DIY Lip Scrubs

DIY Lip Scrubs

Winter over here has settled for good, which means my lips get dry not matter how much chapstick I use. That’s the time when lip scrubs come in handy. However, instead of buying them, I prefer to make them myself. It’s super easy, cheap and customizable. And you can make sure they’re made out of natural ingredients! If you’ve never tried it – time to give it a go!

I’ve always wanted to make my own beauty and skincare products. Not because I have much against buying them, but I like the idea of crafting them – crafting is always fun, after all! The top of my to-do list is occupied by soaps and bath bombs – I’ve been meaning to make them for ages, but I’m still yet to get round to that. However, one thing I’ve been frequently making – especially in winter – are lip scrubs. Unlike bath bombs and soaps, they only require simple ingredients, which I always have at home. If you’d like to start making your products, lip scrubs will make a great starting project – I’m sure you’ll find the necessary ingredients in your kitchen, so you can start today!

DIY lip scrubs - coconut, coffee and cinnamon

The overall idea is simple and goes like this:

Wet ingredients (choose as many as you wish):

  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Honey
  • Lip balm you don’t use / vaseline (your lip scrubs won’t be natural if you use these, but it’s a good way to use up leftover products you already have and don’t use)

Dry ingredients (choose as many as you wish):

  • Sugar
  • Dried desiccated coconut
  • Ground coffee
  • Ground cinnamon

Mix the wet ingredients of your choice with the dry. Don’t go too crazy and only prepare a small portion at once, I’d say at most 4 teaspoons in total. If the consistency is too liquid and would drip when applied, add more of the dry ingredients (and vice versa). I usually start with one teaspoon of dry and one teaspoon of wet ingredients and then adjust the consistency by adding whatever is needed.

Additionally you can add:

  • A few drops of lemon or lime juice
  • Natural essential oils
  • A few drops of pink/red lip tint (non-natural version)*

*It’ll make your scrub look nice and also give a subtle tint to your lips – don’t use other colours unless you want to end up with, for example, blue lips. 🙂 I don’t recommend using food colouring, it’s much stronger than lip tints and it can stain the skin around your lips – you’ll have trouble washing it off.

Some of my suggestions:

Sweet coconut lip scrub:

  • 1 teaspoon of desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil

DIY lip scrubs - coconut - ingredients

DIY lip scrubs - coconut

Honey & coffee lip scrub:

  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coffee

DIY lip scrubs - coffee - ingredients

DIY lip scrubs - coffee

Cinnamon scrub:

  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • a few drops of lemon juice

DIY lip scrubs - cinnamon - ingredients

DIY lip scrubs - cinnamon

You don’t have to use all of the scrub at once, just keep the rest in a closed container in a cool, dark place. It’s usually best to use it in 2 weeks, although that time depends on ingredients used.

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13 thoughts on “DIY Lip Scrubs

    1. After using a mixture with coffee or cinnamon? Probably like I’ve just tried to drink from swamp water or mud 😀 I thought I’d better spare my followers that view… 😉

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  1. I failed on my last batch of peppermint lip balm. I’ll have to try this one!! I haven’t tried coffee grinds yet thought I’ve had a friend give me several bags because I’ve heard they work nicely.

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