It’s New Year’s Eve! Woohooooo! While I am somewhat sad about the end of 2013, I am excited to usher in the beginning of a new year. A new year means so many different things; new opportunities, new goals, a new attitude, a new chapter. However, all of those things come a bit later in the new year. The first thing for many of us happens seconds after the clock strikes 12… a kiss. A kiss goes out to a loved one of any kind, as our way of spreading the same excitement and hope that is in the air and in our hearts. Only problem, it’s winter…and your lips are so chapped and dry that you might just cut your grandma’s cheek or your boyfriend’s lips…
Okay, okay, I slightly exaggerated, there, didn’t I? You might not have to worry about actually drawing blood from your loved one, but, if I’m speaking for myself, the ol’ kisser has been better. It’s been much better, actually, and all I want to do is exfoliate to buff away all of those dry, dead flakes and moisturize my lips so I’m ready for the new year…and for winter.
Well, today, I bring you a super easy, super quick way to do that without breaking the bank. All you need are a few ingredients that you most likely already have lying around your kitchen, and if you don’t, they are very inexpensive. Plus, I put a fun, winter-y spin on it, by adding some peppermint extract! I have been OBSESSED with all things peppermint lately, so when I figured out how to make a simple lip sugar scrub that tasted of peppermint, I was ecstatic! But, what good is discovering how to make a DIY lip scrub if you can’t share it with your readers!? Let’s see exactly how it’s done!
– 1 teaspoon of sugar (any kind, but caster sugar works best, it exfoliates better!)
– 1/4 teaspoon of organic virgin coconut oil (coconut oil is super hydrating, but olive oil works well, too)
– 1 millilitre of peppermint extract (optional; you could use any extract of your choice or completely omit it if you please)
– a small jar (to put your concoction in, of course!)
– a lip balm to apply after, I used the Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose Kiss)
– measuring spoons
– a small bowl (to mix ingredients in)
– a small spoon (to mix ingredients with)
– a medicine cup or dropper (to meassure the ml of extract)
Measure out the sugar and pour it into the bowl.
Measure out the coconut oil and add it to the mixture. If your oil has congealed a little like mine did, toss it in the microwave for no longer than 10 secs and you’ll be good to go! 🙂
Using the small spoon, mix the mixture together.
Measure the peppermint extract, and add it to the mixture. Then, mix again! 🙂
Add the mixture to the jar and then get ready to use, just be sure to follow up with a hydrating lip balm!
Et voila! You have a super awesome, easy to make and good tasting lip scrub! A couple of mention; I was trying to go for a lip scrub comparable to the LUSH lip scrubs, which aren’t LOADED with oil and have a more of a gritty texture. The grittier the texture, the more exfoliation, and in the dead of winter, the more exfoliation, THE BETTER! I also didn’t want the scrub to be too strong, but if you like it a bit stronger, feel free to add 2 or 3 mls of extract! Furthermore, instead of wiping your lips after scrubbing wiith a tissue or paper towel, choose to wipe them with a damp, warm washcloth, it locks in the moisture that the coconut oil restored! Booya!
Alrighty, I’ve done all I can do…now it’s up to you, young grasshopper (sorry, was watching Kung Fu Panda earlier today with the famjam and I couldn’t resist throwing that one in ;)). Hopefully, with the help of this super easy and quick (it literally takes about 8 minutes) lip scrub recipe, your lips will feel as smooth as a baby’s bum and super duper kissable (as hard as that is to imagine now that I just talked about a baby’s derriere…). Go get him, girl (or go get your aunt’s cheeks, whatever works!) 😉
I hope you all have a wonderful new year’s eve and here is hoping we all have a wonderful, safe, happy, warm, action-packed, exciting, and freakin’ fantastic 2014! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!
Till next year,