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

Creamy D.I.Y. Lip Balm

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Create your own lip gloss that will leave your lips feeling soft and smooth!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp. beeswax
  • 3/4 tbsp. cocoa butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. almond butter
  • 3 tbsp. shea butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. mango butter
  • 1/4 tsp. essential oil (whichever scent is your preference)

 

Directions:

  • In a double broiler or a pan on the stove, melt all the ingredients except the oil over low heat
  • Remove from heat; add oil
  • Stir well
  • Transfer mixture into lip gloss containers
  • Let cool completely before using

D.I.Y. Plumping Lip Gloss

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Plump up your pout with this super easy D.I.Y. lip plumper recipe!

Ingredients:

  • Clear lip gloss
  • 6 drops cinnamon oil

Directions:

  • Apply 6 drops of cinnamon oil to lip gloss tube
  • Mix it up (using the lip gloss wand-if there is one)
  • Apply

*You will get a tingly feeling on your lips-this indicates it is working.  If 6 drops of the cinnamon oil are not enough, you can add more but be careful because the more you add the more it may burn so add a little at a time.