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I'm Becca - mom to three cute kiddos, professional photographer, chocolate addict, in love with all thing wildflowers, and (most importantly) a sinner saved by grace through faith!
A few weeks ago I wrote all about how much I absolutely love LipSense (which you can read about here). And soon after that I decided to become a distributor myself! It’s been such a fun journey, and I have loved every minute of it. There’s something so fun about helping ladies find lip colors that they will rock, and trying out new ones myself. LipSense is amazing (hellooo 12+ hour color!), and my lips have never felt so hydrated before.
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One of the things I’ve found that helps my LipSense color last all day is exfoliating my lips. If you didn’t know, our lips naturally exfoliate every few weeks, and when you use the LipSense Glossy Gloss, you actually speed up the process. That’s why within the first few days of using it, your lips go through a pretty rough stage, with dead skin flaking off and whatnot. During this exfoliation process, my saving grace was some lip scrub that my friend Jordan sent me. By scrubbing my lips every night before going to bed, I was able to remove all the dead skin that my waxy chapsticks had left behind, and now my LipSense stays on all day long, without flaking off or fading away.
So today, I thought I’d share all about why I LOVE sugar scrubs, and some tasty recipes for some scrubs that you’ll go crazy for!
Did you know that sugar scrub is actually great for you? Before I began using LipSense, I had seen them in stores, and enjoyed the occasional scrub while getting a pedicure, but I never actually realized just how awesome it is until recently. A few of the benefits of using sugar scrub include:
So for this DIY, I thought it would be fun to share an easy sugar scrub recipe that you can make in no time at all with ingredients you most likely already have in your kitchen! Not only is it quick to make, but you can save lots of $$ by making your scrubs at home. And best of all, the scrub can be used for so much more than your lips! It works great on rough knuckles (especially during cold weather months), to get smooth and silky legs after a shave, or to exfoliate dry areas of your body, like your knees or elbows. Pretty cool, isn’t it?
And the best part about this sugar scrub recipe is that it is SO versatile. You can add different oils or extracts to the base recipe to make all kinds of flavors and smells. Below I’m sharing three of my favorites: Coconut Vanilla, Vanilla Latte and Sweet Orange.
1 cup sugar (white or brown)
1/4 cup oil (olive or coconut)
In a small bowl, mix the ingredients together and you have a basic sugar scrub that is ready to use! Add in extracts or essential oils to make different flavors and smells.
*You can change the recipe up as needed, but remember that it needs to be about 80% sugar and 20% oil to make it work*
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp coconut extract
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coffee grounds
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
7 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
1 tsp orange zest
Now it’s your turn to talk! Answer one of these questions in the comments below:
Have you ever tried a sugar scrub before?
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These looks great! I think this would also be a great gift for some ladies!
I agree!! I had a LipSense party at my apartment that next weekend, and gave away some of the scrubs as door prizes!
I was looking for an idea for our young women from the church to make and enjoy. They are all into makeup and these scrubs would be perfect.
That sounds like such a fun idea for a ladies evening! I’ll have to suggest a DIY sugar scrub “buffet” to my women’s group at church. So fun!
Ooh the coconut vanilla one is one I want to make!!
That’s the one I’m using right now and I LOVE it. It smells so good (and tastes delicious as well haha!).
This is so easy! I feel bad for buying it now.
Girl, don’t feel bad! Buying sugar scrub is what got me into it in the first place :) But you should definitely try making your own. It’s so easy!
I love making my own sugar scrubs! Coffee and coconut are my favorites!
Years ago, sugar saved me from a horrible bout of adult acne. However, I never tho thought to add coconut oil or other things. I can’t wait to try! Plus, I see coffee will work too??? So, trying that one as well! Thanks!
Wow that’s amazing! And yes- COFFEE. It’s amazing, and smells divine.
Totally pinning this. I’ve been entertaining doing a scrub for a long time but have yet to do so. Thanks for the inspiration. :)
Now’s the time to try it! It’s inexpensive and oh so easy to make your own sugar scrub! :)
So fun!! I pinned this because they all sound so wonderful. Your photos look SO GOOD, girl!
Thanks for pinning, Jessica! And you are SO sweet. I’ve been having so much fun taking pictures for posts lately :)
I love sugar scrubs and would definitely try some of these out! Pinned to return to later. :)
Yay! I know you’ll love them. Thanks for pinning!
Love this! Pinning to my natural beauty board.
Thanks for sharing, Leah! :)
I LOVE Sugar Scrubs! I make a grapefruit one and an oil cleansing one for my face! The coconut and orange sound great though!
Mmmm that sounds so so good. I think my next flavor is going to be a citrus one, with grapefruit, orange and lemon! Invigorating and exfoliating!
I have been seeing this every where I really need to try it.
You should! It’s such a fun and easy project to try.
I love scrubs and they can be so expensive in store. I said i was gonna start making some so this is right on time. I will be pinning this to come back to!
