Renew Life-Less Lips with an Easy to Make DIY Lip Scrub
It seems like it’s this time of year that our skin needs the most care. The cold, dry air really zaps the moisture out of my skin. And these freezing temps leave my lips ultra-dry!
Luckily, there’s an easy solution to keep our lips from cracking or peeling during the winter months. This sugar cookie DIY lip scrub not only tastes good it naturally exfoliates, moisturizes, and soothes dry lips.
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Crack the Code to Dry Lips with Kissable Ingredients
Nourish your lips with an incredible combination of skin-loving, kissable ingredients. Together they will naturally combat dryness with lasting results.
Cinnamon: In powder or essential oil cinnamon is incredible for the skin. This pantry staple softens and soothes dry skin, improves eczema and acne, and reduces the signs of aging. Cinnamon boosts circulation while it gets the blood moving beneath the skin naturally plumping up the skin. Yes, you read that right, it’s gonna plump up your lips!
Coconut Oil: Recommended for dry skin, coconut oil can deeply moisturize and repair the skin. It diminishes the appearance of fine lines too and reduces bacteria on the skin. So we can keep those flu bugs away and make our lips look great…
Honey: Moisturizing and soothing, honey helps create a natural glow to our skin. While it’s antibacterial properties are known to treat acne, honey’s antioxidants help slow the process of aging. And it’s extremely moisturizing and soothing to our skin. Perfect for dry lips right?
Sugar Cookie DIY Lip Scrub Ingredients:
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon granulated sugar, natural
2 teaspoons honey, raw
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, clear
4 drops cinnamon essential oil
How to Make a DIY Lip Scrub:
Add 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 2 teaspoons of honey, and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar to a small bowl. Mix together with a fork until a scrub appears. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 4 drops of cinnamon bark essential oil. Blend together with fork and spoon into small lip scrub pots.
Yields 4 lip scrub pots
How to Exfoliate Your Lips:
Apply this DIY Lip Scrub to lips with fingertips. Gently rub in a circular motion to remove dry, dead skin cells. Wipe clean with a damp warm washcloth and pat dry. How often do you need to exfoliate your lips?
That depends a lot on the climate you live in and the products you apply to your lips. I recommend using this sugar cookie DIY lip scrub two to three times a week for a dryer climate and once to twice a week for others.
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Possibly what I love most about this homemade lip scrub are its simplicity and practicality. It’s seriously easy to make and can be applied immediately. Lock in moisture with a Softening Chamomile Lip Balm.
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It’s nice. I liked the recipe for a natural lip scrub. Thanks for sharing this.
Thanks Alinas, it so easy to make and works wonders for dry lips!
A Life Adjacent
We love a good natural non-toxic DIY and will definitely add this one to the to do list. Thanks for sharing!
You’ll love this one, so easy to make and fun to use!
I’m always looking for a good lip scrub recipe. Thank you for posting this. Can I omit the vanilla extract without compromising the effectiveness of the scrub? Thank you in advance.
Thanks, Lisa you most certainly can leave out the vanilla extract. It’s just in there for the natural sugar cookie taste. Being that it’s such a small amount, I don’t feel the lip scrub will be effected.
Absolute novice here, should I melt the coconut oil first before putting it in or just put it in in its solid form? Thanks!
No worries, you’ll want the coconut oil to as is. No need to melt it.