Taking care of your lips is an important part of your overall beauty routine, especially during the cooler months when dry skin can become a real concern. This easy recipe for a homemade lavender coconut lip scrub is a great way to exfoliate dead skin cells and achieve smooth, soft lips.
Not only does it use simple ingredients that you likely already have at home, but it’s also a natural scrub that’s free from harsh chemicals.
Simple and Delightful DIY Lip Scrub Recipe
Our simple natural lip scrub recipe is made with Lavender and coconut oil, but we will also show you how to make different varieties at the end of this blog post so you can make your own homemade lip scrubs however you like best using your favorite ingredients.
DIY Lip Scrub Ingredients
This sugar scrub for the lips is made with less than a handful of natural ingredients, you only need 3 ingredients for this super simple home made beauty recipe.
- 3 ½ Tbsp. regular white sugar (or substitute with coconut sugar or cane sugar) which you can find at the grocery store
- 1 Tbsp. organic coconut oil, at room temperature
- 1 tsp. Lavender buds
- A small jar to store your scrub in – something like this, but as long as it’s a small airtight jar you’re good to go.
Directions For Your DIY Sugar Lip Scrub
- 3 ½ Tbsp. regular white sugar (or substitute with coconut sugar or cane sugar)
- 1 Tbsp. organic coconut oil, at room temperature
- 1 tsp. Lavender buds
- Small jar for storage
- Begin by taking a small bowl and add in your tablespoon of sugar of choice. Sugar serves as a gentle exfoliant that helps to remove flaky skin and promote cell turnover.
- Next, add the tablespoon of coconut oil. Coconut oil, packed with fatty acids, is an excellent moisturizer and will leave your lips feeling soft and supple. If coconut oil is not to your liking, you can replace it with almond oil, jojoba oil, or extra virgin olive oil as these are also great options.
- Add in your lavender buds. Before you do, consider using a mortar and pestle to grind up the lavender buds - this will release more of that delightful lavender scent.
- Once all your ingredients are in the bowl, mix until you achieve the consistency of wet sand. You want to ensure that all the ingredients are well combined and the sugar grains are coated with oil.
- Transfer your mixture into a small container with a tight-fitting lid. This could be a small jar, an airtight container, or even an empty, cleaned-out container from a previous lip balm. This DIY lip scrub makes a perfect fit for a small hexagon jar like the ones we linked to above.
- You're all done! You've just created one of the best homemade lip scrubs.
How to Use Your Delightful Lip Scrub
To use this lavender luscious lip scrub, begin with clean hands.
Wet your lips with warm water and take a nickel-size amount of scrub on your index finger.
Add a drop or two of hot water to the scrub and gently rub it on your lips in a circular motion for about 30 seconds.
This will not only exfoliate your lips but also boost blood circulation, leading to naturally fuller lips.
After exfoliating, wipe off with a warm washcloth and follow up with your favorite lip balm for added moisture.
Storage, Duration, and Additional Tips For Making DIY Lip Scrubs
This homemade lip scrub can be stored in the refrigerator for a cooling effect each time you use it.
This natural product doesn’t contain preservatives, so it’s best to make it in small quantities and use within two to three weeks.
For a twist, consider adding a tiny bit of purple food coloring to tint the scrub or mix in some of your favorite essential oils for different flavors.
Not only is this DIY lip scrub recipe a great addition to your beauty routine, but it also makes a great gift. Whip up a large batch and gift it to your loved ones. They’ll definitely appreciate the thought and enjoy the benefits of your homemade lip balm.
This simple recipe not only aids in getting rid of dry, winter lips but also helps improve the overall health of your lips. The lavender, in particular, provides a soothing effect, and the coconut oil acts as a natural humectant, locking in the moisture for longer.
So why not take this perfect time to pamper your lips? There’s no better time to start treating your lips right than now.
Variations on Your DIY Lip Scrub: Customize Your Recipe
Now that you’ve mastered this simple lavender coconut lip scrub, let’s take it a step further. The beauty of creating your own homemade lip scrubs is the freedom to customize and experiment with different ingredients to suit your personal preferences or specific lip care needs. Below are some ideas to get you started
For Extra Moisture
Add a tablespoon of honey or shea butter to your lip scrub recipe. Both are natural humectants that attract and lock in moisture, helping to heal and hydrate dry lips. These make an excellent addition to your moisturizing lip scrub, especially for those cold weather days.
For a refreshing scrub, add a few drops of lemon juice or peppermint oil to your mixture. Not only do they smell great, but they also help to stimulate blood flow to your lips, giving them a fuller appearance.
Spice it Up
Ground cinnamon or vanilla extract can add a warming scent to your lip scrub and are perfect for a comforting winter treat.
For Sensitive Skin
If your lips are particularly sensitive, consider swapping the coconut oil for grapeseed oil, which is known for its gentle, soothing properties.
To switch up your exfoliant, you could replace the sugar with coffee grounds for an energizing coffee lip scrub.
A Touch of Luxury
Add rose petals, lavender oil, or lavender essential oil for an aromatic treat. These ingredients have calming properties and can make your lip scrub feel like a spa experience at home.
Rich Cocoa Scrub
Consider adding cocoa powder or cocoa butter for a rich, chocolaty scrub. Cocoa is packed with antioxidants that help protect your lips from free radicals.
Natural Lip Balm
Follow up your scrub with a good lip balm. Apply a petroleum jelly or your favorite natural lip balm after using the scrub to keep your lips smooth and moisturized.
Sweetening the Scrub
Switch out white sugar for brown sugar or sugar cane for a different texture. A brown sugar lip scrub is great for exfoliation and gaining smooth lips.
These are just a few ideas and lip scrub recipes to inspire you, but the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re looking for a good lip scrub that targets specific concerns or just want to try out different flavors, feel free to mix and match your favorite ingredients. After all, that’s the perfect way to create delightful lip scrubs that you’ll love using!
Just remember, natural products can still cause reactions for some people, so always do a patch test on your hand before applying anything new to your lips.
So, go ahead and make these variations on your homemade lip scrub, and let your lips enjoy the love they deserve!
Let us know your experience with this DIY lip scrub in the comments below and keep reading for more variations on your home made lip scrub recipes…
Enjoy your natural lip exfoliator journey!
Explore More Natural Homemade Beauty Recipes
Now that you’ve mastered the art of creating your own lip scrub, why not venture further into the world of DIY beauty? From facial masks to body scrubs and homemade hair treatments, the possibilities are limitless when it comes to crafting your own natural, cost-effective, and skin-loving products.
So let’s keep this self-care journey going! Check out the links below for more homemade beauty recipes that you can add to your wellness regimen. Each recipe has been crafted with the same love and attention to detail as our lavender coconut lip scrub, and they’re all designed to help you look and feel your very best. So dive in, and enjoy the joy of homemade beauty!
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