Friday, August 1, 2014

DIY Sugar Lip Scrubs

When my girls start complaining of boredom in the summer, we usually take a few hours and make some of our own beauty products. I had a list already prepared of things I wanted us to make together this year, but when I was looking over my older daughter's gift wish list, I saw she had sugar lip scrub on it. I have never heard of this before, but when I saw it cost $10 for a small container, I did a little research and saw that we could make the exact same stuff for less than $1!

I took to Pinterest to find a recipe, and they all looked pretty much the same, but when we made it ourselves, it seemed a little too runny. So, I came up with my own little recipe that my girls absolutely love!

1 tablespoon organic cane sugar
1/2 tablespoon organic coconut oil, room temperature (soft, but not liquified)
1 teaspoon honey
food coloring (optional)

and to make fun flavors, I bought a sampler pack of these LorAnn candy flavorings on Amazon.

Mix all ingredients together until well combined. Add in a few drops of the candy flavoring to get your desired taste.

*Sugar lip scrubs are meant to be used as a prep for lip balm. Simply dab some on your lips and rub until the sugar is dissolved. Follow up with your favorite lip balm.

I have very dry lips and usually use argon oil on them when they feel really dry, but using this sugar lip scrub has made a world of difference in how soft my lips are.

We played around with the flavors and colors. My girls loved the Cotton Candy and  Bomb Pop flavored lip scrubs the best! And I loved knowing that we saved a ton making our own!


We have already made a few beauty products that we love this year, aside from these lip scrubs. One of them was hand and body lotion that Karen, over at The Feral Turtle was kind enough to share with us. If you haven't been to her site, I highly recommend you stop by. She always has the most amazing craft projects posted. She does a lot of soap making too, but I have been too much of a pansy to try that myself so far. But the lotion was easy and worked wonders on my daughter's dry skin! Get her Hand and Body Lotion Recipe Here!

What is your favorite beauty product to make yourself?

41 comments:

  1. I know I have said it before, but I love how crafty and creative you are. This is by far the most favorite thing of mine that you've made. I HAVE to try this for myself. Totally awesome.

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  2. You guys did a great job with these. I think this would be fun to make w/my daughter too. Very cool!

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  3. Sounds like a fun way to cure boredom for them indeed

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    1. Be honest, Pat... You make your own beauty products.

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  4. That's great! I just got a recipe for another sugar scrub. It came with my PDF for the Tea Tree Oil. I am going to blog about how to make it when the cold sets in.

    I love the colors on yours! They look fun!

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  5. I like the idea of making a natural lip scrub at home. My lips get really dry and chapped during the Winter and I think this will do the trick and get rid of the dry skin.

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  6. I don't know if I would actually use this stuff, but it sure looks like fun to make.

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  7. Looks like fun to make I'm afraid my 22 year old would eat them instantly! What a cute idea though you are very creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Love this idea! Am definitely trying it!

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  9. These are so great to make for a girls birthday party. The bomb pop is super cool and it's my daughters favorite ice pop.

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  10. I rarely make my own beauty products (I did try bath salts one time. Those were actually nice!) I may have to try this! I think I'd really like a lip scrub. And cotton candy anything is amazing.

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  11. My girls have recently whipped up their secret lotion recipe! I noticed marker caps missing and then discovered what they were doing with them. They were the lotion holders.

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  12. Oh wow these look really good.I love anything like this.

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  13. My lips area always chapped so I love scrubs - they really help!

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  14. A bomb lip scrub sounds so good! I've never tried making my own scrubs. Seems fun!

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  15. Is it bad that I just licked my lips? LOL

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  16. Those look great and would be perfect to help with chapped lips. Mine are always chapped and I have these not great tasting adult scrubs - I would much rather have these.

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  17. This sounds yummy and so easy to make plus it's good for your lips.

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  18. These look so good Theresa! I am pinning. They would make excellent Christmas gifts for all the nieces! Thanks for the shoutout too. You are too kind. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Can you believe I wasn't following you on Pinterest Karen? It was one of those "duh" moments when I realized it lol. Following you now though!

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  19. Wow what a great idea! I will have to try this. My children would love to make this with me but they would probably try to eat the sugar. I using a scrub on my lips.

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  20. This is a great idea for birthday parties too. Very fun! Amber N

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  21. I've actually never made any beauty products but I've seen so much of them being made that I think I should start making my own and saving some money. That cotton candy one sure would be perfect for me.

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  22. I have never heard of sugar lip scrubs. How neat & easy to make!

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  23. It does look fun to make! I can see my daughter making this with all her friends.

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  24. My girls would have loved making this when they were little!

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  25. That is so creative! Love how you got the kids involved in something fun and useful!

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  26. This would be so much fun to make. I'll have to pass this along to my nieces, because they are just the right be to be all over this.

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  27. I love the idea of making something from your daughter's wishlist. I can only imagine her delight. You are such a creative mama! :)

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  28. Awesomeness! I love DIY beauty and this one is fun and easy. Plus it saves money. I have dry lips too so I like using lip scrub, I'll have to try this!

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  29. This is a great idea to make your own sugar scrub. Super easy!

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  30. I am into DIY these days, this could be something good to try :D

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  31. Great idea! This looks really simple to do too. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Making your own beauty products... I never knew that was even possible. How are you doing today? :))

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    1. Hi Blue! I am good! Feeling a little behind right now, but you of all should understand that, right? lol. I hope all is well on your end :)

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  33. Of course after you put it on your lips, I bet your boxer tried to French kiss you.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/08/weekend-writing-warriors-83.html

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    1. Nah, he only does that when I put on EOS. He's addicted to that stuff!

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  34. I've not heard or tried this before either... so fun that the girls are big enough to dabble on beauty products with! :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  35. I haven't been able to pin anything for a few weeks. I finally figured out what was wrong, and cleared my history. Now I pinned this! :)

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  36. I know how well sugar scrubs soften the skin so I bet these make the lips super soft. Bet they taste good too!

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