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Friday afternoon we had a beautiful opportunity to practice our lifestyle portrait photography. A friend of my husband’s owns a sailboat (he’s also a certified captain and licensed to do charters, so let me know if you’re looking for a charter sail on Oahu or Kauai and I can put you in touch!) and other friends of ours have the world’s most adorable, well behaved children.
The combination of sunny afternoon sail + lovely family was absolutely perfect for practicing photography! However, being out in the sun and wind made me realize just how badly my lips needed a loving exfoliation, so I decided to create a homemade honey almond lip sugar scrub and share it with y’all!
This lip sugar scrub tastes amazing and doesn’t have any icky petroleum ingredients or funny chemicals. In fact, you could eat it! The gentle exfoliation combined with lasting moisture is absolutely perfect for your lips, but it would be nice for a gentle hand scrub, too. Before I get to the recipe, though, I have to share a couple of our lifestyle family portraits from Friday:
Okay – I don’t want to post any more photos from the shoot yet because we’re doing an in-person “reveal” in a few days with all their photos! Time to move on to the lip sugar scrub. =)
This recipe is completely scalable. I used these 1.5 ounce jars I had on hand and this recipe fits perfectly into one jar. If you’d like to make a larger quantity or fill multiple small cars (wouldn’t they be super cute as shower or wedding favors?) Just follow the same 2:1:1 ratio for any quantity!
Materials for homemade honey almond lip sugar scrub:
- Jars! As noted above, I used cute little 1.5 ounce jars. Whatever jars you use, I high recommend sterilizing them. This blog post from The Tough Cookie details multiple ways to sterilize glass jars.
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon almond oil (you can substitute olive oil, fractionated coconut oil, or jojoba oil)
How to make your own honey almond lip sugar scrub:
1. Measure out two lightly packed tablespoons of light brown sugar and place in a small bowl.
2. Measure your oil into the bowl. (You can go ahead and add it to the same bowl as the brown sugar, I just have some separate photos.)
3. Measure your honey using the same tablespoon. The oil coating will make the honey slip right off without sticking!
4. Combine thoroughly with a small spoon or knife, then transfer to your glass jar.
5. Use and enjoy! To use, gently rub a small amount (typically a marble-sized quantity is sufficient) only your lips then lightly rinse to remove the sugar but leave a little almond oil.
This lip sugar scrub works wonders! Even a single use made my lips feel significantly better, and I’m confident it will do the same for you!
Like I said above, I think little jars of this lip sugar scrub would be super cute for Valentine’s, shower favors, or DIY wedding favors, don’t you?
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Natasha Núñez is a former classroom teacher with a Masters of the Arts in Teaching. She also is a registered yoga teacher & holds a certificate in natural skincare formulation from the School of Natural Skincare. She shares her passion for education, positive parenting, free printables, and recipes for DIY bath & home products. Learn more about Natasha and where she’s been featured.