Meg: Winter Lip Care DIY

Lip scrub can be the key to helping your winter-dry lips when lip balm on its own isn’t cutting it. Here’s a simple, homemade lip scrub that you can keep on hand to use in a pinch.

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! This year, I decided to give a daily lip scrub a try. I wanted something that would also give my lips an extra boost of moisture during the week.

I have seen DIY lip scrubs on Pinterest, so I knew this was something I could whip up myself instead of purchasing.  There are many variations out there, so know that you can experiment with different ingredients to create a lip scrub you love! Here’s what I did.

Homemade Honey Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

This scrub is super easy to make! Here’s what you’ll need:

homemade lip scrub ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil (sub any type: coconut, jojoba, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or petroleum jelly
  • Containers to store scrub. I purchased mine from Michael’s.

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).

homemade lip scrub

diy lip scrub

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 🙂

DIY lip scrub in containers

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?

Other DIY beauty:

Rose facial spray

Brown sugar body scrub

Roundup of homemade gifts

Bath bombs



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  1. Jeana on December 28, 2012 at 5:12 pm

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

    • Meg on December 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      It has! My lips have been extra smooth!

  2. Helen Olesen on December 28, 2012 at 5:38 pm

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

  3. Laura@ on December 28, 2012 at 5:45 pm

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

  4. Kelly on December 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm

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

  5. Jules on December 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm

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

  6. Victoria on December 28, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    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. Jen on December 28, 2012 at 11:13 pm

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

    • Fitnessista on December 29, 2012 at 12:08 am

      i love using coconut oil as lipgloss but for some weird reason, they aways feel more dry afterwards

  8. Lucie@fitswisschick on December 28, 2012 at 11:53 pm

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

  9. Brooke @ Running In Heels on December 28, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    LOVE this! Thanks so much!

  10. leanne@ healthful pursuit on December 29, 2012 at 6:50 am

    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.

    • Meg on December 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      I’m definitely going to give the coconut oil a try!

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