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.

Ingredients
Green Tea Butter
Cherry Oil
Peach Kernel Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Sugar
High Melt Point Shea Butter
Vanilla Oleoresin
Equipment
Scale
Mixing Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
22 grams Green Tea Butter
2 grams Cherry Oil
8 grams Peach Kernel Oil
1 gram Vitamin E Acetate
65 grams Sugar
2 grams High Melt Point Shea Butter
Q.S. Vanilla Oleoresin
Recipe in Ounces
0.78 oz Green Tea Butter
0.07 oz Cherry Oil
0.28 oz Peach Kernel Oil
0.04 oz Vitamin E Acetate
2.29 oz Sugar
0.07 oz High Melt Point Shea Butter
Q.S. Vanilla Oleoresin
Recipe in Percentages
22% Green Tea Butter
2% Cherry Oil
8% Peach Kernel Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
65% Sugar
2% High Melt Point Shea Butter
Q.S. Vanilla Oleoresin

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.

Taylor

Finished Lip Balm Scrub

Finished Lip Balm Scrub

White Sugar

White Sugar

Adding Vanilla Oleoresin

Adding Vanilla Oleoresin

Added Vanilla Oleoresin

Added Vanilla Oleoresin

Mixed Sugar and Vanilla Oleoresin

Mixed Sugar and Vanilla Oleoresin

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Adding Sugar

Adding Sugar

Mixed Sugar Scrub

Mixed Sugar Scrub

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12 Comments

  • Lori L says:

    That flavor combination sounds great! But can you explain how to use a lip scrub? Do you wash it off after using? Thanks for the inspiration!

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    • Tina says:

      Lori,
      Yes, the scrub is washed or wiped off after using. Some people do eat the scrub but I don’t recommend this. A small amount on the finger, rub into lips, wipe off with a tissue. Apply your favorite lip balm.

      Cheers!
      Tina

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  • andrea says:

    How much fun! I will have to add Green Tea butter to my next order!!! Thank you for this idea — the winters here are pretty hard on lips so a gentle scrub would be fabulous!

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  • caren says:

    Sounds so yummy, after the winter, I think that everyone needs a lip scrub!!! Great idea for spring!!!

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  • Leilani says:

    How did I not know about green tea butter? I love green tea. I think I’m going to have to get some and try and make a lip balm. And with vanilla…yum!

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    • Tina says:

      I ask myself these things. Sometimes I wonder if I am more related to an ostrich because I am amazed by the things I never knew existed.

      Crazy!
      Tina

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  • Barb Murphy says:

    I have never tried a lip scrub before…interesting. I would think that this is not something to be used everyday, so how often would you recommend? Also, I had a terrible allergic reaction with welts and itchy skin from drinking green tea once. I love the idea of green tea butter, do you think this would cause the same reaction?

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    • Tina says:

      Do you know much about the green tea that gave you the welts? Did it include flavors and citric acid? I have never heard of green tea causing an allergic reaction but it could be something you should watch. I would test pure tea leaves from a cooled cup of tea first, if that gives no other reaction then I would try the butter. I would not try the butter right off because a fat soluble product may leave too much residue after washing. If you really are allergic then getting it off the skin fast is important.

      Tina

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  • Barb says:

    This sounds wonderful. Was afraid it was going to contain snake oil, which for me just has a really high ick factor. I don’t know why because I’ve eaten rattlesnake.

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  • Anne-Marie Faiola says:

    What a yummy idea for a sugar scrub, I love the blend. =)

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  • Kam says:

    Sounds great! I was thinking about making a lip scrub yesterday. The winter wind has not been nice to my lips. Thanks for the inspirational idea.

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