Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

It’s date night. Kiddies are home with the sitter and you are all dressed up with your man at dinner. He leans in for a smooch on the lips, then quickly jerks away with surprise and horror in his face. The offender? Your sandpaper-crackly lips.

Nothing says “Kiss me”  more than dry crackling lizard lips!

Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

I don’t know about you, but during this time of the year my lips have the most difficult time staying soft. Once I gave my little boy a kiss on the cheek in the dark and he immediately mistook my rough lips for my husband’s rough facial scruff. He had to feel my face to believe it was really me.

No joke.

But it got even worse! When I came home from a tropical vacation to the dry and must I add FREEEZING dessert- my lips were having a major CRISIS!

Don’t hide your eyes with what I am about to reveal to you… this is real.

Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

Yes, these are how horrible my lips were getting. With Valentine’s right around the corner…it was time to get those babies into kissing condition. I had to have an intervention. ASAP!

The solution?

  Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

 So here is an at home remedy to exfoliate and condition your smackers with ingredients you have around the house.

Grab some coconut oil, brown sugar, and honey.

Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

Combine 1 tsp. of each.

Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

I added a little almond extract just because the smell makes me happy. :)  Mix them until you get a paste-like substance.

Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

Note: I found these little bead containers work perfect for keeping my scrub in the fridge.

Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

To exfoliate, simply apply and rub into your lips for at least 30 seconds… no need to wipe off with a wet cloth- just lick it! Remember, to give your lips plenty of moisture after exfoliating. See the next recipe below.

Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

I continued to scrub every other day and applied a little treatment constantly on my lips to lock in the moisture and help my lips heal.

And what did I use? Coconut Oil of course!

Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

We all know how fabulous it is (why? check this post out here)  so, I combined some of that and vitamin E oil and applied directly after the scrub. Realizing that the oil wasn’t staying on my lips for very long, I added some beeswax to the recipe to create a balm. I have to confess that I didn’t have beeswax on hand at the time so, I used some of my Burt’s Bees Chap Stick in the meantime. Worked like a charm! So to combine them, heat up the coconut oil and beeswax and combine that with a dash of vitamin E oil and you have just created a balm for your lips!

Note: If you want  your lip balm to set up more, add more beeswax and less oil. Just putting it in the fridge doesn’t work. I tried that and it still stays pretty oily.

Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

Now the fun part. I was curious about adding color. So, I grabbed some fruit. 
Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

And it turns out that they add pretty colors to your balm! After washing them, heat each one in a small bowl in the microwave for like 5 to 10- seconds. It doesn’t take much for them to soften up. I found that the blackberries, pomegranate, and raspberries did better if I mashed it in a strainer and let the juice drip out.

Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

I added it to the oil and beeswax mixtures and let them set.
Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

But wait that is not all! Before I was completely done, it occurred to me that my favorite lip balms have YUMMY flavors. So, I pulled out some different flavor extracts that I thought may go well with the coconut oil. Strawberry, peppermint, and almond were my favorites and maybe my husband’s favorites too! ;)

Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

Then I store them in the fridge and you have your edible lip treatment on hand.

Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

Which by the way, after five days, my lips are on the road to recovery. 
Edible Sugar Lip Scrub

Are your lips kissable?
Edible Sugar Lip Scrub
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  1. January 18th, 2013 at 11:58 am
    Stephanie says:
    Healthy, natural, hydrating, restorative and yummy too!? This one's a win all across the board. I'll definitely be trying my own lip scrub and balms. Fun!
  2. January 18th, 2013 at 12:07 pm
    Heather Lynne says:
    Fabulous post, Cristi! I totally have this problem in the winter. Also? Gorgeous photos! I kept getting distracted by your pretty dishes! haha ;) Now I really need coconut oil :/
    • January 21st, 2013 at 9:43 pm
      Cristi Dame says:
      Thanks! Coconut oil is a must have!!
  3. January 18th, 2013 at 12:29 pm
    Missy says:
    WoW - what a difference! I LOVE that first photo of you, though.. :)
    These look like fun - I have some burt's bees chapstick that seems a bit dry - I never would've thought to add some coconut oil to it...genius!
    • January 21st, 2013 at 9:45 pm
      Cristi Dame says:
      Perfect combo for your lips! But I am sure they are nowhere near the condition as mine were!
  4. January 18th, 2013 at 12:33 pm
    Rachel says:
    Um, this is genius. I have SUCH a bad problem with cracked lips. I will seriously be forever grateful for you sharing this.
  5. January 18th, 2013 at 1:26 pm
    Ashley says:
    This is the cutest idea cristi. My girls lips r so dry too. This is going to b a fun activity to do with them. They r going to love it. Thanks a bunch.
  6. January 19th, 2013 at 6:46 pm
    A.Michelle says:
    This is so cool! I cannot wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing!
  7. January 20th, 2013 at 12:53 pm
    Kristi says:
    I love this and can't wait to try it myself! I featured it on my blog today:

