Instead of spending time and money going out to the drug or beauty supply store to purchase a scrub, I whipped one up in my kitchen this morning-- it was a piece of cake! I know DIY scrubs are nothing new to the blogging world as they are popping up all over Pinterest, but I still wanted to share this recipe I made. It smells absolutely lovely! It's sweet, creamy, and just a tad bit minty. It works on the lips AND hands. My hands tend to get neglected as I forget to wear golves when cleaning and washing dishes, etc. (sorry, Mom). After I used this scrub, my hands felt incredibly soft and smooth...just like my lips. I even ran upstairs and asked Henry to try it out-- this gets the Hubby Seal of Approval.
I hope you try it out and it works for you.
All Natural Hand & Lip Scrub
makes about 1/4 cup
1/4 cup natural coconut oil (in it's solid form)
3 tbsp raw sugar
3 tbsp honey
1 tsp mint extract
small sealable container or jar
1. In a small or medium bowl, use a fork to mix together the coconut oil, raw sugar, honey, and mint extract. It should form a thick paste. Transfer the scrub into a sealable container or jar. Store in a cool and dry place; use as needed.
2.To use, rub the scrub all over the lips or hands, allow it to soak into the skin for about 1-2 minutes, then rinse and wash off with a gentle cleanser or soap.
*Note: A little goes a long way with this scrub! For the lips, I found that less than a tsp. was plenty to exfoliate them. For the hands, about a dime size amount is great.
|lips, post scrub application (with a little color, of course!)|