Lush is one of my favourite beauty brands. Who doesn’t love the idea of fresh, handmade cosmetics that smell so good you wanna eat ‘em up?! But, there are two major problems I have with it:
- It’s not available in Pakistan. So that means you’ll find yourself begging distant relatives or friends or anyone you can think of (because desperation) to make a little space in their luggage while you use your dad’s credit card (hey, it’s not my fault banks don’t like me) to order it online.
- It’s kind of expensive. I mean, to be fair, when converted into our beloved currency, pretty much everything seems a lot more pricey but y’know. Can’t be earnin’ in rupees and spendin’ in dollars, son!
So when my Lush lip scrub recently ran out, I thought why not attempt making my own at home – can’t be rocket science, right? After going through lots of different versions online and a few failed experiments, I finally managed to get it right! And it’s a lot simpler than I anticipated (shh, let’s just keep that part to ourselves).
Strawberry Flavoured Lush-Inspired Lip Scrub
What You’ll Need:
1 tbsp super-fine granulated sugar
1 tsp edible olive oil
5-6 drops of strawberry flavouring
2 drops of pink food colour (gives a pretty pink tint to your lips!)
Add sugar and olive oil to a bowl and mix well.
Add the strawberry flavouring, drop by drop, stirring it into the mixture.
Colour it up! This was my favourite part – watching the ingredients take on a lovely pink tint. I used Rose Pink by Wilton.
Pour into a small pot and get scrubbin’ for soft, pink lips that taste like strawberries 😉