DIY Lip Scrub with Coconut Oil

A DIY lip scrub that sloughs off dry skin, while making lips soft and supple? Yes please. Bonus: it’s only 4 ingredients!

I love this scrub because it uses natural, whole ingredients found in nature to exfoliate and moisturize. It absolutely drives me crazy to have cracked lips or peeling dry skin, and I find that lip balm alone can’t undo the damage, and seems to just sit on top of my lips. This is when the exfoliation comes into play to reveal fresh, smooth, new skin.The brown sugar is the perfect natural scrub to extinguish dead skin, without being too rough or sharp.

The coconut oil acts as a natural moisturizer, and contains none of the harsh chemicals in most lip balms. According to dermatologist Gary Slaughter, some commercial lip balms contain ingredients such as camphor, phenol and menthol that can actually cause lips to dry up, which then triggers reapplication, which then triggers more drying, and so on and so forth.

Plus, unlike commercial products, you can create this with the piece of mind that no animals were harmed and no hazardous synthetic chemicals were added.

We used Vitamin E oil in the scrub as it can speed up the healing process of chapped lips, and also has antioxidant properties.

Oh, and did I mention it’s edible? Not only will it smell good, it’ll taste good too, so you might just find yourself “accidentally” getting a mouthful. Just make sure to get food grade coconut oil, ideally organic and non-GMO ( we have some for sale with free shipping here). Besides coconut oil, all you need is raw (again, ideally organic and non-GMO) honey, brown sugar, and Vitamin E oil. If you don’t have vitamin E oil, the scrub still works well without it.

Use this exfoliating scrub nightly for plump, soft, smooth, hydrated lips!


How to Make it:

  1. Mix together brown sugar, coconut oil, honey, and vitamin E oil.
  2. Scrub lips for 1-2 minutes, or until smooth, and rinse.
  3. Enjoy your soft, supple lips!

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