This DIY lip scrub will loosen flaky, dead skin leaving your lips soft, smooth and healthy-looking.
There’s nothing worse than dry cracked lips. Cold winter weather can leave your lips feeling rough and chapped. I use this homemade lip balm on my lips daily, but sometimes a good lip scrub is needed to exfoliate damaged skin from lips.
While there are many lip exfoliants available to purchase online, it’s an expense I can’t justify. Why spend $10 on a product when you can DIY this at home for .10¢? I have an easy diy lip scrub recipe that uses ingredients you probably have in your kitchen and it only takes a few minutes to make!
When choosing an exfoliant for your, sugar and baking soda are your best choices. The skin on your lips is extremely sensitive and many scrubs can leave them feeling aggravated and raw. They’re both gentle on the skin, yet effective at removing dead skin. I personally like to use sugar, but if you have very sensitive lips you’ll want to use baking soda instead.
DIY Lip Scrub Recipe
To start you’ll need a small container, coconut oil, and sugar (or baking soda). I added a drop of essential oils but that’s an optional ingredient.
Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan and remove from the heat. Mix the sugar and coconut oil together and add 1-2 drops of your favorite essential oils. Note that some citrus essential oils are photosensitive and should not be used if you’ll be out in the sun. I used peppermint essential oil diy lip scrub, but other oils like lavender and geranium are wonderful too!
Scoop some of the scrub out of the container and gently rub it on your lips. Rinse off and follow up with lip balm. Use the scrub 1-2 times a week or as needed.
DIY Lip Scrub
- 2 tablepsoons sugar or baking soda
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1-2 drops essential oils (optional)
- Melt the coconut oil over low heat until it's just barely melted.
- Remove from heat and let it cool.
- Mix the melted coconut oil with sugar and essential oils if using.
- Store the lip scrub in a small container.