use it within two weeks. I plan on scrubbing up everyday (for a full one to two minutes) because now my lips feel very soft AND this stuff tastes preeeetty good.