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This refreshing Peppermint-Aloe Vera Lip Scrub combines the invigorating properties of peppermint with the soothing benefits of aloe vera. Use it to gently exfoliate and nourish your lips, leaving them feeling refreshed, smooth, and rejuvenated.
Using a lip scrub that combines gentle exfoliants and moisturizing components helps to nourish the skin while sloughing away the dry, dull skin cells that build up on the lips over time.
As you will see below, making your own peppermint-aloe vera lip scrub is surprisingly easy. This homemade lip scrub recipe calls for only 4 ingredients, each of which offers its own benefits.
The best part about this DIY lip scrub recipe is that each of the ingredients can be substituted with multiple alternatives without compromising on quality or benefits. You’ll find the alternatives listed below.
Peppermint-Aloe Vera Lip Scrub Ingredients
1 tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
3-4 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
1 teaspoon Organic Cold-Pressed Solid Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon fine white sugar
Green food coloring (optional)
Small Glass Jar to store scrub
Benefits Of Each Ingredient In The Lip Scrub Recipe
Aloe Vera Gel
Derived from the succulent leaves of the aloe vera plant, aloe vera gel is renowned for its soothing and healing properties. It deeply moisturizes and nourishes the lips, making them soft and supple.
It contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that promote healthy skin and help repair damaged cells, ensuring your lips stay rejuvenated and healthy.
I used this organic Aloe Vera gel from Seven Minerals for this lip scrub recipe. I love it because it is moisturizing and hydrating without being sticky.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil provides a cooling sensation that invigorates and refreshes the lips.
Its antibacterial and antiseptic properties along with its cooling effect soothe any irritation and inflammation.
Peppermint oil also offers antiseptic properties, keeping your lips clean and protected. Its delightful aroma adds a pleasant fragrance to the lip scrub.
It’s best to use organic essential oil when making skin care products This organic peppermint essential oil from Plant Therapy has a minty cool and refreshing aroma that elevates this lip scrub recipe to the next level.
Fine-Grain White Sugar
White sugar acts as the exfoliating agent in this lip scrub. It gently removes dead skin cells, revealing fresh, smooth lips.
It’s best to use fine-grain sugar for making lip scrubs. The finer particles exfoliate delicate lip skin without causing any harm or irritation.
You can also use brown sugar but may need to grind it down a bit as large sugar grains can damage delicate skin.
Coconut oil serves as a moisturizing and nourishing ingredient in the lip scrub. It is rich in fatty acids that penetrate the lips, providing deep hydration and preventing dryness.
It also possesses antimicrobial properties, keeping your lips protected from infections or bacteria.
Adding coconut oil helps to soften and condition the lips, leaving them supple and plump while lending a pleasant tropical aroma to the scrub.
I prefer using solid cold-pressed coconut oil for my homemade lip scrub recipes as it gives the scrub a more solid consistency, which makes it easier to use. I’ve found that this organic coconut oil from Viva Naturals works best.
You can use liquid coconut oil but be careful to add very little at a time. Too much will make the scrub watery and difficult to use.
How To Make Your Homemade Peppermint – Aloe Lip Scrub
Combine the aloe vera gel, white sugar, and coconut oil in a small glass bowl.
Stir the mixture well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. The mixture should be the consistency of wet sand.
Dip a toothpick into your choice of food coloring and swirl it around the mixture.
That’s it! Your homemade peppermint-aloe lip scrub is ready.
Store it in a small glass container with a tight-fitting lid. As far as possible, try and use a glass container that won’t damage the properties of the peppermint essential oil.
How To Use Your Homemade Lip Scrub
Scoop a small amount of the lip scrub with a clean wooden spoon. Using your fingers to scoop out the lip scrub may cause it to spoil faster.
Gently apply a small amount of the lip scrub to your lips.
Using your fingertips, massage the scrub onto your lips in a circular motion for about 30 seconds to one minute.
Gently wipe away the scrub with a damp cloth or rinse it off with warm water.
Pat your lips dry and follow up with your favorite lip balm to seal in the moisture.
You can keep your homemade scrub you’ve made a small amount and plan on using it frequently.
Keep the unused scrub in the refrigerator to extend its shelf life to enhance the cooling effect when you apply it.
Make a large batch of homemade lip scrub and give them away as gifts.
Benefits Of Peppermint Aloe Lip Scrub
– Exfoliates dead and dry skin cells
– Softens, soothes & moistens dry, chapped lips with one application
– Nourishes & hydrates to achieve softer & smoother lips
This easy-to-make Peppermint-Aloe Vera Lip Scrub will give your lips the care and attention they deserve. By harnessing the power of aloe vera gel, peppermint essential oil, white sugar, and coconut oil, you can gently exfoliate, moisturize, and protect your lips, leaving them refreshed
DIY Lip Scrub Without Coconut Oil
To all my readers who are looking for lip scrub recipes without coconut oil, here are some options for you to consider.
Use the same recipe above and just switch out the coconut oil with these carrier oils:
Sweet Almond Oil: Sweet almond oil is a lightweight and non-greasy oil that is easily absorbed by the skin. It is rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, making it an excellent moisturizer for the lips. It helps to nourish and soften the lips while providing hydration.
Jojoba Oil: Jojoba oil is a gentle and non-comedogenic oil that closely resembles the natural oils produced by our skin. It is known for its moisturizing and conditioning properties. Jojoba oil helps to hydrate and protect the lips, leaving them smooth and supple.
Shea Butter: Shea butter is a rich and creamy natural butter derived from the shea tree. It is highly moisturizing and has nourishing properties. Shea butter helps to soften and protect the lips, providing intense hydration.
Cocoa Butter: Cocoa butter is a solid fat extracted from cocoa beans. It is known for its emollient properties, making it an excellent choice for lip care products. Cocoa butter deeply moisturizes and helps to improve the elasticity of the lips.
These alternatives can be used as substitutes for coconut oil in lip scrubs, providing similar benefits in terms of moisturizing and nourishing the lips. Feel free to experiment with these options and find the one that works best for you.
DIY Lip Scrub With Honey
Honey takes this lip scrub recipe to the next level.
It has antibacterial properties that protect your lips from potential infections, making it an excellent addition to a homemade lip scrub. It tastes good too.
Honey is also a natural humectant that helps to retain moisture in the lips, preventing dryness and flakiness.
In addition, it contains antioxidants and enzymes that nourish and repair the skin, leaving your lips looking healthy and rejuvenated.
How To Make Lip Scrub With Fresh Aloe Leaf
This is for you if you have access to an aloe vera plant
Cut a 1-inch section of the aloe leaf.
Slice off the skin, leaving the gel.
Use a fork to mush up the gel and break it apart.
If the aloe is too chunky use a mesh sieve and push it through the sieve using the back of a spoon.
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Disclaimer: This information is not intended to serve as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using any natural medication or if you experience any unusual symptoms. See Full Disclaimer here.