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:
- 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).
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 🙂
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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Awesome! I have the same dry lips problem—has this helped with yours so far?
It has! My lips have been extra smooth!
I can’t wait to try this I was just complaining about my chapped winter lips.
Awesome! So easy- I was just asking my husband for chapstick! Thanks for sharing
I use my Clarisonic MIA to exfoliate my lips! It works like a charm!
I LOVE the bubblegum lip scrub from Lush. I can never leave that place empty handed lol
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!
I just use straight coconut oil on my lips works better then anything, also best thing for dry skin!
i love using coconut oil as lipgloss but for some weird reason, they aways feel more dry afterwards
I am totally a fan of the classic Carmex. Love it!!
LOVE this! Thanks so much!
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.
I’m definitely going to give the coconut oil a try!