Peppermint Mocha Lip Scrub and Lip Balm

Homemade Peppermint Mocha Lip Scrub and Lip Balm at The Happy HousewifeBy contributing writer Beth

This lip scrub uses the mild exfoliating power of coffee grounds. I used ground coffee after it was brewed. This softens it a bit and makes it gentler on your skin. But I’m sure you could use fresh ground coffee if you prefer.

I like to use this each winter night when I’m washing my face and getting ready for bed. The oils in this recipe absorb into my skin and never leave me feeling greasy. The sweet almond oil contains nourishing vitamin E and deep healing A & B vitamins which feed your skin without clogging pores. Jojoba oil is a light oil that is easily absorbed into the skin leaving no oily residue behind.

The chocolate scent of this is divine and the peppermint is not overwhelming like you might think.

Homemade Peppermint Mocha Lip Scrub and Lip Balm at The Happy Housewife

Homemade Lip Scrub

Ingredients & Instructions

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon coffee grounds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 – 3 drops peppermint essential oil (I think 3 drops really helps balance out the strong chocolate scent.)
  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and store in a cool place.

Storage Tips

  • I used stackable bead containers for storing the scrub and balm. They are very inexpensive to buy at the craft store.
  • Do not store this in the refrigerator because it becomes too solid and hard to spread.

Directions for Use

  1. To use, get a little of the scrub on your index finger. A little will go a long way.
  2. Rub in small circles all over your top and bottom lip.
  3. Wipe off scrub with warm, wet cloth. Finish with the lip balm recipe below for moisturizing and healing comfort.

Homemade Lip Balm

Ingredients & Instructions

  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet almond oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon jojoba oil
  • 3 teaspoons coconut oil 
  1. Mix all ingredients and store in a tightly closed container.

Storage Tip

  • This mixture should keep for several weeks. There is no beeswax in this lip balm so you’ll want to store it in a cool place. The coconut oil will keep the mixture solid so long as it’s stored at a temperature of 76 degrees or cooler. It will get very solid if you store it in the refrigerator, but still usable.

Usage Tip

  • This balm is best used after lips have been exfoliated with the lip scrub.

Homemade Peppermint Mocha Lip Scrub and Lip Balm at The Happy Housewife

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Dresser to Dress Up DIY Makeover

Dresser to Dress Up DIY Makeover at The Happy Housewife

This absolutely adorable dresser to dress up DIY project was submitted by Alexis. This is such a fun project and can be completed in a weekend.

To create this dress up station remove the top drawers from the dresser. Place a piece of wood over the bottom drawer that remains in the dresser and screw/ nail it to the rails on each side so it is secure.

Secure a pole across the top for hanging clothes and attach hooks on the sides for accessories.

I love the fun pink color Alexis used and paper lining the back of the dresser. This is great if you have a piece that isn’t in the best condition because the paper will hide a lot. I would use a Mod Podge to attach any paper or fabric to the surfaces.

This would look so cute in a play room or little girl’s room. You could also paint it to coordinate with a living area in your home. The possibilities are endless!

Last month I asked for my readers to submit their best makeover and repurposed projects. I was amazed at how many creative and awesome projects you submitted. 

Over the next few months I’ll be sharing some of your amazing DIY projects! If you have a project you’d like featured you can submit it here. We’re giving away a $50 Amazon gift card every month to one reader who submits their own DIY project. 

You can submit your project here! 

 


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Cork Board Signs – DIY Gift Idea

By contributing writer Jordon

I am so excited for what 2015 has in store. One of my resolutions for 2015 is to be on top of gift giving, whether it be a birthday, special occasion, or hostess gift. I don’t know why, but I always seem to be late in buying gifts.

Sometimes even with my best intentions, I get too busy and completely put off going and picking out a gift for a family member or friend. Life is good, but life is busy! So this year, I am going to be on top of my gift giving. Gifts do not have to be extravagant. Simple can go a long way to show a special person you care.

Cork Board Signs - DIY Gift Idea at The Happy Housewife

These Cork Board Signs are a simple and fun DIY gift idea that allows you to be as creative as you want. They are also a great compliment to additional gifts and are a perfect fit for hanging over a bottle of wine.

Supplies Needed

Cork Board Signs - DIY Gift Idea at The Happy Housewife

Instructions

  1. Punch holes in the top of the cork board (for the ribbon hanger) so you know exactly how much room you have for your saying, letter, or design.
  2. Plan out how you want to create your cork board. Place the stencils on the board and trace with a Sharpie.
  3. Add flowers or other design using cut fabric glued onto the cork board. Add buttons if you wish.
  4. Cut about 7 inches of ribbon. Slide each end through the punched holes and tie a knot, making sure the knot is on the back of the board.

That’s it! Place it over a bottle of wine, give with a coffee mug, or simply give one as a gift. They look great hung on the wall as well.

Happy gift giving! :)

Cork Board Signs - DIY Gift Idea at The Happy Housewife

They fit perfect over a bottle of wine!

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21 Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Still looking for those last minute gifts?  We are here to help!

21 Last Minute Homemade Gift Ideas from The Happy Housewife
Check out these 21 homemade gift ideas from edible treats to indulgent bath & face scrubs to a personalized hot sauce bar for men!  There are ideas for everyone on your list and all can be made in these last few days before Christmas!

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And, don’t forget that you can always give the gift of gift cards!  We’ve got a huge round-up of retail and restaurant gift cards that are offering bonus gift cards with purchase.

Need more ideas?  Check out our collection of 300 Homemade Gift Ideas here!


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