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Friday, November 21, 2014

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Lip Scrub



Cracked and dry lips are not fun! I have tried many different exfoliates for my lips through the years, but my favorite is one that I make myself with ingredients that are always in my pantry. It works beautifully and tastes good, too! Brown sugar is a natural, gentle exfoliate. It helps remove dead skin, but it will not irritate sensitive skin. Apricot seed oil is a lightweight moisturizer that is safe for all skin types. I always keep it on hand to use on my face and body. *I recommend purchasing one that is food grade for this scrub. Cinnamon draws blood to the surface of the skin, causing it to plump and swell. Cinnamon adds the "wow" factor to a lip scrub. Vanilla extract has a soothing scent and antioxidants that may help to improve skin tone.  


Brown Sugar Cinnamon Scrub 

1 cup brown sugar 
1/3 cup apricot seed oil
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and store in an airtight container. Gently rub onto lips in a circular motion for a minute or two and rinse with warm water. Use on lips a few times a week to help lips stay smooth and soft. May also be used on your body to exfoliate dry skin.  



*I use NOW Foods Apricot Kernel Oil (Liquid), 16 oz (Amazon Associates link) for over a year now in my oil cleanser and as a moisturizer on my body. It is considered food grade. My skin is sensitive, and it has never irritated it. It is lightweight and absorbs well. 

8 comments:

  1. This looks amazing. My kids have badly chapped lips -I am going to try some of this! Do you think I could substitute coconut oil for the apricot kernel oil?

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    1. Hi Debbie! Yes, you can, but I have found that coconut irritates my face, so that is why I do not use it in my scrub. You can also try olive oil and grapeseed oil, but they will change the smell of the scrub a bit.

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  2. That look awesome! Why do you rinse it off? I'm lazy so I hate rinsing things off again there isn't anything listed that wouldn't be safe to consume.

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    1. You are right, Amelia, you can definitely lick it off. And it does taste good, but I try not to get it my mouth because it makes me want to bake cookies. I really need to stay away from cookies for my figure! ;)

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    2. Ha that's so funny! I'm betting my kids would convince me they needed it several times a day if I made something like that!

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    3. My boys do not know about it because they would ask for it all day long!

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  3. Just emailed this recipe to my 16yo daughter. She loves making her own face and body products.

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    1. Nice! I am sure she will like this scrub. :)

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