We have face scrubs, foot scrubs, and body scrubs, why not lip scrubs? I know the upcoming winter will make my skin so dry, including my lips. Lip balms help and so does increasing your water intake but sometimes you need more help. I have found using a mild lip scrub helps a lot.
There are a lot of lip scrubs out there but they are so easy and cheap to make yourself, why buy them? Plus since this is going on your lips it’s a good idea to use natural and edible ingredients.
My favorite base for lip scrubs is coconut oil. Coconut oil is great for moisturizing and has lots of great benefits for your skin. It’s thought to even possibly give mild sun protection to your skin. Plus with it’s new found popularity I think most of us have a jar sitting in our kitchens.
For this lip scrub recipe I use two exfoliating agents, sugar and coffee grounds. The mixture makes a nice mild exfoliant and the coffee smells great.
This recipe also uses cocoa powder which is all the rage in cosmetics right now. It’s thought that cocoa powder helps smooth fine lines and give you smooth, healthy looking skin.
I like to reuse jars I already have for my lip scrub but you can also purchase small jars at hobby stores or on Amazon. I used a 1.5 ounce jelly jar I had saved. Just make sure it’s a food safe container.
This scrub doesn’t have preservatives so make a small amount at a time. If you aren’t going to use it very often you may want to only make half of this recipe at a time. Because of the coconut oil don’t store in the fridge, the oil will become very hard. You can however place it in the fridge for a few minutes if it melts during the summer months.
Mocha Lip Scrub
- 3 T coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon coffee grounds (if possible use a course ground coffee)
- 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- Mix all of the ingredients well.
- Place into a food safe container.
- To Use; place small amount on finger, gently rub on lips, and rinse off.
- After you use this scrub be sure to use a lip balm for the best results.
It smells amazing and works really well. It also would make a great gift, especially when paired with a nice lip balm.
If mocha isn’t your thing, check out my coconut vanilla lip scrub, it’s also delightful!