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DIY Beauty | Body & Lip Scrub

This was a DIY around 5 years in the making.  I’ve attempted homemade face masks and hair masks in the past [some with success, others with mashed banana and avocado stuck in my hair for days], but with plenty of scrubs in the shops I was happy with, I never quite got round to making my own.  But an unsupervised detour to the soap making aisle of Hobby Craft sees a whole load of Beauty DIYs coming your way over the next few months, starting with this easy Body & Lip Scrub combo.

| WHAT YOU NEED |
Sugar / Cucumber Oil / Peppermint Oil / Containers / Spoon



| HOW YOU MAKE THEM |

This is the tip of the DIY Beauty iceberg – the colours, scents, oils and ingredients means that a whole loads of personalisation is possible and you can tailor to anyone and everyone.
For my base, I used Coconut Oil.  It’s cheap, it’s everywhere and the benefits are widely known.  A 500g jar costs around £2 and will make up 3 body scrubs and 3 lip scrubs no problem.
I scooped 1/3 of the coconut oil into a mixing jar [unmeasured as the quantities were very much altered to suit my preference] and broke it up with a fork to make it easier to work with.
My ‘scrub’ element was white granulated sugar and I added 1 cup in total, a ¼ cup at a time, mixing in with my fork and testing the consistency as I went until I was happy with the ratio.
Next, the oils and scents.  I wanted something fresh, clean and light, so opted for a blend of mint oil and cucumber oil – two caps full of each, but adding one cap at a time, mixing and testing the blend as I went.
This is the stage where you can add any colourings, additional exfoliants or even dried flowers before transferring to your chosen pots.  I picked up a selection of lip pots from the pound store and a couple of larger jars from amazon and even went as far as to create some labels [these make great gifts if you use the same oils as me, so feel free to use the ones below]. 

| LABEL |
[right-click and save to your computer to print]
I filled a lip jar with the mixture, patting down and levelling before popping in the fridge to harden the mixture.  
I then transferred the remaining mixture into the larger jar, but left this in its fluffy, lighter state.
Not only does it look and work well, it smells amazing – the perfect fresh scent for a bathroom!

Have you ever made your own beauty products? Let me know if you have any recommendations.

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