Friday, 7 February 2014

How To: Making your own Lip Exfoliator/Lip Scrub

Posted by Olivia Jayne at 00:00
Hey guys,
So you may have seen my 'How To: Making your own BB cream' post not too long ago. Well, I really enjoyed making that post so I decided to make another DIY makeup products post today. I find that making your own products from ingredients that you already have in your house is a much cheaper way of getting new products. Today I'm going to be showing you how to make a lip exfoliator.

Things You'll Need:
  • Olive Oil
  • Sugar or Caster Sugar
  • Honey
  • Vanilla Essence (optional)
  • Food Colouring (optional)
  • Measuring spoons
  • Jar to keep it in

1. Firstly, take the jar that you are going to keep your lip exfoliator in and put a tablespoon of caster sugar or sugar into the jar. If you want a deeper lip scrub then use normal sugar but caster sugar is generally softer to the lips. This will make your lips smooth and exfoliate them. You can obviously add more or less depending on how much you want to make but I find that using this much makes a good amount.

2. Then add 1/2 - 3/4 of a teaspoon of olive oil. This isn't a set amount, I find that after I've stirred it, I end up adding a little more to make it of a better consistency but this is up to you. Stir the mixture and it shouldn't look to liquidy, it should be more like sugar at this point.

3. Now add a small amount of honey. This is really a trial and error thing with the amount because the honey makes the mixture stick. Just add a small dribble and then work from that until the mixture is stuck together. 

4. Now the next step is optional. You could just leave the lip scrub like that or you can add flavouring. Personally, I prefer to add some vanilla essence to make it taste a little better because after all, you are putting it on your lips. You can also add peppermint extract, lemon juice or anything thats going to add flavour to your exfoliator. Don't add very much, only a few drops because you want to make the flavouring very subtle.

5. This step is optional too. If you want to, you can add food colouring to make your lip scrub tinted and leave a nice colour to your lips or you can leave it natural. I added some red food colouring to make it tinted. I would only use red or pink food colouring but it is up to you. Don't overdo this step, only add a couple of drops because food colouring does stain and you don't want to overly stain your lips. I only added a few drops to make it a rosy pink but then I added some more to make it a slightly darker pink colour.

6. Now your lip scrub is ready to use. If after a while, your scrubs mixture begins to separate, put in in a fridge and it should stick back together. Also since you have used all edible ingredients, once you've finished exfoliating your lips, you can lick it off, that is why I like to add flavouring.

Thank you for reading! If you having any tips on making this or want to tell me how this worked for you please comment below or email me. Thanks!

xoxo PinkCupcake xoxo


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