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August 3, 2015

Lip Scrub, Lip Balm, and Lip Gloss

 

Chapped lips are common throughout the year, but that doesn’t make having chapped lips any less frustrating. You want your lips to be soft, supple, and moisturized.
Lips need to be protected no matter what the weather is outside.  Homemade sugar lip scrubs help take dead skin off and bring some life to your lips. When you follow with a good balm or gloss, you can protect and moisturize them to keep them from getting so chapped again.

Here’s the best part of making your own lip care items out of natural ingredients: the recipe can be tailored specifically to your preferences and needs, so you can get your lips soft and healthy again. So let’s get started!

Best Oils

Essential Oils: Tangerine, Vanilla, Spearmint, Peppermint, Anise Seed, Fennel Seed, Lemon, Lime, Rose, Orange, Carrot Seed, Lavender, Cinnamon Bark, Sandalwood

Carrier Oils: Beeswax, Vitamin E, Jojoba, Mango Butter, Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Castor oil, Honey

A Few Points

Recipes

Please be sure to test on just a small portion of your lips before using on your entire mouth. Just make sure the delicate skin of your lips can handle it.

*On many of these recipes, the carrier oil (Almond oil, Fractionated Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, etc.) or essential oil can be changed out according to what you have on hand

 

JC’s Orangesicle Lip Scrub

Combine all ingredients in a Ziploc bag, close tightly and massage bag until all ingredients are mixed in thoroughly. Store in a clean container, cap, and label. Massage a small amount into your lips using your fingertips and rinse with warm water. Use within 3 months.

JC’s Red Hot Lip Scrub

Combine all ingredients in a Ziploc bag, seal and massage bag until all ingredients are mixed together well. Store in a small glass jar with a lid. Lightly massage into the lips using circular motions, then rinse off. Use as frequently as needed. Discard after 6 months.

Holiday Kisses Lip Scrub

1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon Powdered Sugar
1 tablespoon Jojoba oil
10 drops Blend of Vanilla (can substitute Pure Vanilla Extract)
3 drops Spearmint/Peppermint oil

Combine all ingredients in a Ziploc bag, seal and massage bag until all ingredients are mixed together well. Store in a small glass jar with a lid. Lightly massage into the lips using circular motions, then rinse off. Use as frequently as needed. Discard after 6 months.

 

Everyday Lip Exfoliator

Stir all ingredients together until you have a smooth paste. Store in a small container, cap, and label. Apply a small amount to your lips using your fingertips and rinse with warm water. Use within 3 months.

 

Sweet Almond Lip Gloss

In a double boiler, melt beeswax, almond oil, honey, cocoa butter and vitamin E oil together. Stir thoroughly. Remove from heat when melted. While stirring, add essential oils and immediately pour into small tins or lip balm tubes. Allow to cool Cap, label and use within 6 months.

Minty lip balm

Mint-Chocolate Lip Balm

Place shea butter, cocoa butter, and virgin coconut oil in a double boiler and heat over very low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the beeswax and stir well. After the beeswax is completely melted, remove from heat and add remaining ingredients, whisking well the whole time. After everything is incorporated and smooth, transfer to lip balm tubes or tins and allow to sit for 3 hours before capping. Label and store well.

Last of All

Don’t be afraid to replace some of the carrier oils or essential oils in the recipe for others you want to try. Be sure to share any special concoctions you create in the comment section below!

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I made the chocolate mint but doubled the Shae butter and left out the coco butter. My favorite lip balm!! Thank you for sharing!!

Leah | May 8, 2017 | Reply

    Sounds awesome. We love it when people share how they used and made the recipe their own!

    Rocky Mountain Oils | May 11, 2017 | Reply