Summer has its own challenges like, sunburns and chlorine stinging our eyes after a good swim. When cooler weather starts to roll around, we begin to usually start struggling with dry skin and chapped lips once again.
This scrub will leave your lips feeling soft, moisturized, supple, and most importantly, protected from the cold. Keep on reading to find out how to make a DIY Lip Scrub for Chapped Lips!
What are the ingredients and materials you will need?
Drumroll..today, we will be using:
1 Tbs. Coconut Oil
½ tsp. Vitamin E oil
1 Tbs. Sugar
½ tsp. Vanilla Extract and of course..water!
Spoon (When you get to the tutorial steps below, we will be heating up this lip scrub mix so, it is best to use a metal or wooden spoon, and not a plastic spoon to stir your ingredients when time to, because the heat could melt a plastic spoon’s chemicals into your mix.)
^I linked all of these ingredients/materials in the words above to Amazon to order for the convenience of anyone who does not have these materials nearby or would rather order. The sizing amounts that Amazon offers is large enough to make quite a few lip scrubs. You could make them as gifts for others if you buy from the links! Though, you should be able to buy all of these ingredients at your local department/grocery store.
Possible price range for ordering is around $50+shipping.
Possible price range for store bought is around $20 or less.
What do the ingredients do?
This oil is GREAT for heavy moisture! It helps bolster your skins protective barrier layer by trapping in the hydration. Coconut oil also has anti-inflammatory properties that help irritated skin.
Vitamin E oil:
Vitamin E is a must have for healthy skin. It helps protect your skin, offers antioxidant benefit, provides conditioning to harshly exposed skin, provides long lasting moisture, and when used under sunscreen with vitamin C, it can provide four times the protection of sunscreen! There are so many wonderful benefits to the vitamin!
Since sugar is made to be of tiny pebble-like grains, it is great for exfoliation. It will help remove the buildup of dead skin cells to make a smoother application and absorption for moisture.
Frankincense and Peppermint oil:
These two essential oils are great for your skin! Frankincense oil, conditions and helps heal skin imperfections like: chapped lips and dry skin. This oil has been known to be rejuvenating to damaged skin. It also smells like fall in a bottle!
Peppermint oil has an antibacterial and antiseptic property. This will help kill off the germs and bacteria on your lips that can create build up. It also has a cooling effect that helps with irritated skin. I thought frankincense would be a fun scent for the fall and peppermint for the winter.
Now, I honestly added vanilla in the ingredient list to act as a good, sugary flavor but, I found out that it does have very cool skin benefits! It acts as a retinal which slows down signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. It also is very rich in antioxidants that can reverse skin damage like retinal! How cool, right?! Now that we know what the ingredients do for our skin, let’s learn how to make this 5 step “DIY Lip Scrub for Chapped Lips!”
How to make my DIY Lip Scrub:
Put 1 Tbs. of coconut oil and ½ tsp. of vitamin E oil into a microwaveable bowl.
Microwave the bowl of oils for 20 seconds then stir well.
Add 3 drops of frankincense or peppermint oil and ½ tsp. of vanilla extract into the bowl of oil you just heated up. Then stir up well all together until it is a mushy consistency.
Let the mix cool until touchable but, don’t let it harden. Then, add add 1 Tbs. or sugar and stir well.
Put the mix into a small lip balm container or jar and let harden. You can then swirl your ring finger in the scrub and apply to your lips scrubbing back and forth for a few seconds. Lastly, wash the scrub off with water and pat lips dry.
There you have it, a tasty and moisturizing DIY lip scrub made by you! It is always important to keep your skin moisturized and clean to keep your skin at its best. This “DIY Lip Scrub for Chapped Lips” should help prevent and heal dry skin for those cold days. ⇩ : )
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