Natural Lip Scrub – Cure for Chapped Lips

Got dry, chapped lips? This Nourishing Lip Scrub will smooth and soften them to near perfection. Sooo good for you--you could eat it :)!

Making your own personal care products is one of the best ways for you to keep toxins out of your body.  Some of my favorite homemade personal care items are alcohol-free hair spray, eye makeup remover, foaming soap, and healthy hair rinse.  And–this nourishing lip scrub.

If you every get dry or peeling lips, you’ll love this.

Awhile ago I shared with you my recipe for a Homemade Sugar Scrub.

It works wonders for dry hands, feet, elbows, knees.  Anywhere your skin needs a little renewing.

But today I am going to share a recipe for a Natural Lip Scrub.

I’ve had this recipe for quite awhile but had completely forgotten about it for some reason.

Until the other day.

My lips were having a bad day — Make that a bad week.

They had been peeling for awhile and it was getting really annoying.

I am not sure what all causes this but dry lips have plagued me my whole life.

(And yes, I drink a lot of water.  I have noticed that if I am struggling with candida, then my lips tend to suffer afterwards, but regardless, my lips are typically dry.)

I suddenly remembered that I had some of this scrub stashed in my cabinet so I went and grabbed it and rubbed some of it on my suffering lips.

A few minutes later  — and — ta da!  All the peeling was gone.  And what was left was soft lips that felt as smooth as a baby’s skin.  Really!

And one very happy momma.  It may sound silly, but I feel a little self-conscious when my lips are peeling.  Anyone else feel that way?

Anyway, while I am sure my Homemade Sugar Scrub would work on your lips, this nourishing recipe is something special.

I got it from Michelle, who is the sweet fiance of one of our local pro hockey players.  Here’s a link to her post where I got this ingenius idea.  And if you would like a peak into the life of a blossoming pro hockey player, you can check out her other posts as well :-)!

Back to the scrub.

Here is the super simple recipe.

The sugar provides the exfoliating, while the oil and honey hold everything together while providing moisture and nourishment to your lips.

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– I used brown sugar just because I had some left from my sugar eating days :-).  Use xylitol or erythritol to stay completely away from candida-feeding stuff.)

– Store in fridge to lengthen shelf life.  The shelf life will depend on the type of oil you use.  Just give it a sniff before you use it and if it smells rancid, discard.

I think this would make a fabulous Homemade giftPaired with my Homemade Sugar Scrub this would be great.

I photographed mine in a re-used lip balm container.  Anything smallish like that would work great. I tried to find the exact container that I used, but it was pretty hard to find.  Here is the lip gloss on Amazon so if you really want the same thing you can get it.

Interested in other Natural Personal Care Items?  How about:

Jojoba Face Wash
Easiest Deodorant Ever
Easiest Baby Wipes
Rose Water Spray
Best Eye Makeup Remover

Do you suffer from rough lips too?  (Please tell me I’m not the only one!)

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  1. Well stinky flip flops candida monster again causing havoc inside your body I’m battling that myself. Yikes! Brand new to your blog today found you because I was looking for a natural homemade lip scrub and google that topic and there you were. So I’ve peeked around a bit like what I see new subbie now. Great work you are doing here. Chapped lips mine will sometimes bleed they get so bad. The more chap stick stuff I put on the dryer the lips gets. I will be making this up this weekend. Can you use stevia instead of sugar?

  2. Thanks for the idea, but will it be okay if I use golden syrup rather than honey??

  3. Hi! I used this Lip Scrub and my Lips feel so smooth, I love it! I was wondering, how many times a week should I apply it?

  4. My lips have been peeling badly. I made and used this for the first time yesterday. Easy to make. Easy to use. Lips are nice and smooth. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

  5. I don’t know how much of the ingredients to use. I found in the comments another one asking for, but I didn’t understand your explanation. Could you explain that more easily for me? Or tell me what consistence it’s supposed to have?

    • You simply base the recipe amounts off of how much you wish to make. In other words, if you use 1 tsp of honey, then you use the same amount of the other ingredients so that you have equivalent amounts of each ingredient. If it was 2 parts honey and the rest of the ingredients were 1 part, then you could use 1 Tbsp honey and 1/2 Tbsp of the other ingredients. Does that help?

  6. Thanks so much for this. My lips are looking great :)

  7. Hi, its really helpfull ,, thanks for sharing :)
    Well, i had a bad pigmented black crazy black lip, since i was little.. do you have an idea for natural ingrediant for cure black lips?

  8. Hi, Adrienne,
    I see in the comments that you said you can use this scrub as often as you like. I do not suggest this because of the fact that your lips are very sensitive and using this too often can cause sore, red, even bloody lips. Please be careful when using this miracle scrub.

  9. Jocelyne says:

    Is white sugar fine?