    http://digitalcakecrafting.blogspot.com/2013/01/shout-out-sunday-3.html
  8. January 20th, 2013 at 6:50 pm
    Meghan says:
    What brand of vitamin e oil do you use? Thanks!
    • January 21st, 2013 at 9:49 pm
      Cristi Dame says:
      I am not really sure what brands are good as far as vitamin e goes to be honest with you- but the one I used for this postwas called Spring Valley. The store I checked had a limited selection and it was all they had as far as liquid vitamin e goes.
  9. January 20th, 2013 at 11:35 pm
    Darlene says:
    Wooo! I love this! It has all of my favorite ingredients!
  10. January 23rd, 2013 at 9:03 am
    Caitlin says:
    Where do you purchase the coconut oil??
    • January 24th, 2013 at 9:16 pm
      cristi says:
      I think I got my big tub at Costco- but any health food store sells it I am pretty sure.
  11. January 23rd, 2013 at 9:14 am
    Becky says:
    So what "color" did you put on? Cause I LOVE the color!
    • January 24th, 2013 at 9:17 pm
      cristi says:
      I actually didn't have a color on my lips- However, I had just barely scrubbed them minutes before taking the photo so they were nice and rosy at the time!
      • January 25th, 2013 at 10:50 am
        Becky says:
        Wow! You've got a great color of lips then!
  12. January 23rd, 2013 at 11:45 am
    Jessica says:
    I love this!!! I'm actually planning to make these for my son's teachers for a sweet little Valentine's Day gift. Question about the beeswax - where and what kind do you use? The only thing I can find locally is at a craft store and says its for candle making. Is this safe to use for the balm? Thanks!!
    • January 24th, 2013 at 9:31 pm
      cristi says:
      As far as I know that candle beeswax found at craft stores will work just fine.

