Dry, chapped lips? Try this incredibly simple and fun DIY. Homemade lip scrub!
It’s a lip-smacking combination of honey, white chocolate, vanilla, and tangerine essential oil. It smells delicious and tastes amazing!
A quick scrub of your lips with just a pinch of this vanilla honey lip scrub leaves lips wonderfully soft and moisturized.
No more chapped lips. Just exfoliated, smooth, conditioned, soft lips that are perfectly ready for lip balm or lipstick.
Supplies need to make lip scrub
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With smaller granules than traditional baking sugar, this superfine sugar is perfect for gently exfoliating lips.
It helps remove dead skin cells, making lips soft and smooth.
Sweet and creamy white chocolate helps make this lip scrub smell amazing.
Warm, comforting scent. Plus, vanilla enhances the honey and white chocolate flavors.
Tangerine helps improve blood flow and circulation for rosy lips.
High levels of vitamin C help protect and heal skin.
Plus, it promotes feelings of happiness (who doesn’t like that?!) 🙂
Honey is a natural humectant.
It helps rehydrate lips and makes them feel smooth and moisturized.
6. avocado oil
Avocado oil helps heal chapped lips as well as soothe and replenish dry skin.
It even can even help increase collagen production
How to make lip scrub
step 1: add 2 tablespoons super fine sugar to a small bowl
tip: While you can substitute regular table sugar for the superfine sugar, using superfine sugar is preferred because its smaller size granules exfoliate and smooth lips better than the larger sized crystals of regular granulated sugar.
step 2: use a coffee grinder or spice grinder to grind 12-15 white chocolate chips into a fine powder
tip: Put white chocolate chips into the freezer for a few minutes before grinding them. This will keep them cold, and prevent them from melting during the grinding.
tip: Pulse the grinder on and off to grind the chips. Pulsing will grind the chips faster and help them to not get too soft.
tip: While using a grinder is best, if you don’t have a coffee or spice grinder, you can use a knife to chop the chocolate into super small pieces and powder.
step 3: add the chocolate powder to the bowl with the sugar
step 4: add 10-12 drops vanilla extract (about 1/8 teaspoon)
step 5: add 6 drops tangerine essential oil
tip: If you don’t have tangerine essential oil, you can substitute with sweet orange essential oil or another citrus essential oil if you prefer. Just be sure to use essential oil that’s labeled as safe for internal use since it will be used on your lips.
step 6: add 1/2 teaspoon honey
step 7: add 2 teaspoons avocado oil
tip: If you don’t have avocado oil, you can substitute with another light-tasting edible oil like apricot kernel oil or sweet almond oil. Just be sure to use an oil that’s both safe to eat (since it will be on your lips) and also not overly flavorful (like olive oil) because it would overpower the other flavors in the lip scrub.
step 8: mix until everything is well combined
step 9: scoop into a small jar
yield: This recipe makes about 3 tablespoons of lip scrub.
tip: Use jars that are safe to use with diluted essential oil, either glass jars or PET plastic jars.
step 10: add a label
tip: You can print this label on full-sheet label paper, or do what I do and print the label on regular printer paper and attach it to the spray bottle with packing tape. It’s cheap and easy to do. Plus, I find that the labels stay on better using packing tape than with regular label paper, and the packing tape protects the label really well, which keeps the labels looking great for a long time.
tip: To help the label stick really well, first wipe the tube clean with a little rubbing alcohol. Allow to dry and then apply the label.
How to use vanilla honey lip scrub
- use a pea-size amount
- rub gently on your lips to buff away rough, dry skin
- then lick off excess — YUM!
- apply a lip balm to moisturize
- use 1-2 times a week, as needed