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.

Yummy Orange Citrus and Sugar Lip Scrub

 Citrus Orange Lip Scrub

Treat your lips to a sweet citrusy scrub that sure to polish dry and chapped lips!

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tsp. sugar
  • 4 drops vitamin E oil
  • 3 tsp. coconut oil
  • Couple drops of orange juice

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply mixture to lips and gently massage for a few moments
  • Wipe the mixture off and rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite lip balm

Cranberry and Honey Lip Gloss

Cranberry Honey Lip Gloss
Create your own sweet and tarty lip gloss!
Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp. sweet almond oil
  • 10 fresh cranberries
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 vitamin E capsule
Directions:
  • Combine all ingredients together in a microwave safe bowl
  • Microwave the mixture for a couple of minutes or until the mixture starts to boil
  • Remove from heat
  • Gently and carefully crush the cranberries in the mixture; mix well
  • Let mixture cool for 5-10 minutes
  • Strain the mixture
  • Once the mixture is completely cool, transfer it to lip gloss pots/containers for storage

Citrus Honey Lip Gloss

Lemon Citrus Lip Gloss
Create your own honey citrus lip gloss easily with this D.I.Y. recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 8 tsp. sweet almond oil
  • 2 tsp. beeswax pellets/beads
  • 1 vitamin E capsule
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 6 drops citrus flavoring
Directions:
  • Melt the beeswax and almond oil over heat; remove from heat
  • Add the vitamin E capsule to the heated mixture (break open the capsule); mix well
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the mixture; mix well
  • Transfer the mixture into lip gloss pots/containers for storage
  • Wait to use until fully cool

Lemon and Honey Lip Gloss

Lemon Honey Lip Gloss
Easily make your very own lip gloss!
Ingredients:
  • 2 tsp. beeswax pellets
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. aloe vera gel
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract
  • 1 tbsp. vitamin E oil
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil
Directions:
  • Melt the beeswax over heat while stirring; remove from heat
  • Add all remaining ingredients (except essential oil); mix well
  • Add the essential oil to the mixture; mix well
  • Transfer mixture to lip gloss pot/container for storage
  • Do not use until fully cool

Aloe Vera Lip Gloss Recipe

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This soothing recipe for Aloe Vera Lip Gloss is perfect for dry or sunburnt lips!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. Aloe Vera gel
  • 1/2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. petroleum jelly

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Heat mixed ingredients in the microwave for about 2 minutes
  • Stir well and pour into small container
  • Let cool (either at room temperature or for quicker results in the fridge for a nice cold application)

Exfoliating Lip Scrub Recipe

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Buff away dry and dead skin and get smooth and soft lips with this delicious lip scrub recipe!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. brown or white sugar
  • 1 tbsp. honey

 

Directions:

  • Combine and mix all ingredients
  • Apply a coating to lips
  • Massage onto lips for 45 seconds to 1 minute
  • Rinse with water

Sephora Collection Super Nourishing Lip Balm

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This was another product I brought on a random whim while surfing the Sephora site.  I can’t seem to ever have enough of a product like this because for some reason I lose lip balms/glosses like no other.  Luckily, the most recent one of these that I bought is still in my possession!  (The one before that I didn’t actually lose-I left it in my car only to find it melted later in the afternoon *sigh*).

This lip balm really is nourishing.  Aside from the fact that it’s nourishing, I love that it has no color and just gives a very light clear coating over your lips, accentuating your lips natural color.

It always makes my lips feel pillowy soft and smooth.  I also use it under lip color or gloss from time to time because it helps either one of those apply smoothly and evenly without any feathering.

This is definitely an essential in my bag.

Pros:

  • Nourishing & Conditioning
  • Makes lips super soft and smooth
  • Works well under another lip gloss/color
  • Colorless

Cons:

  • Tip can break off easily (or melts if you leave it in your car in the sun….ughhh)

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip

lipI’m very picky when it comes to lip glosses so I am always on the search for ones that I really love and want to keep using.  This looked like a great opportunity for me to try out some of the most popular lip glosses Sephora had to offer and I’m glad I did because I found some that I really liked!

This 6 piece set includes (for $25.00):

  • Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment (0.08 oz.)
  • Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Child (0.12 oz.)
  • Bite Beauty Lip Shine in Vintage (0.1 oz.)
  • Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Baby Doll (0.1 oz.)
  • Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint in Hope (0.1 oz.)
  • Sephora Collection Glossy Gloss in Precious Pink (0.5 oz.)

Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment: Nice sheer color with a berry rose hue.  I normally like Fresh products.  It’s not my favorite though only because of the color.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice color but there are other ones in this set that I like more.

Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Child: This was my first time trying this product.  It is my favorite one out of all the glosses.  I love the color, Child, which is a sheer nude color.  It goes well with my skin tone and it’s not too heavy, thick or goopy.  It seems to last a while too.  This is one I would buy the full-size of.

Bite Beauty Lip Shine in Vintage: I like this one too.  This was my first time using a BITE product.  The gloss color is a sheer mauve which I like more than I thought I would.  This one also wears for a while.  It isn’t too thick, heavy or goopy for me either.

Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Baby Doll: I love this one and would buy this one in the full size as well.  I like to use this on the center of my lips over top of another color to make them appear fuller.  It has just the right amount of shine and a hint of sparkle.

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint in Hope: I haven’t tried this one yet.  I am guessing that even though I normally love Tarte products, this one is going to be my least favorite from the set.  I feel like the color may be too pink for my liking.

Sephora Collection Glossy Gloss in Precious Pink: I’m not so crazy about this one.  The color is pretty and it has a nice subtle shimmer to it.  It is definitely high shine.  What I don’t really like about it is that it just seems to thick and goopy for me.  I wouldn’t purchase it in the full size.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Opportunity to try before buying the full-size product
  • Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment
  • Laura Mercier Lip Glace
  • Hourglass High Sheen Lip Gloss
  • Bite Beauty Lip Shine

Cons:

  • Sephora Collection Glossy Gloss (it’s not really bad–just not one that I really liked)