D.I.Y. Exfoliating Strawberry Lip Scrub

Strawberry lip scrub

OK, since I’ve posted a strawberry foot scrub and a strawberry smoothie recipe earlier today I figured why not post another strawberry recipe?  (Besides, I really like strawberries and seem to be on a strawberry kick lately.)  So, here’s a recipe for a super easy to make strawberry lip scrub recipe.  It’s quick and easy to make and does a great job at exfoliating your lips, ridding them of dryness and leaving them looking healthy and moisturized.

What you need:

  • 1 small ripe strawberry
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. oil (olive, almond or coconut)

What you do:

  • Cut the green top off of the strawberry and cut the strawberry in half and place in a small bowl.  Mash the strawberry using a fork until it is a pulp-like consistency.
  • Add the sugar and then the oil to the mixture and mix until a gritty paste forms.  (If the mixture is too moist/runny, add some more sugar to it)
  • Apply the mixture to your lips and gently massage for a few moments (pursing your lips together and rubbing works well too)
  • Rinse mixture off with a washcloth and some warm water.  Follow up with a moisturizing lip balm/chapstick.

Comments:

  • If you have extra mixture leftover, you can store it in a airtight jar but only for a day or two because the strawberry will spoil…this is a mixture better used immediately and made in small batches.

Soothing Moisture Facial Cream Recipe

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Hydrate your face with this easy to make soothing facial cream!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. aloe vera pulp (scraped from leaf)
  • 1 tsp. honey

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; whip together with a fork until it becomes smooth
  • Gently apply to a clean face by massaging into skin for a few minutes

*You can use this cream two days in a row if stored in the fridge between uses.  However, any left over after the second use should be tossed.

Cocoa Face Mask Recipe for Dry Skin

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A delicious cocoa face mask to soothe and moisturize dry skin with sour cream that hydrates and exfoliates, honey that boosts hydration and egg white that firms skin!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 egg white

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply to clean face
  • Let sit on face until dry
  • Rinse with water