Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ingredients You Recognize: DIY Lip Moisturizer AND Lip Exfoliator Recipes!


This lip balm cannot possibly be HOMEMADE, can it? Wait... that's a really cute label that must belong to a company somewhere, right? My homemade lip moisturizer is going to knock your socks off! You know what, the ingredients are so universal, go ahead and knock your socks off and rub some on those hoofs!

I began experimenting with making my own products about six years ago. With the decision to be a 75% organic family, the choices for affordable and HEALTHY beauty products are slim. The 75% (in case you were wondering) allows for the occasional restaurant, treat or product etc. It has been an awesome transition and so much easier than one may think. However, this isn't going to be a big informational post about these topics, I promise! Don't leave just yet! These recipes may resemble other recipes you have found online because I tend to pick and choose different parts of a recipe that I feel will come together in the best way for my product. Keep on reading for 2 recipes that are lip care game changers. 


In the picture above, you will find:

Coconut Oil
Raw Shea Butter
Bees Wax
Peppermint Essential Oil (use ANY oil you love)

I ordered my shea butter and beeswax from Amazon and you can find very affordable essential oils there too. 


Pictured above is a tablespoon of shea butter, a tablespoon of coconut oil and a piece of wax the size of a penny in a very small microwaveable container with a lid. If you were going to make a big batch of this, you would do so on the stove in a saucepan and just increase your measurements accordingly. 


LIP EXFOLIATING MOISTURIZER

1. Microwave this little container for just the right amount of time to gently melt (not scald) the ingredients. It truly depends on your microwave so just check it after 10 seconds, 15 etc. 
2. Once it is gently melted, you must let it sit in the refrigerator to partially set. This will take around 30 minutes or longer. 
3. When it is partially set and a thick consistency, add in a teaspoon of sugar and gently stir. You see why it needed to be partially set? If it was still in it's melted liquid form, the sugar would just collect on the bottom. 
4. Use 4 to 6 drops of your favorite oil (I like minty oils for lips) and mix in.
5. Once fully set, rub a small amount onto your lips and use your finger, or your lips to rub in that amazing balm. Wipe off the excess product after you have "scrubbed" your lips for about 10 seconds and enjoy your incredibly smooth, minty and luxurious lips! Go kiss someone!

I ordered these adorable labels on Amazon

This is literally all there is to it. If you would rather just have a moisturizer without the exfoliating sugar added in, follow all instructions EXCEPT number 3.
Once it is set, it can sit out on the counter or vanity at room temperature. 
Anytime I have given this as a gift, be it teachers, school administrators, relatives, or friends the reviews are always wonderful! 
It feels good to know what you are putting onto your skin or even lips. This moisturizer is 100% universal and can be applied to dry skin as well. 

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! This moisturizer is THE BALM! (I couldn't resist).

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