Three DIY lip scrubs to keep your lips soft this winter

As the weather gets colder, you might find that your lips are feeling a little chapped, as your lips are very soft and delicate making them sensitive to harsh environmental factors. Thankfully, there is an easy solution to this problem.

Lip scrubs.

Luckily lip scrubs don’t have to cost a fortune and in most cases can be made from ingredient found in your kitchen cupboard. Primarily they’re made of two components, a moisturising agent which provides a hydrating base for the scrub and an exfoliating agent, with the most common ingredient used being sugar.

Lip scrubs are actually very beneficial to the overall health of your mouth, by removing dead and dark skin cells and should be a part of your weekly beauty routine as they induce hydration in the lips and nourishes them giving a pink radiance. Furthermore, lip scrubs wash off chapped skin from lips stimulating the growth of fresh skin cells, making them soft and smooth.

Chocolate Lip Scrub


  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon honey


Mix ingredients in a bowl and apply a small amount to your lips, rubbing in small gentle circles. Leave for about a minute, and remove with a warm wash cloth. Store the rest in the fridge and use twice a week.

Coconut & Cinnamon Lip Scrub


  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Raw Honey


Mix ingredients in a bowl until combined. Use about a quarter teaspoon and gentle run in circular motions. Remove with warm water and moisturise with a lip balm afterwards. Store in an air tight container, in the fridge.

Honey & Lemon Lip Scrub


  • 2 Tablespoons Organic Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Sweet Almond Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Organic Honey
  • 5-10 drops Lemon Essential Oil


Mix the organic sugar, sweet almond oil and organic honey in a bowl until combined and then add the lemon essential oil, and mix again. Use a small amount and apply to lips, using gentle circular motions.remove with warm water. Store in the fridge.

Candice Farrow

Fashion and lifestyle blogger from North East, England.

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