DIY Homemade Lip Scrub
If you haven’t heard of exfoliating your lips before – you are not alone. When it comes to your lips, we often give more importance to hydrating them. But here’s the thing – you do need to exfoliate your lips regularly to maintain a healthy, smooth pout. Blame it on that frigid weather, but when your lips get dry and chapped, they tend to flake and peel – a lip scrub helps to slough off dead, chapped skin and helps your lip balm penetrate deeper into the skin.
The result? Supple, rosier and healthier lips. You don’t have to spend a fortune on purchasing expensive scrubs from the market when you can simply make a lip scrub at home with a few ingredients that you’ll easily find in your kitchen cabinet. Read on to find some amazing DIY homemade lip scrub recipes.
What Are Lip Scrubs Made Of?
A lip scrub contains two components: an exfoliant and a nourishing agent. The emollient or the nourishing agent provides a hydrating base for your exfoliator, making it easier to apply to your lips. These two go hand in hand for moisturizing and smoothing out your lips.
We’ve got 18 DIY homemade lip scrub recipes sans the gross chemicals. Pucker up!
Just a heads up – some of these are so delicious, you might want to eat them! But don’t do that!
DIY Homemade Lip Scrub – 18 Different Recipes
- Coconut And Honey Lip Scrub
- Brown Sugar And Honey Exfoliation Scrub
- Chocolate Lip Scrub Mask
- Cinnamon Lip Scrub
- Orange Peel Lip Scrub
- Bubblegum Lip Scrub
- Kiwi Strawberry Lip Scrub
- Coffee And Honey Scrub
- Almond Lip Scrub
- Rose Petals And Milk Scrub
- Lemonade Lip Scrub
- Vanilla Coconut Lip Scrub
- Vitamin E Lip Scrub
- Mint Choco Coffee Lip Scrub
- Aspirin Lip Scrub
- Sea Salt And Sugar Lip Scrub
- Shea Butter Sugar Scrub
Here’s how you can make and use these delightful lip scrubs.
1. Coconut And Honey Lip Scrub
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon organic honey
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon lukewarm water
- Start by mixing the coconut oil and honey.
- Add the brown sugar and the lukewarm water to this mixture.
- Rub the mixture on your lips in a circular motion for two to three minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Coconut oil is filled with antioxidants and fatty acids that nourish the skin, while the brown sugar acts as a natural exfoliator that helps remove dead, dry skin. Honey is rich in natural healing properties.
2. Mint Lip Scrub
2 tablespoons olive (or coconut oil)
2 tablespoons sugar
8-10 drops of peppermint (or spearmint essential oil)
1/2 teaspoon grapeseed oil
Mix the sugar with your chosen emollient.
Add 8-10 drops of peppermint oil and blend. Alternatively, you can use spearmint essential oil.
Add grapeseed oil to the mixture.
Apply the scrub to your lips and rub it in circular motions for a few minutes.
Rinse with lukewarm water
Why This Works
Sugar works as a natural exfoliant while peppermint oil helps to stimulate circulation under the lips and create a “just bitten” effect that makes your lips appear fuller. This DIY sugar lip scrub is also very soothing and refreshing for the skin on your lips. Grapeseed oil is lightweight; it’s filled with antioxidants and acts as a wonderful natural moisturizer for your lips.