The benefits of scrubbing your lips are glowing, plump lips, reduction of fine lines, better absorption of skincare products and lip balms and of course having smooth, kissable lips. A good lip scrub recipe will be made with sugar instead of salt. Salt commonly found in body scrubs dries the delicate skin on the lips but sugar is a natural emollient that adds moisture to the lips and sloughs away dead skin cells. These are 6 of the best lip scrub recipes ever and you can make them yourself at home!

Basic Lavender Lemon Lip Scrub

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon organic brown sugar

1 Tablespoon organic, unrefined coconut oil

1 teaspoon organic raw honey

1 teaspoon organic lemon rind

5 drops organic lavender essential oil

3 drops organic lemon essential oil

 

Clove and Cinnamon Plumping Lip Scrub

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon of organic sugar

½ Tablespoon organic, unrefined coconut oil

½ Tablespoon organic macadamia nut oil

3 drops organic cinnamon essential oil

2 drops organic clove essential oil

 

Soothing Moisture Infused Lip Scrub with Honey

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon organic sugar

1 Tablespoon organic olive oil

1 teaspoon organic ground oatmeal

½ Tablespoon organic raw honey

3 drops organic patchouli essential oil

 

Age Reverse Lip Scrub with Frankincense Oil

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon organic sugar

1 Tablespoon organic rosehip seed oil

½ teaspoon silk peptides

2 drops organic neroli essential oil

2 drops organic frankincense essential oil

1 drops patchouli essential oil

1 drops geranium essential oil

 

 

Glowing, Revitalizing Lip Scrub

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon organic sugar

1 Tablespoon organic jojoba oil

1 teaspoon organic finely grated lemon rind

6 drops organic geranium essential oil

3 drops organic peppermint essential oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deep Hydration Chocolate Lip Scrub

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon organic sugar

½ Tablespoon raw organic cocoa butter, melted

½ Tablespoon organic, unrefined coconut oil

1 teaspoon organic cacao powder

½ teaspoon organic alcohol free vanilla extract

 

Minty Lip Scrub

1 Tablespoon organic sugar

1 Tablespoon organic, unrefined coconut oil

5 drops peppermint essential oil

3 drops spearmint essential oil

2 drops tea tree essential oil

 

Tips for Using a Lip Scrub

  • The best time to scrub your lips is directly after a shower or after brushing your teeth.  Always massage in circular motions and scrub your lips evenly and gently.
  • Gently pat with a towel afterward-avoid rubbing so that the moisture is not removed.
  • Always remember to apply a natural, organic lip balm or serum after you scrub your lips. Scrubbing can dry out your lips if you do not apply a lip balm directly afterward. It is best to scrub your lips no more than 4 times a week.
  • For maintenance in removing dead skin cells gently scrub your lips with your toothbrush daily. This will gently remove any dead skin cells until your next scrub.

Storing Lip Scrubs

Old containers from skin creams and small glass jars from foods can be reused to store your natural lip scrubs in. Or you can buy containers made especially for small quantities of product or use an old mason jar with a lid for a bigger recipe.