Happy Saturday! I hope you all are having a fantastic weekend so far! As a lot of you remember, in the last few lipstick reviews I did, I mentioned that my lips were in very poor shape. They practically stay permanently chapped. They crack and peel and I am constantly biting them.
So, I knew I needed to be on the hunt for a great lip scrub, and some sort of lip moisturizer. I found a few recipes for making my own lip scrubs, and am pretty happy with the one I tried. I also landed on a page called Seed Body Care, and decided to purchase their (seed) Lip Oil in Smoothing Vanilla. I’ve been using both for about a week now.
In my search for recipes, I landed on the beautiful blog of Hairspray and Highheels. This is where I found the recipe for the DIY Honey & Coconut Lip Scrub:
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- ½ Tablespoon Luke Warm Water
- Mix Coconut Oil and Honey together
- Mix In Sugar and Water
- Rub on your lips in a circular motion for two minutes, rinse with luke warm water.
The consistency I ended up with was a little thicker than applesauce.
Lip Scrub Review:
I would give this scrub a 4 out of 5 stars. It smelled (and tasted) amazing. It was easy to make, and easy to use. It seemed to do the job as far as exfoliating goes, and it was easy to store in the refrigerator, and makes more than enough to use daily for 2 weeks.
It was a little messy, and I would have liked for it to have sloughed off a little more dead skin, but it was still pretty awesome, considering I had all the ingredients at home already.
(seed) Lip Oil:
The (seed) Lip Oil cost me $8.71 USD after shipping and tax. There were seven options: Smoothing Vanilla, Magical Mint, Lemonade, Orange Dream, Therapeutic Peppermint, and Soothing Fragrance Free. The Lip Oil made promises of nourishment and moisturization from 100% plant based ingredients that soak in versus sitting on the surface of the lips.’
Soothing Fragrance Free:
*Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Oil) Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).
Soothing Anise features the above*, along with Pimpinella Anisum (Anise) Oil.
Lemonade features the above*, along with Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Oil.
Therapeutic Peppermint and Magical Mint features the above*, along with Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil.
**Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Oil), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Vanilla Planifolia Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).
Orange Dream features the above** along with Citrus Sinensis (Orange Essential Oil).
.13 FL OZ (4 mL)
(seed) Lip Oil Review:
I have been using the oil every day this week and I have noticed dramatic differences. My lips feel smoother and healthier. They look better, and after application, I could literally feel the oil soaking in. After a few days I could tell it was not soaking in as fast, meaning my lips were improving as far as nourishment and moisture were concerned. And, for the size of the bottle (about half the size of my finger in length) I have not noticed the volume drop at all. I would rate this 5 stars and I will continue to use it every day! I will also be giving an update in my next lipstick review on how my lips react to liquid matte lipsticks.
Pouty lips for dramatic effect!
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