Get rid of flaky winter lips! I mentioned these in a post I did a while back about my favorite lip products. These are SO amazing for gentle exfoliation. The best part about these though, is you can lick off the excess after you’re done scrubbing!
It’s almost Valentine’s Day so I thought I would share with y'all one of my favourite beauty recipes - a moisturising lip scrub! This scrub is very similar to a scrub you will find at a very popular natural soap company - but at a fraction of the cost! Plus because I can’t give you all a present individually, I’m going to gift you some very cute Valentine’s Day stickers - perfect for decorating your scrub pots (just print them on sticker paper and go crazy!)
- 3tbs of castor sugar - 1 ½ tbs carrier oil - a few drops of flavour oil - food colouring
TOOLS: - mixing bowl - spoon - little tubs to hold your balm. These are 10g screw top jars found at the craft store.
A few notes: CARRIER OILS: Some good carrier oils to use for this project are: Sweet Almond Oil, Sunflower Oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil or Macadamia Oil. It’s up to you and your budget - I love Sweet Almond Oil because it makes my lips silky smooth. Jojoba is used in a lot of beauty products but can be quite expensive, especially if you’re wanting to make this on the cheap!
FLAVOUR OILS: I bought my flavour oils from the local craft store because they have an excellent range - look in the cake making section! Alternatively you can look in the baking section of your grocery store. Alternatively, you can order flavour oils from places like Bramble Berry who have a huge range. If you’re going to colour your scrub, only use a very small amount of food colouring as you don’t want to stain your lips. I used a lip safe colour from a beauty & soap store. If you’re not sure, then you can leave it out to be on the safe side!
OK, on to the recipe!
Pour your sugar, oil, flavour oil and colouring (optional) in to your bowl.
Start stirring people! Please take note of my very cute spoon.
And… hey presto, you have a scrub! Yep, it’s that easy!
Spoon your scrub in to your little jars. I wrapped washi tape around mine and stuck some of my Valentine’s stickers on the top:
My most terrible habit is picking and biting my lips. I’ve done this since my teen years and because of that, my lips are scarred and gross. This is the only DIY lip treatment that has ever worked to plump and soften my lips in just one treatment. So I’m sharing it with you guys!
🔮DIY Plumping and Moisturizing Lip Treatment
💗 Brown Sugar
💗 Extra Virgin Olive oil (organic)
💗 Honey (I used local)
💗 Cling Wrap
💗 Peppermint Oil
💗 Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm
🔮 Mix brown sugar, olive oil, honey and a few drops of peppermint. Scrub on your lips 3-5 minutes. Add a little more of the mixture to lips then apply a piece of cling wrap. Leave on for 10 minutes. (I added a napkin and a cloth surgical mask to increase warmth)
🔮 Remove scrub, apply thick layer of Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm then apply another piece of cling wrap leaving it on for 20 minutes. (This part was the hardest because I couldn’t sip on my tea for a whole 20 minutes!) #southerngirlproblems
🔮 After 20 minutes remove the cling wrap and massage the remaining lip balm into your now super soft, plump lips. 💕
I am a huge fan of lipsticks - particularly MAC ones (,y all time favourite is Rebel, which I was recommended by my friend Chelsea!) But the thing with rich, creamy lipstick is that if you put it on dry, chapped lips it completely ruins the look! So I’ve whipped up some of this natural lip balm - you probably have the ingredients in your cupboard already! - and I’m applying it after I’ve brushed my teeth to give my lips a nice smooth base before I pop on my lippy. If you have any left over make a few extra tubs for friends & family!