DIY Natural Lip Exfoliant in Minutes

I have been racking my brains trying to come up with something clever to use my little miniature jars for. I have had suggestions about using them to store herbs and spices but honestly can’t quite be bothered transferring all my spices from the jars they came in into my jars, without the little shaker lids. So I thought of something a bit more interesting.

I was once conned into buying a tiny little pot of lip exfoliant at a shop for about $12. This wouldn’t be so bad if not for the blatant fact that the only ingredients seemed to be sugar and oil and a little bit of pink colouring. The sales girl convinced me (and my friend) by giving us a tester and raving about how “you can even lick it off your lips when your done because it’s candy flavoured!”. Duh. It’s made of sugar you idiot, of course it’s “candy flavoured”. My friend and I (gullible as we are) bought a pot each and happily applied the magical lip exfoliant to our lips (and subsequently licked off the “candy flavoured”sugar) for the rest of our shopping trip. It was only later that night, when I excitedly showed it to my mum, that I realised we’d been ripped off. “You paid for that? It’s just sugar, you could make it!”

I’ve learnt my lesson. That expensive little pink pot has long since disappeared and so today I made some Lip Scuff of my own!

lip scuff

Homemade Lip Scuff

Homemade Lip Scuff

Ingredients:

  • 3 parts brown sugar
  • 2 parts honey
  • 1 part olive oil

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients into jar/pot/container
  2. Mix together
  3. Use a pea sized amount to rub on lips until smooth

I hope you like it!

Eleanor x

Grumblies

Huh? Grumble-what? Grumblies. I have no idea where the name was conjured, but I can tell you one thing – these cookies (yes, that’s right, I’m talking about cookies) are delicious!

One of my best friends first introduced me to these tasty treats a couple years ago and they have been a favourite of mine ever since. I always seem to have to ingredients on hand, much like I do for my Anzac Biscuits. They are packed full of nuts, seeds, sultanas and oats which gives one the impression that they’re healthy. As far as sweet treats go, they’re definitely healthi-er than Chocolate Chip Cookies or cupcakes, but they’re still yummy! I also like to add a tablespoon of Chia seeds to my Grumblies for an extra kick of goodness!

I made up a batch of Grumblies last night because a) I wanted to put one of my new jars to use and b) my boyfriend’s co-worker has been bugging me ever since the last time I made Grumblies for more Grumblies. Honestly, every time I see him, he mentions Grumblies. Yes, they’re that good. I haven’t made them for a while and had some spare time, plus I wanted to share the recipe with my followers so, naturally, I had to make them in order to include a photo in this post (hard life, right?).

Grumblies Recipe

Grumblies in a Jar!

 Grumblies

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup skim milk powder
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C
  2. In a medium sized bowl beat the eggs
  3. Add oil and beat again
  4. Add sugar and vanilla essence
  5. Mix well
  6. Stir in milk powder
  7. Mix in nuts, seeds and sultanas
  8. Stir in oats
  9. Mix well
  10. Roll or spoon out into balls and place on a greased baking tray
  11. Bake for 10-12mins or until golden brown
  12. Cool on a wire rack

I placed my Grumblies into one of my medium sized jars and finished it off with some ribbon and a label from kikki.K.

I hope you like them!

Eleanor x