Pumpkin Pie Lip Scrub
About the Pumpkin Pie Lip Scrub Recipe
Winter has officially hit, and dry, chapped lips are something we struggle with every year. This lip scrub is perfect for refreshing the lips and giving them a little extra plumping "oomph." If you don't need to plump (lucky you), simply leave out the Pumpkin Pie spice and scrub away!
Brown sugar has become a popular beauty ingredient along with other items commonly found in our pantry.
When it comes to skincare, brown sugar is a great:
Exfoliant: softer than white sugar, brown sugar can be used as a gentle exfoliant to scrub away dead skin cells in sensitive areas, such as the face
Humectant: absorbs moisture from the surrounding environment and traps it on the skin
Honey is a wonderful:
Moisturizer: another natural humectant, honey is great for locking moisture onto the skin
Antiseptic + antibacterial: honey kills the microorganisms and bacteria that cause dryness
And Pumpkin Pie spice has a collection of beneficial ingredients:
Cinnamon: irritates the skin/lips to increase blood flow to the area; contains the terpene linalool
Ginger: increases blood flow to skin/lips to plump; contains the terpene pinene
Nutmeg: contains antioxidants and has been used to lighten dark skin/lips; contains the terpenes myrcene and pinene
Clove: increases blood flow to skin/lips to plump; contains the terpene myrcene
Opportunities for Cannabinoid Infusion
If you'd like to enhance this recipe with cannabinoids, consider one of the suggestions below. When substituting or adding cannabis-infused products, be aware of how many mg of CBD (or, if you're in a legal state, THC) are in each portion of the recipe you are making. Topicals come in a variety of strengths and can have concentrates of anywhere between 1mg/mL to 40mg/mL. Keep track of how the various strengths of cannabinoids affect your recipe to figure out what works best for you. Click here to learn more about THC and CBD topicals.
How to add cannabinoids to your Pumpkin Pie Lip Scrub
- Use an infused honey. Click here to shop our infused honeys.
- Add a few drops of an MCT-oil based tincture to your scrub. Click here to shop our MCT-oil tinctures.
- Infuse your coconut oil with cannabis flowers. Click here to shop our oil infusion tools.