Ugh, winter! Have your lips been as dry as mine? I have always used lip balm for chapped lips, but it wasn’t until recently that I started using a lip scrub. I know….how have I not known about..or rather, paid any attention to lip scrubs in the past?! Ladies (and gents) we need both lip balm & lip scrub together and I have some DIY’s so you can quickly make your own!
Despite using lip balm regularly, I still find I have dry skin flaking off my lips each day. I recently used a sugar scrub on my lips with a soft bristle toothbrush to lightly scrub them; it worked pretty well, but it wasn’t intended for lips.
There are many different options for both types of products at pretty much any retailer you can think of. The prices at most reputable retailers start at a few dollars each and go up dramatically from there. But, like I always say…’I can totally make that for less!’
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Now, I’m not on the ‘all natural’ bandwagon as of yet.
But, I do like when I happen upon something that is all natural or I can figure out how to make something all natural or I can make it with a few well-known ingredients that I can easily find and pronounce. It just feels good to know that the following DIY recipes are made with just a few ingredients each; most of which are all natural!
DIY Lip Balm
- 3 Tbsp 100% natural beeswax pastilles (I used the Country Lane brand I found at Hobby Lobby)
- 5 Tbsp coconut oil (I used LouAna 100% natural coconut oil)
- 12 drops of an essential oil of your choice (I used lavender)
*REMEMBER that not all essential oils are created equal. It’s best to look for those that are purely distilled & certified therapeutic-grade.
–chapstick tubes or pots
-mini funnel (optional)
*Mix beeswax and coconut oil as best as you can in a microwave safe, pourable bowl
*Melt the mixture in the microwave, stirring occasionally until melted
*While stirring continuously, add approx. 12 drops of your chosen essential oil and keep mixing
*Pour quickly into the tubes/pots (it made roughly 10 tubes and 6 pots)
TIP: You may need to scrape the pourable bowl and re-microwave during this process as the wax will start to harden quickly.
And there you have it! After they solidified, I put the lids on them and tossed them in a bowl and stuck them in the fridge for a bit.
You could add stickers/labels or whatever to them, or just leave them as-is.
And for my next trick…..(HAHA)
DIY Lip Scrub
- 1 Tbsp petroleum jelly (I used the Equate brand b/c it was close by, but I also like the Vasoline brand)
- 3 Tbsp epsom salt
*Mix the two ingredients and store it in an air-tight container! Easy!
Another Lip Scrub….
Oh, but maybe that one isn’t your fave…well, here’s another one you can try that smells delicious and comes out looking like a brownie batter!
- 1 tsp honey (I used a natural, local honey)
- 1 tsp coconut oil (LouAna)
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp cinnamon
*Mix all the ingredients together and store in an air-tight container! Done!
*****It’s not adviseable to ingest these scrubs (even if they do smell edible)!
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So say ‘goodbye’ to flaky, dry lips and ‘hello’ to a soft, hydrated pucker! Whether you are making these for you and your family or maybe for a group of friends, it will take no time at all and you will save money too!
Do you have other DIY Lip Balm & Lip Scrub recipes? I’d love to hear different versions, leave me a comment!
Until next time,