Ladies, a lip scrub is essential for you! Believe it or not, lip scrubs offer tons of benefits for your lips to look healthy and youthful all day, every day. Even though lip scrubs are the lesser-known sibling of the more widely known body scrub, they shouldn’t be overlooked and absolutely must have a place in your vanity.
How can your gorgeous new lip shade pop when it’s sitting on top of dry, dead skin? The truth is, it can’t. Those flakes will leave your color looking uneven, even if you’ve applied moisturizer over dry lips. Hydrated flakes are still flakes, and they won’t budge without a good lip scrub.
Doesn’t matter if you’re not big on makeup or lip products, a lip scrub is essential for keeping your lips looking healthy, full, and hydrated. Lip scrubs remove chapped, dead skin and help your lip balm penetrate and rebalance that lipid layer. Scrub away those flakes, and you’re good to rock a striking lipstick.
Not sure where to start? Check out our list of homemade, natural lip scrubs that we’ve prepared just for you. Made from powerful ingredients, full of vitamins that will exfoliate and moisturize your lips to the fullest! Enjoy reading!
1. Peppermint Lip Scrub
Peppermint oil helps heal cracked lips, and this is the reason why this oil is an active ingredient in chapsticks and lip glosses and our case lip scrubs. The oil has a soothing effect (because of menthol that’s present in it), and can be used on the wind-chapped or sun-burnt lip as it will give a cooling and refreshing effect on the skin.
2. Pumpkin Spice Coffee Lip Scrub
The caffeine content in the coffee rejuvenates the lips making them flush with color and life. Though it might not leave a very nice after taste, it gives an intriguing effect. Even though the after taste is not that great, the vanilla, pumpkin spice, and coconut sugar in this scrub will gladly make up for that.
3. Coconut Vanilla Lip Scrub
The main star in this recipe is the organic vanilla coconut sugar that will exfoliate your lips, getting rid of all those dead skin cells. Apart from that, honey is also playing a huge role in this scrub. Honey also works as a mild exfoliator, moisturizes the lips, and protects cracked lips from infection. Check out the tutorial to see the whole recipe.
4. Coconut Honey Lip Scrub
Coconut oil is the most moisturizing oil and your best choice for a sugar scrub that moisturizes chapped lips. It is accompanied by vanilla bean powder, honey, olive oil, and coconut sugar. Vanilla adds more than just a luscious scent. The major constituent of vanilla beans, vanillin, is a powerful antioxidant that helps skin repair cell damage.
5. Brown Sugar Lip Scrub
Brown sugar is a great natural exfoliant and is much gentler than some of nature’s other exfoliants, like sea salt. This will smooth out the scrub and make it extra moisturizing. This recipe is super-easy to do, made out of only three ingredients. Follow the link to see the full tutorial.
6. Chocolate Lip Scrub
Yes, you’ve all guessed it. Cocoa is the main ingredient in this chocolate lip scrub. Cocoa is a great source of natural antioxidants. It adds a protective hydrating layer to lips, thus protecting them from extreme temperatures and indoor heat that can leave your lips dried out. And nobody wants that, right?
7. Cinnamon Honey Lip Scrub
Cinnamon is a spice originating from Sri Lanka that has been used for thousands of years for health and beauty. It is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial and stimulates blood circulation. For this reason, it has been used as a hair growth ingredient, a skin revitalizer, and a lip plumper in lip scrub recipes.
8. Orange Peel Lip Scrub
The orange peel in this recipe is the star of the night. The scrub itself, combined with the benefits of vitamin C helps to bring your lips back to their natural color. Supported by the nourishing properties of almond oil, which turns dry, cracked skin into soft, plump, and moisturized lips!
9. Bubble Gum Lip Scrub
This lip scrub smells and tastes great, and it’s very easy to make. Even though is made of olive oil, honey, and sugar, it certainly does its job at exfoliating dead skin cells. Your lips will feel smooth and soft. Olive oil is the main moisturizer that conditions and protects lips from drying out or becoming chapped. Give it a try and check out the tutorial.
10. Cotton Candy Lip Scrub
The Sugar Lip Scrub contains both coconut oil and vitamin E oil. Vitamin E oil is known for speeding up healing and nourishing skin. And we all know that the primary benefit of coconut oil is its moisturizing effects. This makes it ideal for chapped lips.
11. Watermelon Kiwi Lip Scrub
This summery lip scrub is all you need to rejuvenate your dull lips! The main ingredients used in this scrub are the ultra-nourishing and moisturizing coconut oil, granulated sugar that will tear down all those dead skin cells, watermelon flavoring, and kiwi juice. The high amount of vitamin C and E in kiwi juice will moisturize your lips, looking more fresh and healthy.
12. Strawberry Lip Scrub
Aside from the fact that it’s so easy to make, this underrated product is a lifesaver in the winter. And not to mention how good this product tastes and smells, and all thanks to the magical ingredients! The one worth mentioning is vitamin E oil. Vitamin E boosts circulation and may help generate new skin cells, making your lips softer. Moreover, the main ingredient is dehydrated strawberries. They are very effective when used on the thin, delicate skin on our lips. They are natural exfoliants for ski, thanks to vitamin C and salicylic acid.
13. Almond Lip Scrub
This is a great exfoliator to keep on hand during your evening skincare routine or in the mornings before putting on makeup. It is super easy to do and will last for weeks. The main moisturizing ingredient is almond oil. Its nourishing properties will lock in moisture for soft, plump lips. Try it out, and check out the full recipe on the link.
14. Lemon Lip Scrub
This lip scrub is made with honey, jojoba oil, sugar, and lemon essential oil. The rough texture of the sugar will exfoliate your lips while the jojoba oil and honey help bring back moisture. The acid in lemon also helps remove blackness and bring back the original lip color. It will exfoliate dead cells for fresher skin to appear. Go to the link to see how it is made!
15. Cranberry Lip Scrub
The recipe is made with just 3 all-natural ingredients you can also use in your kitchen, and might already have in your home. Brown sugar is a great natural exfoliant, and pairing it with gentle coconut oil makes the best scrub recipe. This DIY sugar lip scrub is made without honey, so it’s perfect for vegans too! Follow the link to see the full tutorial.
16. Grapefruit Thyme Lip Scrub
Like lemons, grapefruit has natural acids that exfoliate dead skin, keeping your lips bright and healthy. And we can bet that together with thyme leaves they make a mesmerizing scent. Do you like the sound of that? Well, go to the link and see how to make it!
17. Raspberry Lip Scrub
If dry, chapped lips have you down, then you’ll love this easy DIY recipe! This lip scrub is made of only three ingredients: fresh raspberries, raw sugar, and fractionated coconut oil. The antioxidants and ellagic acid in raspberries can keep the lips healthy and rejuvenate it.
18. Lavender Lip Scrub
Making this scrub is incredibly easy and you only need 6 ingredients to make it! If you have granulated sugar, coconut oil, and some lavender essential oil at home right now, you are good to go. If you suffer from dry, chapped lips, lavender oil can help soothe and moisturize. Go to the link and see the rest of the ingredients!
19. Rose Lip Scrub
Besides the soft lips, the most amazing thing about this scrub is that it can double as a body scrub if you whip up a double batch. Apply a drop rose essential oil into the mixture and watch it instantly absorb for softer lip tissue and texture. You’ll have lush lips in no time. You’ll make it in 5 minutes, just go to the link and see the instructions!
We hope you liked our choice of DIY lip exfoliators. We would love to hear your impressions and comments. So, feel free to comment below!