We all hate that feeling every year as it starts to get colder where everything starts to become drier.  Hair becomes drier, skin becomes drier, and my least favorite thing happens when my lips start to become drier.  They can get chapped and start cracking open, and it can be downright painful. 

One of my favorite remedies for dry lips is a nice sugar lip scrub.  There are many different kinds of lip scrubs, but here are a few that I have found to be quite successful at bringing back those soft, smooth lips we miss from summer.

The first recipe is for a very simple but effective sugar lip scrub.

Honey Sugar Lip Scrub


  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Sugar (Brown or White)
  • 1/2 tsp Honey
  • Small mixing bowl


  1. Mix all ingredients together in the small mixing bowl until everything combines.  It will turn into a thick, grainy mixture, almost like a paste. 

I prefer to use brown sugar in this recipe because I have found it works better for my lips, but white sugar can be just as effective here.    


This next recipe is my absolute favorite!  Not only does this scrub make your lips smooth again, but this scrub can help plump your lips a little as well.  It feels and tastes almost exactly like the Mentha lip gloss from Bath and Body Works.  Right when the scrub touches your lips you get that same cool, tingly feeling that I love from the gloss.  This scrub feels great on your lips, and it is extremely easy to make.

Peppermint Sugar Lip Scrub


  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • Small mixing bowl


  1. In the small mixing bowl, mix the olive oil and the sugar until it comes together.  It will combine nicely but still be grainy because of the sugar.
  2. Add the peppermint extract, and stir until everything is mixed thoroughly.  

How to Use the Scrubs

  1. Take a small amount of scrub on your finger and rub it into your lips for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Wash off lips with water and a damp washcloth. 
  3. For best results, apply chap stick to your lips after each treatment of lip scrub.
  4. Repeat this process 2-3 times a week.

These scrubs are great for personal use all year long, and they are also a cute and fun idea to give as a gift.  The recipes make enough for one or two uses, so to give as a gift you will need to increase the amount you make.  Then all you need to do is find a small jar to put the scrub into and tie it off with a decorative ribbon!



Smooth Lips
Credit: http://b4tea.blogspot.com/2012/01/natural-tips-for-beautiful-soft-lips-in.html