How to make your own lip scrub:
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Essence of Vanilla/Almond/etc. (optional) for flavour
- Red or Pink food colouring (optional) for colour
- A small container
- A mixing bowl
- A teaspoon and a tablespoon
Just follow these 5 simple steps!
I had this small Body Shop container left over from a promotion they were doing a few weeks ago. Knew it would turn out to be useful!
Place 1&1/2 to 2 tablespoons of sugar into a mixing bowl.
Pour approx. 1 tablespoon of olive oil onto the sugar and mix it in. These measurements are approximate because they will depend on consistency.
This is the consistency you're aiming for: sandy, sticking together but not very oily or mushy. If you're not sure, see how it feels on your lips. Too oily? Add sugar. Too abrasive? Add oil.
Add a touch of honey, for moisture, flavour, and to keep the mixture from separating. Half a teaspoon will do, any more might make the scrub too sticky. Mix it in until you reach the desired consistency.
Step 5 (optional):
Now's the time to add flavour and/or colouring to your lip scrub. I chose to use almond essence, because I love the taste and smell, but vanilla essence or orange blossom water would've gone just as well. Just a few drops will be largely enough!
If you want, you can use food colouring as a kind of built-in lipstain - I chose not to for the very simple reason that I am a klutz and would have gotten it all over my clothes in no time.
Pop it into your container, and voila!Your very own, personalized lip scrub.
I had some left over, so I decided to wrap it into tin foil and a teabag-shaped package as a small present for my sister.
|Gasp! My real name was almost revealed!|