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Friday, 20 January 2012

DIY: Strawberry Lip Scrub


Its getting to that time of year, the time of chapped lips. I dont know about anybody else, but I know I use lip scrubs constantly throughout the winter period. The only issue is that they can be quite expensive, so here is how to make one yourself, and providing you already have these items in your cupboard, it wont cost you a penny!

What you will need:
-Caster Sugar
-Food Flavouring (Vanilla, Strawberry, Orange..)
-A pot
-(Optional) Liquid Glucose
-A Cotton Bud (Q-tip)
-(Optional) Edible Glitter

Step 1
First of all place a teaspoon of the caster sugar into the pot that you will be using. (Remember when you add the liquid the caster sugar will shrink in size, so you can always add more later!) 

Step 2
Pour 2 drops of your food flavouring, and mix with a cotton bud (Q-tip if you're American!). Less is more when adding your flavouring, as too much can ruin it, so just add one drop at a time. If you dont have Strawberry Food flavouring you can always use Vanilla Extract, or any other food flavouring you have, however they're very cheap to buy!

Step 3
(Optional) Add in two drops of liquid glucose, this just makes the sugar mixture stick together. You dont have to do this step as it works perfectly well without the liquid glucose, but if you're struggling to make your mixture stick together then this is the product to use.

Step 4
(Optional) Add your edible glitter, I used not even a pinch of pink edible glitter, a little goes a long way. Make sure if you are adding glitter that it is the edible kind!

Thats it! Thats all you need to do to create your own lip scrub, easy and cheap! Also, as all of the ingredients you have used are edible, you can lick your lips afterwards, and it tastes delicious! 

Let me know if you do this!
Its so simple and easy! 

31 comments:

  1. This is a great tutorial, thankyou! I have wanted a lipscrub for ages but the Lush ones are expensive, so I will definitely be making this xx

    http://rosee-petals.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. This looks great! Looks like the lush ones, great tutorial xoxo

    myaffairwithmakeup.blogspot.com

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  3. i tried this diy before, i love it! i always get try lips in the winter so this is a life saver! xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.ie

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  4. Love this! I do love the Lush Lip Scrubs but they're quite pricey so I will definitely be trying this :)

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I'll definitely be doing this!

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  6. I love this tutorial! I think lip scrubs are such a bloody rip off! I will def be making this xxx

    http://mylushbox.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Looks fab, definitely going to give this a try!
    Thanks for the tutorial :)

    Leanne @ MakeUp Blast xx

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  8. Oh my! I'm definitely going to be trying this. I've always wanted a good lip scrub, but I've never found one for a price I like, or in a flavor I'm particularly fond of. I love that I could just make my own with any flavor!

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  9. This is the sort of thing I wish I would do. I like the ones you can sneakily eat!

    Maria

    www.mareliwel.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. This is such a great idea! I never thought about adding in my own flavours before! I'll definitely be making some for Christmas presents! :)
    Catherine x
    brighton-girl.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Love your blog!!
    Check out mine, and if you like we can follow eachother on Bloglovin' & GFC? Let me know and will follow straight back! Looking foward to hearing from you

    http://www.kellyjade.co.uk

    xox
    Kelly

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  12. Ooh, I really want to do this! You're right, lip scrub is so expensive. My friend Niamh buys hers from Lush and although, yes, it's nice, it costs something crazy like £4.50. That amount of money for a tiny little pot of stuff actually makes me shudder. Thanks for the tips! (:

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  13. wow, that looks amazing! i've got two lip scrubs from lush - both from gift sets - but i agree, they are way overpriced just for some sugar! I've wanted to make my own lip scrub for ages but i could never find a simple recipe! Will definitely be trying this one out, thanks :D x

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  14. This is SUCH a nice idea. Lip scrubs are so good but I never thought if making it myself - thankyou! :)x

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  15. Your blog is so pretty, and I love this post. Instant follow :) Looking forward to reading through the rest of your blog! If you're ever passing through mine, do say hi :D x

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  16. Hi. Just discovered you blog and I love it. Its fabulous.
    Love just reading one post to the next :)
    Ooh I'm going to try this tomorrow!
    xxx
    http://heroineinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. this is an amazing idea!

    lots of love and a merry christmas from the c&p girls,
    casper&pearl blog
    xx

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  18. This is a really clever idea. I've never used a lip scrub. I would definitely like this try this. It seems simple enough.

    And in reply to your comment: I actually haven't yet watched Pixiwoo & all the others you mentioned, but I must! My video feed is overwhelmed, I find myself not having enough time to watch all the videos, which makes me sad. I am guilty of staying up into the ridiculous hours of night just to get caught up with my subscriptions :)

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  19. good idea, love it!

    theistyleblog.blogspot.com

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  20. great DIY

    http://georginagoodman.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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  21. You have made this look so easy ! Think I will attempt myself :)

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com

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  22. Great diy! I know I use lip scrubs in winter time like every other day.


    xo, natasha solae
    www.natashasolae.com

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  23. Yum! Lovely post.
    We love your blog!
    Merry Xmas xxx

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  24. Hi dear!
    I love ur style!
    such a wonderful blog
    xx

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  25. Oh I love DIY posts, I'm really going to try and do this myself!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  26. love this! great idea! will be trying this out for sure!

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk


    xx

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  27. This is a a great DIY lip scrub! I normally put a little bit of olive oil to make it more moisturising too :) I quite recently bought a lip scrub from Lush though and I think it will last me a while!

    http://reveriebelle.blogspot.com.au

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  28. that looks literally so yummy! so awesome! gonna try this.

    jordansbeautybank.blogspot.com

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  29. This sounds pretty awesome...and looks kind of yummy..like candy...Love it!

    Jasmine | The Sixth Disney Princess

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