For the past month or so, I’ve had a really dry spot on my lips and it was driving me nuts! I started perusing stores for a lip scrub, thinking that it would help remove the dead skin and soften. Then I had an idea: it can’t be that hard to make… why not whip up a batch of my own?? So I did some research and discovered so many recipes for homemade lip scrubs. Seriously, SO MANY. I tried out a few and made adjustments based on what I had on hand and preferred. Here’s my DIY lip scrub concoction that’s worked really well — it’s just 3 ingredients!
How To Make Your Own DIY Lip Scrub
- 1 tablespoon raw sugar
- 5 drops organic cold-pressed rosehip seed oil
- 1 teaspoon organic extra-virgin coconut oil
In a small bowl, combine all 3 ingredients. Then, mix with a spoon until well-combined. It’s sort of silly how easy this DIY lip scrub is to make!
The mix of these 3 ingredients is a good one because it’s a nice balance of scrubbing and moisturizing. Raw sugar is a wonderful, natural way to scrub away dry skin. Meanwhile, coconut oil is an awesome moisturizer. Plus, both of these ingredients are generally found in your pantry! As for the rosehip oil, I’ve shared tons about this amazing oil before. Basically, I love it for lips because it’s known to provide long-lasting moisture and promote a more youthful appearance. Another fave benefit is that it absorbs quickly!
How to Use this DIY Lip Scrub
I suggest exfoliating your lips before bed, along with your nightly skincare routine. The key to getting super soft skin on your lips with a scrub is simple: use circular motions to firmly, but gently exfoliate. Some people use a toothbrush to help with this. I’ve found that this mix of ingredients is scrubby enough that I don’t need to do that.
Start with a pea sized amount and slowly work onto your lips. After you’ve scrubbed your whole mouth, let the mix sit for a minute or two. Then, wipe off the mix with a clean washcloth. After finishing your other nightly skincare steps, apply your favorite lip balm (Weleda Everon Lip Balm is my personal favorite). In the morning, your lips will be oh-so-soft!
If you liked this DIY Lip Scrub recipe, you might enjoy these natural beauty tutorials as well:
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