Pucker-Up Peppermint Lip Scrub. Vegan Beauty. Easy. Effective. Tasty!
Well over a year or so ago, I was generously sent a review copy by Robert Rose Publishing of The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty. Since my blogging was pretty much on deep freeze for the past couple years, it sat in my drawer semi forgotten. I thought about it now and then and remembered how excited I was to read through it and experiment with the recipes inside!
I love me a good lip product, I’m deep into Bite Beauty agave lip mask, I own two tubes, a clear tube for my nightstand and a berry tinted tube for my bag. Yes, it is meant to be used as a lip mask, but I much prefer using it as one hellagood lip balm. Agave lip mask is not cheap, in Canada it retails for $30 a tube and I have two in use at all times, that is how good this stuff is.
I was about to pick up a sugar lip scrub at one of my fav stores the other day and then thought why am I paying for this when I could make it myself and I bet there is a great lip scrub recipe in my copy of that book! So sure enough, I decided to flip through the guide and discovered this great recipe for Pucker-Up Peppermint Lip Scrub. Its simple, fast and easy. And did I mention it tastes amazing!
It is on the runny side in the picture, but I wasn’t paying attention and I put in a full teaspoon of vanilla vs. the 1/4 tsp. that was called for in the recipe. Opps! But it still works amazingly well :). I used it right away and followed it with some agave lip mask and my lips are happy!
The book has 125 recipes for vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free makeup, skin and hair products. I’m excited to experiment more with this wonderful guide and suddenly have a great use for my growing collection of essential oils! I think the next recipe from this book on my hit list is the Orange Vanilla Bubble Bath.
I recommend checking out The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty, it is chalked full of useful information, tips and has plenty of color photographs of the products and techniques. Its authored by Sunny Subramanian, of veganbeautyreview.com and Chrystle Fiedler. This guide is definitely staying in my collection and I look forward to documenting my experiments with it on my blog.