There is very little worse to look at or kiss than chapped lips. Just makes you shudder, doesn’t it! You want your lips to be soft, supple, moisturized, and kissable. Lips need to be protected and looking delicious no matter what the weather is outside. Your own homemade sugar lip scrubs really help to take the dead skin off and to bring some life to your lips. When you follow with a good balm or gloss, you can protect and moisturize them to keep them from getting so chapped again. Making your own lip care items out of natural ingredients will give you the healthiest, lovable lips in a recipe you can make specifically for you. So let’s have some fun.
Essential Oils: Tangerine, Vanilla, Spearmint, Peppermint, Anise Seed, Fennel Seed, Lemon, Lime, Rose, Orange, Carrot Seed, Lavender, Cinnamon Bark, Sandalwood
Carrier Oils: Beeswax, Vitamin E, Jojoba, Mango Butter, Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Castor oil, Honey,
A few points
- Essential oils are really helpful. Not only do they add their individual therapeutic properties, they also add a tiny bit of scent and flavor. Just remember less is more so don’t overdo it. Especially with the hot oils like Cinnamon Bark.
- Rocky Mountain Oils carries some really nice blends that would be great in one of the following recipes. They are: Orange Cream, Citrus Passion, Slim & Trim, Blend of Vanilla, Blend of Rose, Blend of Cinnamon, and Sandalwoods. You can replace the essential oils in the recipe with the same number of drops of one of these.
- These recipes are not to be used for cold sores. There is an article already written dealing with treating cold sores and you can refer to it.
- General rule of thumb for lip balms: use 3 parts carrier oil to 1 part beeswax and 2 drops essential oils per 1/4 ounce container.
Please be sure to test on just a small portion of your lips before using on your entire mouth. Just make sure the delicate skin of your lips can handle it.
JC’s Orangesicle Lip Scrub
- 1/4 cup fine Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 4 drops Orange Cream Oil
Combine all ingredients in a ziploc bag, close tightly and massage bag until all ingredients are mixed in thoroughly. Store in a clean container, cap and label. Massage a small amount into your lips using your fingertips and rinse with warm water. Use within 3 months.
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Powdered Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Jojoba oil
- 10 drops Vanilla infusion (can substitute Pure Vanilla Extract)
- 3 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
Combine all ingredients in a ziploc bag, seal and massage bag until all ingredients are mixed together well. Store in a small glass jar with a lid. Lightly massage into the lips using circular motions, then rinse off. Use as frequently as needed. Discard after 6 months.
Infusion of Vanilla
- 2 Vanilla pods
- 1/4 cup F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)
Split and cut into tiny pieces the vanilla pods and put in a clear, glass jar. Cover vanilla with F.C.O. Close lid tightly and leave in the sun, or on a warm radiator, for about 5 weeks. Bring inside at night. Give the jar a good shake every time you pass by it to facilitate infusion. After 5 weeks, or when oil smells fragrant enough for your taste, strain the mixture through muslin and store in a dark colored, glass jar. Discard after 1 year.
- 2 teaspoons Almond Oil
- 2 teaspoons Honey
- 4 teaspoons Brown Sugar
- 6 drops Essential Oil of choice
Stir all ingredients together until you have a smooth paste. Store in a small container, cap, and label. Apply a small amount into your lips using your fingertips and rinse with warm water. Use within 3 months. (3)
Pure and Simple Flavored Lip Gloss
- 6 tablespoons Almond, Apricot Kernel, or Soybean base oil
- 1 tablespoon Beeswax
- 1/4 teaspoon Vegetable Glycerin
- 30 drops Essential Oil of choice (From above list)
Combine base oil, beeswax, and glycerin in a double boiler and warm over low heat until beeswax is just melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes, stirring a few times to blend. Add the essential oil(s) and stir thoroughly to blend. Slowly pour the liquid lip gloss into storage container of choice. Cap when completely cool and label. Set aside for 2 hours for flavor and consistency to synergize and the balm to thicken. Apply throughout the day as desired. Makes approximately 1/2 cup. Use within 1 year. (4)
- 2 teaspoons Beeswax
- 1 teaspoon Sweet Almond oil
- 3 drops Honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Cocoa Butter
- 2-3 drops Vitamin E oil (1 capsule)
- 6 drops Blend of Vanilla oil
- 5 drops Neroli oil
In a double boiler, melt beeswax, almond oil, honey, cocoa butter and vitamin E oil together. Stir throughly. Remove from heat when melted. While stirring, add essential oils and immediately pour into small tins or lip balm tubes. Allow to cool Cap, label and use within 6 months. (1)
Matterhorn Lip Balm
- 1 teaspoon Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Castor Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Grated Beeswax
- 1/2 teaspoon Almond Oil
- 1/8 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
- 3 drops Anise Seed oil
- 3 drops Orange oil
- 3 drops Fennel Seed
In a double boiler, add virgin coconut oil, castor oil, beeswax, and almond oil. Heat over low heat until beeswax is melted, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vitamin E and essential oils. Stir well and add to a lip balm tin. Allow to cool completely before capping. Label and use with pleasure. Works especially well in cold, bad weather. Makes 1/2 ounce. (2)
- 1 tablespoon Beeswax
- 1/8 cup Virgin Coconut oil
- 1/2 tablespoon Shea Butter
- 1/2 tablespoon Cocoa Butter
- 1/2 teaspoon Honey
- 1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
- 5-6 drops Vitamin E oil
- 3 drops Peppermint oil
Place shea butter, cocoa butter, and virgin coconut oil in a double boiler and heat over very low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the beeswax and stir well. After the beeswax is completely melted, remove from heat and add remaining ingredients, whisking well the whole time. After everything is incorporated and smooth, transfer to lip balm tubes or tins and allow to sit for 3 hours before capping. Label and store well. (1)
Last of all
These recipes are really good and fun. Use them to inspire you. Try them out and then play with the essential oils. You can always replace the ones in the recipe for others you want to try. Just have fun. Then come and tell us about it because we would all love to learn how you make your lips soft and kissable.
- Organic Beauty with Essential Oil: For Natural Skin Care, Hair Care and Bath & Body Products, by Rebecca Park Totilo
- Natural Beauty for All Seasons, by Janice Cox
- Ecobeauty: Scrubs, Rubs, Masks and Bath Bombs for You and Your Friends, by Lauren Cox and Janice Cox
- Hands On Healing Remedies: 150 Recipes for Herbal Balms, Salves, Oils, Liniments, and other Topical Therapies, by Stephanie L. Tourles