Safe Swap: Lip Scrubs
Wanna know one of my bad habits?
I chew on my lips way too much. If someone snaps a picture when I don’t know it… I’m probably chewing on my lips. So I currently have a weird combination of winter dry, chapped, cracked, chewed up lips… hahaha – sounds appealing right?
I decided I need to mix up some sugar scrubs for myself to exfoliate and heal, but in the process I realized there are a lot of pre-made scrubs out there! Who knew!
Sadly it was no surprise to me that they’re all a toxic ingredient catastrophe. Let’s take a looksee…
❌ Fragrance ➙ A loophole in the cosmetic industry that allows an undisclosed, untested concoction of up to 3,164 chemicals
❌ Flavor ➙ Same loophole as above, just a different vague term
❌ Artificial Dye ➙ Animal studies have even linked food dyes to organ damage, birth defects and certain cancers.
❌ BHT ➙ Probable human carcinogen
❌ Phenoxyethanol ➙ The byproduct of combining two carcinogens
❌ Petrolatum ➙ Often found contaminated with carcinogen 1,4 dioxane
❌ Ethoxylated compounds ➙ Polysorbate 20 ➙ Another byproduct of mixing a known carcinogen with other ingredients
❌ PEGs ➙ At risk of contamination with heavy metals and the carcinogen 1,4 Dioxane
❌ Triethanolamine ➙ Classified allergen, and human immune and respiratory toxicant
❌ Propylene Glycol ➙ The main component of antifreeze
❌ Retinyl palmitate ➙ Synthetic vitamin A linked to reproductive toxicity, cellular level changes, and organ system toxicity
Any combination of that toxic load… Plus a price tag that ranges from $8-48 per tiny jar just seems like crazy talk to me!
Now I don’t always DIY but this is just too simple not to! Here are a few easy varieties I’m going to try with ingredients I already have on hand!
🥧 𝐏𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐢𝐞
•Two Tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil
•One Tablespoon Raw Honey
•One Tablespoon Organic Brown Sugar
•One Teaspoon Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice
•One Tablespoon Organic Coconut Oil
•Four Tablespoons Organic Sugar
•One Teaspoon Raw Honey
•8 Drops of Organic Lemon EO & Organic Grapefruit EO
•Two Tablespoons Organic Brown Sugar
•1/2 Tablespoon Organic Almond Oil
•1/2 Tablespoon Raw Honey
•1/2 Teaspoon Organic Cinnamon
I also found the cutest variety of little scrubs on this website – I would just substitute the food coloring in the first recipe for ground up dehydrated organic strawberries : https://www.themakeupdummy.com/…/diy-lip-scrub-recipes…/
Happy toxin free scrubbing, Mamas!