Sunday, 7 April 2013

BB4FF: DIY Lip Scrub

Hello everyone! How are you all? My giveaway has less than two days left until it closes, wow! You'd best enter quickly if you haven't already!

Today I thought I'd show you a quick and easy DIY lip scrub for my Budget Beauty for Frugal Fashionistas posts. You can buy lip scrubs from places like Lush and Korean brands like Etude House and Skinfood, which sell one in a lipstick bullet-style application made from coffee beans but it's much cheaper to make your own with ingredients you probably have already at home. You also know exactly what will go into your scrub so there's no harsh chemicals, artificial colours or fragrances, unless it's in the chapstick itself, which you can always buy all-natural!

First off, you'll need a small, clean container to put the lip scrub in, a teaspoon, chapstick/lip balm, oil and sugar. You can use any oil you prefer, like sweet almond, jojoba, avocado, etc. and any sugar - I used white but you can use soft brown, dark muscovado, etc. You could even substitute the oil for honey and make a honey and brown sugar lip scrub! Oooh...there's an idea right there for next time!

Get you little pot. I'm using a clear one for holidays, taking to airports, etc. Mine has remnants of chapstick in from when I made eyeshadow primer, then transferred it to a larger container. I made this tutorial right after the eyeshadow primer one, don't worry! I'm just super lazy and forget to post on time... /sweat

Chop up your chapstick using the teaspoon and mix it to an even, thick consistency in your little pot.

Add 1-2 teaspoons of sugar to the chapstick. I did this little by little, mixing a bit in before adding more so it didn't overspill and get everywhere! I added about 2, 2 and a half teaspoons of sugar to my scrub but it all depends on how thick and exfoliating you want yours to be.

Add a couple of drops, about 2-3, of oil or honey and mix well again. If the scrub is a bit thick for your liking, simply add more oil/honey, a couple of drops at a time.

There you have it! Rub a little bit of this scrub into your lips, massaging in small, circular motions and rinse or wipe off with a flannel or piece of tissue. All the dry, dead flakes of skin will be gone from your lips, leaving them super soft and silky, ready to apply your favourite lip balm, gloss or lipstick afterwards or leave them bare, whichever you prefer!

This is so cheap and easy to make, I made it in about 5 minutes! The chapstick cost me 50p and the tiny bit of sugar and oil is literally minute compared to the volumes you get it in so this is really great for saving money on unnecessary items. I hope you enjoyed this post and can all have super soft and lovely lips! I think I'll make a post about my recent outfits next time so stay tuned! <3


  1. Nice! I've just posted on a DIY lip scrub too! I find using Vaseline to be easier to apply the scrub to my lips over using a lip balm base only because it's more liquid like (instead of a chapstick/paste base) ^_^ Have you tried just using honey and sugar too? I've heard it works well like that too!

    1. Yeah, you can definitely use Vaseline if you prefer that! I prefer a more paste-like consistency but it's whatever you prefer! <3

      I'd love to try one using just honey and sugar too, it seems great and very luxurious! Thanks for your comment!