Whether or not we like it, it’s winter here in New England. Sleet and snow and hail and ice and… gross. With all that freezing cold bliss comes seriously cold, dry air. And while my hair is loving the lack of humidity, my skin surely isn’t – especially my lips.
I’m cursed with constantly dry and flaking lips, regardless of the time of year or how much water I’m drinking. I’ve tried dozens of lip treatments over the years, and I still haven’t found that one product that makes the difference for me. I’ve tried lip scrubs, lip masks, overnight lip treatments, lip balms… you name it, I’ve probably tried it.
Recently I’ve decided that I need to try my hand at more DIY projects to save money, and making my own lip scrub was at the top of the list. I knew I wanted to use sugar, but what else? Well, the apple strudel recipe that was staring me in the face at the time inspired me: if I combined sugar, cinnamon and vanilla (with coconut oil for moisture), I would have a Cinnamon Sugar Lip Scrub. It’s so simple, and it tastes so good. Just rub some on your lips for a minute and rinse off. Not near a sink? Not a problem – just lick your lips!
I found these little half pint, wide mouth mason jars at Target and thought they’d be perfect for storing these scrubs. The opening is wide enough that you can get your fingers in there to scoop it out without any trouble. If you wrapped a ribbon around them with a little tag, these would be adorable gifts as well!
I’m going to try to come up with some more lip scrub flavors and I’ll be sure to post those as well. For now, enjoy the soft and delicious tasting lips you’ll get from this one!
A homemade lip scrub reminiscent of apple pie filling to exfoliate dry, flaking lips.
- 1/2 cup cane sugar (can substitute plain white sugar or brown sugar)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (warmed just slightly)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until combined. Don’t over mix if the coconut oil gets melty, it could dissolve the sugar.
- Scoop into an airtight container and use as needed. Enjoy!
Makes 1/2 pint and can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container.
- Calories: 1351
- Sugar: 100g
- Sodium: 3mg
- Fat: 109g
- Saturated Fat: 94g
- Unsaturated Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 103g
- Fiber: 1g