Meg: Winter Lip Care DIY

Perpetually chapped lips are something I have always dealt with. Even armed with a medicated chap stick, I can’t seem to achieve the soft and supple pout I’ve been dying for! Recently a friend suggested I try a daily lip scrub. I wanted something that would give my lips an extra boost of moisture during the week. I have seen variations of this scrub on Pinterest and on various blogs, so just know that you can experiment with different ingredients to create a lip scrub you love.

Honey Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

What you’ll need:

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2/3 cup Brown Sugar

1/3 cup Olive Oil (sub any type: coconut, jojoba, etc.)

2 tablespoons of honey

2 tablespoons of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly (optional)

Containers to store scrub. I purchased mine from Michael’s.

This scrub is super easy to make! Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix until fully combined. From here you can zest a citrus fruit (I chose orange) to add a nice scent! Some “pinners” added citrus juice, but since my lips are always pretty dry I chose to roll with zest instead. I just kept picturing squeezing a lemon onto dry, chapped lips…ow (I’m a natural born drama queen).

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 From what I’ve read, most scrubs like these stay the freshest in the fridge for about 2 weeks! Just make sure you clearly mark that it’s a lip scrub so your significant other/roommate doesn’t try to eat it 🙂

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If you are fortunate enough to live by Lush, fresh handmade cosmetics, you can pick up a jar of lip scrub for about $10. They have yummy flavors, but I think I’ll stick to one that costs me under $2 to make! 

Do you use a lip scrub? What are some of your favorite flavor combos?


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  1. Awesome! I have the same dry lips problem—has this helped with yours so far?

  2. Helen Olesen says:

    I can’t wait to try this I was just complaining about my chapped winter lips.

  3. Awesome! So easy- I was just asking my husband for chapstick! Thanks for sharing

  4. I use my Clarisonic MIA to exfoliate my lips! It works like a charm!

  5. I LOVE the bubblegum lip scrub from Lush. I can never leave that place empty handed lol

  6. Yum!! I may need to make this! I have purchased the lush chocolate brown sugar one but this definitely seems like a cost effective way for a pretty similar product!

    Thanks for the idea!

  7. I just use straight coconut oil on my lips works better then anything, also best thing for dry skin!

  8. I am totally a fan of the classic Carmex. Love it!!

  9. LOVE this! Thanks so much!

  10. Wow, this is awesome! I often brush my lips in the winter with coconut oil and a spare toothbrush. It’s a trick I picked up from a Seventeen magazine wayyy back 10 years ago when I was a loyal reader. It makes your lips so plump and shiny… but this scrub looks equally as delicious. I’ll definitely have to give it a try.

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