Tuesday, November 19, 2013

guest post: holiday lip scrub

Hi Everyone! My name is Brittany and I'm a Lifestyle & Beauty blogger over at Life, Set Sail. I am so excited to be here with you today, and even more excited about the post I have to share!

This time of year I find myself fawning over anything Christmas inspired...from fashion, to home decor, to beauty. The products at Lush are downright decadent, but if you're anything like me it's hard to justify spending very much cash on fancy soaps and scrubs!

What if I told you, you could make your very own custom lip scrub and that you probably have at least eighty percent of the ingredients in your kitchen right now?! It's easier (and yummier) than you think people! So let's get to it ;)

What you'll need:

8 teaspoons brown sugar

6 teaspoons coconut oil

6 teaspoons honey

8 drops peppermint essential oil

1 airtight container

Mix all of the ingredients together, leaving the essential oil to be added last. That's it. Really.

This project set me back less than $10. I spent $6.99 on the peppermint oil and $2.50 on the jar. Now that I have the oil, I can make however many batches I want! This recipe made about 1/4 of a cup of scrub. You can play around with the flavour too...I think orange would be another lovely option for this.

And there you have it, a perfect little treat for your kisser and a great gift for friends too!

xx -b.



*Always make sure to sterilize your jars before you put anything in them.


  1. Oh what a lovely idea! I love scrubs and handmade ones are honestly the best!
    I like the flavors that you used. I think that pomegranate would be lovely too!

  2. I'm so happy she did this post! Lip scrubs are amazing.

  3. This sounds perfect, much better than buying one :)