Wednesday, November 20, 2013

DIY Sugar Scrub Lip Treatment

Hello Lovelies!

Sorry I've been so absent lately, my dog was sick and we had to make the super hard decision to have him out down. I know that it was the right thing to do, but I was pretty bummed out for a while and just needed some time to myself. But I'm out of my sad little funk and back in the game!

RIP Ziggy Marley Best Hughes 11/5/2013
I am working on some pretty cool stuff for you guys, but this one post is seriously taking some time. If you Like KalamityJaneKosmetics on Facebook you can get a sneak peak of what's going on.

But for today I have a quick DIY Sugar Scrub Lip Treatment to help get your lips through the upcoming harsh winter months. I tried this little recipe out today on both myself and my husband and it was amazing! Our lips are so smooth, and the ingredients are all natural and probably in your pantry right now. So let's get started!!

What You'll Need:

  • Approximately 2 Tablespoons of sugar. You can use regular white sugar, brown sugar or raw sugar, but basically the coarser the sugar the better it will exfoliate. I used brown sugar as I have it in abundance.
  •  Approximately 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil - This will leave your lips feeling super smooth and hydrated. 
  • A dash of honey to bind it all together.
These measurements are not exact and there is most definitely some wiggle room. You can also add flavorings or dyes if you're into that, but I preferred to keep mine as simple and natural as possible.

To start this off, get a small container and put your sugar in it. Then add in the oil and mix it together with a fork or a little spatula. You want to make sure you mix it thoroughly so that it's all the same texture. Then just add in a glob of honey and mix it in. The honey is really just a binding agent though it is really pretty awesome for your lips. And you're done! I know, that was really flippin easy. Your mixture (assuming you used brown sugar) should look something like this:

Now all that's left to do is apply! Just take a bit of this on your finger or a spatula and rub it into your lips in a circular motion. Then you can wipe it off or just lick it off your lips, it is edible. I applied a balm afterwards, but you really don't need to. It just gives you some extra moisture on your lips, which is much needed in the winter months here in Michigan.