Green Tea and Vanilla Sugar Lip Scrub
|I don’t know about you but I love green tea. There is just something satisfying about standing at your window looking out on the world with a cup a light green tea in your hand. I love to doctor my green tea with a little bit of sugar and vanilla or accompany it with a vanilla flavored cookie. This wonderful blend had given me cause for inspiration! Come join me for a Green Tea and Vanilla Sugar Lip Scrub!
This lip scrub highlights our Green Tea Butter beautifully! I think this lovely butter is under-recognized and under-appreciated. I think the Green Tea Butter is a wonderful addition to your cupboard. Try some. I am sure you will get raving reviews!
I used Cherry Oil because it is light. When using a lip scrub, you don’t want the residue to feel heavy and greasy. This oil is perfect for a lip scrub application!
Peach Kernel Oil is also a very light oil. Another great to to help combat a heavy, greasy feeling. A must have in any cupboard!
I used Vanilla Oleoresin to flavor the sugar prior to making this recipe. I used Vanilla Oleoresin because it has strong flavor compared to the Natural Vanilla Oil. However, because it is a water soluble product you must mix it well into the sugar and let it dry prior to use. The good news it that you use so little vanilla oleoresin, it doesn’t take very long for it to dry.
I also used High Melt Point Shea Butter to make this lip scrub a little stiffer and creamier. Just make sure you have this mixed well as this recipe does not get heated.
Weigh out sugar into a container or bag. I recommend a bag because it makes it easier to mix. Dip the end of a toothpick into the Vanilla Oleoresin. Transfer the Vanilla Oleoresin to the sugar. Mix until the sugar is a golden brown color with no dark specks. In a separate container, weigh your oils. I also used a bag because I do not have a small food processor. I find a bag one of the fastest and cleanest ways to mix a lot of things. Once everything has been fully mixed, transfer to containers. Enjoy!
Note: Q.S. means quantity sufficient. You do not need much Vanilla Oleoresin. This recipe needs so little that we can’t measure it! So we use Q.S. to say use as much as you need to achieve the right color, flavor, etc.