Cotton Candy Lip Scrub

This cotton candy flavored lip scrub is perfect for sweet, kissable lips! One of the best homemade sugar scrubs out there!

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You know I can’t get through winters around here without my lip scrub. In fact, if I didn’t have a lip and skin regimen in the winter, my lips would crack off and I would just dry up. One of my favorite DIY recipes is this Vanilla Sugar Lip Polish made with coconut oil. Today, I’m sharing a new creation that I just know you’re going to love! COTTON CANDY Lip Scrub!! Doesn’t it look good enough to eat?! The good news is. . .I suppose you could eat it. Well, let’s just be honest here, you can eat it and you will live to see tomorrow. SO good.

I think it’s projects like this that really showcase who I am – food blogger + DIY blogger = DIY projects you can eat. What do you think? I like the sounds of that.

Cotton Candy Lip Scrub - a cotton candy flavored, homemade sugar scrub for sweet, kissable lips!

I wanted to take you through the first step of the recipe so you can see how I create the beautiful cotton candy color blend. You start out with plain sugar. For photo purposes, I made a much larger batch than what the recipe calls for. What did I do with it all in the end? I filled a couple small containers and then used the rest of it on my legs, using the same process defined in my Silky Smooth Legs Sugar Scrub post. Dual purpose. And just another reason you need to make this amazing scrub.

I use lip scrub year round. I rub it onto and around my lips in the shower. It sloughs off any dead, rough, or loose skin and preps your lips for the lipstick or gloss you’ll put on before you run out of the door for the day. Smart? Smart.

Okay, so back to our sugar. . .here’s where you should read the recipe before you start making this lip scrub. There are a couple steps to the recipe, and you DON’T dump all of the sugar into one bowl. You need to divide the sugar into three separate bowls.

So, for example, for the pink sugar, you’d use 2 tablespoons sugar, add a teaspoon of olive oil and 3 drops of the cotton candy flavoring. Then add a couple drops of pink food coloring and mix it together. You follow the same process for the blue sugar scrub and then make a smaller amount of the white sugar scrub. When you swirl the colors together, you get. . .this. . .

Cotton Candy Lip Scrub - a cotton candy flavored, homemade sugar scrub for sweet, kissable lips!

I almost wanted to bake a batch of cupcakes and just sprinkle this stuff on top. You know, I still may have to do that. It would be a sugar overload for sure, but oh so pretty. I mean, who doesn’t like cotton candy? I love it so much that I’ve made fudge, lemonade, cupcakes. . .all cotton candy flavored. Do you think I’m getting spring fever already?

The colors in this scrub and the sweet flavor is just such an awesome combo. It would make a great gift for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays, Christmas. . .any occasion really. So, order up some of that cotton candy flavoring, grab your sugar and olive oil and let’s DO this!

Cotton Candy Lip Scrub - a cotton candy flavored, homemade sugar scrub for sweet, kissable lips!

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Cotton Candy Lip Scrub
 
 
Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2½ teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 6 drops cotton candy flavoring, divided
  • 2 drops blue food coloring
  • 2 drops pink food coloring
Instructions
Blue Scrub
  1. In a small bowl mix 2 tablespoons sugar with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add 3 drops cotton candy flavoring and 2 drops blue food coloring. Set aside.
Pink Scrub
  1. In a small bowl mix 2 tablespoons sugar with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add 3 drops cotton candy flavoring and 2 drops pink food coloring. Set aside.
White Scrub
  1. In a small bowl mix 1 tablespoon sugar with ½ teaspoon olive oil. Set aside.
Mixing the Sugars Together
  1. In a separate bowl add the blue sugar to one side of the bowl and the pink to the other.
  2. Pour the white sugar into the middle of the bowl and swirl the colors together with a knife.
Notes
Scrub will keep for up to two months in an airtight container.

Comments

  1. OMG, this is so cute and I love how well it photographed. This would be perfect for my niece; thanks for sharing it!

  2. Just finished 27 days without my cosmetics and hair products, (and lived to blog about it). Thought I would never go back to homemade but stumbled upon this on Pinterest and it looks awesome! I just shared it with my followers! My kids are going to love it too. So cute for Valentines!
    Thanks!

  3. Samantha says:

    Can you use vanilla extract instead of cotton candy flavoring???

  4. Hi, I love this idea. Can you substitute the Olive oil for anything?
    Thanks!

    • I haven’t tried the recipe with anything but olive oil. If you substitute make sure it’s not an oil like coconut oil that would solidify once it cools.

  5. Love to know how to make the srucb

  6. The food coloring won’t stain my lips or anything, will it? Thanks.

    • It shouldn’t, Hannah. The amount of food coloring you use in the recipe isn’t substantial.

      • Hi, This idea is great for school and just at home I love the colors you chose and how you put it all down on how to do it for dummies like me. But nice job and keep going because it’s amazing and my mom loves it. Byeeeeee

  7. I just made this, but my Olive oil was a yellow color. Luckily I was making these for Xmas presents and it became a “holiday” lip scrub (red and GREEN…the yellow and blue made green lol)

    • Am I really the only one who had the problem with the olive oil being yellow? Because its not a clear oil…My colors mixed with the olive oil and i couldnt get them right.

  8. Hey! Love the easy recipe! Can you use coconut oil instead of olive oil?

    • The coconut oil may harden it. I would stick with olive oil or at least something that wouldn’t solidify like coconut oil does. Now if you were making homemade chapstick, coconut oil would be a perfect choice!

  9. Bella shealy says:

    Is this easy to make ?

  10. Looks pretty
    ☺️😌🙃🙂😋

  11. Can you use anything besides the cotten candy flavoring?

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