Sunday, November 13, 2016

Luxurious Lip Scrub

Are you on the hunt for a quick, simple, yet luxurious gift idea? I may have just the thing! Lip scrubs are simple to whip up and customize, but in the stores, you'll have to go to a higher end beauty store to find one.

A lip scrub, if you have never tried one, is very easy to use. Simply rub a bit on your lips with your finger to exfoliate (just like a body scrub), and rinse off. It is perfect for dry, winter lips! Are you having issues with your lipstick looking flaky? Give this a try! Just be sure to follow it up with a moisturizing lip balm, and you'll be ready for mistletoe!

This homemade lip scrub, with Young Living oils, at least, is even safe to lick off! (Not sure if yours are safe to use? Check the label! I recommend using essential oils that say, on the label, they are safe for internal use. Ya know, since you are using it on your mouth!)

Here is my favorite recipe:

1 tsp organic cane sugar
1/2 tsp organic olive oil
1/4 tsp honey (don't bother with a measuring spoon, it's just a tiny squirt)
2 drops your favorite essential oil for lip care

Mix everything in a small glass dish. This batch fits nicely into a .25 oz lip balm jar.

Now, which essential oils should you use? I love peppermint oil in this recipe! It's cool, refreshing, and so delicious! Grapefruit is a popular choice, but citrus oils make my lips feel kind of funny (that is NOT true for everyone! If you love a citrus flavor, give it a shot!) Lavender is a nice choice for anything skin-related.  And frankincense is especially nice for aging skin and would make for a particularly indulgent treatment.

For a gift, pair it with a nice, homemade lip balm in a complimentary flavor. I love this gift for the young ladies in my life.

In just minutes, you and those you love, can enjoy soft, healthy lips all winter long!

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