There’s nothing like a luxurious lip scrub to get rid of dry, dull lips. A couple minutes with the scrub, and you’ll reveal fresh glowing lips with more natural color.
On top of that, a homemade lip scrub is easy to make, and allows you to customize the recipe to your needs. For instance, if you need more abrasive qualities, you can substitute more white sugar over brown sugar.
Plus, you can make all kinds of fun flavors. Below are several easy homemade lip scrub recipes to try at home.
Brown Sugar And Honey Scrub
This popular recipe is your go-to for lip exfoliation needs. You basically just add a bit of organic raw honey to brown sugar until you have the consistency you desire. The raw honey is moisturizing and the brown sugar is abrasive, but still gentle. You can also add an optional drop of vanilla extract for flavor.
Brown And White Sugar
If you want something that’s a little more heavy-duty than brown sugar and honey, turn to white sugar. White sugar has more jagged, abrasive granules than brown sugar. With this recipe, you’ll combine equal parts brown and white sugar, more or less white sugar to suite your abrasion preference. Then add olive oil until you have the consistency of thicker paste.
Coconut Oil And Brown Sugar Scrub
This one is super easy. Just combine coconut oil and brown sugar to abrasion preference. Coconut oil is an famous moisturizer, so it’s great for problem lips. You’ll be getting rid of dead skin on your lips, while super moisturizing the new skin.
Milk And Oats Scrub
This is a soothing scrub that is great for sensitive skin. Oatmeal has long been used as a natural exfoliator, so it makes sense to use for lips. Milk is nourishing to skin and adds moisture. Combine two parts oatmeal to one-part milk. Add olive oil until you reach the desired consistency.
Here’s an ingredient that’s a little more obscure: sweet almond oil. When combined with equal parts honey and brown sugar to abrasion preference, it’s a super sweet concoction for your lips. And it’s super moisturizing.
Aspirin Lip Scrub
Aspirin acts as a physical and chemical exfoliator, since it is similar to salicylic acid. Put a few aspirin tablets into a bowl. (They should be the kind without the coating.) Crush them with a mortar and pestle or the back of a spoon. A drop or two of water can help break them up, too. Add honey and olive oil until you get a granulated paste. You can also add optional brown sugar.
Lime Lip Scrub
Get a tropical treat with this lime scrub. It’s great for the toughest of lips that need extra exfoliation. Combine equal parts honey and white sugar. Then squeeze a splash of fresh lime into the mixture.
Michelle Lovrine Honeyager is a freelance writer living in Southeastern Wisconsin. You can find out more about her at https://www.clippings.me/michellelovrine.