From the crisp days of Fall right through Christmas the delicious and spicy flavor of Gingerbread is absolutely perfect. But, along with the cold air and biting wind come chapped and dry lips and sometimes applying gloss is not enough. Your lips need to be exfoliated just like your skin. Enter this yummy Gingerbread flavored lip scrub! Make it for yourself. It’s an easy make-at-home splurge. It’s also a wonderful gift for friends, family, or even a nice homemade gift for the teacher. This recipe is easy to double or triple for multiple gifts. You can find small pots on Amazon for a great price to store it in.
Note: While you will still get the benefit and the aromatherapy using powdered ginger, I recommend including some fresh if you can. It is more potent and has a wonderful warming quality. Fresh ginger is fairly inexpensive, too. When you’re in the produce department, simply break off a small piece and you pay by the pound. It goes pretty far.
- 2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
- ½ tsp. Ground Ginger
- ¼ tsp. Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. Cloves
- ¼ tsp. Nutmeg
- ½ tsp. vanilla
- 1 Vitamin E Capsule
- Optional: a tsp or so of fresh ground ginger
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until thoroughly mixed.
- Transfer to an airtight container.
Using vitamin E is a great benefit to your lips, but also helps preserve the ingredients to give them a longer shelf life. Lip scrub should be good for up to 2 months. Keep in refrigerator and it should last even longer.
To use: Simply apply a generous amount to lips, rubbing in a circular motion, rinse, and wipe away excess. The oil leaves your lips moisturized and soft.