12.09.2014

DIY Santa's Lip Scrub


I don't know about y'all, but the cold weather is drying out my lips something crazy! And sometimes using a warm cloth or toothbrush to soften lips just doesn't do the trick--especially not this time of year. So I rely on a good diy scrub and lip balm to treat my lips instead. I've shared lip scrubs on here before (check here and here) but today's version is Christmas-inspired (and inspired by Lush's version, just cheaper). This would make an adorable gift, too. Get ready to make my DIY Santa's Lip Scrub:






Supplies:
  • red colored sugar (can be made or bought)
  • coconut oil
  • optional: edible oil (vanilla, cinnamon, peppermint, chocolate, etc.)
  • container for storage
  • small bowl and spoon for mixing
Directions:
  • The size of the container determines how big your batch will be. Below, you'll see my tiny one from the Container Store for .99 cents. If you're making enough for single use, I would suggest a couple of tablespoons of the sugar to one tablespoon of coconut oil. Mix it all with a drop or two or essential edible oil. The oil can be in liquid form (be sure it isn't too hot if you've melted it) or solid.
  • Rub onto lips using fingers, toothbrush, or soft cloth. If you're making the edible version above, you can lick away the sugar scrub. Be sure to wipe off lips before applying lip balm.
  • Enjoy your soft lips!
FYI (aka way too much detail):
  • The Lush version is cola flavored and has edible hearts. I skipped all of that to make a version that you most likely have in your kitchen.
  • To make this similar to the Lush version, and for CHRISTMAS I used red food coloring, but it is completely optional. 
    • Store bought colored red sugar is generally made with raw sugar, so it will be chunkier/slightly rougher in texture. You can make your own version with granulated sugar and food coloring--mix in a sealable plastic bag for no mess. I used both to have different textures.
    • But note when using food coloring, you could possibly have red fingers and/or a slight red tint on your lips (I like that, but some might not).
    • If you want the red but not the color on skin, try mica, lip tint, or soap colorant (I get this at Michaels. Please do not ingest.)
  • While I used coconut oil, I have made this with lip balm and with various oils, like olive oil. 
  • I used peppermint oil to make mine more holiday-themed, but feel free to skip or use whatever edible oil or powder you'd like. I've used cinnamon, and while it slightly plumps my lips, it could be an irritant to some. using flavored oils has never made my lips drier.
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56 comments:

  1. Ah I love the look of this! May have to give it a try. x

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  2. The name you gave it is so cute!! You could even package these up and give them as little gifts!! Love it!

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  3. Omg I need this so bad! My lips are hating me this season!! Thank you😘!

    xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. I totally need this and I love the idea of making it myself! I'm pinning so I can try making it this weekend!

    Jill
    www.dousedinpink.com

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  5. The color is amazeballs! I love me some Santa Lip Scrub :)

    www.RainyAllie.com

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  6. My lips have been super dry lately. I can't wait to try this!

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  7. So pretty! And I love the idea of added vanilla very much - I use it in home-made body oils/butters and it makes everything extra special! x

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  8. Ugh, I need to try this. My lips have been horrifically chapped lately. It blows.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  9. That is a lovely DIY.. worth giving a shot!!

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  10. That looks so pretty and love the bright holiday color of it!

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  11. This looks so pretty! Perfect DIY gift :)

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  12. Totally trying this - my lips are SO dry right now!!!

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  13. You are totally brilliant for using food coloring. This is such a great holiday lip scrub!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  14. The cold air has definitely started to dry out my lips. And I am loving your DIY lip scrub. I will have to try this out.

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  15. I will definitely try this one out. Thx for sharing. Lovely blog here btw! Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  16. What a lovely DIY and I agree it would make a lovely gift for Christmas too, thanks Elle!

    Reflection of Sanity | Smashbox Giveaway

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  17. How cute!! I've seen the lush one but didn't want to buy it because I already have one in a different flavor. Now I can make my own!

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  18. How fun!! I love lip scrub... I never thought I needed it and now I can't live without it!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  19. This is such a great idea and yes this time of the year always dry lips I am absolutely going to try this!
    http://lachiquitamissi.com

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  20. Oh this looks so pretty and nice! I need a lip scrub, my lips keep getting kind of chapped!

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  21. This sounds awesome! And my lips could do with a good scrub- blasted cold + dry winter weather!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  22. This is such a cute gift idea! I could use this to my lips have been so dry!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  23. What a cute idea! Totally perfect for the holidays!

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  24. Love DIY scrubs! I'll have to give this a try soon. Thanks for sharing!!

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  25. So cute! I'm def in the need of a lip scrub right now!

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  26. Dry lips are a problem for me every winter. I normally just use balms alone, but I'm sure a scrub like this would help a lot. Thanks for the idea!

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  27. My lips could use this and I have all the ingredients at home!

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  28. Oh fun, I love that you made this festive for Christmas! I really need to try to make this--my lips get so chapped this time of year!

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  29. FABULOUS, LAAAAAAAADY!!!!! xoxo

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  30. I so need to buy the stuff to make this.

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  31. great idea!!:.i want to make it..thanks for sharing

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  32. aw this is so adorable. i definitely need to do something like this, my lips are crazy dry.

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  33. I hate how cold weather wreaks havoc on skin! Such a great idea

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  34. I have made a lip scrub with coconut oil plenty of times, why have I never thought to use COLORED sugar and flavored oils? Seems like a huge DUH that I totally spaced on.

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  35. This sounds great! I love anything with coconut oil!

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  36. What a great gift idea!! Thanks Elle! susan

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  37. Wow, that's a real good idea. I must try it. ;-)
    Lovely greets...

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  38. This would make such a sweet present, great idea.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  39. That is so cute, I will make this for sure:)

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  40. My lips are in need of this scrub! Great seasonal idea! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  41. This is something I can definitely do! Thanks!

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  42. Such a cute idea Elle! Love it and the name of course :) xx
    June Wants It All

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  43. I get gross dry lips in the winter. Which is shocking since I'm constantly using some form of lip balm or lipstick. Lush lip scrubs are my favorite! Looks like I'll have to try this WAY cheaper alternative. (:
    www.accordingtokiki123.blogspot.com

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  44. Can't wait to try this one Elle, we were just talking about how dry our skin, and lips, are getting right now.

    xx 365hangers

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  45. I can't wait to make this Elle! I absolutely adore your DIY posts! This will be perfect for christmas gifts for my neighbors and co workers! Thank you!

    Blog : www.foreveralixandria.blogspot.com
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  46. This lip scrub is perfect right now, I need to make this because this winter my lips have been super dry and I always have dry spots and this is exactly what I needed. I think I have everything needed too! :)

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/

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  47. I need to do this so bad right now... my lips are a hot mess from this colder weather!

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