My most terrible habit is picking and biting my lips. I’ve done this since my teen years and because of that, my lips are scarred and gross. This is the only DIY lip treatment that has ever worked to plump and soften my lips in just one treatment. So I’m sharing it with you guys!

🔮DIY Plumping and Moisturizing Lip Treatment

💗 Brown Sugar
💗 Extra Virgin Olive oil (organic)
💗 Honey (I used local)
💗 Cling Wrap
💗 Peppermint Oil
💗 Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm

🔮 Mix brown sugar, olive oil, honey and a few drops of peppermint. Scrub on your lips 3-5 minutes. Add a little more of the mixture to lips then apply a piece of cling wrap. Leave on for 10 minutes. (I added a napkin and a cloth surgical mask to increase warmth)

🔮 Remove scrub, apply thick layer of Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm then apply another piece of cling wrap leaving it on for 20 minutes. (This part was the hardest because I couldn’t sip on my tea for a whole 20 minutes!) #southerngirlproblems

🔮 After 20 minutes remove the cling wrap and massage the remaining lip balm into your now super soft, plump lips. 💕


2 1/2 cups granulated sugar; divided

1/4 cup coconut oil (almond oil will also work)

1 lemon or lemon natural oils

A mason jar, or some container


1)Put sugar in a large bowl. Set aside.

2) Measure out 1/4 cup of coconut oil and place it in a microwave safe bowl.

3) Heat coconut oil in the microwave for about 30 seconds, or until the oil is melted.

4) Pour oil over sugar and mix to combine.

5) Using a zester or small grater, zest the rind of 1 lemon.

6)Then, cut zested lemon in half and, using a juicer, juice the lemon.

7) Remove any seeds from lemon juice.

8) Add lemon juice and zest to the sugar mixture and stir to combine.

(If sugar scrub is still too “wet”, add up to 1/2 cup more sugar until desired consistency is reached.)

9) Grab a jar or container of some sort to put the scrub in and voila!

DIY- 10 minute sugar scrub

I LOVE sugar scrub. It is an excellent exfoliant AND moisturizer, and has ingredients that most of us can find right in our kitchen cupboards. Also, this recipe is SO easy, a child could make it. No, for realsies my 13 year old daughter made some in her after school program! 

Making scrubs is not only great to treat yourself and the family, but are so wonderful as gifts. Whether you need an…

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How To Make All Natural Moisturizing Hand Scrub 

I’ve found an easy, inexpensive solution that scrubs the grime off and leaves my hands soft and clean. I added lanolin to this recipe because it is a great moisturizer and stays on your skin for a long time (lanolin is the oil that comes off of sheep wool when it’s boiled). I also added rose hips and rose petals for the vitamins which are supposed to be good for your skin. You can add a few drops of essential oils if you’d like.


• 1 to 1½ cups of rose petals/hips

• 1 tablespoon pure lanolin

• ½ cup coconut oil

• 2 cups turbinado sugar (coarse grain)

Directions: Dry the rose petals and hips. Put them in a blender and blend for several seconds. Put the coconut oil and lanolin in a glass container and microwave for about a minute, until the coconut oil has melted. The lanolin has a lower melting temperature, so stir gently until it has melted in.

Find a glass container that will hold at least 3 cups and has a tight-fitting lid. Add the sugar, then mix in the roses. Pour in the oils while stirring. The sugar will not melt, as the crystals get coated with the oils. Make sure to scrape the sides and bottom well. Finally, label your jar. The oils will solidify at room temperature. Measure out a spoonful at a time for daily use.

Homemade Lotion and Sugar Scrub

So today I’d like to tell you about the super easy lotion and sugar scrub that I made this week. I guess “homemade lotion” isn’t entirely accurate, as I didn’t concoct the lotion itself, more so added some ingredients and whisked them together. Either way, I was really happy with the results, and plan to give these items away as gifts in the future.  

You will need:

For the lotion:
A bowl
A scent free lotion
An essential oil
Coconut oil

For the scrub:
A bowl
1/2 cup Sugar in the raw
1/2  cup White sugar
a few drops of an essential oil
1/4 cup Almond oil

First off, I ordered myself a hydrating formula from Aveda, this isn’t available for retail sale, so I suggest just buying a scent free lotion from a store of your choice. I then chose my essential oil… vanilla, but there are hundreds to choose from out there. I’d like to try it with sandalwood or ylang ylang next time. I added the essential oil, the lotion, and a few scoops of coconut oil to my bowl then whipped it with my beaters until it was soft like butter… or lotion. Poured the contents into mason jars and voila!

