This time of year, wild roses are blooming in a riot of color dotting the brambles outside my living room window. Their fragrance is strong and intoxicating which makes it hard not to put the petals or rose absolute in everything I make.
I always enjoy creating rose-infused goodies during the month of February to help battle the winter months with a snapshot of fresh rose petals. But their fragrance isn’t the only reason I tend to gravitate toward this unassuming flower; rose, whether as an essential oil or infused into honey, witch hazel, or vodka, offers a wide range of physical and emotional healing during the darker half of the year.
Case in point, my lips always chap horribly when it’s cold and dry, and what better plant to turn to than soothing, healing, and protective rose!
Sugared Roses DIY Lip Scrub Recipe
Today, we’re making an effective DIY lip scrub that will fix all your dry lip woes. It’s delightfully scrubby, tastes like sugared roses (because who doesn’t love that?), and smells absolutely divine.
I like putting this scrub in a slide top tin, but you can also pour it into other lip balm containers depending on what you have on hand.
The shea butter in this recipe offers great staying power and really seals in that moisture after you’ve gently scrubbed your lips.
And hey! Did you know that sugar is also known to be quite moisturizing in and of itself? That’s why it’s a popular ingredient in body scrubs in the winter!
Rose otto helps heal dry and reddened skin while also offering uplifting emotional benefits which are perfect during times of seasonal sadness.
So, want to learn how to make lip scrub that smells like roses?
Let’s get into the recipe!
For this homemade lip scrub, you will need:
- Two .25 oz slide top tins
- A small Pyrex measuring cup
- A small dish
- An accurate kitchen scale
- A small whisk
- A small spatula
- 15 grams of granulated sugar
- 5 grams of apricot kernel oil
- 5 grams beeswax (this keeps the scrub from leaking oil everywhere)
- 5 grams shea butter
- 8-10 drops of diluted rose otto essential oil (or 1-2 drops of rose absolute)
One of my favorite additions to this recipe is a drop of vanilla oleoresin which adds a lovely sweet undertone to the scrub.
Loving Preparation – Sugared Roses DIY Lip Scrub
This sugar lip scrub can be a bit tricky to pour, but if you follow the instructions below you shouldn’t have too much trouble.
1. Begin by getting all of your ingredients ready.
2. Next, bring about an inch of water to a gentle simmer in a saucepan.
3. While you wait for the water to simmer, measure out the beeswax, apricot kernel oil, and the shea butter into Pyrex measuring cup. Be sure to get your tins (or other lip balm containers) ready for pouring during this time, as well.
4. Place the Pyrex in the center of the saucepan and allow the ingredients to melt completely. Stir to mix.
5. While the ingredients are melting, measure out the sugar in a separate dish. I added a small pinch of ground rose petals, but you don’t need to.
6. Once everything has melted through, remove the Pyrex from the heat, wipe the bottom with a kitchen towel, and place on the towel on the kitchen counter.
7. Add the diluted rose otto essential oil (or rose absolute) and stir to mix.
8. Pour in the sugar and use the small whisk to mix. You will notice that the lip scrub will start to solidify pretty quickly. This is where you can sort of bounce back and forth between the simmering water and the countertop as you mix to get a pourable consistency. You don’t want the sugar to just sink to the bottom, so keep stirring and re-melting as necessary in order to get the right consistency without it getting too solid.
9. Pour the homemade lip scrub into the tins using the whisk or spatula to press down and even out the mixture.
10. Allow to cool completely before sliding the cap in place.
Ever wondered how to use lip scrub? It’s easy!
When your lips become dry and chapped and need a little bit of exfoliation, use a clean finger to dab a small amount of scrub on your lips and gently rub it over the lips in circular motions until most of the sugar disappears.
You can also apply a bit of scrub to the lips and then press and rub your lips together to buff away dry skin.
Once you’re done scrubbing, you can simply wipe off the sugar.
Your lips will be left soft and moisturized!
Have you ever made lip scrub before? Please share your recipes in the comments below!
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I love this idea! Especially the idea of having lips that smell like roses! My only question is, are there substitutions that work just as well? As in coconut oil rather than the apricot kernel oil?