Wednesday, 22 January 2014

DIY Vanilla Lip Scrub

How are you?

Today I thought I'd do another DIY! This one unfortunately cannot double up as a healthy breakfast however it does look yummy and smells even better. This lip scrub is vanilla scented and full of carefully selected exfoliating and moisturising ingredients that are likely already in your kitchen cabinet. What's even better is that it literally only takes a few minutes to whip up!

What you will need:

2-3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsps vanilla extract
and a good dollop of honey!

To begin making your scrub start by adding a good dollop of honey (or two!) to your sugar.

And mix

Next, add in your olive oil

And mix again

To finish your scrub, add in your vanilla essence and stir. If you fancy a more fruity flavoured scrub you can add a little lemon zest instead.

You should be left with a lip scrub of this consistency but you can always add a bit more sugar than I did (I simply used these quantities because I prefer a more gentle scrub)
You can use your scrub immediately or store it for a little treat now and then!

To use: Lightly damp lips, apply scrub with finger or toothbrush in circular motions, leave for 2-3 minutes, rinse and pat dry. Oh, and don't forget to follow with your favourite lip balm!
To store: Keep in an airtight container or pot and it should (as all the ingredients have a very long shelf life) last a good few weeks in the fridge.

 I hope you've enjoyed this DIY!
Let me know if you decide to try this out, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Have you ever tried making your own DIY lip scrub before?

Until next time,
have a wonderful week,



  1. What a lovely post, I keep meaning to go to Lush to pick up one of their offerings but I might have a go at making one myself now :)

    Danniella x | Famous In Japan

    1. I definitely recommend giving it a go, it's quite fun to make as you can customize it how you like + a lot cheaper as you can buy the ingredients in bulk! (I do love Lush though!!) Thanks so much for stopping by, L xo

  2. Great post! I've never tried this, might give it a go. :)

    Love From Twinkle

  3. What a lovely post! I'll definitely be making this!

    I have a new post up about Valentines gifts, would love it if you could check it out :)


    1. Thank you Hannah! I hope you like it :) Shall definitely check out your post,
      L xo

  4. Great post! I just did a post about tips for dry lips and one of my tips was to make a lip scrub. I'll have to try this out!

    1. oo that sounds great, I'll definitely be checking your post out :) Thank you + I hope you like the scrub!

  5. OMG! This is so amazing! Definitely need to try this, I've been wanting to get my hands on the Lush bubblegum lip scrup but I think it's overpriced :/ Giving this a go for sure! Lovely blog! Following you via Bloglovin'! X

    1. I do love Lush but have to agree- I think they're great for a treat now and then but not always so budget friendly. Plus I love DIY-ing!
      Thank you so much for stopping by!
      L xo

  6. I am loving this. I am definitely going to have to try it :) Lovely blog hun.
    Paige xx

    1. Thanks Paige! Hope you enjoy!
      Have a lovely week (and sorry this is such a late reply!)
      L xo


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