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DIY Pink Coconut Sugar Lip Scrub

I'm a 'see for myself' kind of gal when it comes to DIY beauty products. Sure a lot of them seem like they'd work just fine, but I'd rather try it myself and be the judge of that thank you very much. With that said, the battle of the ever-dry, cracked, sore lips are still heavily underway, and so I'm always on the hunt for methods that work to help cure this never ending problem. Enter, the lip scrub. One of the sure-fire ways to soften cracked lips, but also a great way to heal them when mixed with the right ingredients. I need something that will heal my damaged skin as it scrapes away the peeling dead cells. While the typical Lush lip scrub concoctions are go-to to soften lips, it is useless when trying to heal them. 

I've tried one recipe using brown sugar before, and while it had served me well, it didn't do what I wanted it too. I found the brown sugar to be too harsh, and the mixture didn't stick to my lips (or itself.) While the olive oil helped some, the harsh, brown sugar made my lips feel raw. They counteracted one another. Not great for healing damaged lips now is it?
But, I was too lazy to try another mixture and not one to waste anything, decided to finish it anyway.
Now that I have, it's on to recipe number two and, hopefully, a better one that will heal my poor, poor wintery chapped lips.  

The pink coconut sugar lip scrub includes:

White sugar (caster.)Coconut oil.
Olive oil.
Food dye.
super cute little pot.


Caster sugar is fine and, therefore, softer on the lips. Coconut oil to combine the mixture and so it sticks to the lips. It's also wonderful for keeping lips soft.
Olive oil in addition to the coconut for its pure healing benefits, and to help soften the mixture so it sticks together.
Food dye to give it a little ~pazazz~ and mostly to hide the yellow tint the olive oil causes. 
A super cute little pot to put the scrub in. And a tablespoon to measure our ingredients out. 

While I could have stopped at the coconut oil, the word healing is key here, and the added olive oil makes that possible.  

2 tsp of white sugar was the perfect amount for my super cute little pot.
Of course, however, many teaspoons suit your super cute little pot is good too. 

To ensure I had the right amount of coconut oil, I popped it into the pot on top of the sugar. But it made life so much easier when I transferred it into another bowl to mix it up.

1 tsp of coconut oil did the trick. 

Using a fork (trust me that's going to work so much better) I mixed, mashed and combined it together. 
Now, this was the part I messed up on and had to start again.

A dash of olive oil is then, added to the mixture. Seriously only a dash. Too much made it too wet and dissolved the sugar - not what I wanted. Instead, I added just a pinch, and only added a pinch more if I felt it needed it.

Although just the dash worked wonders to help the concoction to stick together.

Finally, 1 drop of food dye. Pink, of course, (although, it turned out more red than pink.)Scoop it back into the super cute little pot and hey presto! Voila. Fin. 

The first thing I noticed when trying it out was how soft it was! Oh my, I stuck my finger in and it felt like I was touching a cloud of sugary sweetness. Rubbing it on my lips the coconut oil softened, and the olive oil provided a healthy shine. The sugar all but melted, and the scrub actually stuck to my lips rather than flaking off everywhere. The sugar wasn't so harsh and gently exfoliated while the oils moisturized and begun to heal my lips. They felt so soft and looked great afterward. I think this one might to the trick. 
Tick of approval. Love. 



Photos by Sheree Grace

- Sheree

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