DIY Coconut Sugar Lip Scrub

In the few years writing this blog, I've never made a lip scrub. I've made various other kinds of scrubs. I realized today I've been missing out, instead of having to exfoliate my whole body or face. It might take 30 seconds to just give a quick scrub to my lips and have them feeling better than before. And because of the coconut oil, I can skip chapstick and have healthier skin by taking care of it. Plus the skin on lips, much like the skin around the eyes is very sensitive and probably needs more special attention anyway. So, what I'm saying is you'll probably be seeing way more eye and lip care around here.

Coconut Oil: Saturated fats in coconut oil penetrate and prevent the loss of moisture throughout the day. These moisture retaining qualities not only keep your skin hydrated but less prone to cracking skin and wrinkles in the long run. 

Coconut Sugar: Coconut sugar is dehydrated coconut sap and is considered a raw food, according to PETA. It's also high in vitamin C, and electrolytes like potassium and magnesium, meaning that it can actually nourish skin. In addition to antioxidants and electrolytes it also has trace minerals like iron, zinc, and calcium. 

I love that picture above. I was trying to mash it up in this tiny container before I finally wised up and but it in a bigger bowl, but I could help and notice how cute it looked before I did. And so, my favorite picture of the day was born. <3

I see a lot of scrubs made with equal parts oil to exfoliant, i.e. sugar and salt. Which is fine, but personally I prefer a less oily scrub, which is why I used three parts exfoliant (in this case sugar) and one part oil. For my recipe I went in quarter cups, but you can start with teaspoons or tablespoons if you'd like. For example, three tablespoons of coconut sugar and one tablespoon of coconut oil. Easy. 

Here's what you'll need:

3/4 cup coconut sugar

1/4 cup coconut oil - I recommend organic virgin coconut oil for skincare

 

Directions: 

Place all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and blend together. 

To use place small amount of scrub on your finger and apply to damp, clean skin. 

Scrub focusing on dry areas and the corners of the mouth. 

Rinse well with warm water or a warm cloth to remove excess sugars and oils from your skin