Despite today’s beautiful warm weather in Southern Indiana, unfortunately, winter is coming. Winter means colder temperatures, drier air… and chapped lips. Have no fear! With this tasty lip scrub recipe and moisturizing lip balm concoction, you can kiss those dry, chapped lips goodbye… literally.
The ingredients you’ll need for the lip scrub include:
-Coconut Oil (Target / any grocery store)
-Almond Extract (optional)
And for the lip balm you’ll need:
-Vitamin E Oil (Hobby Lobby / any craft store)
-Beeswax (Hobby Lobby / any craft store)
In addition, you’ll need tin or plastic containers to store your finished products. I found some at Hobby Lobby for just $10, but anything with a lid will work! To start the lip scrub, measure out a teaspoon of the coconut oil, brown sugar, and honey and combine them in a small bowl. Mix until there are no large clumps of sugar left. If you’d like, you can add a drop or two of almond extract. I chose to add a little bit more sugar, because the sugar is what removes the dead skin from the lips.
Then, fill your containers with the scrub. I applied the scrub and rubbed my lips together for about one minute and then used a tissue to remove the excess. However, the scrub can be eaten off (and it takes very yummy!) Following the scrub, you’ll need a lip balm to moisturize.
First, add two teaspoons of the coconut oil and one teaspoon of shaved beeswax into a microwavable bowl. Microwave the ingredients for about 45 seconds, or until the mixture is a clear liquid. Next, quickly stir in a drop or two of Vitamin E for extra moisture and pour the mixture into your lip balm container. It only takes a few minutes for the balm to set, so this is why you must work quickly! After your balm is set and completely cooled, you can apply as much as you want to your lips. In an attempt to give the balm a rosy color, I added raspberry juice to the mixture before it set. However, it failed to mix with the oil/beeswax combination. So don’t try that Even without color, the lip balm is a fabulous follow up to the lip scrub and it also leaves your lips with a glossy finish.
I have already fallen in love with this lip combination and there is no doubt that I will incorporate it into my night time skincare routine. This two-step process is the perfect cure to healing chapped lips and surviving a harsh Indiana winter.
Thanks for reading! Comment below if you give it a try!