Pout away precious. But hey, why are your lips so chapped? Well, no one likes their Insta-worthy pout to be marred by dead skin and flaky lipstick. That’s where lip care comes in handy. And no, we do not just mean slapping on some lip balm. We mean a proper lip care regimen, wherein you cleanse, scrub, and moisturise your lips. A lip scrub is one essential step that you have been missing out on for a long time.

A good lip scrub not only acts as an exfoliating agent, but also nourishes your lips. The main difference between a facial scrub and lip scrub is that the latter is a lot more gentler to deal with the softer skin on the lips. Also, it does not strip the lips of the natural moisture. If we are to give you some tips, we’d say go for natural and organic lip scrubs.

In this article, we will tell you all about lip scrubs, and give you some of the best lip scrub recipes that you can easily replicate at home. Just remember, do not eat them, because they are lip-smacking, literally!

 

1. Coconut oil and honey lip scrub

1. Coconut oil and honey lip scrub

Coconut oil is a rich source of fatty acids and antioxidants. This helps in nourishing the skin. At the same time, brown sugar acts as a natural exfoliant and removes the dead skin. Honey helps in healing the skin. Together, it creates an amazing lip scrub which scrubs off the dead cells in a soft and soothing manner, leaving the lips nourished and soft.

Method:

  • Take one tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Take two tablespoons of brown sugar
  • Take one tablespoon of organic honey
  • Take half a tablespoon of warm water
  • Mix coconut oil and honey together
  • Add brown sugar to the mix, along with the warm water
  • Rub this concoction on your lips for 2 minutes and then rinse off
 

2. Brown sugar and honey lip scrub

2. Brown sugar and honey lip scrub

This is one of the easiest and most nourishing lips scrubs. The honey used also works towards even-toning pigmented lips. A dash of lavender oil used helps prevent sunburn.

Method:

  • Take one tablespoon of raw honey
  • Take around 5 drops of lavender essential oil
  • Take one tablespoon of brown sugar
  • Mix everything together
  • Apply this to the lips and massage for 2 minutes
  • Rinse off
  • Apply lip balm
 

3. Cocoa powder and olive oil lip scrub

3. Cocoa powder and olive oil lip scrub

Cocoa not only satiates your cravings but also is a great skincare agent. Chocolate moisturises your lips well and also helps remove tan. Plus, the vanilla extract here adds on the anti-ageing benefits and reverses any damage therein.

Method:

  • Take around one tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • Take one teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Take two teaspoons of olive oil
  • Take around 3/4th teaspoons of honey
  • Take two tablespoons of brown sugar
  • Mix everything together and then apply a small amount on the lips
  • Scrub for around 2 minutes and then leave it on for a few more minutes
  • Rinse off
 

4. Mint and sugar lip scrub

4. Mint and sugar lip scrub

Sugar is a gentle and natural exfoliant. At the same time, peppermint gives your lips a ‘just bitten’ and luscious effect. The grape-seed oil further acts as an antioxidant and also moisturises the lips.

Method:

  • Take around two tablespoons of olive oil
  • Take two tablespoons of sugar
  • Take half a teaspoon of grape-seed oil
  • Take around 8-10 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • Mix everything together
  • Scrub your lips with the mix for two minutes
  • Rinse off
 

5. Orange peel lip scrub

5. Orange peel lip scrub

Orange peel powder is a good exfoliating agent and it treats pigmented lips well. Almond oil helps nourish the lips. Mixing in a bit of sugar helps create an amazing exfoliant for the lips.

Method:

  • Take some orange peel powder
  • Add almond oil and brown sugar to the mixture
  • Rub this on the lips for 30 seconds
  • Rinse off
 

6. Strawberry and olive oil lip scrub

6. Strawberry and olive oil lip scrub

This is another yummilicious lip scrub recipe that you can massage on your lips for smooth and nourished lips. A dash of virgin olive oil provides hydration while sugar scrubs away the dead skin cells.

Method:

  • Take one tablespoon of sugar
  • Take half a tablespoon of virgin olive oil
  • Take a few drops of strawberry extract
  • Mix everything in a bowl
  • Add a few drops of pink food colour (for that extra effect!)
  • Apply and massage on the lips for 2 minutes
  • Rinse off and apply lip balm
 

7. Kiwi and olive oil lip scrub

7. Kiwi and olive oil lip scrub

A little extravagant, nevertheless an effective lip scrub, this is a tasty treat for your pout. Kiwi is a great way to nourish chapped and sore lips. Further, adding strawberry to the mix helps treat pigmented lips, with all the minerals and vitamins therein.

Method:

  • Take the puree of one strawberry
  • Take half a kiwi fruit and puree it
  • Take around 6 tablespoons of sugar
  • Take around 1-2 drops of vitamin E
  • Take 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • First blend strawberry and kiwi puree together
  • Then mix sugar and olive oil to form a uniform blend
  • Mix everything together and add vitamin E
  • Now scrub for a minute and then rinse off
 

8. Coffee and honey lip scrub

8. Coffee and honey lip scrub

A boost of caffeine in the morning is not just instrumental in waking you up, it can also nourish and perk up your skin. Honey not only binds the caffeine but also moisturises the skin.

Method:

  • Take a tablespoon of coffee powder
  • Take one tablespoon of honey
  • Mix the two to create a scrub
  • Leave it on as a mask for one more minute
  • Rinse off
 

9. Almond oil and sugar lip scrub

9. Almond oil and sugar lip scrub

Almond oil is another moisturising agent which also helps in revitalising the dead skin cells on the lips. Sugar acts as an exfoliating agent.

Method:

  • Take around two tablespoons of sugar
  • Take one tablespoon of almond oil and honey each
  • Mix everything together to form a scrub-like blend
  • Rub on your lips for a minute
  • Rinse off
 

10. Lemonade lip scrub

10. Lemonade lip scrub

Well, it's not just for drinking, but definitely, something that can give a new glow to your lips. Lemon is a great bleaching agent and is excellent at removing tan and pigmentation. Further, it also helps exfoliate dead skin cells. This is a great scrub for pigmented lips.

Method:

  • Take around one tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Take one tablespoon of any petroleum jelly
  • Take two tablespoons of sugar
  • Mix everything together
  • Rub it on your lips for a minute, in gentle massaging movements
  • Rinse off