Lip care is an essential part of any skincare routine. Just as you would with your face, you can exfoliate, hydrate, and repair the skin on your lips, resulting in lips feeling and looking healthy. Lip scrubs remove dead skin, allowing your lip chap to work deeper into your skin and leave you feeling hydrated. Lip scrubs are made up of two crucial components⁠—an exfoliant and a hydrating agent⁠—but there are tons of different flavors you can make from the comfort of your home. Nothing feels better than making your own skincare products, and your lips will thank you for the DIY TLC.

Sea Salt and Sugar Lip Scrub

This lip scrub is the perfect blend of coconut oil and sea salt. If you have a sweet tooth, swap out the salt with sugar. Coconut oil is famous in the skin and hair care world for hydration and provides the same benefits for your lips. The salt acts as an exfoliant, leaving your skin free of dryness.

You only need a few ingredients for this simple scrub:

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp sea salt

1 tbsp brown sugar, cane sugar, or coconut sugar

Note: If you decide to use sea salt, you can add some lime zest for extra tang and flavor.

Measure out your ingredients and combine in a bowl. Apply using your fingertip, scrub lightly, then rinse with water.

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Vitamin E Lip Scrub

Vitamin E is an excellent source of hydration for the skin. It boosts circulation, helps regenerate new skin cells, and acts as an antioxidant. After using this lip scrub, you'll have noticeably softer lips. You can find vitamin E at any drug or health food store. Honey is another commonly used ingredient in both lip chaps and scrubs. It moisturizes and naturally protects your skin from bacteria.

For this nourishing blend, you will need:

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil

1 tsp vitamin E

1 tbsp brown sugar

After mixing the ingredients together, apply to your lips and rub gently before rinsing the scrub off with warm water.

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Lemon Lavender Lip Scrub

Lavender is an essential oil that is well-known for its healing and calming properties. It helps heal scars, dryness, and burns. For the days when your lips are cracked and dry, lavender can soothe your skin. Jojoba oil is another powerhouse in the skincare world. It works as a spot treatment as well as a moisturizer.

To experience the benefits of this soothing scrub, you will need:

1 tbsp cane sugar

1 tsp jojoba oil

1/2 tbsp honey

1 drop lavender essential oil

1 drop lemon essential oil (as an alternative, you can use 2-4 drops of fresh lemon juice)

Start by combining the jojoba oil and honey in a small bowl, then slowly add your cane sugar and essential oils. After using the scrub on your lips, you can rinse with lukewarm water.

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Almond Lip Scrub

Almond oil is rich in both fatty acids and vitamin E and helps your skin retain moisture and acts as a natural lip balm. Take control of the dryness with this lip scrub.

To make this nourishing scrub, you will need:

2 tbsp brown sugar (can substitute for cane or coconut sugar)

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp almond oil

After mixing the ingredients together, you'll have the perfect moisturizing treatment for your lips.

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Coffee Lip Scrub

Coffee is truly a miracle in our world. Not only does caffeine act as a stimulant to wake us up in the morning, but it is also an excellent exfoliator for the skin. It stimulates blood flow and can reduce inflammation.

For this recipe, you will need:

1 tbsp ground coffee

1 tsp honey

1 tsp coconut oil

1/4 tsp of cinnamon

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and use your finger to apply the scrub to your lips. Enjoy your second cup of coffee differently.

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Bubblegum Lip Scrub

Bubblegum lip scrub is the perfect combination of delicious and nourishing. The olive oil acts as a moisturizer while the sugar removes dry skin from your lips.

For this scrub you will need:

1 tbsp of white sugar

1/2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil

1-2 drops of strawberry extract or you can use 1-2 drops of vanilla extract

1 drop pink food coloring

Combine all the ingredients and gently rub onto your lips. Your lips will enjoy this treat just as much as you.

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Orange Peel Lip Scrub

The combination of orange peel, honey, and cinnamon is a perfect blend of anti-inflammatory, soothing, and nutritional properties to give your lips a boost.

For this scrub, you will need:

1 tsp dried orange peel, or you can use orange zest

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp honey

1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil

1/4 cinnamon

Mix the ingredients in a small bowl and apply the scrub to your lips. Enjoy the delicious taste of citrus and cinnamon.

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Chocolate Lip Scrub

For chocolate lovers, this lip scrub satisfies cravings while exfoliating impurities. Cocoa is full of antioxidants, while the vanilla extract provides anti-aging benefits.

For this delectable DIY scrub, you will need:

1 tbsp cocoa powder

2 tbsp brown sugar or cane sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 tsp honey

2 tsp olive oil

Combine your ingredients into a small bowl. Apply the scrub using your fingertips and rinse.

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Peppermint Vanilla Lip Scrub

Nothing is more refreshing than peppermint. Whether it's a toothpaste, shampoo, or lip scrub, it hits the spot. Peppermint is known for soothing the skin, and the coconut oil in this recipe hydrates your lips.

For this minty treatment, you will need:

1 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp coconut oil

4 drops peppermint extract

1 drop vanilla extract

Once you've combined all the ingredients, you can apply the scrub onto your lips. After a couple of minutes of light scrubbing, remove the scrub with lukewarm water. Enjoy the tingle of peppermint.

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Mocha Lip Scrub

Both coffee and chocolate are filled with antioxidants, and rich in vitamins A, B1, C, D, and E. They nourish and moisturize your lips.

For this recipe, you'll need:

1 tbsp ground coffee

1 tbsp white sugar

1/2 tsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp coconut oil

Mix all your ingredients into a bowl. Once it's ready, use your fingertip and apply the mixture onto your lips. Once you're finished, rinse with water, and your lips will feel plump and hydrated.

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