I don’t know about you, but I think it can be fun to make gifts. When I found a recipe for an easy DIY lip scrub, I thought I’d share–wouldn’t it be a great stocking stuffer?
Oh, you want to know about lip scrubs –also called polishes? They’re exfoliators that help keep your lips in tip-top shape and in winter, that’s a necessity, especially if you wear lipstick.
1 Tbsp Brown, cane or white sugar, depending on taste
A touch of Shea butter (I use my L’Occitane)
I Tbsp Honey
1 drop or more of flavored extracts if you like (peppermint, almond, vanilla, lemon–just about any extract will do) Peppermint oil works and so does crushed mint.
You can use just honey and sugar, but the shea butter makes it more emollient and moisturizing. The the flavors are just plain fun.
I start with the sugar and honey in small amounts and then add the shea butter, being careful not to make too rough a consistency.
I add tiny bits of flavor until it tastes just right. Not too strong. And then I find a cute little tin or jar to fill and label. And that’s it. Easy-peasy.
And no, it’s not too early to start thinking about holiday gifts.