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Monday, 20 January 2014

DIY / Lip Scrub


It's officially (or perhaps unofficially) 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year, and I just couldn't resist posting a little D.I.Y to lift everyone's moods! 
While at home today a little spell of creativity washed over me, and this is the outcome. As it's January and all our pockets are pretty empty, this D.I.Y lip scrub is a perfect, and incredibly cheap, way of treating those dry winter lips. You don't need to go out and buy anything for this - most of you will already have the ingredients lying around the house!
Now go and get creative! 


Ingredients Needed:
Sunflower Oil
Golden Syrup
Caster Sugar
Vanilla Essence

You will also need: 



A teaspoon, a tablespoon, a mixing bowl & a tub to store lip scrub in. 

Ready? Let's go! 

Step 1.

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Add a tablespoon of caster sugar to your mixing bowl. The sugar is the base of the scrub and the bit that actually scrubs your lips so we use more of this than any other ingredient.

Step 2.




Next, add (roughly) a teaspoon of sunflower oil to the sugar. You do not want the scrub to be runny or liquid-y so be sure not to add too much! Mix it until the scrub becomes a little clumpy. 

Step 3.



Add only a dribble of golden syrup to the mix, as you do not want it to be too sticky. However you do need the golden syrup as it helps to stick the mixture together. 

Step 4.



 

This stage of the process is optional. I chose to add vanilla essence to the mix to give it a nice taste and recommend doing this as it makes the scrub so much more enjoyable! But if you don't have any lying around the house, the scrub still tastes sweet anyway! 

The Result:



 ...And there you have it!
This lip scrub is super easy to make and only takes 10 minutes, too!
I'd love to hear how you get on with making this. 


Enjoy the rest of your Monday.

Amy
xxx

17 comments:

  1. I have GOT to try this, I've seen so many people talk about it, and it's such a good idea!
    Thanks for reminding me about it - I may give it a whirl tomorrow! :)
    amyalaska | Beauty & Lifestyle blog
    xx

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    1. No worries, I'd love to see how it goes! :)
      xx

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  2. I really have to try this! I didn't realise it was so simple to make, thank you for sharing x

    http://realityleaveslotstoimagination.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's so simple and easy to make - I'd love to hear how you get on with making it! :)
      xx

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  3. I have got to try this one out!!
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know ^^
    Have an amazing week!

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  4. That's such a good idea! I really wanted to try the one they sell in Lush, but now maybe I'll just try making it myself! Also my lovely, I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! Please check out my blog post here and it tells you how it works <3 xxx

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    1. This lip scrub is exactly like the LUSH ones - just a fraction of the price and super easy to make!
      Thanks so much lovely! :)
      xxx

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  5. Awesome, I'm linking back to this post on a lip scrub review tomorrow!

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  6. such a cute post, but I'm too lazy to make one myself - Shame on me!
    Defo a great idea of a little gift for someone x

    LauraThinksAbout

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  7. Ahh I love making my own lip scrub, so easy and inexpensive to do, and works just as well store bought ones. :)

    Juyey Xx

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    1. I agree - they are just like LUSH's range of lip scrubs.

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  8. Looks like a great and really easy/cheap. When ever I see these type of DIY things I always wonder how much of it will actually end up in my belly though. I saw a face masque the other day with oats, banana and honey.


    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Such yummy ingredients are used! That's what make them so appealing.
      xx

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  9. Hey, I just nominated you for the liebster award check it out on my latest blog post http://fiercefinefashion.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/nominated-liebster-award.html

    Char x

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