      You could also try looking at a health food store or online. Amazon sells it I know for sure.
  13. January 24th, 2013 at 9:16 am
    Julie says:
    My husband is allergic to coconut. Do you have any substitution suggestions for the coconut oil?
    • January 24th, 2013 at 9:23 pm
      cristi says:
      I have heard of people using olive oil, sunflower oil, or cocoa butter?
  14. January 25th, 2013 at 5:09 pm
    AUDRA says:
    Ok this this amazing! I Cant wait to try it...but let me just say that my lips will never look that good, but heres to trying! :)
  15. January 31st, 2013 at 10:21 am
    Kim says:
    Can you use grapeseed oil instead of coconut?
    • February 15th, 2013 at 6:14 pm
      Cristi Dame says:
      I am not an expert in mixing balms but I don't see why not? But further research on amounts may be in order?
  16. February 12th, 2013 at 4:59 pm
    cami says:
    you have the most gorgeous eyes i have ever seen oh my god!
    • February 15th, 2013 at 6:14 pm
      Cristi says:
      Thanks Cami- you made my day! :)
  17. February 13th, 2013 at 8:45 pm
    K says:
    This looks cool but did you realize that by eating it you're also eating your dead skin?
    • February 15th, 2013 at 6:16 pm
      Cristi Dame says:
      Hmmmm very true... something I didn't even think about haha! maybe lick your fingers instead?
  18. February 16th, 2013 at 4:46 pm
    Laurie says:
    amazing! plus, you are beautiful!
  19. February 16th, 2013 at 8:09 pm
    Tracy says:
    Where did you get the containers from? They are the perfect size.
    • February 17th, 2013 at 9:17 pm
      cristi dame says:
      I got these at Hobby Lobby but I bet they have them in any craft store in the beads section!
  20. February 17th, 2013 at 5:46 am
    Jame at Lush Salon and Boutique says:
    That's a fabulous idea for DIY and home treatment but just incase you don't want to DIY and have something to carry with you try Jane Iredales Sugar and Butter. One side is a brown sugar and butter exfoliant and the other side is a lip plumper. It's amazing! I carry one in almost every single coat pocket in the winter months here in Stowe, VT. :)
    • February 17th, 2013 at 9:17 pm
      cristi dame says:
      MMMM that sounds amazing! I will have to check that out!
  21. February 17th, 2013 at 10:49 am
    Kayley Ann says:
    they sell this at lush
  22. February 18th, 2013 at 5:27 pm
    Oeendree says:
    Wow! Yummy Yummy! Surely gonna try it! Thanx for sharing!
    <3
  23. February 21st, 2013 at 6:36 am
    shyne says:
    Fabulous :)
  24. February 21st, 2013 at 6:40 am
    Manchester Escorts says:
    This is great! Thank you so much for the advice, my lips feel great after 3 days! I have recommended this to all my girl friends xx
    • February 26th, 2013 at 9:42 pm
      Cristi Dame says:
      I am so glad to hear that!! I couldn't believe how easy it was!!
  25. February 25th, 2013 at 12:19 pm
    Abby says:
    OMG I loved that lip scrub!! So awesome!!
  26. February 28th, 2013 at 10:40 am
    Morgan says:
    This is AMAZING! I Can't wait to try it!
  27. March 6th, 2013 at 11:15 am
    meital says:
    This is a great post and a great idea. My lips definitely need this treatment and I love home-and-chemical-free-remedies like this.

    Doing it today!

    Thanks for sharing:)
  28. March 20th, 2013 at 10:37 am
    Ellie S. says:
    Love the photography as ever! All the products just look irresistible.
  29. May 6th, 2013 at 8:36 am
    D Al Abdessalaam says:
    Day 1 of this Edible Sugar Lip Scrub! =D Lips feel softer already *dreamy face*
  30. May 13th, 2013 at 8:18 am
    Lisa says:
    How long does the scrub and the lip balm last(expiration date)? Do you have to store them in the fridge?
    Can't wait to try this.
  31. September 8th, 2013 at 1:02 am
    Miranda @ Slashed Beauty says:
    The lip scrub is so simple! I used to use my toothbrush and run it over my lips but sometimes that's just too harsh. Gotta try your recipes :)
  32. October 12th, 2013 at 11:12 pm
    samantha says:
    how long do these last? i have a big problem with chewing and picking at my lips and i spend a lot of money on like carmex and chap stick...i have all the ingredients on hand and think this would be so fun to try. does any of it spoil?
  33. November 25th, 2013 at 9:42 pm
    stephanie says:
    Since the scrub is made out of all natural ingredients, how long does it last in the fridge?
  34. December 17th, 2013 at 9:59 pm
    Jessica says:
    Love it! One question though did you do anything specific to get the colors so of the balm so vibrant?
  35. May 11th, 2014 at 2:58 pm
    Carrigan says:
    I love this!! Do you know of a substitute for coconut oil? I'm allergic to coconut and almond extract... Worst allergies ever.
  36. July 23rd, 2014 at 11:57 am
    Natalie says:
    I love the idea of using fruit as coloring! Although, when I used it with my special lip balm recipe, it kept sinking to the bottom and separating. I used all natural ingredients, but this continued to occur. I was wondering if this ever happened to you or did you stir it in a certain way? Thank you! And these are great recipes! :)
  37. September 2nd, 2014 at 7:51 pm
    Cecilia says:
    Hi, my friend and I are trying to make this for science at school for a beauty product experiment. We were wondering how do we make the different flavours each a different colour? Did you put dye in the lip scrubs? or does the flavour extract change the colour automatically? Would love to hear back as soon as possible thank you :)
  38. September 11th, 2014 at 12:22 pm
    Meghan says:
    I love this idea! My little girls will love making the lip balm! So the scrub has to be refrigerated when you're not using it?
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