To avoid lips that are more cracked than a dried-up river, here are 13 DIY lip scrubs that will restore their natural soft texture and shine. These scrubs are made with all natural ingredients and come in fun flavors too.
1. SCENT-UAL LIP SCRUB
A lot of natural lip scrubs contain ingredients that you likely have in your kitchen right this very minute.That includes this one, with the possible exception of the essential oils.Those are very easy to find, however, and you can use whatever kind you like!To make this recipe even more natural, feel free to use organic honey if you have it.
1 tsp honey
1 tsp oil (either olive, almond or other of your choice)
1-2 tsp white or brown sugar
2-3 drops essential oil, such as peppermint (optional)
Heat the honey in the microwave for no more than 5 seconds, then mix in the oil.Add the sugar and mix well to create a fine paste.Drop in the essential oil for its added fragrance and healing properties.You may find you prefer spearmint over the peppermint.With clean hands, gently pat the paste onto your lips and the skin around them, and allow it to set for a few minutes.Gently massage in circular motions to remove dead skin cells before rinsing with warm water.Finish by smoothing on a thin layer of the olive oil or lip balm.
2. DIY SUGAR LIP SCRUB
A sugar scrub is typically the easiest thing in the world to make.As you can see, this one only uses three ingredients: coconut oil, honey, and brown sugar.The sugar is a great exfoliating agent, while the honey – which you’ll see in a lot of these recipes – moisturizes your lips after the sugar scrubs away the dead skin.It’s also a fantastic antioxidant, and if your lips are sore, chapped, or painful, its anti-inflammatory properties will soothe them.
pure coconut oil
a mixing bowl
an empty jar or 2.5 oz baby food jar
Make sure that the coconut oil is solid enough to scoop up but soft enough for a spoon to dig in.If the coconut oil is too oily, stick it in the fridge for 10-20 minutes.If the coconut oil is too hard, place it into a sink ﬁlled with hot water for 5-10 minutes or until soft.Combine one well-rounded tablespoon of coconut oil with one tablespoon of honey into the bowl.Besides smelling and tasting incredible, coconut oil is actually an amazing natural ingredient for skin and body products.The oil contains fatty acids and antioxidants that moisturize and nourish the skin while honey contains cleansing and healing properties and is a natural binder.Mix the coconut oil and honey until they bind together.The consistency should look like thick honey-comb honey.Make sure to mash up all of the coconut lumps so that the mixture is clump-free.This will serve as the base of the scrub.Add two hand packed teaspoons of brown sugar and fold it into the base.Brown sugar not only tastes fantastic, it is also a great natural exfoliant because it’s not too harsh and leaves skin soft to the touch.All of the brown sugar should be coated in the coconut oil and honey base.Add one teaspoon of just the oil from coconut oil jar into the bowl.This will help smooth out the mixture and make the scrub extra moisturizing.Transfer the scrub from the bowl into a small jar or container.The edible scrub will last up to 2 weeks if refrigerated.Before using, allow the scrub to stand at room temperature for a good 10 minutes so that the formula softens a bit.Apply scrub to lips in small, circular motions for 1-2 minutes and rinse off with a warm washcloth.Congratulations – you are now armed with a soft, moisturized, and plump pout.
3. COFFEE SCRUB
While coffee might not leave you with the best aftertaste, I found this lip scrub intriguing!It’s easy to make, obviously, but that’s not the biggest draw.The caffeine in the coffee will actually rejuvenate the skin on your lips, making them flush with color and more alive.Just make sure not to swallow any, and follow up with a sweet flavored balm!
1 tbsp of coarsely ground coffee
1 tbsp of olive oil
Mix both the ingredients well and apply on your lips.Gently rub and leave it on for 5 minutes.Rinse with water and apply coconut oil or olive oil to make your lips soft.Another great tip is to use toothbrush for removing dry skin from your lips.You can use toothbrush for applying scrub.Gently rub toothbrush on your lips for a minute and rinse.You can use these scrubs twice a week because excessive exfoliation removes moisture and results in painful chapped lips.
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