A fresh and zesty lip scrub with culinary origins.Back when I had a 9-5 job (actually, it was 7-10, but whatever), my coworker baked all of us in the office cookies one Christmas. They were soft, chewy, almost shortbread-like, with lemon and orange zest and chopped almonds. They were amazing. I incessantly asked him for the recipe, or at least to make them again if he didn’t want to give up his secrets. He never did, but those cookies stuck with me for a long time. So much so that naturally I totally ripped off… er, paid homage to his flavor combo.
Citrus Almond Lip Scrub is a luscious combination of lemon, orange, and almond in the Molly Rose Balm formula, with raw vegan sugar to exfoliate the lips. All of my lip scrubs are packaged in a convenient tube form. This is NOT as simple as it sounds. Anyone who has ever seen lip balm being made knows the lip balms are poured into their tubes in a liquid state where they then solidify into the balm. The addition of sugar, however, instantly turns the scrub into a semi-solid before it ever makes it to the tube. So how do you get the scrub into the tube? Well, it’s not easy, as I learned over the course of the past four and a half years. I have gone through more trial and error (and error and error and error again) to find the best method. It’s still not perfect, but it’s light years ahead of where I was.