Note: I am not a doctor, herbalist, aromatherapist or chemist. I am just an everyday mom trying to figure out how to live naturally. This recipe is one that works for myself and my family. Please consult your doctor before using any diy recipe or essential oils to confirm that they are safe for you. This holds especially important if you are currently pregnant.
DIY Lip Scrub- Honey Vanilla
A five-ingredient DIY lip scrub to help nourish your lips and prevent cracking. This DIY sugar scrub is perfect to whip up in colder months to give your lips some life! Made in five minutes, it smells great and (along with this chocolate peppermint lip chap) helps keep your lips smooth.
How To Use The DIY Sugar Lip Scrub
In addition to using it on my lips I find this DIY lip scrub works really well on my face too. Though, if you have oily skin, do a test patch first.
As for the rest of your body, I find that you need a bit more of a harder scrub to do the legs. Even though this one feels amazing it doesn’t exfoliate tougher skin surfaces outside the lips and face as well.
Use this scrub gently on your lips by rubbing it softly on your lips and rinsing with warm water. Then, make sure to follow it up with a nourishing lip chap or even some coconut oil. Or the creamsicle lip balm from Primally Pure (if you’re not into making your own). It smells amazing and you can save 10% on your first order if you use code mamabear10
If you’re feeling generous, whip up a big batch and give them out as thoughtful presents to friends, neighbors, and teachers. That way, everyone can enjoy silky lips!
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Why Use A DIY Lip Scrub
One of the issues with many scrubs is that they can be really abrasive. Keeping in mind, the point of a scrub isn’t to rip off layers of skin. It’s to gently help take away the dead skin and then hydrate them.
Considering this, the combination of salt, sugar, and honey accomplishes this beautifully.
Using plain old white sugar along with pink Himalayan salt is the perfect combination for a homemade lip scrub. It’s extremely gentle, exfoliates your lips and from a gift perspective, it’s pink!
This DIY sugar and honey lip scrub is beyond simple to whip up, smells great, and leaves your lips feeling plush and pampered.
More DIY Salt Scrub Options
While this DIY scrub is amazing for your lips, the one below is great for your legs! This DIY salt scrub is only three ingredients and scented pure vanilla extract so it smells warming and cozy.
It uses finely ground sea salt which helps to both exfoliate but won’t be too rough on your skin. Check it out below.
The Benefits of Raw Honey
Raw honey is one of my favorite ingredients! Honey is both moisturizing and soothing but it also has anti-bacterial properties. I personally love this in a lip scrub as technically you are peeling away a layer of protection (a dead layer but still). The honey can help clean the area while boosting its recovery.
The honey also helps bind this DIY lip scrub and of course,
Note: I used vanilla in the scrub for scent and while I went with the real thing (well, the extract), you can of course use essential oils instead if you like.
Making It Into A Homemade Gift
Eliminate the need to buy a zillion things and just make your own. Not only does this save cost-wise but you can also customize the gifts based on personal preference which is insanely thoughtful.
This homemade DIY lip scrub recipe is definitely simple but it makes a beautiful gift.
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This sugar and honey salt scrub gently exfoliates your lips while at the same time hydrating them and leaving them super soft. Easy to make and thoughtful to give. Plus, pink! *Note: using liquid honey will be easier but you can use harder, raw honey also. Either heat it up slightly before adding or be prepared to mix a bit harder. Not sure where to grab ingredients? Here's a roundup list of my favorite products (and brands) for diy beauty products and where to buy them!
Diy Lip Scrub - Honey & Vanilla
This sugar and honey salt scrub gently exfoliates your lips while at the same time hydrating them and leaving them super soft. Easy to make and thoughtful to give. Plus, pink!
*Note: using liquid honey will be easier but you can use harder, raw honey also. Either heat it up slightly before adding or be prepared to mix a bit harder.
Not sure where to grab ingredients? Here's a roundup list of my favorite products (and brands) for diy beauty products and where to buy them!
This honey and sugar homemade lip scrub makes a wonderful gift! It exfoliates the lips gently and replenishes them with honey to keep them both plump and soft.
The Best DIY Skin Care Recipes For Busy Moms
If you’re looking for natural, simple, effective DIY skincare recipe check out DIY Skin Care For Busy Moms where I’ve created 21 indulgent but super easy DIY skincare recipes that are perfect for everyday moms. From homemade body butters to DIY face masks and energizing shower melts. Likewise, these DIY skincare recipes share a few things in common:
- They’re simple to make (most are melt + pour + let sit!)
- They contain minimal ingredients
- Many ingredients are repeated throughout the book to make them cost-effective
- All-natural beauty products that are effective
Keep your skincare routine SIMPLE with these DIY recipes. I’ve also included video demonstrations for each section of the book as well as a download PDF of the ingredients you’ll find and of course my best tips.