When winter hits I tend to have problems with my lips. They get crazy dry and they crack and they peel and sometimes they even bleed. How attractive is that when one of these peeling bits suddenly comes off and you’re bleeding into your hands? It’s not. It’s freaky. It’s weird. People sometimes even stare at you like you’re some idiot that purposefully bit into their lip or something.
And I can moisturize my lips ’til the cows come home but that doesn’t help either. And that reminds me about how a cow actually freed itself from the pasture behind my house. BUT it just so happened to trap itself behind another fence in my neighbor’s yard. Upon seeing a cow in her backyard I wondered… did she buy a cow? Why would she buy a cow? And I sat in my car looking at this cow like it was a puzzle to be solved.
So I decided that I was going to go and ask her even if it made me look like an idiot when she said “how do you think that cow got back there? Of course it’s my cow!”
It was dark and it was cold as I went up to her front door and knocked. She came out on the phone and I fumbled around before asking “Do you know there is a cow in your yard?” She laughed and said something about the funny neighbor on the phone. When I had insisted she ran around her house with the phone still firmly planted to her ear. I knew she found it when she started shouting profanity with the occasional “cow” thrown in.
It took all freaking night but the rancher that owns the cow, my neighbor and myself eventually got that sucker back into the pasture where it belongs. And so there’s my crazy cow story, I guess. Let’s just move on with the tutorial, shall we?
For this project you will need:
- Brown Sugar
- Sweet almond oil
These little containers are genius. They are available two for about a buck in the travel section at Walmart.
This is the basic ratio you’re going to work with is 2 parts sugar, 1 part oil and a dash of honey.
For these little pots, this works perfectly with no waste… you’ll need 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.
1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil…
and just a splash of honey.
Mix it all up. You want it to be kind of oily so if the sugar seems dry, add in more almond oil just a bit at a time. See how this looks wet and it’s also obviously oily? This is great!
Half the lip scrub and place in two pots.
Add the lid and these guys are good to store in your bathroom or even put in your travel supplies.
I like that this is a small batch so that it doesn’t go weird on you and separate over time. You’ll use a pot in probably a month with use twice a week.
To use simply get a bit out with your fingers and gently scrub your lips. It shouldn’t hurt but it will feel abrasive. Continue until you feel like your lips are nice and soft or you’re just tired of doing this.
I tend to be messy and wind up getting oil on my chin so I follow up with a quick face wash every time.
It’s so easy to make, easy to use and it even tastes great, too!