Most of us use scrubs to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells from our face and even our body but we often neglect our lips. Our lips are extremely sensitive and tend of dry up must faster in comparison to other parts of our body and the skin on their surface is quite thin. So it is necessary to use a mild and moisturizing scrub to remove the dead skin and keep them smooth and healthy. Our lipsticks also tend to apply much smoother and look flawless when the lips are properly scrubbed. So if you are looking for a natural way to exfoliate your lips, try this DIY recipes for lip scrubs that you can easily make and home and get that luscious pout that you have always desired.
1. Mint Chocolate Lip Scrub:
Cocoa butter – 1 tablespoon
Coconut oil – 1½ tablespoons
Vitamin E oil – ½ teaspoon
Beeswax, grated – 2 teaspoons
Chocolate chips – 10
Peppermint oil – 3-4 drops
Mint chocolate is a very popular ice cream flavor that people enjoy all over the world. This lip scrub will remind of that amazing flavor every time you use it. To prepare this scrub, simply add all the above mentioned ingredients in a glass bowl and heat in the microwave till everything is melted. Mix well and store in a small glass jar. Allow it to cool down and set, after which you can use it to exfoliate your lips.
2. Honey & Cinnamon Lip Scrub:
Raw honey – ½ tablespoon
Ground cinnamon – ½ teaspoon
Brown sugar – 2 tablespoons
Olive oil – ½ tablespoon
Cinnamon not only provides an amazingly delicious aroma and flavor to this lip scrubs but is also known to plump up the lips and provide you with that perfect pout. Honey, on the other hand, provides intense hydration and increases the shelf life of the scrub. Mix all the ingredients together to get a homogenous mixture and use it to scrub your lips gently to remove all the dead skin cells and plump up the lips.
3. Gingerbread Lip Scrub:
Coconut oil – 2 tablespoons
Molasses – 1 teaspoon
Brown sugar – 2 teaspoons
Cinnamon – ½ teaspoon
Ginger – 1 teaspoon
Fresh ground nutmeg – ¼ teaspoon
Another delicious lip scrub that will remind of the famous desert and make you want to lick your lips all day long. To prepare this lip scrub, mix all the ingredients together in a small sized bowl and stir well. Store in a clear glass jar and use it to scrub your lips every week. Massage the lips using the prepared scrub for 1-2 minutes and then wash off (or lick off).
4. Olive Oil And Sugar Lip Scrub:
Sugar – 1 teaspoon
Olive oil – 1 teaspoon
Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
Sugar is the most common kitchen ingredient that is available in all homes and works very well as a lip scrub. Olive oil works to moisture and soften the lips whereas lemon juice helps remove pigmentation. The grainy texture of the sugar helps remove dead skin. However, if you have sore or sensitive lips, go for brown sugar as it is a bit soften that regular sugar. Mix olive oil, lemon juice and sugar in equal amounts and use it to scrub your lips. Wipe off with a tissue and splash some water on the lips and you are good to go.
5. Honey, Gram Flour And Yogurt Lip Scrub:
Honey – ½ teaspoon
Yogurt – ½ teaspoon
Gram flour – ½ teaspoon
One of the best remedies to remove dead cells from your lips and make them moisturized is honey, yogurt and gram flour. Honey will restore the moisture in the lips and help keep cracks at bay. Yogurt will provide hydration whereas gram flour will prevent pigmentation and help remove dead cells. To prepare, mix half teaspoon each of gram flour, yogurt and honey apply on the lips. Leave it to work for 10 minutes and then gently scrub off using the fingers. This scrub will help make the lips perfectly pink if used regularly.
6. Almond And Honey Lip Scrub:
Almonds, coarsely ground – 1 teaspoon
Refined sugar – 1 teaspoon
Almond oil – 1 teaspoon
Honey – 1 teaspoon
Another ingredient that is widely used in facial scrubs is ground almond as it works extremely well to exfoliate the skin. In the same way, it also works well as a lip scrub when mixed with potent ingredients such as honey, almond oil and sugar. Almonds are quite moisturizing and soothing with their natural oils and help make the lips supple and soft. They also help in lightening dark lips. Mix all ingredients together and apply on your lips. Now use any old toothbrush to gently scrub the lips and then rinse off.
7. Strawberry And Honey Lip Scrub:
Honey – ½ tablespoon
Strawberries, mashed – ½ tablespoon
Juicy strawberries are not just delicious but also extremely beneficial for exfoliating and moisturizing the lips. They remove dead skin cells and give a beautiful rosy tint to them. Not only this, strawberries are loaded with numerous vitamins and minerals which make the lips healthy and beautiful. To prepare, lightly mash the strawberries and add in a little honey. Apply all over the lips and let it work for 10 minutes. Then gently scrub off to get rosy pink and smooth lips.
8. Rose Petals And Milk Cream Lip Scrub:
Rose petals – 1 tablespoon
Milk Cream – 1 teaspoon
The beautiful roses that spread a beautiful fragrance wherever they bloom are a wonderful ingredient that work amazingly as lip scrubs. They have cooling, soothing and moisturizing properties that heal dry and chapped lips and makes them appear plumper and pinker. To prepare this scrub, simply prepare a paste of rose petals by adding a little water and then add in milk cream. Let the mixture sit on the lips for 5 minutes and then scrub off using any old toothbrush. Use twice a week to get soft pink lips.
9. Coffee And Honey Lip Scrub:
Coffee grounds are soft and gentle when used to exfoliate the lips but successfully remove all flaky and dead skin without irritating the skin. Not only this, it has a wonderful aroma which will rejuvenate your mind and body whenever you use it. To prepare, simply mix coarsely ground coffee with some honey and use it to scrub your lips. Rinse off and follow with your favorite lip balm.