Homemade Lip Scrub in Chocolate Mint for Natural Winter Skin Care
Using natural products is an important part of my everyday beauty regimen. This homemade lip scrub recipe in chocolate mint is an easy way to keep with the theme of natural winter skin care. Plus it’s also the perfect addition to your self care routine for the New Year. Read on to learn how to make a homemade lip scrub as an easy addition to your natural beauty routine. And learn about my goals I’ve set for the New Year.
Setting Self Care Goals for the New Year
I recently saw a quote that said “What if the only resolution you made for the New Year is to love yourself more?” This year, I totally agree. In years past I’ve either set no New Year resolutions at all. Or I had some pretty lame ones. A recently memory hop on Facebook reminded me that I once made a resolution to stop calling boys in their twenties twelve when they’d hit on me in social settings. While at the time I felt like that was me trying to be a kinder person to strangers, it actually taught me a very important lesson. Changing bad habits is hard. However, it’s also totally worth it.
So this year, I’m going into the New Year with resolutions to break my most unhealthy habits. In fact, these goals are so important to me that I started them a full two weeks early.
Between losing my grandmother earlier this year when her organs started shutting down due to heart failure, and my dad undergoing three heart surgeries for blocked arteries, heart health has moved to the top of my list for health priorities. This means not just cutting sugar, but also other foods that cause inflammation including red meat, chicken and pork. I also gave up alcohol. (All of these things support not just heart health, but also help reduce the occurence of my fibromyalgia flare ups.)
I’d been heading in the direction of giving up these things since the end of summer. By the time December hit, I’d lost 20 lbs. and gone down two pants sizes. Not only do I look better, but I FEEL better. So I’ve also added on push ups (I’m up to sets of six toe push ups followed by twelve knee push ups) to my weekly routine for strength, and I’m trying to stay more active. Sometimes this just means lots of dancing. Other days it’s simply getting out and walking. I can’t wait for the weather to take a turn though, because I’m so ready to start hiking again. I feel strong and healthy. And my mental health, along with my physical health, has improved as well. So I really feel like I have all over body wellness.
Some of the most important things I’ve learned as I struggled to overcome PTSD and depression aren’t just related to diet and exercise however. They are also about mindset. These accomplishments include:
- Saying no and not feeling guilty about it.
- Setting boundaries and walking away from drama as well as toxic people and relationships.
- Learning to let go of my anger.
- Finding healthy ways to reduce stress.
- Accepting life as life happens so I’m better able to adapt to change. (A must as a blogger as algorithms are constantly changing!)
- Journaling to help break bad habits.
- Accepting the limitations of my body and not pushing myself to do more to my own detriment.
What’s great about all of these things is that they all relate back to self care. Thus emphasizing the importance it plays in our daily lives. It’s one of the reasons why I created a free printable self care journal for you (my lovely readers!) to use in the New Year.
Of course, outwardly caring for bodies is also an important part of self care. It’s why I included printable skin care and face mask recipe cards as part of my printable self care journal. So you can use the following homemade lip scrub recipe as one of your journal recipes. Or customize it to make it your own!
Homemade Lip Scrub for Natural Winter Skin Care
My homemade lip scrub, while an easy 5-minute project for weekly self care, is also a must for your natural, winter skin care routine. Naturally scented with cocoa absolute and peppermint essential oil, this homemade lip scrub recipe exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and hydrates skin to help prevent chapped lips.
Homemade lip scrubs are also a great way to restore dry lips as a result of using long lasting lipsticks and stains. (You can also try my tinted lip whip recipe for healthy looking lips.)
Use this natural lip scrub recipe once weekly to nourish dry, winter lips so they remain soft and supple throughout the season.
Chocolate Mint Homemade Lip Scrub Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
Using a digital scale, weigh out the refined shea butter. Heat the shea butter in either a double boiler, or at 30% power in a microwave, until melted.
Carefully remove the melted shea butter from heat. Then, using a graduated transfer pipette or dropper, add the cocoa absolute and peppermint essential oil. Stir to combine.
Finally, weigh out the granulated sugar. Pour the sugar into the melted shea butter and mix well, until all of the sugar is evenly incorporated throughout the sugar.
Now simply package your chocolate mint, homemade lip scrub as desired using either small containers or jars or lip balm tubes. (The containers I used for my homemade lip scrub recipe are from SKS Bottle & Packaging.)
To use, gently massage your homemade lip scrub onto wet lips in a circular motion using either your finger or a soft toothbrush. Allow to set for one minute before rinsing off. Then follow with your favorite natural lip balm. Two homemade lip balm recipes you can make include my Chocolate Mint Lip Balm Recipe and my Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe with Lanolin.
More Homemade Lip Scrub Recipes
If you like my homemade lip scrub recipe in chocolate mint, then you may also enjoy some of these other homemade lip scrub recipes for winter skin care.
- Strawberry Chocolate DIY Lip Scrub
- Pink Lemonade Lip Scrub with Sugar
- Holiday Flavored Lip Scrub Recipes
- Easy Peppermint Lip Scrub Recipe
- DIY Vanilla Mint Lip Scrub
Love the idea of using a homemade lip scrub for your natural beauty routine but aren’t quite ready to make your own? You can buy homemade lip scrubs from a number of artisans on Etsy here. Or browse my curated collection of makeup, beauty & natural skin care products.
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