Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pumpkin Vanilla Shea Lip Scrub

Keep your lips smooth and moisturized!
Here is a quick recipe that only needs four ingredients! My Pumpkin Vanilla Shea Lip Scrub is perfect for Winter-kissed lips that are parched and in need of some serious smoothing! You can make this in less than five minutes and the recipe makes enough to last you all Winter and into Spring!

I used Mountain Rose Herbs Shea Butter, Caster Sugar, Organic Pumpkin Powder, and Pure Vanilla Powder.  

You will need 2 tablespoons of Mountain Rose Herbs Shea Butter.  Shea Butter is becoming increasingly popular in the natural body care and cosmetic industries for good reason. It has been used for centuries in Africa for its moisturizing and healing properties, where it has been used to protect and condition skin which has been damaged. You can purchase it HERE!!

You will need 1 tablespoon of super fine white sugar, also known as "caster sugar".  I like this fine grain sugar as it is very gentle on the skin and is appropriate to use on more delicate areas of the body like the face and lips. 

You need 1/2 teaspoon of powdered vanilla.  I buy my powdered vanilla from Wilderness Poets and they have this to say about vanilla on their website...."Vanilla stimulates general feelings of well being. it is a known mood enhancer in aroma therapy. Vanilla is used medicinally to calm nerves and an upset stomach, its soothing fragrance helps to relax in moments of stress and anxiety."

You will need 1 teaspoon of pumpkin powder.  I like to include this as it provides a bit of exfoliating power to the recipe. 

Cream together the Shea butter and the caster sugar. 

Mix in the vanilla and pumpkin powders. After a few days, the Shea butter will absorb the aroma from the vanilla powder and will smell absolutely decadent! 

The photo above shows the ingredients mixed together properly.

Transfer into a small container with a lid.  To use: Before stepping into your shower, use a small pea sized amount and massage gently over your lips to exfoliate.  Rinse away in the warm shower.  Use several times per week or as needed.


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