Get Rid of Dry, Cracked Lips Once and For All (3 Lush DIY Lip Scrub Recipes)

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“Seriously? Why does this have to happen now?”

As I looked at the face in the mirror staring back at me, all I could focus on were my lips, which currently looked like two dried up, cracked river beds in the desert. Talking became a risky measure, much less smiling.

Suddenly, a tidal wave of worries flooded my mind about my HUGE job interview tomorrow. Not only do I have to worry about what I say in this interview – now I have to worry about how I look as I say it.

Incredibly dry, cracked lips

Photo by Katie Tegtmeyer

What next?

In my haste to mitigate the damage, I headed straight to my best friend when I need info fast: the internet.

And, not surprisingly, I learned a thing or two:

  • Similar to how body scrubs exfoliate your dry skin, DIY lip scrubs can provide the same type of benefit too.
  • The surface skin of our lips is thinner than other parts of our bodies, which is why they get dry so much faster.
  • Lip scrubs not only do an excellent job at exfoliating your dry lips, they also can keep them moisturized by using a natural lip scrub once a week.
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Thankfully, A Few Solutions…

I discovered quite a few DIY lush lip scrubs during my frantic search for relief.

I narrowed my choice down to these particular recipes because they have a sweet taste and they use natural ingredients you can probably find in your pantry at home.

Even better, they take less than 30 minutes to make.

If you ever find yourself in the same chapped boat as me, give these best lip scrub recipes a try!


How To Make a Very Effective DIY Lip Scrub - DIY Shareable

How To Make Honeylicious DIY Lip Scrub 

This lip scrub recipe calls for two of nature’s sweetest blessings: sugar and honey.

Sugar will be the one to help make lips smoother by rubbing away the rough patches. You can use either brown or white sugar, but brown sugar has bigger granules than the white.

Honey and olive oil, on the other hand, will help make this sugar scrub glide smoothly over the lips. Olive oil is also packed with anti-aging antioxidants while honey has a soothing and moisturizing effect.

Ingredients for the Honeylicious DIY lip scrub

What You Will Need

2 tablespoons of sugar

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 tablespoon of honey


Step 1

Combine all honeylicious ingredients in a bowl.

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.


Step 2

Mix the honeylicious ingredients together really well.

Mix the ingredients really well.


Step 3

Apply the honeylicious scrub mixture to lips

Using your fingers, apply the mixture to your lips and scrub in gentle circular motions. Then rinse with water and pat dry.


Step 4

Finished Honeylicious lip scrub in a small container

Keep some of the mixture in a small container and cover tightly. Or you can use them on your elbows, knees or other body parts that need scrubbing.

After using this lip scrub, you can face anybody with confidence knowing that you have beautiful lips with or without makeup. 


How to Make Homemade Lip Scrub With Cinnamon 

If you love cinnamon, then this lip scrub is perfect for you. Cinnamon not only makes apple pies and holiday eggnog taste and smell so good, it also helps treat skin imperfections and promotes healthy skin.

It has so many uses….in this case, cinnamon makes an amazingly effective lip scrub! (Bonus: this gentle spice can also make your lips feel a little plumper).

This recipe also includes Vaseline and honey, two other important ingredients that will protect your skin as the sugar exfoliates it.


Ingredients for the cinnamon lip scrub

What You Will Need

1 tablespoon granulated sugar (to scrub off the flakes)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (powder)

1/2 tablespoon Vaseline

A bit of honey


Step 1

Combine all ingredients for cinnamon scrub in a bowl

Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl.


Step 2

Mix the cinnamon ingredients really wellMix well, apply on your lips with a clean finger, and use small circular scrubbing motions.


Step 3

Store any leftover cinnamon lip scrub for future use

If there is any left, use on other parts of your body or store for future use.


How to Exfoliate Lips with a Super Easy 2-Ingredient Lip Scrub 

This lip scrub only calls for two ingredients, but they are powerful ones when it comes to skin care.

This lip scrub is also the easiest to include in your bath routine. Or if you prefer, you can use this scrub after your warm bath and just tissue off gently after exfoliating.

Vaseline and epsom salt for the 2 ingredient DIY lip scrub

What You Will Need

½ teaspoon Petroleum jelly (Vaseline)

1 tablespoon Epsom salt (you might have some left after making a batch of bath bombs)


 One Simple Step

Epsom salt and vaseline final mixture in red container

The instructions are simple. Mix a tablespoon of Epsom salt with a 1/2 teaspoon of petroleum jelly. That is all you need for a scrub that is ssssooooo good.

The Epsom salt does wonders for your body and when combined with petroleum jelly, it heals dry and chapped lips.


There you have it! Time to put the discomfort of dry lips to rest with these awesome DIY lip scrubs. Remember that because these lip scrubs use natural ingredients, you can apply them to your lips as often as you’d like. 

Not only will your lips look and feel great with these DIY recipes, but they also take less than 30 minutes to prepare and about 5 minutes to apply. Perfect!

Oh, and as for my job interview? The honeylicious recipe above soothed my cracked river beds and got me through it with flying colors. Now, if I could just figure out how to DIY my way out of bad hair days….

The finished product for all 3 lip scrub recipes

























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