If you haven’t heard of exfoliating your lips before – you are not alone. When it comes to our lips, we often focus on keeping them hydrated. We need to exfoliate our lips regularly to keep them healthy and smooth. Environmental elements such as wind, cold, and even blazing sun takes a toll on our lips and often leaves them dry and chapped, leading to flaking and peeling. Lip scrubs help to slough off dead skin and lets your lip butter penetrate deeper into the skin. to slough off dead, chapped skin and helps your lip balm penetrate deeper into the skin. The results of using a lip scrub is supple, rosier and healthier lips.
Lip scrubs are a great DIY project and ingredients are often found in our pantry. No need to rush off to get the latest scrub, you can customize your lip scrub with whatever ingredients you like. From flavors, to essential oils to plant based oils, brown sugar, white sugar, organic sugar (we recommend this one) to butters and waxes if you choose.
Here are a few of our favorite lip scrubs at Lisa32 Skin Care:
NOURISHING LIP SCRUB
You will need:
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 tablespoon organic honey
1 tablespoons brown sugar
add more coconut oil to reach desired consistency if needed.
Antioxidant Moisturizing Lip Scrub
You will need:
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Whatever ingredients you experiment with avoid ingredients that might burn or cause irritation such as overuse of essential oils or using salt! OUCH! Make in small batches to keep bacteria from growing if moisture gets into your container. Have Fun making your lip scrubs!
Stop? Stop what? you might be thinking, or not, I honestly have no idea what you are thinking! LOL
Well, here goes! I am in the skin care business and get asked all the time "What will make these wrinkles go away?" And my answer is always very truthful and blunt, nothing. NOTHING makes those beautiful life lines go away, you can plump 'em up, inject them so they are dead, or cover them with the newest trend in "INSTANT WRINKLE CREME" but the truth is, they come back. And it is all achieved with synthetic products, with a few natural ingredients thrown in here and there!
Fall is in the air. The mornings are cooler, the leaves are starting to turn beautiful fall colors and the sneezing, coughing aching head symptoms are on the verge of being widespread. LOL. With fall comes a whole slew of "the yuckies" . We start preparing in my house, about now, for the yucky season. Stocking up on a few essentials for our natural and organic symptom cabinet. Everything from natural nasal congestion relief, to honey, to lemons, to teas and soup recipes. I make a few and freeze for those days I just don't have the energy (if I have the yuckies) to cook. I wash and fold my fav jammies and keep them handy, my big fluffy blanket and of course my diffuser and essential oils.
Here are a few things we NEVER run out of in my house!
If you are lucky, like I am, you know someone who makes this amazing necessity at home with organic ingredients, but if you don't, then get it now. It will be sold out everywhere before to much longer. Elderberry syrup is not just good for when you are sick either. It is a highly effective preventative too as it is loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin C and immune supporting minerals. Scientific research is quickly supporting the effects of Elderberry Syrup to strengthen your immune system and help with flu like symptoms.
This is a MUST HAVE this year and every year.
Oscillococcinum by Boiron
I also stock up on these items from Boiron:
COLD CALM TABLETS - Temporarily relieves cold symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion and minor sore throat
THROAT CALM TABLETS - Temporarily relieves minor sore throat and hoarseness
At Lisa32 Skin Care, we offer a wide array of essential oils to diffuse during the "yuckie" season. Keep in mind Essential Oils work best when diffused every day, not just when you are ill or have symptoms. You can find our essential oils here and our blends of essential oils here. Essential oils have been used for centuries for helping ease symptoms of the "yuckies" and when used properly can often times shorten the length of symptoms by a few days! Easing symptoms of congestion, body aches and pains, chest congestion and more.
A few other things I keep in my natural and organic cabinet is RAW HONEY, FRESH LEMONS, GARLIC, PEPPERMINT TEA, GINGER TEA and CINNAMON. All these are great to make you feel better for a little while, while the nasty yucky runs it's course. Keeping fresh citrus fruits like lemons, limes, oranges and mandarins on hand is a must in my house. I squeeze them into a juice, or into my tea, or eat them when stomach discomfort is keeping me from eating soups or other soft foods. A great source of vitamin C and immune boosting health benefits as well!
Get plenty of rest, fluids and soft gentle foods while you are recovering, as we all know. Give your body time to heal from the immunity battle that is raging inside and remember to always go to your doctor if your symptoms get worse. Being patient while we heal is so vital and it takes time to recover. With work, stress, kids, family and job, this is the MOST ignored symptom management I can think of. So REST, stay home and keep those germs from spreading!
I also suggest dead sea salt or Epsom salt baths,, often, as often as you want, the minerals in these bath additives can only help your progression in feeling better and to wellness! You can mix your " Yuckie" bath salts now using essential oils of Lemon, Lime and Orange with Eucalyptus, Rosemary or Frankincense. Just add a few cups of salts to a oil safe container, put in about 5 drops of essential oils of your choosing and shake. Put the lid on and store it in your bathroom for later use. Be sure and keep in mind Essential Oils and usage for children under the age of 6 have strict guidelines so do your research, or just stick to citrus oils to play it safe for kiddos!
I am aware everyone knows what to do when we don't feel good, but wanted to give a reminder to everyone, that not EVERYONE takes a flu shot, and not EVERYONE get's sick, so preventative measures are always a must at our house. You know, like prepping for the yuckie season!
Preventaive measures, clean hands, cover coughs and sneezes and stay home, be well this yucky season!
I launched my own skin care business officially in 2013, at the age of 47 yrs young. Received my Certification in Aromatherapy shortly there after and have continued my Clinical Aromatherapy education in the Integrative Healing Practices field and Organic Cosmetic Science. I am married, have one son and two stepchildren and live in a small town in the Texas Panhandle.
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