DIY Natural Mojito Lip Scrub

homemade natural mojito lip scrub tutorial

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

homemade natural mojito lip scrub ingredients

Ingredients:

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.

Directions:

  1. Grab a small bowl and begin mixing together the coconut oil and sugar.
  2. Squeeze in all the juice from half a lime.
  3. Tear up 2-3 mint leaves and then sprinkle in.
  4. Keep adding sugar until the mix becomes more like a paste/solid versus a liquid (it should stick to the spoon).
  5. Finally, grab a little container, fill it up and store it in the fridge for whenever you need a cool treat!

homemade natural mojito lip scrub tutorial

homemade natural mojito lip scrub tutorial

homemade natural mojito lip scrub tutorial

homemade natural mojito lip scrub tutorial

homemade natural mojito lip scrub tutorial

homemade natural mojito lip scrub tutorial

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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!

Natural Benefits:

  • 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!

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*This is an original recipe & photos.  Please link back to this post if you use the recipe and/or photos on your website.

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  • Mel

    Oh I DEFINITELY want to try this! I am a big loved of Mojitos and crave them 90% of the time haha!
    It sounds like it would be so refreshing for my poor dry lips!

    Mel @ http://www.melberryy.com xxxx

  • I love how effortlessly easy this is to create! I will definitely be trying out this DIY beauty recipe sometime soon. Thanks for sharing! – HilLesha

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Omg this scrub sounds pretty fab! I have never made a homemade one. Might just have to make this!

  • As soon as I read the title I know I would love the post! My fav drink is a mojito!! I love it! I am so doing this lip scrub <3 thank for sharing

  • Tahnee

    Never though of making my own lip scrub before! Great idea!

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  • Bobbie Leann Guzman

    Given the fresh mint and lime, how long is the shelf life of the scrub?

    • Shelf life is up to 2 weeks when stored in the fridge.