Wednesday 19 September 2012

A Quick D.I.Y......... Lip Scrub

On Wednesday 9th of September I had braces fitted. They are not train track's they're "Twin block appliances", they are more like retainers than anything else, and are built for moving my bottom jaw forward. Anyway, since having them fitted I've had permanently dry lips - you name a lip balm, I've tried it. So I thought I should try using a lip scrub instead.

I've always been a great fan of the Lush bubblegum lip scrub - however at £5, I'm not sure if it's worth it. I say this, because I end up eating most of it, so it's pointless buying it.

I then looked up the ingredients of most lip scrubs and the majority are made of mostly sugar. Which is handy considering everyone has some sugar at home - surely?

Saying that you cant just rub plain sugar on your lips. So I thought of two kitchen ingredients that would make lovely, yummy lip treatments. 

For one 'portion' of lip scrub, you simply need:

  • A small bowl / plate / tray to mix it on
  • A toothpick / small spoon
  • Maple Syrup / Honey
  • Sugar

1) Add a pea sized amount of maple syrup/ honey to your bowl / plate / tray
2) Add a small spoonful of sugar to the syrup / honey
3) Mix the two ingredients together.
4) Apply to the lips in circular motions
5) Either wash it off or you can eat it afterwards - it's 100% edible. 

I made my lip scrub with maple syrup as I'm personally not a great fan of syrup. So I'm not quite sure how much honey you need for one use.


  1. definitely going to try this, as I don't get to Lush often and I need a lipscrub! xo

    1. Aww thank you!!
      I love this lip scrub personally!xx

  2. I do this too! ohh you've just reminded me i need to do this :)

    Sophierosehearts x

    1. Wow!!

      I think it tastes so nice - especially the maple syrup one :)xx

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    1. Awww thank you :)

      Will have a little look :)xx

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