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Delightful Cherry Lip Scrub Recipe

Posted in DIY, Home
on April 4, 2016

Lipgloss has a special place in my heart. When I was in the 7th grade, my friends and I used to compete with all the lipglosses we could get our hands on. Pineapple, strawberry and apple — we were entranced by their flavors and the glosss made our lips pretty and shiny. I specifically remember a good friend of mine having a large tin that had about 7 fruity lip glosses embedded in it. I remember thinking, “this is so amazing.” Now that I’m grown, I still keep my eyes peeled for that tin, but I haven’t found it yet. This affinity continued on into college, where I had a desk that I kept my lip gloss collection on that would sometimes reach 20. I also had an extensive belt collection. Even now, when I go to Target or CVS, picking up a lipgloss is a knee-jerk reaction along with picking up a home/decor magazine to read.

 This Cherry Lip Scrub is the pre treatment before you apply your lip gloss. There’s nothing worse than putting gloss over lips that are cracked and rough. Also, this is a fun activity to do with your little girl, so she’ll know how to make lip scrub herself. My daughter Chloe loves lip gloss just like I do. She always has her eyes on whatever new lip glosses I buy. She keeps a couple in her desk at school. Check out this yummy Cherry Lip Scrub to get kissably soft lips that will make your lipgloss or lipstick look flawless!
DIRECTIONS
1.   In a small mixing bowl, mix the almond oil and sugar together until well blended.
2.   Add the cherry juice, extract and Vitamin E oil (optional) and stir well.
3.   Transfer to an airtight container(s) and store up to one month.HOW TO USE
1.  Wet lips and generously and apply cherry lip scrub.
2.   Gently scrub in a circular motion. The sugar exfoliates and the almond oil moisturizes.
3.   Rinse with warm water (or you may be tempted to just lick the scrub off…it’s that good!)
4.   Pat dry with a towel.
5.   Apply your favorite lip balm.
 
Cherry Lip Scrub 1
DIRECTIONS
1.   In a small mixing bowl, mix 1 tablespoon almond oil, 2 teaspoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of sugar together until well blended.
2.   Add the 2 teaspoons cherry juice, 1 teaspoon extract and 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil (optional) and stir well.
3.   Transfer to an airtight container(s) and store up to one month. This recipe makes about 3 small lip gloss containers.
HOW TO USE
1.  Wet lips and generously and apply cherry lip scrub.
2.   Gently scrub in a circular motion. The sugar exfoliates and the almond oil moisturizes.
3.   Rinse with warm water (or you may be tempted to just lick the scrub off…it’s that good!)
4.   Pat dry with a towel.
5.   Apply your favorite lip balm.

How often do you exfoliate your lips? What products do you use?

Have You Tried The Oil Cleansing Method?

Posted in Beauty
on January 15, 2015

 

I love to pamper myself with luscious creams and cleansers, but when it comes to my face, I try to be careful about what I put on it. I was caught off guard when one of my followers on Twitter (@pentherapee) told me about the Oil Cleansing Method. I was thinking, “how in the world is oil going to clean my skin, when I’m trying to get the oil out of my skin?” She referred me to a video and from there my journey began. I started googling researching the oil cleansing  method to find how many other people have tried it. There are a lot. I have natural oils on hand because I love to create stuff, so I looked up a recipe for combination skin.

The recipe that I found just asked that I use 1 teaspoon of castor oil and 1/2 teaspoon of almond oil. I have seen a variety of variations and a good place to look for some recipes is on Wellness Mama.

To be honest, I expected my skin to break out immediately. I mean c’mon, I’m putting pure unadulterated oil on my face. So I massaged the oil into my dry face in circular motions for a few minutes. Then I used a hot washcloth to remove the oil from my skin. After my face had dried, I noticed that it was a bit softer than usual. So I’ve done the O.C.M. for about a week now and a few problem areas on my skin have actually cleared up! I’m going to continue to use it because I know exactly what’s going on my face. Juices and berries. All natural oils. It definitely can’t hurt to try it out. I’ve seen a lot of testimonies online of women who swear by the O.C.M. Would you ever try it? Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever tried it before, and what were your results.