Wednesday, 12 June 2013

DIY Lip Scrub

Ever since running out of my Betty Buff lip scrubs I've been meaning to make my own and finally got round to it a few weekends ago. The recipe I used for this lip scrub came from the very lovely Grace from All That Slap - you can check out her post on her fab blog here!

To make Grace's lip scrub I used the following:


  • Coconut oil (this was a bargain £2.29 from Superdrug)
  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • A pot for the lip scrub (I recycled my Betty Buff one)
  • Mixing bowl and fork

Grace recommends using around 80% sugar, 15% oil and 5% honey. The sugar will exfoliate, the oil will moisturise and the honey seals in that moisture. I used about five teaspoons of sugar, then added the coconut oil gradually (it is solid at room temperature so needs melting first) and mixed it together in between. I stopped when most of the sugar had been bound together by the coconut oil and the texture didn't seem too dry but also not full of liquid. To give you an idea here's what it looked like at this point:


I then mixed in about 3/4 teaspoon of honey, which really binds all the ingredients together. I didn't melt the honey, I just used it straight out of the jar. Although it was solid it was still quite soft, but probably required extra mixing to evenly distribute it than if it was runny.


That is the lip scrub done, super easy! The great thing is that you probably have most of the ingredients already at home, so it's really cheap too. If you don't have coconut oil you could use a different oil, like olive oil. 

The lip scrub is lovely to use. It's very different to my old one, which was quite a dry formula. When you rub the sugar over your lips this leaves a nice thin layer of the coconut oil and honey behind, which is seriously moisturising and also tastes yummy! I don't seem to need to apply as much lip balm afterwards as I used to.


Have you ever made your own lip scrub?

Beauty Bird xx



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  1. wow! great post! i shall have to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

    Zara (Bows and Pearls)

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    1. Let me know if you do! Thank you for the lovely comment xx

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  2. Great idea!! I have to try and make one too :) Thank you for ''recipe '' :)

    ♥ ♥ '' Think Pink | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog " ♥ ♥

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    1. You definitely should! Cheap to do and easier than I expected!!xx

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  3. I can never get the consistency right but I will try your recipe!
    thanks

    x
    wwww.suckmy-kiss.blogspot.com

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  4. Sounds great, i use my lush lip scrub but i think i will just make it at home when it's finished.

    jess xx
    dotofdaisy.blogspot.com

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    1. You should definitely give it a go!xx

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  5. What a great idea! I haven't used a lip scrub before, but this sounds great. I think I will give it a try :)

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    1. Yay, let me know how you get on!xx

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  6. I have been toying with trying to make my own skincare so will definitely be giving this a go!
    Keeley www.phatcupcake.com

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    1. That's great, let me know how you get on!xx

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  7. This is great! So simple! Will Definitely try this!

    http://reemz-petitebeautyblogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's so much easier than I thought! xx

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  8. Oh I love this!
    I will have to give this a go :).

    Leah x

    Peachesandsmoke.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Ill have to try this, it looks really good!

    Millie x

    http://hidbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Millie! Have fun making it :-) xx

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  11. Ooo I love my lush one but may have to try making one after I finish it. I keep meaning to make my own body scrubs after seeing Essie Button do one. M xx

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    1. Id be tempted to try a body scrub too, will look up her post xx

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