Saturday, 28 January 2012

DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

Are your lips dry, and chapstick just isn’t cutting it? It’s a known fact that when your lips are chapped, lip products don’t apply evenly. I wanted to share with you a quick DIY lip scrub made of sugar that will help smooth out your pout and the best part, it’s totally inexpensive!

Sugar is amazing for our lips because of its exfoliating abilities. You can buy lip scrubs that contain sugar from stores like Lush, but this is much cheaper because most of us have the ingredients right in our kitchen!


Here’s what you’ll need:

- 1 teaspoon of Sugar (I would suggest using a course sugar, such as "Sugar in the Raw", it'll scrub a lot better than fine sugars)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Vaseline
- Peppermint Oil (this is completely optional, I just like to add it for a little flavour) 
- Small bowl or container for storage/mixing
- Spoon 


1. In a small bowl, mix together 1 teaspoon of sugar and add in a few drops of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. If you add too much oil its okay, just add more sugar. The consistency should be thick!

2. Add in about a dime-sized amount of Vaseline into the mixture. 

3. Mash ingredients together with a spoon. 

4. Add a couple drops of peppermint oil for some flavour. Peppermint will stimulate blood flow to the lips, making them appear fuller. 

5. Once mixture is complete, rub the scrub onto your lips for about 60 seconds and wipe off the excess. 

6. After the scrub, follow up with your favourite lip balm or salve to protect that pout!

You can definitely double or triple up the batch and put it in a container for storage. I would suggest putting the mixture in the fridge, and I wouldn’t keep it in there for more than a week.

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