As a busy mom, it can often feel like there’s no time to take care of yourself – let alone pamper your lips! But this easy 3-ingredient aloe lip scrub will make you feel fabulously self-careful in as little as 10 minutes. With just white sugar, coconut oil, and some fresh aloe leaf – plus the addition of green food coloring for an extra pop of color (completely optional) – you’ll be left with super smooth, kissably soft lips that will last all day long. So put on some relaxing music and grab the ingredients from your pantry; we’re about to transform those dry winter lips into lush perfection!
Making your Aloe Lip Scrub
To start, you’ll want to gather your ingredients: white sugar (1/4 cup), coconut oil (2 tablespoons), aloe leaves from one aloe plant leaf (or 1/2 teaspoon of 100% pure aloe vera juice if using a store-bought version) and green food coloring. Feel free to adjust the amount of sugar depending on how coarse or fine you’d like your scrub.
For an added bonus, this lip scrub also makes a wonderful gift idea for friends and family alike. Simply package it up in a small jar or container and voila – instant self-care gift! Who wouldn’t love a little pampering?
Aloe Lip Scrub
- 4 1/2 tbsp white sugar
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp aloe leaf bottled aloe vera works too
- 2 drops food coloring
- Cut a 1 inch section of the aloe leaf.Slice off the skin, leaving the gel.Use a fork to mush up the gel and break it apart.Dip a toothpick into food coloring and mix it around the coconut oil.Add all 3 ingredients to a mixing bowl.Stir until combined and is the consistency of very wet sand.Add mixture into a container with a tight-fitting lid.To use: Using clean hands, wet lips and take out a nickel size amount of scrub and add a drop or two of water. Gently rub mixture on lips in a circular motion for 30 seconds. Wipe off with a warm washcloth.
- In a small bowl, combine the sugar and coconut oil until it's a paste-like consistency. Then add in the aloe vera juice or freshly cut slices of an aloe leaf and mix everything together until it's nice and smooth. Finally, add as much or as little food coloring as you desire – it's completely optional!Once your scrub is ready, massage it onto your lips in a circular motion. Be sure to use gentle pressure so you don't damage the delicate skin on your lips. Leave the scrub on for about 3-5 minutes or until you feel like most of the sugar has dissolved before rinsing off with warm water.You'll be left with perfectly kissable soft and smooth lips that will last all day long! Enjoy – and don't forget to show off those gorgeous pouty lips!
In a small bowl, combine the sugar and coconut oil until it’s a paste-like consistency. Then add in the aloe vera juice or freshly cut slices of an aloe leaf and mix everything together until it’s nice and smooth. Finally, add as much or as little food coloring as you desire – it’s completely optional!
Once your scrub is ready, massage it onto your lips in a circular motion. Be sure to use gentle pressure so you don’t damage the delicate skin on your lips. Leave the scrub on for about 3-5 minutes or until you feel like most of the sugar has dissolved before rinsing off with warm water.
You’ll be left with perfectly kissable soft and smooth lips that will last all day long! Enjoy – and don’t forget to show off those gorgeous pouty lips!
Stir until combined and is the consistency of very wet sand.
Add mixture into a container with a tight-fitting lid.
To use: Using clean hands, wet lips and take out a nickel size amount of scrub and add a drop or two of water. Gently rub mixture on lips in a circular motion for 30 seconds. Wipe off with a warm washcloth.
- Keep in the fridge for a cooling effect.
- Using a fork may leave the aloe too chunky. Try using a mesh sieve to and push with the back of a spoon. Your best bet would be to use a blender or emersion blender to mix really well into a liquid. This would be best achieved making a large batch of aloe.
- Make a large batch and give as gifts.
- Add a drop of your favorite essential oil.
Aloe Vera FAQ’s
Is Aloe Vera good for lips and chapping lips?
Yes, aloe vera is an excellent choice for treating and preventing chapped lips. Aloe vera contains moisturizing properties that help to lock moisture in and soothe dry, irritated skin. It can also be used as a lip balm or gloss on its own or with other natural ingredients such as honey or coconut oil.
What are the main benefits of Aloe Vera?
Aloe vera is a powerful skin-healing plant that’s been used for centuries to help heal wounds, burns, and other skin conditions. It contains many beneficial compounds such as vitamins A, C, and E, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, polysaccharides and fatty acids. The gel of the aloe vera plant can be used topically to soothe and moisturize dry skin, reduce inflammation, and heal minor wounds. It also helps protect the skin from environmental damage and has antibacterial properties that make it a great choice for treating acne. Additionally, aloe vera is known for its healing properties and is often used to treat sunburns as well as irritations and itching caused by insect bites.
How often can you use Aloe Vera for lip care?
It’s recommended to use aloe vera for lip care 1-2 times a week or as needed when lips are feeling dry or chapped. Always do a patch test before applying any product to your lips, especially if you’re using a store-bought product that contains aloe vera.
Are there any side effects of Aloe Vera?
In general, aloe vera is considered to be safe and non-irritating for most people. However, it’s important to note that some people may experience an allergic reaction when using aloe vera, so always do a patch test first. Additionally, aloe vera can cause stinging or burning sensations when applied to open wounds or sunburns so it’s important to use extra caution if you have any of these conditions.
It’s also important to remember that pure aloe vera gel can be quite sticky, so if you’re using aloe vera for lip care it’s best to mix it with other oils or honey to create a smoother consistency.
Finally, always avoid products that contain added preservatives and fragrances as these can potentially irritate your skin.
Overall, aloe vera is an excellent choice for treating and preventing chapped lips. With its nourishing and moisturizing properties, it can help restore softness and hydration to your lips while also protecting them from environmental damage. And with a few simple ingredients, you can easily make your own lip scrub at home to enjoy the benefits of aloe vera and help keep your lips looking luscious all day long!
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