2013-05-07

DIY Peppermint Lip Scrub

Hey, everyone! I'm super excited to share this little DIY with you all as I love a good DIY that I can recreate myself. This one is so easy that anyone can create it, and probably won't even have to go out and get anything to do it! I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but I'm a huge fan of lip scrubs. I use my Lush "Sweet Lips" religiously every night and swear that lip scrubs help amazingly. As I'm such a fan, I decided that it was time to find a way to make my own, so in December I did just that. 

After doing some research and then deciding on what I wanted mine to be, I came up with this cute and simple little recipe that's easy enough for everyone. It smells absolutely heavenly and unlike any other lip scrub that I've tried before.


What you'll need:
-bowl
-spoon
-granulated white sugar
-dark brown sugar
-oil (canola, preferably)
-honey
-peppermint extract


First, you'll want to dish out about three tablespoons of white sugar and about 1-1 1/2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar. Mix it all together, getting the clumps out of the brown sugar.


After mixing the sugars together, I add about 1 tablespoon of honey and then 1 1/2 tablespoons of canola oil. The oil is the trickiest part and the aspect that you can decide yourself. I like my scrubs to be a bit more texturized, so I don't add as much honey and oil as I could. I like the scrub gritty to really get the dead layers off of my lips. However, if you'd prefer yours to be more moisturizing, then add some more oil and honey to get a "wetter" look to the scrub. The way I make mine remind me more of a Lush scrub than most handmade scrubs.

The best part of this is to add just a drop or two of Peppermint extract. I haven't had any peppermint lip scrub before, nor have I ever found any, so that's what I think makes mine unique. It smells so stunning and easy to lick right off the lips. If you find the same extract as me, however, be warned that a little goes a long way! I only need the drop or two and it is perfect.


And that's that! I love to jar mine in plastic containers which are only a few dollars at my local Container Store and even add a label if I'm feeling adventurous. I made a ton of these in December and gave my friends one, which I hope they loved. I think that these are perfect for yourself or making a fun treat for others. 

Let me know if you decide to make a homemade lip scrub or even if you've made one before! I'd love to try some more DIYs in the future as I think they're so fun. 



4 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Need to try this :) x

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    1. Thanks, be sure to let me know if you do!

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  2. I've always wanted to make my own, going to bookmark this! :) Thanks Cass xxx

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    1. Ah, great! I hope you do, I'm obsessed, haha (:

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