Guest Post: DIY Lip Scrub by Nicole
Hi guys, I'm Nicole from Beauty, Lifestyle, Ramblings :)
Today I wanted to share with you a quick DIY lip scrub using a few things you can easily find at home.
This is a really simple lip scrub with only 3 ingredients. There are a couple of things you can add in or substitute such as Petroleum Jelly, Olive Oil and flavourings.
2 Teaspoons of Caster Sugar
The first thing you're going to need is Caster Sugar. This will act as the exfoliant, removing dry flaky skin when rubbed onto your lips. I suggest using Caster Sugar over Granulated Sugar as it's finer and won't be too harsh if your lips are very dry and cracked.
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil
The next thing you're going to need is Coconut Oil or you can use Olive Oil instead. You can also use Petroleum Jelly as well or instead of either of the oils. I'm picking Coconut Oil because I find that using Petroleum Jelly tends to bind everything together.
1 Teaspoon of Honey
The final ingredient is honey. Honey is extremely moisturising and an all round good-doer when it comes to hair, skin and general health.
You're also going to need a bowl, teaspoon and a little container to keep your scrub in.
Add your Coconut Oil and honey to a bowl and mix it into a thick paste. If you're using Petroleum Jelly add it now. If you want to add flavors like vanilla, almond, orange or mint, do so now. Only add the smallest drop because flavourings tend to be highly concentrated. You can always add more but you can't take it away.
Add two teaspoons of sugar and mix it up. When making this I wasn't happy with the consistency so I added another little sprinkle.
Now you just have to pop it into a little container and keep it with your skincare things!
I like to set mine in the fridge for an hour or so because all the mixing can make it a little runny.
I recommend using this 2-3 times a week depending on the condition of your lips. Don't overuse it or your lips will feel raw and don't use it if you have cracked, bleeding lips. Try one of those all purpose dry skin balms or creams.
To use this just take a fingertip of your lip scrub and start rubbing it into your lips. You can lick off the excess or just wipe it off. (You'll probably want to lick if you added flavourings!). You can also use this to remove any leftover pigment from lipstains.
Remember to always apply a thick layer of your favourite lip balm after using your lip scrub.
I love making my own lip scrubs because you already have all the ingredients at home. In my experience they're just as effective as the ones you buy from Lush. You can just throw out any leftover mixture or use it as a body scrub and you haven't wasted €8 if you don't like using it!
Let me know if you decide to try this out!
Don't be afraid to play around with ingredients and add or omit things that you know work well with your skin. Oh, and be careful if you have any allergies!