Lips are a key part of anyone’s look, weather they are tying or not.
Most people view their lips as something they only care about when cracked or dry, but this will only product a cycle of band-aiding the problem without finding a permanent solution.
A contributor to the problem most times is that the products they use for moisture, or for makeup, are harming their lip skin tenfold for the amount of perceived ‘good’ they do.
Now this is not new information I know. And I’m sure some people would like to use more natural lip products, but they see it as too much or a hassle and/or a cost.
Long term natural lip care is not a huge ordeal or time consuming task. Like anything else, you just have to come up with a regimen that works for your lifestyle.
With lots of space for personal preference and wiggle room, the perfect regimen consists of three parts.
- A Fresh Start
Lip scrubs are important in the health of your lips because they eliminate dead skin, buildup, and bacteria from settling on the lips. By removing these, your lips can be softer, move even, and accept moisture better.
Balms keep your lips moisturized and soft throughout the day. These are important because they keep the lip skin from becoming dry and cracked due to environmental conditions and time in general. Because lip skin is so thin and fragile, it looses moisture frequently making this truly the backbone of you lip care regimen.
3. Showing Off
Lipstick for everyday-wear or special occasions is something important to a lot of people, and is always a healthy option to have if you like it.
There is a common misconception that even though the ingredients in most lip products are bad for you, it’s a necessary evil because something naturally made could never look that finished.
This is false.
To combat this, not only will all the DIY products work just as good if not better, the last section of this post will share two lipstick recipes that look will give you a polished matte look like it came from a department store.
The post is broken down into the three parts referenced above, each with recipes to get you started ASAP.
Lets get started! <3
A Fresh Start with 10 Lip scrub Recipes:
When applying Lip Scrubs, spread each combined solution gently over both of the lips in a circular motion over your entire lips pressing only slightly, so as not to scratch your lips. After spreading it evenly, leave on for a minute or two untouched. Following that, get lukewarm water and gently wipe the scrub from your lips. Immediately apply your favorite natural lip balm.
Check out the following recipes that you can make from ingredients you probably already have.
Directions: Just mix the blend together to the consistency you prefer.
For holders for these, I find the best containers are here. They’re cheap and durable.
- Orange Sugar Lip Scrub
Ingredients: 1 tsp Coconut Oil, 1 tsp Honey, 4 tbsp Sugar, 6 Drops Orange Essential Oil.
- Lemon Vanilla Sugar
Ingredients: 5 drops Lemon juice, 1 tsp Vanilla Extract, 2 Tbsp Sugar, 1 tsp Honey
- Lavender Coconut Sugar
Ingredients: 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar, 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil (or essential oil of your choice), 1 Tsp Coconut Oil
- Lemon Olive Sugar Scrub
Ingredients: 2 Tbsp Sugar, 1 tsp Olive Oil, 6 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
- Gingerbread Lip Scrub
Ingredients: 1 tbsp Coconut Oil, 2 tbsp Brown Sugar, ¼ tsp Nutmeg, ¼ Cinnamon, 1 tsp Ginger
- Pumpkin Spice Lip Scrub
Ingredients: 2 Coconut Oil, 1 tsp Honey, 1 ½ Brown Sugar, 1 tsp Olive Oil, 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice
- Olive Rainbow Lavender Scrub
- Shea Lavender Lip Scrub
Ingredients: 1 Tbsp Shea Butter, 2-3 Tbsp Sugar, 1 tbsp Olive Oil, 3-5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- Mint Lip Scrub
Ingredients: ¼ cup Sugar, 2 drops Peppermint Oil, 1 tsp Honey, 1 tsp Olive oil
- Jojoba Mint Lip Scrub
Ingredients: 1 tbsp Jojoba Oil, 1 tbsp Sugar, 2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Moisturize with 10 Lip Balm Recipes:
Keep in mind, that for anything with Beeswax in it, you will have to heat up to blend properly. Everything else your can put in a blender if you like, of you can just mix at room temperature.
As for containers, you can use the same containers as used above for the scrub here.
