Kiss & Tell

Totally Edible & Truly Moisturising  Lip (And Body) Scrub You Can Make Right Now!

Being a new mama … well a mama to a new baby anyway, always means lots of lovely visits from friends and well wishers. When a friend recently called to say she would like to come over that night, my MIL (who travelled all the way from Kashmir, India to stay with us for a while) started worrying about what she should prepare for the guest. She was ready to start cooking elaborate Kashmiri dishes when I told her  Relax, My friend said she will  bring dinner.

What? Your guest will bring the food with her? This was a new concept to Mama-in-law, but when I explained that in this culture where families don’t often live with other members of the extended family and women already have so much to juggle with new-borns, other children and often no external help, it made sense to her that this was a normal way for friends to ‘help out’.

That evening Mama-in-law was not only introduced to lasagna for the first time (she LOVED it) but also to the norms of American ‘Mom-culture’.

So the next time this happened , she wasn’t surprised when another friend revealed a deliciously warm just baked cake from the depths of her bag and all we had to do was make some Kehwa to enjoy it with. This time though there was a little something extra along with the cake.  My lovely friend Aminah  had casually ‘thrown together’ the sweetest ‘care package’.  A box with, amongst other things, some decadent chocolates (which I may or may not have hid from hubby and polished off during post mid night nursing baby sessions) a beautiful beaded bracelet and one pretty little jar with the words ‘after shower body scrub’  written on the lid.

I made this for you, enjoy she said.

I used it all over post shower like Aminah had suggested and it was great.  But post shower time is pretty rare these days so recently I started using this as a lip scrub and OMG you guys it’s the best because it totally works. Aminah if you are reading this you need to rename and re-market this thing.

Not only did it do a lovely job of sloughing off all those rough parts, it left behind a film of moisture on my lips with no need for any extra lip balm. The best part is the fact that once scrubbed there is no need to wash it off, you can just lick it off your lips! (Or let your Halal Valentine kiss it off!)

If you enjoy trying home made beauty remedies add this to your arsenal :




One part almond oil

One part olive oil

2 parts brown sugar

(Oil:Oil should be  1:1  &  Sugar:Oil  should be  2:1)

One teaspoon nutmeg

Half teaspoon cinnamon



Mix all together and put inside a cute jar with a lid. 

Give as the sweetest gift ever or keep for yourself !

Oh and keep out of reach of children (in case they eat it all up!).


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  • Reply Sabah February 22, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    A great post!
    I usually make my own lip scrubs but I have never tried this recipe for lip scrubs before. Think I might just give it a go.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Sabah || http://www.womanishaffairs.org

    • Reply Mamanushka February 24, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      Let us know how you like it!

  • Reply Anonymous February 16, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Lovely to read except the part get your halal Valentine to kiss it off. I think that’s too much information.

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