5 DIY Holiday Lip Scrubs Under 2 Mins with Fun Flavors and Organic Ingredients for Everyone
Face scrubs have been around for ages. Remember your first one? It was probably the St. Ives Apricot Scrub back in middle school. But lip scrubs have gained traction in the last few years or so. At first, you could only find them at Sephora, but now it seems that every brand at the drugstore makes one. Milani, ELF, and even Chapstick make them.
Is a small pot of what is basically sugar worth $10 or more in many cases? I mean if you love the Popcorn Lip Scrub from LUSH or the ELF Lip Exfoliator, great. But, if you want to customize your lip scrub and have full control over what you put on your skin, or are on a budget but still want a quality product that works wonders, DIY is your best bet. And even if you are DIY-challenged, this is the easiest one ever. Trust me, I made the best lip scrub last week and it took under 2 minutes.
Plus, this is the best time to get into the lip scrub life, because that chill in the air will only get colder, bringing with it cracked and flaky lips. A lip scrub is the best way to remove dead skin and roughness from the lips, and make them smoother and more kissable than ever before.
Side note, not all lip scrubs are created equal. Some people want something that is super grainy and others prefer more moisturizing or plumping. But the great thing is that you can make your own and personalize it to your needs, plus it is super affordable.
For all these recipes you’ll need a small airtight jar to store it.
Honey Cinnamon Lip Scrub
(This is the one I made & adore)
¼ cup brown or white sugar
1 TBSP coconut oil or olive oil
1 TBSP raw unfiltered honey
2 tsp cinnamon or nutmeg (I used both)
This lip scrub not only smells amazing, but is more effective than any store bought one I have ever had. Plus, the addition of nutmeg adds more abrasiveness and the cinnamon plumps your lips a lot. Do keep in mind though that the cinnamon can offer a bit of a burning sensation like a plumping lip gloss, so if that isn’t for you this may not be the right scrub for your lips. It is emollient, gentle, but also actually gets rid of the dead skin and leaves your lips smooth, soft, and a bit red from the cinnamon irritants.
Mint Lip Scrub
2 TBSP olive oil or coconut oil
2 TBSP white sugar
10 drops peppermint oil
½ tsp grapeseed oil
Mint is another irritant that will help to plump your lips temporarily. But rather than cinnamon the mint is a touch stronger and can offer a bit of breath freshening as well. Sugar is, of course, a natural exfoliant that stimulates the blood flow in the lips and the grapeseed oil helps to add moisture. If you want something refreshing first thing in the AM, this one is ideal for the first step in your skincare routine. It also preps your lips for a long day of lipstick-wearing.
Chocolate Lip Scrub
1 TBSP cocoa powder
2 TBSP brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
¾ tsp honey
2 tsp olive oil
Yummy! For those with a sweet tooth, this is the lip scrub for you. This also works as more of a mask that can stay on the lips for about 5 minutes to really help to heal and soothe any damage and aid with anti-aging. I know it is tempting and edible, but try not to just eat your DIY lip scrub, brownies taste much better, but this does smell delicious. If you want more than a srcub this offers a truly healing treatment for your lips.
Vanilla Coconut Lip Scrub
1 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp white sugar
¼ tsp vanilla extract
This is more of a summer scented lip scrub if you ask me, but if you adore vanilla and coconut this is the scrub for you. It is also probably the most gentle on the list. It offers more moisture than intense abrasion, but is still effective. It is a great entry point for anyone new to the lip scrub game. If you want to swap out the white sugar for crystalized sugar like Sugar In The Raw that will make this a lot more chunky and scrubby.
Pumpkin Spice Lip Scrub
2 TBSP coconut oil
1 TBSP honey
1 TBSP brown sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
I had to throw this one into the mix since fall is upon us and pumpkin spice is everything. If you go all out and get into the pumpkin spirit with baking, carving jack-o-lanterns, and eating pumpkin spice everything, you’ll want to throw this lip scrub together. Winter is coming and that means dry lips, flakes, and cracks are going to make an appearance. You can avoid them or treat them with this cozy and scrubby goodness.
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