DIY Lip Scrub & Lip Balm – small treats to bring up your mood during the cold days…
As soon as that wind starts blowing like crazy, I know my lips need some extra care and protection. And buying a lip balm is simply not an option since – well, how many times were you really satisfied with a commercial lip balm?
When making your own products, you can be sure you get only the best of the best – quality ingredients, natural care, no harmful stuff, soft, smooth and sensual lips and noticeable improvement of their general condition.
Plus, these things are super cute, fun and smell like heaven. And it is really easy to make them:
Coconut Lip Scrub
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon jojoba oil
- ½ teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
Heat up the coconut oil. You don’t need to melt it completely, but it has to soften enough so that you can mix it with other ingredients.
Mix coconut oil, jojoba oil and honey. Once the mixture is smooth, add both white and brown sugar.
Transfer the scrub into a small glass container. Use it a couple of times a day to keep your lips soft and gentle and to prepare them for winter.
Shea Butter Lip Balm
- 1 teaspoon Shea butter
- 1 teaspoon Vaseline
- ½ teaspoon jojoba oil
- a couple of drops orange essential oil
- a couple of drops vanilla essential oil
This lip balm is super simple and easy to make. And the smell of oranges and vanilla is perfect for this time of year, able to warm you up even during the coldest days.
Heat up the Shea butter and jojoba oil until Shea butter melts. Remove from the heat and stir until it cools down just a little, but don’t wait to thicken again. Then add Vaseline and essential oils and mix everything together. Pour the mixture into a small glass container. Use it to coat your lips as often as you can.
Personally, I love the creamy texture of this lip balm, so I don’t add beeswax. It just feels better on my lips this way. But if you like your lip balm to be thicker, feel free to add beeswax or soy wax (the amount depends on how thick you want your lip balm to be) to Shea butter right in the beginning of the process and melt them together.
Using the lip scrub and lip balm on a regular basis improves the blood flow in your lips, making them look lush, full and naturally pink. If you’d like to make them even fuller and more sensual, try out this DIY Lip Plumper.