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DIY Beauty: Perfectly Pink Nourishing Lip Scrub

If there ever was a season that embodied the au naturale look, summer is it, and having a good nourishing lip scrub right at your fingertips is one way to help you achieve that look effortlessly.

In this post, I’ll share a bit about how we lighten things up during the summer months, from our daily schedules to the kind of makeup I use, and I’ll also share a recipe for my favorite nourishing lip scrub as well.

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Here at Wild Rose House, most summer days are spent in a carefree manner as the boys and I decide how we would like to spend our time each day, mostly on a whim.

There’s no school, work and home projects have their scheduled times, appointments and events are minimal, and there is a feeling of freedom to the season. We spend a lot of time outdoors here at home. We get together with friends and cousins for play dates and outings. We go on adventures and vacations. And I suppose, there’s an overall lighted mood to our home during the summer.

While I’ve shared my summer skincare routine with you before, makeup is something I have shared about all that much.

Makeup, for me, is another thing that I tend to lighten up on during the summer. I switch a lot of my makeup from heavier, full coverage products to lighter products. So long CC cream, hello tinted moisturizer. Bye-bye blush, welcome shimmery bronzer. Adios matte lipstick, hola glowy rosy lip balm.

While I go back and forth between purchasing store-bought makeup and making my own, depending on how much time I have, one thing I do tend to make myself every year is this Perfectly Pink Nourishing Lip Scrub.

DIY Nourishing Lip Scrub

Lip scrubs are great for buffing one’s lips to remove dry skin. Add in some nourishing, skin-supportive herbs like calendula (Calendula officinale) flower and comfrey (Symphytum officinale) leaf, and your sun-weathered summer lips will thank you even more!

Not only is this nourishing lip scrub easy to make, but it will save you money as well.

I mean, 1-ounce of French Girl Rose Lip Polish costs $20 on Amazon, and while I haven’t priced this homemade version to the nearest penny, I am certain it costs nowhere close to that!

This recipe is adapted from my Ultimate How-To Guide: Making Herbal Ointments, Salves, & Balms. Let’s take a look at it, and I’ll walk you through how to make it.

You will need:

  • 20 grams of coconut oil
  • 20 grams of avocado butter
  • 2 tablespoons of each calendula (Calendula officinale) flower and comfrey (Symphytum officinale) leaf
  • Pinch of alkanet (Alkanna tinctoria) root powder for a pink color (optional)
  • 6 grams beeswax (or another wax alternative)
  • 14 grams of organic cane sugar
  • 12 drops non-phototoxic essential oil (optional)

I typically source all of my supplies and organic ingredients from either Mountain Rose Herbs or Amazon.

Directions:

  1. To begin, combine coconut oil, avocado butter, and herbs to make an herb-infused oil. There are several basic methods you can choose to make your herbal oil, such as a traditional infused oil, stove-top oil, or solar infused oil, to advanced herbal oil infusion methods, such as alcohol intermediary oils and Ayurvedic herb-infused oils. Different infusion methods yield different results and take different amounts of time, so pick something that works best for you.
  2. Once your herbal oil is ready, weigh out 20 grams of herb-infused oil and 6 grams of beeswax. Place these ingredients in a small saucepan over medium low heat and stir until the beeswax melts.
  3. Next, remove the mixture from the heat and stir in 14 grams of organic cane sugar and 12 drops of a non-phototoxic essential oil. Mint essential oils and steam-distilled citrus essential oils as well as floral oils are my top choices during the hot summer days as these oils tend to feel so refreshing, cooling, or luxurious on the lips!
  4. Finally, carefully transfer the mixture to a 2-ounce labeled tin and set it aside to cool for 8-12 hours.
  5. Your nourishing lip balm should be soft to the touch and easy to apply. Rub a small amount onto the lips and gently buff. Wipe (or lick!) away excess sugar to leave your lips with a smooth, rosy glow — perfect for those laid back days of summer!

Alright, friend! I hope you give this nourishing lip scrub a try this summer. Be sure to come back here and let me know what you think of it!

Love and light,
Meagan

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