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DIY Lavender Lip Scrub
By Christine Ruggeri
July 6, 2023
Chapped, peeling, flaky lips aren't fun to look at, but they feel even worse, any time of year. Fortunately, a DIY lip scrub featuring benefit-rich lavender oil, honey, sugar, coconut oil and coffee grounds (!) is all you need to return your lips to a smooth, hydrated state.
Just like your skin, your lips need exfoliating, too. If you get rid of the dead skin often found on the surface of your lips, it will bring out your fresh, supple skin. This will make the lips soft and smooth helping cosmetics, such as lipstick, lip liner and lip gloss, stay on the lips far better. Exfoliating the lips also helps provide hydration by creating more moisture to the lips.
Making a DIY lip scrub is so easy, saves time and ensures that only the best ingredients are used. Everything you need for your DIY lip scrub is probably right in your cupboard. You can use most anything with a grainy-like texture like sugar, salt, coffee grounds and even used coffee grounds.
Both coffee grounds and sugar provide the perfect exfoliating texture for a lip scrub recipe. Coffee contains antioxidants while the sugar helps provide a more youthful appearance to the lips due to the natural glycolic acid it contains. Sugar is also a natural humectant, meaning it delivers some moisture to those lips.
We have chosen honey as part of this recipe because it's full of anti-aging antioxidants to help your lips have a more youthful appearance. Lavender oil is also loaded with antioxidant properties. (Ancient Nutrition's lavender oil is USDA Certified Organic and made without added synthetics or fragrances.)
Also, adding natural oils like coconut oil acts as a moisturizer for the lips — in addition, the oils will protect your lips from the heat or cold.
Let’s start by getting together everything you need. Grab a small bowl that is good for mixing ingredients, such as a ceramic or glass bowl, measuring spoons, and a wooden spoon.
Next, measure out each ingredient listed below and place in the bowl. You are going to love the softness and nourishment that these ingredients provide.
Lip scrub is similar to the body scrubs you are familiar with, typically made up of a gritty substance. While store-bought body scrubs are probably unsafe if ingested, lip scrubs are usually safe and are generally made to taste sweet, enhancing the scrubbing pleasure.
So let’s start combining ingredients. Make sure it's well blended using the wooden spoon.
Transfer to a small glass jar with a lid. You may want to label your DIY lip scrub … and keeping it in the fridge can help preserve it.
But before you put it in the fridge, let’s use it and exfoliate those lips! To use, apply a small amount with a clean fingertip to the lips. Gently massage in a circular motion, for about 20 seconds.
Rinse with warm water and apply a lip moisturizer or your favorite lip balm. Enjoy the feeling of those super soft lips!
Lips feeling a little rough? Try our DIY lavender lip scrub made up of five simple but perfect ingredients for the lips. Using this regularly will ensure smooth, soft lips.
1 air tight container
2 tablespoons course sugar or date sugar
1 tablespoon honey (ideally local and raw)
12 drops lavender essential oil
2 tablespoons used or wet organic coffee grounds (or finely ground cocao nibs)
1½ tablespoons coconut oil
Place all the ingredients into a small bowl and mix well, using a wooden spoon.
Stir, pressing down as needed, to make sure all ingredients are well-blended.
Transfer the finished product to a small glass jar with a lid. Keep it in the fridge to help preserve it. Ideally, it should be used within a month.
To use, apply a small amount to your clean fingertip. Gently massage for about 20 seconds in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water and apply a lip balm.