DIY Beauty – Lip Mask / Lip Balm

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Colder weather can have its drawbacks. It’s not all cozy snuggling by the roaring fire! Sometimes you need to get out there and be exposed to the harsh elements. And this can leave parts of your skin dry – especially your lips. And dry, chapped lips are both uncomfortable AND unsightly – not something a COSME-DE girl can endure!

 
 
So, as you know, we love DIY beauty. And there are some super effective, amazingly natural, and 1-2-3 easy-peasy lip masks and balms you can whip right up, while sipping on a warm cup of coffee in the kitchen!

The solution is a hydrating mask for your mouth. A DIY lip mask made from edible ingredients!

Recipe for DIY Lip Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tsp of coconut oil – to restore the lipid layer to the skin and is also anti-inflammatory
  • 1 Tbsp of honey – moisturizing and antibacterial

Directions:

  1. Massage on and around lips and leave on for 5 minutes.
  2. When 5 minutes are up, add a ½ teaspoon of sugar to your lips and massage gently, before rinsing it all off. Your lips will be amazing smooth, soft and plumped!
  3. So, now your lips have had a nourishing mask, you’ll need a lip balm to keep them in that soft and kissable state! This is a little more involved, but loads of fun to do as well!

Recipe for DIY Lip Balm

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 30+ drops peppermint essential oil

Lip Balm Instructions

  1. Melt beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler or small glass bowl over a small pot of boiling water, stirring constantly until melted.
  2. Remove pan from heat but keep over the still-hot water to keep the mixture melted.
  3. Add essential oils to your preference. I just added peppermint in this recipe. I recommend adding a few drops at a time and testing a tiny amount on your arm to make sure the scent is to your liking.
  4. Once you’ve added the essential oils, use the pipette or a dropper to fill the lip balm tubes. This must be done quickly since the mixture will start to harden as soon as it is removed from the heat.
  5. Let tubes sit at room temperature for several hours until cooled and completely hardened before capping them.

Notes:
Use an extra teaspoon or two of beeswax if you prefer a thicker and longer-lasting lip balm or slightly less if you prefer a smoother and softer lip balm. Since there are no water based ingredients, you can re-melt and add more of each ingredient during the melting process until you get the exact texture you want. Have fun with it! This makes 12-14 tubes.

(recipe courtesy of Wellness Mama)

So, sugar lips, stay hydrated and warm, and the next time we chat, I’ll be presenting the ideal gift ideas! ‘Til then!

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