How To Hydrate, Scrub and Scent Your Lip Care

How To Hydrate, Scrub and Scent Your Lip Care
Your lips are one of the main focal points on your face. How do you care for them and keep them soft and kissable? You create a scrub and lip balm to keep them hydrated and free from dead skin buildup.

Why Would You Scrub Your Lips?

It's essential to scrub your lips to remove the dead skin cells. Yet most women are not taught that this should be so. We keep buying new lipsticks and gloss and neglect to remove the dead skin cells that constantly build up on our lips. This causes your lip stick to look choppy and not go on smoothly.

This causes you to constantly bite your lips trying to remove the excess skin build up. Remove the dead skin with a lip scrub and you improve the longevity and effectiveness of your lip products.

Here's the perfect lip scrub and easy to make. You can thank Erin Henry at for this beauty.

Sugar & Honey Lip Scrub

  • 4 tablespoons of sugar ( She doesn’t specify brown or white. I use brown or granulated sugar cane)

  • 1/2 tablespoon carrier oil (coconut/avocado/almond)

  • 1 tablespoon of honey

  • 8 drops grapefruit essential oil

  • Small bowl

  • Glass jar with lid

To make

Mix everything together in a small bowl. If you're using coconut oil and it needs to be softened, place the oil in the microwave for a few seconds before mixing. (Or you can sit it in a hot water bath to soften)

Store the scrub in a small glass jar with a lid to keep it fresh. Gently use the scrub once or twice a week. Apply a rich balm afterwards. I’ll get to the balm in a minute.

If you store your scrub in the refrigerator, it should last up to two or three months.

Note: Not all essential oils are safe for human consumption. Nor are all brands or scents. Tread waters carefully when you choose your essential oils.

It's Time To Hydrate Your Lips

I mentioned applying a lip balm after you finish your scrub. This recipe is from Jessicka Nebesni of Mountain Rose Herbs. She's used some interesting ingredients that added texture and a subtle flavor to her balm. Visit to learn more about what they offer as a company.

Ginger Cookie Lip Balm

This recipe will yield you 12 tubes

  • 1 tablespoon of organic unrefined coconut oil

  • 2 tablespoons of organic hazelnut oil

  • 1 tablespoon beeswax pastilles

  • Double boiler

  • 1 tablespoon organic marshmallow root

  • 6 organic cardamon pods

  • 1 tablespoon organic cocoa butter

  • Strainer

  • 3 drops organic fresh ginger essential oil

  • 1 drop organic nutmeg essential oil

  • 1 drop organic cinnamon leaf essential oil

  • Vitamin E oil, non-GMO project verified

  • Lip balm tubes

To Make

  • Add the hazelnut oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter and beeswax to a double boiler. Heat on medium heat until all ingredients are completely melted. Lower the heat to the lowest setting and add the marshmallow root and cardamon pods.

  • Infuse for 20-30 minutes. Strain the oil using a fine mesh strainer or cotton tea net. Add the essential oils and vitamin E and stir well. Carefully and slowly pour the warm mixture to lip balm tubes. If you pour too fast, oil pockets can form. Let completely cool before capping.

These are two beautifully scented and tested products for your lips. Give them a try and let us know in the fragrance forum how they worked out for your.

That’s it for this week.

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