DIY Lip Scrub, Lip Balm, and Lip Gloss
August 3, 2015
This entry was posted by Rocky Mountain Oils.

 

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

  •  Just remember less is more, so don't overdo it. Especially with the hot oils like Cinnamon Bark.
  • Rocky Mountain Oils carries some really nice blends that would be great in one of the following recipes. Those oils are Orange Cream, Citrus Passion, Slim & Trim, Blend of Vanilla, Blend of Rose, Blend of Cinnamon, and the Sandalwoods. You can replace the single essential oils in the recipe with one of these blends, using the same number of drops.
  • The general rule of thumb for lip balms: use 3 parts carrier oil to 1 part beeswax and 2 drops essential oils per 1/4 ounce container.

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

  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 4 drops Orange Cream Oil

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

  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Fractionated Coconut oil
  • 10 drops Blend of Vanilla (can substitute Pure Vanilla Extract)
  • 3 drops Cinnamon Bark 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.

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

  • 2 teaspoons Fractionated Coconut Oil/Almond Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Honey
  • 4 teaspoons Brown Sugar
  • 6 drops Essential Oil of choice

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

  • 2 teaspoons Beeswax
  • 1 teaspoon Sweet Almond oil
  • 3 drops Honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Cocoa Butter
  • 2-3 drops Vitamin E oil (1 capsule)
  • 6 drops Blend of Vanilla oil
  • 5 drops Neroli oil

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

  •  1 tablespoon Beeswax
  • 1/8 cup Virgin Coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Shea Butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cocoa Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
  • 5-6 drops Vitamin E oil
  • 3 drops Peppermint oil

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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