Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fresh from Your Kitchen: Orange Honey Lip Scrub

Spring is here, it's time to take care or your dry, chapped winter lips! Your lips actually have some of the thinnest skin on your entire body, which is one of the reasons they are prone to getting dry and flaky in cold, dry weather. This simple recipe is easy to find organic ingredients for and will help to smooth and nourish chapped lips. It should be followed with a good natural lip balm to moisturize and protect!

1 T brown sugar
1 T grapeseed oil
(or try our lavender infused grapeseed oil for a spa-like twist!)
1 t honey
orange zest
use a microblade on about a quarter of a small, fresh orange

Grapeseed Co. Almond Cream SPF 15 Lip Balm
~mix dry ingredients together in a small bowl with a spoon, add in wet ingredients and blend.
~scoop into a small container for future use. This can be saved for 4-6 weeks.
~apply to your lips with finger tips with gentle circular motions. Or, for deep exfoliation try using a soft toothbrush.
~follow with Grapeseed Co. SPF 15 Lip Balms to protect from sun damage on your delicate lips!

what it does:
honey this sweet treat helps attract dirt, oil and clean skin with breakouts. Bees release a glucose enzyme when creating honey that is a natural antiseptic and has antibacterial properties. When applied topically, it draws body fluids and nutrients to the area assisting in cell growth and scar prevention. Learn more here.

orange is rich in vitamin C. It naturally tones and cleanses skin, not to mention the uplifting aromatherapy benefits and citrusy scent.

brown sugar is softer and fluffier in texture than traditional white sugar, making it an ideal choice for exfoliating sensitive skin. It's also a great source of vitamin B due to the molasses content of the sugar.

lavender has so many amazing properties. It's calming, antiseptic, antibacterial and has been know to soothe skin, help treat acne, scarring, winkles, burns + sunburns, eczema and psoriasis. Lavender is known to have relaxing benefits in aromatherapy.

Viola, smooth, moisturized lips! Remember to apply a natural lip balm regularly to help keep lips healthy and fresh looking.

Green Skin Care Blog brings simple spa delights to your home with Fresh From Your Kitchen: DIY skin care recipes & treatments you can create with a trip to the grocer or health food store. Direct from the creator of The Grapeseed Company's personal stash of fresh beauty creations and concoctions.  

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