I recently received a couple of samples of All Good Coconut Oil Skin Food. Since they are fairly small and are just coconut oil and essential oils, I decided to use them to make some homemade lip scrub. As I mentioned in my recent lip balm review, I still need to exfoliate regularly as my lips get really dry. All Good Coconut Oil Skin Food is pure organic unrefined coconut oil, so great for making something that will go on your lips. So many sugar scrubs have all kinds of unpronounceable ingredients.
Homemade Brown Sugar Lip Scrub with All Good Coconut Oil Skin Food
I used my sample packets of pure coconut All Good Organic Coconut Oil Skin Food as well as the one with Lemongrass Essential Oil for my lip scrub. Lemongrass acts as a natural toner, killing germs and helping to heal skin. Not the flavour I would choose in a store bought sugar scrub, but this is good for you.
Use approximately equal amounts Coconut Oil and your choice of sugar. I used brown sugar since I had some left over from a recipe. I use rock sugar or agave for teas so we rarely have granulated sugar at home!
Mix until you are happy with the consistency. You should be able to dig out a decent amount of sugar mix. So slightly creamy but not firm. Remember that it will be slightly softer than when used due to the warmth of mixing the coconut oil and sugar.
You can mix a little honey to help with the consistency if needed. Not too much or it gets sticky. Use a decent quality honey and not the cheap ones that tend to break down quickly. You will be opening the little jar of lip scrub regularly so it will be exposed to air.
Buy All Good Organic Coconut Oil Skin Food
You can obviously use any brand, but since this is going in your mouth when you scrub your lips, choose a high quality one. All Good Organic Coconut Oil is vegan, GMO free, biodegradable and made in a gluten free facility. It also comes in lavender as well as the natural coconut and Lemongrass ones I sampled.
Your homemade lip scrub can last 3-6 months. It lasts longer if stored at a steady temperature. But since it is homemade, use common sense and throw it if you notice it looking or smelling weird! Simply scoop out a fingertip full of your homemade scrub and rub between your lips. Remove with tissue or it is safe to eat!