Sugar Scrub:
I poured my sugars into a bowl and added the essential oil, then slowly, while stirring, mixed in my almond oil. I made a batch with raw sugar and a batch with brown sugar… I liked the raw sugar because I could add my vanilla essential oil, but the brown sugar is nice too because you can leave it scent free, as the brown sugar has a sweet scent itself. Next time I plan on making lavender or eucalyptus scrubs. Once your body scrubs are made, store them in an airtight container, and use in the bath or shower when your skin needs some lovin’, by pinching a small amount with your fingers and slowly exfoliating your body with them, then rinsing off. You’ll find you smell amazing, and are extra smooth especially in this dry weather!



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Exfoliate dry skin with this homemade sea salt face scrub


Sea salt, with its minerals and elements, helps restore the lost moisture, deep cleans, rejuvenates and stimulates the needed cell growth for healthy skin. It is a soothing remedy to keep your skin well exfoliated and moisturised, along with olive oil or any other preferred massage oil like jojoba or even almond oil. Olive oil would work on moisturising dry skin and give a natural glow to it. A few drops of lemon could benefit your skin with its anti-bacterial and exfoliating properties. You can also use lavender essential oil for this scrub.

Here is how to make and use this easy exfoliating scrub:


  • Take some sea salt and mix with lavender essential oil, olive oil. Here is how olive oil helps in getting rid of dry skin, dandruff and frizzy hair.
  • Squeeze some lemon over this mixture.
  • Dip a cotton ball into this mix and apply all over your face. Apply it till your neck.
  • Then, ensure you rub your face in circular motions with this scrub. Get rid of dead skin cells with these natural homemade scrubs.

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Diy Homemade Sugar Scrubs

Hi readers! So for the past few days I have been pretty bummed. Tendonitis has been bothering me pretty bad to the point where I couldn’t crochet! Such a tragedy! I had to wear a finger brace because the pain was beyond excruciating smh. I have had tendonitis in other areas (knees, elbows and etc.) But it’s the absolute worst in my hands :-(. While I was wearing a finger brace I couldn’t crochet. Even though the pain is getting better and I’m only wearing the finger brace part of the time, I still don’t want to crochet the day away and end up back where I was before I fully heal :-(. So as much as I love crochet I know you guys can understand how upsetting this was for me. But on a good note, I’m gradually feeling better and will be back to crocheting like normal in a few days (or less! Lol).

While I was breaking from crochet though I had to do some light crafting lol. I made 3 wonderful smelling good enough to eat sugar scrubs :-). They are great exfoliants, leave your skin silky smooth, and smelling divine :-). The good thing about these scrubs are that they are all natural chemical free, economical, and even provide extra health benefits besides smooth skin! A good scrub from your favorite spa could easily cost around $30 or more. Even though these products smell and feel wonderful they are packed with chemicals that your body can definitely go without.

Some of the ingredients in these homemade scrubs have major health benefits! I’ll go over just a few so you can get an idea of what I mean, but if I were to list everything this list would be super long lol.

-Peppermint essential oil is rejuvenating and refreshing. Also just the aroma can alleviate headaches.
-Olive oil is packed with vitamins and minerals to moisturize the skin.
-Sugar is the most gentle exfoliant! Sugar gently scrubs off old skin and reveals fresh new skin underneath. Perfect for people with sensitive skin (like me!)
-Citrus has natural antibacterial properties
-Coffee contains caffeine which gets rid of cellulite!

Once again there are plenty of health benefits involved when making your own scrubs. Adding essential oils really boost health properties. Choosing organic products are even better!

Now when it comes to using scrubs they are very beneficial to keeping skin healthy but over use can easily become painful and harmful to the skin. Sugar scrubs are the most gentle so they can be used 2 to 3 times a week pretty much anywhere including face and body without a problem. Other exfoliant items that can be added such as coffee, ground almonds or nuts, or salt can be more harsh and should be reserved for rougher areas like feet, knees, elbows and etc. To use a scrub just wash desired areas, apply scrub, rub gently in circular motions until scrub dissolves, then rinse and enjoy your smooth silky skin!

Now that you know how to make sugar scrubs, their benefits, and how to use them, go make some of your own! I have 3 recipes posted above of a few I’ve made today. Follow my recipes or have fun with it and throw in your own twist! Have a girls night in spa party or make lots of these and give them as gifts! I’m pretty sure the receivers will thank you! ;-).

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