Tuesday, 27 November 2012

How to: Winter's Coming Lip Scrub.

I have always suffered with chapped lips in the winter. This year I decided to try and do something about it. I had seen a few sugar lip scrubs being advertised (like this one at Lush). So I made lip scrub!


I wanted to find a way to make a sugar scrub with ingredients I already have in my store cupboard. I did some digging around online and came up with a list of things that I could use...

My first try recipe:

I mixed the following ingredients together with a fork:
  • 3 teaspoon (tsp) white caster sugar
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
This was a bit too dry and crumbly so I added the following:
  • 1 tsp solid honey
  • 1 tsp olive oil (But read to the end...)
How to use:

Rub a little on to your lips in a circular motion. Then lick it off! Follow up with a good rich moisturising cream. I use the hand and lip cream I made not too long ago...

What I learnt:

  • Don't bother making this with brown sugar, it dissolves! Goodness knows what they do to make sugar white and non-dissolving...
  • It would have been better if I had left out the olive oil. When I wanted to use my scrub the next day the olive oil had separated and was sitting on top of the rest of the mix. I just poured it off. Also the olivey taste doesn't go all that well with the coconut and honey.

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  1. Dear Roya,

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. So I'm going to comment on yours. I hope I get to see you again. Can we please be friends? Love Sienna.

    1. Sure thing Sienna! I do hope I get to see you again too... Hugs xx

  2. I think I might actually try this one day, I pinned it for the time being... ;)

    1. Let me know how it goes. It seems to be working for me... :)


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