After struggling with dry lips for years, I thought it was time to finally invest in a lip scrub. Lush and Perfectly Posh both offer fun scrubs in a variety of flavors, and while the convenience is there, I was having trouble bringing myself to spend money on something that I already had all the ingredients for laying around the house.
So after digging around online, I learned the basics of creating a lip scrub. Essentially you start with an oil base (castor, coconut, or olive), add in the exfoliating bits (sugar – white or brown, coffee grounds, or salt), and then add in some extras for taste (lemon juice, lime juice, honey, etc).
I decided to experiment a bit and make a recipe using what I had left over from making mojitos the night before. 😉 I ended up liking the results (and taste too!), and decided to share. So if you’re interested in making a natural lip scrub at home, keep on reading!
DIY Natural Mojito Lip Scrub
3-5 TBS of white sugar
3 TSP of coconut oil (preferably organic, and virgin/unrefined)
Juice from half a lime
2-3 mint leaves
Other: Spoon, tiny bowl, and a little container for storing the scrub.
- Grab a small bowl and begin mixing together the coconut oil and sugar.
- Squeeze in all the juice from half a lime.
- Tear up 2-3 mint leaves and then sprinkle in.
- Keep adding sugar until the mix becomes more like a paste/solid versus a liquid (it should stick to the spoon).
- Finally, grab a little container, fill it up and store it in the fridge for whenever you need a cool treat!
How to Use:
Use your fingers to cover your lips in the scrub. Gently rub it all over the lips for about 10-20 seconds (the sugars can be quite harsh), and then wipe or lick off (it does taste like a mini dessert!). Repeat as needed until lips are completely smooth. When you’re all done exfoliating, apply a coat of lip balm for lasting smooth lips!
- The sugar acts as an exfoliant and contains glycolic acid and alpha hydroxy acids – both anti-aging agents that keep skin looking fresh and youthful.
- The coconut oil is a natural anti-bacterial cleanser, and moisturizer.
- The lime juice also acts as an exfoliate to remove dead skin. It’s also has antioxidant, disinfectant and antibiotic properties.
In less than 5 minutes, you can create an incredibly easy natural lip scrub at home, with ingredients you may even already have in your kitchen (especially if you’re a mojito fan like me!). Enjoy!
*This is an original recipe & photos. Please link back to this post if you use the recipe and/or photos on your website.