I KNOW! It’s insane how pricey they can get when you buy them from the store. Hope you’re able to give them a try!
Oh, I’m making these! I don’t use essential oils but I have the other stuff so I’m making at least one of these tonight. I ran out of sugar scrub and never bothered to make my own but that’s so simple.
Yay!! How did it go? Which flavor did you decide to try? :)
How cool! I’ve always wanted to make one of these!
You should give it a try! They are super easy to make. It took me about 30 minutes to make about 8 of those mason jars.
I can’t wait to try to coconut one! Sugar scrubs are my favorite.
I love sugar scrubs too! You should definitely try that one out- it’s SO good, and smells amazing.
Ooo, I love sugar scrubs! The coconut vanilla one sounds amazing.
Girl, it SO IS. I’m using that one right now and it is delicious and the perfect lip scrub. I feel like I’m pampering my lips every night!
i am obsessed with sugar scrubs!! coffee, coconut oil…these are awesome recipes. I will definitely be giving them a try ♥
Awesome! Let me know which one is your favorite :)
I’ve never tried sugar scrubs before! But I have the majority of these ingredients in my house. Sounds like a nice weekend project for me.
You should definitely give it a try. I actually didn’t have to go to the store to make these because I already had all the ingredients too. And it’s fun to try making your own smells and flavors!
I have never tried making sugar scrubs before, this is awesome. The ingredients are simple and I already have most of them on hand. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
I honestly never tried making my own because I thought I would need some crazy ingredient or that it would be too hard. But it’s SO simple, and easy to make. You should definitely give it a try!
i am so excited to try that latte scrub. i have never made one at home and will occasionally only try scrubs at home. thank you for listening all the benefits.
Yes! It seriously smells SO GOOD. Just like a latte, but in sugar scrub form haha.
I have a lip scrub from Lush that I absolutely LOVE but I never thought to make my own–love that they’re so exfoliating, but more importantly, safe for sensitive skin (which is something I always struggle with!). Thanks so much for sharing!! These all sound delicious :)
A lip scrub from lush is honestly what started me on this love of sugar scrub! I have the chocolate peppermint one, but don’t even use it anymore because I love these homemade ones so much haha.
I use a scrub that is basically just the brown sugar and coconut oil… I’m so excited to add these ingredients! All of them sound amazing! Thanks for sharing :)
I love that simple scrub! I’m sure it smells amazing. It’s definitely fun to mix it up with other ingredients, too.
I love using sugar scrubs, too! I haven’t ever made my own! I bet they smell so good!
You should try making your own! It’s so so easy, they last forever, and it’s way cheaper than buying them at the store! :)
I LOVE sugar scrubs! I usually buy them, but you have made me want to try to diy them! The coconut vanilla scrub has my name all over it!
Definitely make some of your own!! It’s so much cheaper, and you can control what ingredients go into your scrub.
I love sugar scrubs and these are all awesome scent combos! I Cant wait to try some!!
Girl, you should definitely try it out! The flavors are so yummy, and smell delicious. I’m using the coconut vanilla right now and it’s delicious!
I love love love sugar scrubs and they make the perfect gift. I’m definitely going to make these soon :)
Awesome!! You’ll love them. I’m using the coconut vanilla one right now and it is SOO awesome.
Have been looking for a sugar scrub recipe and these look amazing and oh so easy…thanks…. just wondering how long they last…like does the sugar ever end up dissolving into the coconut oil?
I’m so glad you like the recipe! To answer your question, no the sugar doesn’t dissolve into the oil. I have some that’s about 6 months old and it’s the same texture as the day I made it! :)
can you use instant coffee for the vanilla latte one ?
Possibly… I would test it out first with a little bit just to make sure the coffee doesn’t dissolve with the other ingredients!
Do you know what the shelf life is for these scrubs?
Around 6 months! Since there aren’t any preservatives in them, you want to use them while they are fresh. :)
How many jars does one recipe yield?
I think it was around 3-4 small mason jars!
Are you melting the coconut oil first?
Yes! If your room is cold enough for the coconut oil to be solid, you’ll need to warm it up so it can mix with all the other ingredients :)
Do you heat it to where it’s liquid or just creamy? Do you measure it after you heat it or before? I made the Latte one and it’s very hard.
I did not heat them up so the sugar granules stay solid. That’s what helps create the friction that “scrubs”. :)
I recognize that this original posting is now 3 years old, but I still have a question. Your recipes are super! I want to expand to include more floral/herbal essential oils. They always “fight” with the overwhelming aroma of unrefined coconut oil. How can I work around this without having to resort to refined coconut oil? I hate to lose the beneficial properties of the unrefined oil. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
Oh goodness… I don’t know. You could try adding a few more drops of the oils to see if that helps! But I know what you mean – it has a very specific smell. Sorry I can’t be more help.
How much does one recipe make? And what size of container did it fit in? Thanks
How long are these good for ?
How do you store the sugar scrub and how long is it good for?