If lip scrubs aren’t part of your skincare routine, you’re missing out. If you try to look into every beauty guru out there, most of then endorse lip scrubs from various manufacturers. Some of them are super expensive but don’t worry because we got you.
To start off, lip scrubs are like facial scrubs but for the lips. So if your lips are dry, just when your face has flakes, all you need to do is to exfoliate it to get rid of dead skin cells. The skin on your lips are exactly that – skin.
Lip scrubs are made of two components – an emollient and an exfoliant. The emollient is the hydrating ingredient while the exfoliant is the product that removes dead skin cells. When you mix the two together, it creates a great scrub to fix your chapped lips in an instant. This is also why a lot of lip scrubs come in several forms like solid bases or semi-liquid types because the ratio of emollient and exfoliants used vary.
DIY Recipes for Lip Scrubs
Honey Sugar Lip Scrub
- 1 Tablespoon of Raw Honey
- 1 Tablespoon of Brown Sugar
Mix them two together thoroughly and store up in a small jar with a lid. Rub and scrub it into your lips in circular motions and massage gently for two or three minutes. Wash it off with warm water and apply a balm afterwards.
If you make too much of this, you can always put it in the fridge.
Lemonade Lip Scrub
- 1 Tablespoon of Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 2 Tablespoons of Sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut oil or 1 teaspoon of petroleum jelly
Mix the sugar and coconut oil or petroleum jelly in a small container. Add lemon juice to this mixture. Put an enough amount on your lips and massage well for one minute. By now, you will feel the sugar granules, add more if needed. Wipe it off with warm water or wet wipes. Once you’re done, you can transfer it on a container with a lid for storage.
Coconut Sugar Lip Scrub
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon of raw honey
Mix the ingredients all together until it forms a paste mixture. Apply it on the lips and scrub gently for five minutes. Wash it well with warm water and apply lip balm or a hydrating product on the lips. You can store it in a glass jar with a lid on the fridge for two to three weeks.
Chocolate Lip Scrub
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon of raw honey
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Mix all the ingredients in a small glass bowl until it forms a chocolate paste mixture. If the paste is too thin, add some more sugar. But, if it’s too thick, add some more olive oil and honey. Apply and swab the lip scrub on the lips and massage it gently. Leave it for a few minutes and wipe it off with a wet towel or warm water. Apply a small amount of lip balm or petroleum jelly on the lips afterwards. Store it in a jar inside the fridge for two to three weeks.
Strawberry Lip Scrub
- 1 to 2 drops of strawberry extract
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil
- Rose-pink food color (optional)
Mix the sugar and olive oil in a bowl. Add the strawberry extract and mix it well. Add a few drops of food coloring according to your preference. Apply the lip scrub on the lips and massage well. Rinse it with warm water. And apply a lip balm.
Mint Lip Scrub
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 1 drop of peppermint oil
Mix the sugar and honey in a small bowl until it makes a coarse mixture. Add olive oil. And then add a drop of peppermint oil to the mixture. Apply the lip scrub and gently massage. Leave it for a minute and then rinse with warm water. Apply your favorite lip balm. Your lips will surely feel fresh and moistened. Store the final product in a small glass jar or container.
Note however, that exfoliating shouldn’t be everyday. Do it 1 to 3 times a week depending on how dry your lips are. Overdoing it will strip your lips’ natural moisture.