I wanted to make myself a special treat today so I decided to make a chocolate mint lip sugar scrub. The result? Awesome…..It smells delicious and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I wanted a product that was gentle, yet effective. Something that would leave my lips both soft and hydrated. So i decided to use sugar and the coffee grounds for the exfoliants, the sunflower oil is softens skin and is inti-inflammatory, the cocoa is moisturizing and is rich in antioxidants, the castor oil attracts and draws moisture to the skin, the chocolate extract has the same benefits as cocoa, moisturizing , and the peppermint essential oil is slightly cooling, refreshing and adds a wonderful minty smell.
For this recipe you will need:
- 1 oz sugar
- 1/2 ounce cocoa powder
- 1/2 ounce coffee grounds
- .4 ounces castor oil
- .1 ounce sunflower oil
- 5 drops vitamin e
- 2-3 drops chocolate extract
- 3 drops peppermint essential oil
In a small bowl, combine sugar, cocoa and coffee grounds. Stir to blend. Add castor oil, sunflower oil, chocolate extract and peppermint essential oil. Mix well.
Store your chocolate mint lip sugar scrub in metal tin or plastic container for up to 6 months.
To use: Take a small dime sized amount and apply to lips. Gently massage in a circular motion for 1 minute. Rinse with warm water and pat lips dry. Apply a moisturizing lip such as this one.