Thursday, January 15, 2015

DIY: Coco Lip Scrub

Hello everyone! A couple of weeks ago, I finally decided to buy coconut oil and see what all the hype was about. Since then, I've fallen in love and have been finding tons of ways to use it. In my first DIY with coconut oil, I decided to make this super delicious lip scrub!

- Coconut oil (you can always use olive oil or even vaseline)
- Coco Powder* (I used Hershey's Unsweetened Dark Chocolate)
- Vanilla*
- Sugar
- A small container for the scrub

*These are optional


Step 1:
Mix the coconut oil and sugar together.

Okay, so for this step, you really just need to eyeball how much coconut oil you need. It depends on the size of your container. Also, for the sugar, the more sugar you put in it, the more coarse the mixture will become and the better it will exfoliate. If you want a lighter exfoliation, put less sugar. When mixing all your ingredients, I recommend that you not mix it too much or the sugar will end up dissolving. 

This is completely optional, but it makes the scrub taste good: I recommend putting in some essential oils or flavors such as vanilla. I also added a little color and flavor by adding Hershey's Dark Chocolate coco powder and it ended up becoming delicious! Just continue to experiment with the flavors and amounts.

Step 2:
Carefully scoop the mixture into your container and pat it down to avoid bubbles. Place it in the fridge for 2-3 minutes so set the mixture and then you are free to use it! You can store the mixture in a dry place - it does not have to be in the fridge all the time. 

To use scrub, simply dip your finger in the pot and scrub your lips! You can also use a toothbrush with the scrub to really exfoliate your lips and keep them soft! I recommend using the scrub once a day to keep your lips super soft and moisturized!