How To Get Lips Like Silk: A Fun DIY Lip Scrub With a Minty Twist

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Today, I’ll share one favorite DIY lip scrub that I whipped up last month when my lips were going through a dry spell. I ran out of my favorite lip scrub and needed a remedy fast, so I turned to my pantry for help.

Little did I know I’d wind up creating one of my favorite beauty concoctions yet: a coconut, brown sugar, and peppermint lip scrub. You won’t believe the difference this makes.

So, here’s a quick guide to help you eliminate unsightly dead skin and rejuvenate your pout.

Sugar Lip Scrub: Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons brown (or white) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 3-5 drops peppermint oil
  • Storage jars/containers of your choice (decorative ribbon optional)
Coconut oil, an ingredient in this DIY lip scrub
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In a dish, combine coconut oil, brown sugar, and raw honey and mix. Then, add three to five drops of peppermint essential oil and blend.

Coconut oil for DIY lip scrub
Glass jar

You can also substitute cornmeal for the sugar. Both cornmeal and sugar work well, but you can experiment to see which one works best for you. Use the scrub twice per week for the best results.

Then store the leftovers in a jar or a container of your choice.

Post-Scrub and Packaging

Next, coat your lips with your favorite lip balm. Weleda Skin Food Lip Butter, $6.99, is my favorite balm because it hydrates even the most parched lips.

Use this lip butter after exfoliating, and your lips will feel baby smooth.

Also, feel free to get creative with the packaging and dress up the jars with festive little ribbons, which is what I like to do. These also make cute homemade holiday gifts for friends and family.

For another magical DIY scrub, see this post.