Monday, 2 November 2015

DIY Vanilla Lip Scrub

So for the last few days my lips have been super dry for some reason and my favourite lip balm couldn't even sort them out! I decided that I needed a lip scrub but I'm out of my Lush one and my closest store is a good 30 miles away (#Cornwallproblems). So, why not just make one myself? How hard can it be right? It actually was really easy as all the ingredients were already in my cupboard, and it took about 10 minutes to put together! Here's what you'll need to make your own:

Olive oil
White sugar
Brown sugar
Vanilla extract

First I combined a teaspoon of the oil and honey into a small ramekin, then added a little of the vanilla extract. It's best to only add a small amount at this stage as you can always add more later. Then I moved onto the sugar and again added a teaspoon of each. Then mix it all together!

At this point you'll be able to tell if it's the right consistency or if it needs a little more of something. For me, it was too runny so I added a little more of each of the sugars, and voila!

I didn't want to just put in one of those little disposable travel pots, I wanted something cuter. I found this little jar which you get marmalade in and thought it was perfect. It's so cute!

Your probably thinking, "great it looks nice, does it work?". Yes it does! It works exactly like a Lush scrub and it even tastes a little bit like the popcorn one. And what I love is that you know exactly what has gone into it, there's no hidden nasties. There are so many different flavours you could make, you can just switch the vanilla for something like peppermint oil, or cinnamon! I think this could make a great gift for a friends birthday or stocking filler at Christmas!

I'd love to know if you've ever made your own lip scrub? Or if you have a go at this one let me know and tweet me a pic! Happy scrubbing! x
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