Lip care is an essential part of any skincare routine. Just as you would with your face, you can exfoliate, hydrate, and repair the skin on your lips, resulting in lips feeling and looking healthy. Lip scrubs remove dead skin, allowing your lip chap to work deeper into your skin and leave you feeling hydrated. Lip scrubs are made up of two crucial components—an exfoliant and a hydrating agent—but there are tons of different flavors you can make from the comfort of your home. Nothing feels better than making your own skincare products, and your lips will thank you for the DIY TLC.
Sea Salt and Sugar Lip Scrub
This lip scrub is the perfect blend of coconut oil and sea salt. If you have a sweet tooth, swap out the salt with sugar. Coconut oil is famous in the skin and hair care world for hydration and provides the same benefits for your lips. The salt acts as an exfoliant, leaving your skin free of dryness.You only need a few ingredients for this simple scrub:2 tbsp coconut oil1 tbsp sea salt1 tbsp brown sugar, cane sugar, or coconut sugarNote: If you decide to use sea salt, you can add some lime zest for extra tang and flavor.Measure out your ingredients and combine in a bowl. Apply using your fingertip, scrub lightly, then rinse with water.
Vitamin E Lip Scrub
Vitamin E is an excellent source of hydration for the skin. It boosts circulation, helps regenerate new skin cells, and acts as an antioxidant. After using this lip scrub, you'll have noticeably softer lips. You can find vitamin E at any drug or health food store. Honey is another commonly used ingredient in both lip chaps and scrubs. It moisturizes and naturally protects your skin from bacteria.For this nourishing blend, you will need:1 tbsp honey1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil1 tsp vitamin E1 tbsp brown sugarAfter mixing the ingredients together, apply to your lips and rub gently before rinsing the scrub off with warm water.
Lemon Lavender Lip Scrub
Lavender is an essential oil that is well-known for its healing and calming properties. It helps heal scars, dryness, and burns. For the days when your lips are cracked and dry, lavender can soothe your skin. Jojoba oil is another powerhouse in the skincare world. It works as a spot treatment as well as a moisturizer.To experience the benefits of this soothing scrub, you will need:1 tbsp cane sugar1 tsp jojoba oil1/2 tbsp honey1 drop lavender essential oil1 drop lemon essential oil (as an alternative, you can use 2-4 drops of fresh lemon juice)Start by combining the jojoba oil and honey in a small bowl, then slowly add your cane sugar and essential oils. After using the scrub on your lips, you can rinse with lukewarm water.
Almond Lip Scrub
Almond oil is rich in both fatty acids and vitamin E and helps your skin retain moisture and acts as a natural lip balm. Take control of the dryness with this lip scrub.To make this nourishing scrub, you will need:2 tbsp brown sugar (can substitute for cane or coconut sugar)1 tbsp honey1 tsp almond oilAfter mixing the ingredients together, you'll have the perfect moisturizing treatment for your lips.
Coffee Lip Scrub
Coffee is truly a miracle in our world. Not only does caffeine act as a stimulant to wake us up in the morning, but it is also an excellent exfoliator for the skin. It stimulates blood flow and can reduce inflammation.For this recipe, you will need:1 tbsp ground coffee1 tsp honey1 tsp coconut oil1/4 tsp of cinnamonMix all ingredients in a small bowl and use your finger to apply the scrub to your lips. Enjoy your second cup of coffee differently.
Bubblegum Lip Scrub
Bubblegum lip scrub is the perfect combination of delicious and nourishing. The olive oil acts as a moisturizer while the sugar removes dry skin from your lips.For this scrub you will need:1 tbsp of white sugar1/2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil1-2 drops of strawberry extract or you can use 1-2 drops of vanilla extract1 drop pink food coloringCombine all the ingredients and gently rub onto your lips. Your lips will enjoy this treat just as much as you.
Orange Peel Lip Scrub
The combination of orange peel, honey, and cinnamon is a perfect blend of anti-inflammatory, soothing, and nutritional properties to give your lips a boost.For this scrub, you will need:1 tsp dried orange peel, or you can use orange zest2 tbsp brown sugar1 tsp honey1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil1/4 cinnamonMix the ingredients in a small bowl and apply the scrub to your lips. Enjoy the delicious taste of citrus and cinnamon.
Chocolate Lip Scrub
For chocolate lovers, this lip scrub satisfies cravings while exfoliating impurities. Cocoa is full of antioxidants, while the vanilla extract provides anti-aging benefits.For this delectable DIY scrub, you will need:1 tbsp cocoa powder2 tbsp brown sugar or cane sugar1 tsp vanilla extract3/4 tsp honey2 tsp olive oilCombine your ingredients into a small bowl. Apply the scrub using your fingertips and rinse.
Peppermint Vanilla Lip Scrub
Nothing is more refreshing than peppermint. Whether it's a toothpaste, shampoo, or lip scrub, it hits the spot. Peppermint is known for soothing the skin, and the coconut oil in this recipe hydrates your lips.For this minty treatment, you will need:1 tbsp sugar2 tbsp coconut oil4 drops peppermint extract1 drop vanilla extractOnce you've combined all the ingredients, you can apply the scrub onto your lips. After a couple of minutes of light scrubbing, remove the scrub with lukewarm water. Enjoy the tingle of peppermint.
Mocha Lip Scrub
Both coffee and chocolate are filled with antioxidants, and rich in vitamins A, B1, C, D, and E. They nourish and moisturize your lips.For this recipe, you'll need:1 tbsp ground coffee1 tbsp white sugar1/2 tsp cocoa powder1 tbsp coconut oilMix all your ingredients into a bowl. Once it's ready, use your fingertip and apply the mixture onto your lips. Once you're finished, rinse with water, and your lips will feel plump and hydrated.