Autumn and winter are incredibly beautiful times of the year. With the change in seasons comes the excuse to light fires, and drink your weight in warming and delicious drinks. However the cold weather isn’t all fun and games and can make life a pain, literally.
Cold winds, and sudden temperature changes from warm offices to blistering out doors can damage skin, especially our lips. Unfortunately, all the lip balms in the world won’t heal cracked, sore lips, so we’ve mixed up the perfect seasonal recipe to scrub your lip woes away.
This seasonal (and delicious) lip scrub is full of carefully selected ingredients to leave your lips feeling smooth, hydrated, and happy.
Apricot oil is full of restorative and healing vitamin E that will bring the plumpness back to your pout. The lightweight oil absorbs easily into the skin without leaving a greasy residue, and leaves your lips feeling hydrated.
The combination of cinnamon, clove and orange oil creates an antimicrobial trio to prevent bacteria from getting into cracked lips before they have a chance to heal. The cinnamon oil also promotes blood flow, which is vital in the healing process, whilst the clove oil stimulates the immune system.
1 tbsp fine brown sugar
2 tbsp apricot oil
1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon
1 drop clove oil
1 drop cinnamon leaf (not bark) oil
2 drops sweet orange oil
In a small bowl, combine the apricot, clove, cinnamon leaf, and sweet orange oil. Stir in the brown sugar, and the finely ground cinnamon, until the dry ingredients are thoroughly combined with the wet. Carefully scoop the mixture into a container of your choice, we recommend an old lip balm jar.
Use twice a week, or when you feel your lips need it most, and pucker up and kiss dry, irritated winter lips goodbye.
Your lips aren’t the only thing that can suffer from winter weather; your hands are also victims from the cold. Nourish them and give them the helping hand they need with Goodwash lavender, patchouli and rose geranium hand lotion.