I’ve been seeing more and more lip exfoliating products online and in the stores lately. I finally broke down and tried one recently and I just loved how my lips felt afterward - so smooth and soft! Unfortunately, I was a little unhappy with the texture of the particular brand I tried. It was a bit too greasy for my taste. I knew I had to make up my own version as soon as possible and I am very pleased with the result. This recipe is pretty quick and would be a great addition to a facial, a spa party, or a unique lip care line. The cooling, creamy Shealoe gives your lips something to smile about while gentle Jojoba Wax Beads and Organic Sugar Grains scrub away dry flakes. The delicious aroma of Peppermint and Lime is just an added bonus.
10 grams Beeswax (white, filtered, pellets)
22 grams Shealoe Butter
8 grams Organic Jojoba, Clear*
8 grams Castor Oil
2 grams Lecithin
1 ml Peppermint Essential Oil
1 ml Lime Flavor Oil**
6 grams Green Jojoba Wax Beads
6 grams Organic Sugar (Fine grain)***
In a hot double boiler melt the Beeswax and Shealoe Butter until they are completely liquefied. Next, add the Jojoba, Castor Oil and Lecithin. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and transfer the mixture into a small to medium sized mixing bowl. Using a hand held whisk whip the mixture until it is just beginning to solidify. Add the Peppermint Essential Oil and Lime Flavor Oil to the mixture now. It is important that you add these oils before your mixture becomes too stiff. Whip the mixture a few more times to mix in the oils and then add your Organic Sugar and your Jojoba Wax Beads. Continue to whip the mixture until it is thoroughly mixed and has cooled completely. It should be the consistency of a thick frosting.
If you are making this scrub for immediate use simply transfer it into a clean bowl and cover until you are ready to use it. If you would like to store it for later use I recommend our clear dome jars. This batch will fill between 5 and 6 1/4 oz clear dome jars.
Apply a small dab of the scrub to your lips and gently massage with your finger. When you are finished scrubbing you can use a tissue to wipe away the excess scrub.
*Other varieties of Jojoba including, Organic Jojoba, Golden and Jojoba, Natural can be substituted in this recipe, but Organic Jojoba, Clear is superior for this formulation due to its lack of color or odor.
**Please make sure to use flavor oil as opposed to essential oil in this recipe. Citrus oils can be bitter to the taste and are also known to be strong photo-sensitizers. Lime Essential Oil would not be suitable for this recipe.
*** Organic sugar can be found locally at most grocery stores. The ideal grain size is the closest possible to your conventional refined white sugar. If you don’t have Organic sugar available locally conventional white sugar is the next best substitute.