Don’t wait for winter to break out the lip scrub. Rough, flakey lips can strike in any climate, winter or summer. In cold weather, lips tend to get dry, chapped and flaky. On warmer days, sun exposure can dry out the delicate skin on your kisser. Treating the skin on your lips is not only soothing but also helps your makeup look better and last longer. Here are 23 Homemade Lip Scrubs with something for every taste. The good news is, lip treatment doesn’t have to break the bank. All the ingredients you need are right in your kitchen. And when you make it yourself, you know for a fact that there will be no harsh chemicals.


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Lip scrubs can be whipped up using any number of ingredients. The best combo has: 1. an exfoliator and 2. an acid and 3. an oil. Common exfoliators are sugar, coffee grounds, and chocolate. Acids are generally citrus ingredients, such as orange, lemon or grapefruit. Emollients, such as beeswax, coconut oil and olive oil are there to soften, sooth, and protect.

Sugar is the most popular exfoliator for DIY lip scrubs because it’s gentle, inexpensive, readily available, and, dang, it just tastes good. Here are 10 DIY sugar lip scrubs you will have to keep yourself from eating, they are so scrumptious.

In fact, most ingredient lists for homemade lip scrubs read like frosting: sugar, honey, chocolate, coffee, coconut, lemon, mint, and so on. Yum! And for the chocoholics among us: 12 Beauty DIY Recipes You Can Make With Chocolate.

If you like the all natural approach but don’t have time to experiment in the kitchen, Brit + Co’s Pucker Up Lip Scrub is made from extra virgin olive oil and organic cane sugar. It comes in rose or grapefruit and is available in the Brit + Co. shop.

Got a DIY lip scrub that you just love? Tag us on Instagram @britandco. Come on — you know you want to!

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