Thursday, November 8, 2012

DIY Grapefruit Sugar Lip Scrub

Colleen from Paisley Boulevard is here today with an amazing lip scrub recipe! I have actually never used a lip scrub but the idea sounds amazing. I love me some exfoliation and if it's going to make my lips extra soft that's an added bonus! Here's Colleen.

Hi guys! This sweet concoction was inspired by 2 things. My new favorite breakfast food (who knew grapefruit was so dang yummy? I feel like I found a long lost friend!) and my poor peeling lips. They have not been loving the fluctuation in temperatures around here, that's for certain, so I have had lots of peelsies to deal with. Makes for a yucky lipstick base if ya know what I'm sayin'.
This mixture amps up the moisture for your lips with vitamin E and the grapefruit not only adds sweet flavor, but an extra element of exfoliation as well. If your mix gets a little too juicy, scoop the scrub into a paper towel and kinda wring it out a bit. Add the vitamin e last, use a sharp knife or pin to get the goods out of the cap. Make sure your grapefruit juice is from an actual grapefruit and not out of a carton of pink grapefruit juice cocktail or some other whatnot.

This scrub keeps nicely for a week in the fridge. Use it every day for a baby soft and icky peely-skin free pucker! Let me know if you give it a go! xoxo, Colleen

19 comments:

  1. Sounds super refreshing! I bet it smells yummy too. :)
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  2. So cute! What a great gift idea! :)

    Xx,
    Courtney

    shabbyloveschic.com

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  3. i LOVE this so much. im constantly exfoliating my lips in the winter, so this is just perfect.
    thanks for sharing!

    xo the egg out west.

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  4. Oh! Pretty cool. I'm on this new coconut oil kick, I hear it's good for almost everything!
    I have a big jar so this is perfect !!
    Xo- lizzy
    http://lizzylizano.blogspot.com

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  5. I'm pinning this! I love grapefruit, so this will be perfect to try! and it's just the time of year my lips are starting to get so dry!

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  6. Wow this is amazing! I'll never have to buy the lush lip scrubs again :)

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  7. I've been wanting to try one of these recipes. I've never used one, but oh my, my lips could use some love right now!!

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  8. Awesome! I'll definitely be giving this a try sometime soon. I HATE ChapStick. I used to use it all the time, but it does terrible things for your lips (like make you addicted to it). I started using natural lip balm/ChapStick, and it has done wonders. ... then I ran out. :( So now, this is on my to-do list!

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  9. Hey! I am your newest follower, love your blog! I really want to try this soon cuz my lips are constantly chapped! Also Colleen is one of my favorite bloggers, so this is cool.

    P.S. I love your etsy shop, I make cards too! :)

    Kayla
    inspired-kreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, this is the best comment ever! :)

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  10. Yum, that sounds amazing! I've made plenty of body scrubs that I swear by but never tried a lip scrub. This sounds great for the dry winter months :)

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  11. I cannot wait to try this. The pink grapefruit is a great for exfoliation alone but the sugar added bonus, then the moisturizer. Thanks for the recipe. www.chrysalisintimates.com

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  12. Anonymous2:59 AM

    Great idea! But what does T mean? Teaspoon? Tablespoon?

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    1. Hi there! I believe T means Tablespoon. :]

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  13. Anonymous10:00 AM

    Thank you julie ann!

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  14. Anonymous9:44 PM

    There are two distinctions I would like to make for those of you planning on mixing these ingredients... please, please, please, mix the coconut oil and sugar together before you add any of the grapefruit juice. The alternate result is the coconut oil remaining in lumps and not binding to the sugar.
    Also, I highly recommend taking a pin to the end of the Vitamin E capsule. Even at that, it can be difficult to extract all of the golden liquid into your mixing bowl due to it getting on your fingers or not squeezing out fully. Sometimes it is necessary to pluck open an extra vitamin e just to be thorough. Using a knife to puncture the capsule has been messy and dangerous in my experience.

    In any case, my lips have been exfoliated and feel quite supple. What a nice change, I've never used such a thing before and it's been great to get relief from my chappy existence.

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    1. Thanks for the tips! Glad your lips feel nice and supple. :]

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  15. can I use vitamine E tablets as well?

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