Tutorial: Mint Chocolate Lip Scrub

Posted by on Tuesday, April 20, 2010

DISCLAIMER: I'm not forcing you to do this. So if you blow up your house or scratch your lips or I don't know, gain twenty pounds or something, it's not my fault. Sorry, but some people will sue for ANYTHING.

Hey my gorgeous people,

So this has been interesting me for a while. My lips tend to get very dry very quickly and once I heard about lip scrubs (I didn't know you could exfoliate your lips!) I decided to look into it. Only loads of major brands are selling tubes of the stuff for upwards of £20 - I mean, really? - and even one of the cheapest (and nicest) brands, LUSH, are selling theirs for around £4.50. (review here: http://theglossgoss.blogspot.com/2010/02/spring-haul-part-1.html) This is reasonable considering it comes in lots of different flavours and is a lot cheaper than many other brands, but even so it's the best part of a fiver for what is essentially flavoured sugar. Knowing this, I decided to look into making my own.

Ingredients (or a brief guide, anyway):

Two tablespoons caster sugar (or any type you want, not icing sugar though as that will make a paste)
Half a teaspoon of cocoa powder (add more if you want it more chocolatey)
One teaspoon Jojoba oil (really, you can use any oil for this, I just fancied jojoba. Add more if you want it more moisturising or less if you want it more exfoliating. Make sure the consistency is right for you)
A few drops Mint essential oils, to taste (please make sure these are safe for your lips!)

So I started out with the sugar and the cocoa powder in a bag and mixed them together, really well.

 I emptied them, mixed, into this little tin that used to hold my rosin for my violin bow (it ran out, so I have another one now :P)
I added the jojoba oil, a little at a time, to get the right consistency. Oh, and I had a couple of tastes, as well :D You might want it more chocolatey than I did, if so, add more cocoa powder. Then, I added the mint - only about three drops or so, but again individual tastes differ.

Here it is! So use this on damp lips or with a bit of Vaseline. You can apply it with your finger or an old toothbrush, and just scrub until all the dead skin is gone!


September Lena


  1. I'm gonna try this! ^^ Looks fun and not too difficult. Thanks!


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