Every December there is a flurry of Christmas parties to attend whether it’s with friends and family or a company work function. I’ve always enjoyed getting dressed up in fancy dresses or cheesy Christmas sweaters, getting my hair done, and throwing on a bold lip. What I don’t enjoy? Crazy dry lips that make your lipstick look less than festive.
It’s for times like these when no matter how much lip balm you use, your lips just need a good scrub to make them smooth and supple once more.
Perfect Pout Peppermint Lip Scrub
I don’t often wear lipstick, but when I do I want it to look flawless. That can be hard to achieve when winter decides to suck the moisture right out of you! It can make your lips look like you’ve been surviving out in the wilderness during a blizzard – not very lipstick friendly if you ask me.
So, to solve this issue as best we can while also infusing the lips with a bit of lip plumping peppermint, we’re going to make a lip scrub.
Yep, it’s THAT easy!
Here’s what you’ll need to make my perfect pout peppermint lip scrub recipe:
• Three 5g lip balm tin/containers like these
• 2 tsp sugar
• 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt or sea salt (not table salt)
• 1 tsp coconut oil (or other carrier oil of choice)
• ¼ tsp raw honey
• 5 drops peppermint essential oil
Loving Preparation – Peppermint Lip Scrub
1. Add all of the ingredients to a small dish and whisk together with a fork until well combined.
2. If the scrub is too crumbly in texture, add very tiny amounts of carrier oil until you reach the desired consistency.
3. Once mixed, scoop it into the lip balm containers.
• With a clean finger, scoop out a small amount of lip scrub (maybe a pea size to start) and dab it on the lips. Then press your lips together and use them to massage the scrub back and forth. Using your fingers won’t work.
• Do this for at least 30 seconds. You will begin the feel the peppermint essential oil give your lips a plumping tingly sensation.
• Wipe away the excess scrub and then apply some lip balm to seal in moisture and prevent your lips from drying out again.
• Do your make-up like usual but leave your lips for last. By this time, the lip balm should have soaked in enough to have little effect on the lipstick you use.
• It should go on smoothly and flawlessly!
If you plan on taking this scrub with you to a party, make sure to pack it in some tissue and a sealable bag just in case the container leaks. I haven’t had an issue but it’s better to be safe than sorry!
I really love this peppermint lip scrub for its plumping effect and how refreshing it feels on the lips. And the best part? No more flaky skin that stands out like a sore thumb.
Have you made a lip scrub before? What have been your favorites?
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