"You have witchcraft in your lips."
- William Shakespeare
My lips would have to be one of my favourite features, not too big or plump still not teeny tiny. I love wearing lipstick, I feel more comfortable in just a red lipstick that in a full face of make up. For this reason I really like to look after my lips, I use a regular lip scrub and a lip balm every night before bed.
Making your own DIY lip scrub and lip balms are not only fun and inexpensive, its a way to know exactly what you are placing on your lips. If you have certain issues with your lips you can tailor these basic DIY recipes to include different additives to help combat things like dry, flaky or cracked lips.
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 Tbsp Raw Honey
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1.) Add ingredients together in a small cup, mix until everything is combine creating a wet sand like texture, add extra oil and honey if the mixture feels to dry.
2.) Place a small pinch of the mixture in between your thumb and for finger and roll it around until it starts to melt and become slightly sticky.
3.) Apply the mixture to your lips, your may need to pat it on a few times.
4.) Gently rub your finger in a circular motion over your lips to ex foliate any dry and dead skin.
5.) Rinse your lips with warm water and follow with a lip balm.
6.) Keep the excess in the fridge, should last a month or so.
- 1 Tbsp Vaseline
- Almost empty lipstick
- Empty lip balm container
1.) Place the Vaseline into a small ball.
2.) Remove the last of the remaining lipstick with a spoon.
3.) Stir the lipstick into the Vaseline, depending on the ratio of lipstick to Vaseline the shade may change slightly.
4.) Spoon the Vaseline mixture into the empty lip balm container.
Have you ever created your own lip scrub or lip balm?
What did you think of my DIY lip balm and DIY lip scrub?
Do you have any suggestions?
Labels: DIY, DIY Beauty, DIY Lips, Lip balm, Lip Scrub