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. 💕
okay fellow friends and witches, I make this sugar scrub shit that’s basically the bomb. I’m gonna give you the recipe for it because “it makes you feel like a goddess.” -my brother when I made him feel my arm
-1 cup sugar
-½ cup oil (I use olive oil bc it’s good for your skin)
-1 tablespoon of smelly good stuff (vanilla or almond extract kinda smells like cake batter. peppermint extract is good for winter. // you can use essential oils for a glamour spell, but like I said I like to use this on my lips) basically anything you wanna smell like
mix it all up in a bowl. after you shave, rub this stuff all over you until your hands start feeling weird. rinse it off, and shave again with a disposable razor because the oil dulls the blade. (don’t use this on your downstairs because it can cause a yeast infection and no one likes those.) and that’s that! I’m not sure where I learned this recipe from, but thank you so much because it works great. you’ll be soft for like 4 days without lotion.
If you’ve been following Makeup Tips Blog for a while now you’d probably know that I’m a severe sufferer of dry lips and lip care is something I’m extremely passionate about.
DO: Remove Your Lip Colour
Whether you’ve worn a gloss that lasts five minutes or a lipstick that has lasted all day, chances are you will still have a little residue of something left on your lips. This is why it’s especially important to give your lips a quick clean at the end of the day. When removing lipstick I like to use a nice oil and cotton pad as to prevent drying out the lips.
One of my favourite stores in the world is Lush. Whenever I go in there I always end up buying something even if I’m ‘just looking’. I have a habit of convincing others to buy stuff too when they’re with me! If you’re on a budget don’t go shopping with me. But it’s so expensive! I know that it’s because it’s all organic, hand made, etc, but the other day I saw a lip scrub there and it was around $12. Yikes! I can make it so much cheaper myself. This is a super super easy recipe to make, though you might have a few troubles getting the ingredients. Try health food shops and online. And then make a million little pots to give to your friends and family and you will go down in history as the person who saved everyone’s lips!