Also Irish (or part Irish on my mom’s side) and totally kissable, thanks to this seasonally-hued lime sugar lip scrub I whipped up today. It’s so criminally easy, it feels ridiculous even including a recipe, but a little instruction is always nice. And so here’s how to make your own delicious, four-ingredient lip scrub this St. Patrick’s Day, or any other day of the week.
Step 1: Round up your ingredients – white granulated sugar, coconut oil, lime juice and food colouring.
Step 2: Gather any utensils you need for mixing – a small bowl, a silicone spatula and a couple of measuring spoons.
Step 3: Add the ingredients to the bowl in the following proportions and stir well:
7 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
One (and I do mean one; otherwise, you’ll wind up with neon green lips) drop of lime green food colouring.
(A couple of teaspoons of finely grated lime zest would be a lovely, zingy addition to this scrub that wouldn’t affect the consistency one bit; I would have added some had I any!)
Step 4: Spoon into a small plastic container with a lid (or small lidded jars if you’re giving them away, as I mostly am) and enjoy!
Ah, but how does one enjoy? Simply swipe the scrub onto your mug, buff it about for a bit and then wipe (or wash) it off, before sealing in all that lovely moisture with your favourite lip balm. And if you accidentally ingest it? So what? It’s completely edible, and really rather delicious (although I wouldn’t sit down to a bowl of the stuff, you know?)
So there you have it, super kissable lips just in time for getting your Irish smooch on this St. Patrick’s Day.