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10 DIY Lip Scrubs

Weather, dehydration, and everyday activities like eating can wreak havoc on your lips, making them rough and flaky and impossible to apply color to. No look is complete without healthy, supple lips. This is achieved by making sure your lips are regularly exfoliated. Aim for at least once a week or as needed if your lips tend to get especially dry and chapped. Here are some amazing recipes to get you started!

1. DIY Coconut Oil and Sugar Lip Scrub

This easy diy lip scrub uses two natural beauty superstars- olive oil and coconut oil-for double the moisturizing power. Simply melt the coconut oil in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds, mix in olive oil and three to four teaspoons (or more) of sugar until desired consistency is reached.

Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Two minutes

2. DIY Sugar and Olice Oil Lip Scrub

This is a super easy recipe that requires only three ingredients. Once you are done mixing you can add a fun flavor, like vanilla, to give it your own personal touch.

Difficulty: Easy
Duration: One minute

  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • honey (pour until desired consistency is reached)

3. DIY Olive Oil and Lemon Lip Scrub

I love this one because it uses natural lemon as a flavoring agent, which gives the scrub a nice, fresh squeezed lemonade flavor. She really breaks it down for you step by step and describes the purpose of each ingredient and how it contributes to your lip health.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 minutes

  • 10 teaspoons of brown or white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • A lemon

4. DIY Rainbow Lip Scrub

This is a fun tutorial that lets you play around with several different colors and flavors. You can make jars layered with all of the flavors, or separate the flavors into individual containers.

This scrub is not difficult to make at all, but requires a little extra time and more products than a typical scrub recipe. She does not use measurements for this recipe, she simply mixes in each ingredient until desired consistency is reached.

Difficulty: Easy to medium
Duration: 5 minutes

  • Table sugar
  • Olive oil
  • Flavor Extracts of your choosing (as many as you like)

5. DIY Organic Lip Scrub

This one is just as simple as other recipes, but the ingredients used are all organic and environmentally responsible. This recipe is unique in that it uses jojoba oil, which is a wonderful antioxidant and makes for a luxurious feeling scrub.

Difficulty level: Easy
Duration: 2 minutes

6. DIY Lip Scrub Exfoliator with Honey & Cinnamon

For a warm scented lip exfoliator with wintery charm, try this great recipe. The honey adds moisture and the cinnamon plumps lips ever so slightly. The video offers step-by-step instruction with words on the screen so you can easily follow along. In the video she pours the honey into the sugar and oil mixture, but in the comments it is suggested that pouring them into the honey would be much simpler.

Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 minutes

  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • A dash of cinnamon

7. DIY Lip Scrub for Winter 

This is a great alternative to the honey and cinnamon recipe if your lips get especially dry in the winter. The steps and ingredients are about the same, with the exception of cinnamon and the option of including a natural chapstick into the mix to give it a thicker consistency.

Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 minutes

  • 2 Tablespoons white or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Honey (optional)
  • Chapstick (optional)

8. DIY Scented Lip Scrub

For a festive fall/winter twist, try this recipe for Pumpkin Spice lip scrub! The ingredients work together for optimal moisturizing power and the scent is irresistible.

Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1-2 minutes

  • Brown sugar
  • Coconut oil
  • Honey
  • Pumpkin Spice

9. DIY Oil Free Lip Scrub

For an oil-free alternative, try this fabulous recipe inspired by Lush Bubblegum Lib Scrub. This is relatively simple but does require a little extra leg work to get the consistency right.

Difficulty: Medium
Duration: 5-10 minutes

  • Petroleum jelly
  • Boiled water
  • Any kind of pink, flavored lip balm (for color and flavor)
  • White sugar

10. DIY Lip Sugar Scrub

This diy lip scrub makes a great gift! You could purchase these small, decorative cosmetic containers that come with pretty pink lids and are BPA free. Customize with labels or embellish with gift tags to show your friends and family how much they mean to you.

Difficulty: Easy to medium, depending on how you want to package them
Duration: At least 10 minutes

  • White or brown sugar
  • Honey
  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Cinnamon

There are several popular lip scrubs on the market, but you do not have to pay a ton of money. Why buy something when you can make it yourself? With just a few simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen cabinets, you can make your own DIY lip scrub that you can use again and again to keep your smile beautiful. Pair this with a DIY body wrap for a pampering nighttime routine.

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