1. Lime Lip Balm
Ingredients: 2 tbsp Coconut Oil, 1 tbsp Shea Butter, 2 tsp Cocoa Butter, 2 tsp Almond Oil, 8 drops of Lime Essential Oil (natural food store or here)
2. DIY Peppermint Lip Balm
Ingredients: 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tablespoon Beeswax Pellets (natural food store or here), 1 teaspoon Sweet Almond Oil, 4 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
3. Grapefruit Shea Butter Balm
Ingredients: 1 tbsp Castor Oil, 1 tbsp Shea Butter, 1 tbsp Coconut Oil, ½ tsp Grapefruit Essential Oil (natural food store or here)
4. Lavender Mint Balm
Ingredients: 1 tbsp Beeswax Pellets, 2 tbsp Shea Butter, 1 tbsp Coconut Oil, 6 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil, 3 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
5. Maple Shea Butter Balm
Ingredients: 1 tbsp Maple Syrup, 1 tbsp Shea Butter, 1 tsp coconut oil, ½ tsp Olive Oil, 1 tsp Lavender Essential Oil
6. Citrus Shea Butter Lip Balm
Ingredients: 2 tbsp grated Beeswax, 1 tbsp Olive Oil, 6-8 drops Lemon or Orange Essential Oil, 2 tsp Shea Butter
7. Almond Mint Balm
Ingredients: 2 tbsp grated Beeswax, 1 tsp Sweet Almond Oil, 1 tbsp Shea Butter, 1 tsp Cocoa Powder, 5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
8. Honey Vanilla Lip Balm
Ingredients: 2 Tbsp Shea Butter, 7 Drops Vanilla Extract, 1 tbsp Honey, 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
9. Raspberry Lip Balm
Ingredients: 4 frozen Raspberries (ground in a coffee grinder), 1-2 Tbsp Coconut Oil, 2 Tbsp Shea Butter
10. Peppermint Lip Balm
Ingredients: 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil, 2 tbsp Shea Butter, 1 tsp Cinnamon, 6 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Show off with 2 DIY Lipstick Recipes:
Why? You might be asking this.
That is understandable. If you’re already doing something so good for your lips, some regular lipstick won’t hurt anything.
That’s actually wrong.
Th additives in store-bought lipsticks are constantly working to undermine all the hard work you have done in the first two steps. Plus those chemicals not only hurt your lips, but are also absorbed into your skin and body.
*cue Mutumbo’s “not in my house”*
By making your own lipsticks, you can continue down the same path of healthy soft luscious lips already started, and you can also get far less toxins, such as Lead and Phthalates, absorbed into your skin and mouth.
For application and use, you can get really good lipstick tubes here. It has really good reviews.
- Recipe 1
½ tsp Jojoba Oil, 1 tsp Candelilla Wax (vegan alternative to beeswax here), 1 ½ tsp Grapeseed Oil, ¼ tsp Mica-Mica (natural food store or here), ½ tsp Rice Flour (local grocery store or here), 5 tsp Shea Butter
- Recipe 2
Ingredients: Beetroot powder (for color, here), 5-6 drops Peppermint Essential Oil, 1/8 tsp Mica-Mica Powder, 1/8 tsp Iron Oxide (carrier for the color here), 1tsp Shea Butter, 1 tsp Beeswax pellets, 1 tsp Olive Oil
Directions: For both of these recipes, your will need to heat the wax, Beeswax or Candelilla Oil, and butters together on low heat. If you want coloring, add the coloring in last. Following that, for shape your can pour it into a lipstick mold, you can find those here. You can find these on Amazon for cheap for 3 in a pack. Put molds in freezer for 15 minutes. Remove from freezer and take lipsticks out of mold to deposit them into Lipstick holders. A great one is here.
By learning to take care of your lips long term, you can have the lips you always dreamed of without sacrificing your overall health and wellbeing.
Try any of these recipes and comment below on how it went. I love to hear from you all, it really brightens my day.
Much love and happiness to you all 😊
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