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Topic: Sugar Lip Scrub *with tutorial*  (Read 15627 times)
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« on: May 26, 2010 03:14:42 PM »

Alright, so I wasn't all that interested in lip scrubs until I had a conversation with my sister. As usual, we were discussing Lush products (we both used to work there at different stores in different cities!) and the topic of lip scrubs came up. They sell these: http://www.lush.ca/shop/products/face/lip-balms-and-scrubs/mint-julip


I wouldn't pay $9 for them, but I'm cheap like that. Not to mention the idea of scrubbing my lips isn't that high on my priority list!

But after talking about it with my sister so much, I thought I'd give it a try. It turned out pretty well!



If you want to try your hand at it, here's what I did:

Ingredients:
white sugar
honey
apricot kernel oil
pure vanilla extract
peppermint essential oil

You could always make substitutions, this is just what I did.  If you'd rather use olive oil, try it.  If you don't have peppermint oil, try another essential oil.  Use what you have.  That's what I did. Smiley

Alright, now here are my extremely precise measurements and directions (har har har):

1. Put about 1/8 - 1/4 of a cup of sugar in a small bowl

2. Add a "squirt" or "drizzle" of honey

3. Add ~3 drops of peppermint oil

4. Pour in some oil... I probably used about 2 tsp.

5. Splash a little bit of vanilla in6. Mix it up really well!!

To use:Wet lips with water and rub a pea sized amount on lip. Rub rub rub!! (gently!) The longer you scrub the smoother your lips will be. Don't press too hard though.

I like to finish up with my Rocky Mountain Soap Company peppermint lip butter!

And because I know you're probably curious, it didn't taste half bad either!!



If you find that the sugar is too rough for your lips, there's two things you can do.

 1) with some water, rub your scrub between your fingers before putting in your lips. This will dissolve the sugar a bit and smooth out the edges. This works for commercial scrubs (salt and sugar) too.

2) Next time you make the scrub, through your sugar in the blender or food processor first to make it finer.

I'll have to see how well this keeps, honey is a natural preservative, so we'll see how it goes!!

I think next time I'm going to try cinnamon and clove with maybe a hint of orange! Or maybe a citrus blend of lime, lemon, and orange... oh the possibilities!!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010 03:31:01 PM »

Wow! This looks great! I might actually have to do that tonight.  Wink

Another thing you could do for finer sugar is to get baker's sugar...I have some, and it's sooo much finer than regular sugar. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010 03:37:17 PM »

Looks yummy - I think I need to eat.  Love your precise measurements - I'm the same way! 
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010 04:18:38 PM »

i just made this and used it, and I love it!!!!!
My lips almost feel tingly, and soooo smooth Smiley
I didnt have any essential oils so i just didnt use them, and it turned out great still, i just had to add a couple drops more of oil.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2010 09:32:45 PM »

I'm gonna have to try this... and maybe share. Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2010 04:15:42 AM »

I did something similar when I saw them in the Lush catalog! It works with lip balm flavor oils. Mine was sugar (ran it through my coffee grinder to make it finer), jojoba oil, and unsweetened lip balm flavor oil.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2010 09:50:47 AM »

Thanks!!! I read about that in the Lush times. THANKS FOR THE TUTORIAL!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2010 10:36:05 AM »

Ooh, awesome!  Thanks for the tute!  Definitely whipping this up this weekend.  You're a DIY B&B superhero!
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2010 04:49:12 PM »

so do you leave it on?? or do you rinse?? sounds yummy that I may eat it Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2010 11:50:34 PM »

Looks good! I love lip scrubs!
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