Note #182 // DIY: The Two Ingredient Lip Scrub

lip scrub, coconut oil, natural, sugar, cheap, homemade

I put on some lipstick the other day, and I sat there shaking my head, and thinking, "for shame Sasha. For shame." My old homemade lip scrub had run out and I just hadn't been bothered to make up a new one, so had left my lips to get dry, cracky and flaky. Not. Cute. 

Now, there are certain things that I just plain refuse to pay for, and lip scrub is one of them. I like the scents Lush have on offer, but actually think that when it comes to putting them on my lips, I wouldn't want an intensely fresh mint or sickly sweet popcorn scent on my lips. I also don't want to spend close to £7 for a tiny pot. So I came up with a simple alternative. This was the recipe that I followed last time. I really liked it, and used it in its entirety, but I just knew it could get better/ easier. Or maybe I just got lazier...

Barely a tutorial, I give you the coconut sugar scrub. It's natural, nourishing and you most likely already have the ingredients in your cupboard right now. And, from my estimations, it only costs about 30p to make!

You will need:
Coconut Oil, one generous teaspoon
Demerara sugar, two heaped teaspoons

You'll also need a microwave and a small pot with a lid for storage.

Spoon the coconut oil into the (ideally microwaveable) pot and pop into the microwave on a medium heat for 10 seconds at a time. You want it to be a sludgy, fluid consistency, but not too hot and completely runny. You'll only have to wait for it to cool down, and it might melt the sugar!

tow ingredient lip scrub, natural, coconut, sugar
Then simply add your sugar bit by bit and combine with a spoon. For a less intense or abrasive scrub, granulated sugar should work just fine. And that's it! It's ready to use straight away, so take a little amount onto your index finger and (being quite gentle), rub over your lips for a few minutes. 

So there you have it, another use for the wonder ingredient that is coconut oil. And something to do with all that left over sugar in the house now we've all decided it's a demon ingredient!

Let me know if you try it!

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