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:
-Food Flavouring (Vanilla, Strawberry, Orange..)
-(Optional) Liquid Glucose
-A Cotton Bud (Q-tip)
-(Optional) Edible Glitter
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!)
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!
(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.
(Optional) Add your edible glitter, I used not even a pinch of pink edible glitter. This step is optional as edible glitter is quite expensive and hard to find and doesnt really do anything to the product, but I find it looks pretty. 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!