This is one of those ideas I came up with just as I drifted off to sleep, so I was pretty pleased that it was good enough for me to remember it the following morning (I wonder how many ideas I’ve lost to the aether as I’ve fallen asleep…). And yes, I do think about lip scrubs, body butters, and mineral make-up as I’m lying in bed. I may have a problem, but I’m okay with it.

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My favourite thing about this scrub is its moussey texture. It’s smooth and soft, and buffs off dead skin beautifully. And, after you’re done with your lips, the leftovers make a wonderful leg scrub (I wouldn’t recommend leaving it around too long as it has both water and oil in it).

I used food grade coconut oil for this recipe since I knew it would be so close to my mouth in accidentally-edible quantities.

I used food grade coconut oil for this recipe since I knew it would be so close to my mouth in accidentally-edible quantities.

If you happen to get a taste of it while you’re buffing and scrubbing it away, it’s a wonderful citrus burst with sweet and salty goodness. The scent of the virgin coconut oil combined with all the citrussy goodness is also just lovely and will likely make you long for a beach and Mexico. Sigh.

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To get more scrubby power, tweak the salt/sugar balance to have more salt. The sugar will mostly dissolve in the lime juice, but the salt will stay nice and grainy.

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Lime Margarita Mousse Lip & Body Scrub

2 tsp virgin coconut oil
10 drops kuikuinut oil
4 drops lime essential oil
2 drops lemon essential oil
½ tsp lime or lemon juice
½ tsp lime zest (optional)

2 tsp white sugar, more as needed
1½ tsp salt

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