During winters when the cold, dry weather hits, our lips are completely exposed and easily get chapped and rough. Chapped lips can be very annoying and they can ruin a beautifully made up face. No lipstick can save you at that point! The best thing to do is exfoliate your chapped, dry lips with a good quality lip scrub to soothe and protect your pretty pout.
Sloughing dry, dead skin from your lips makes them look instantly plumper and pinker. In this article, you will find diy coffee and sugar lip scrub and Java lip exfoliator recipes, each made with just a few simple natural ingredients, which you probably already have in your kitchen!
Ground coffee ground works as an excellent exfoliant, so can be a great natural ingredient for a homemade lip scrub. Its texture is somewhat softer than sugar, so it’s gentle on the soft skin of your lips. Also its scent is downright invigorating, and the lip scrub out-and-out delicious!
How To Make Homemade Coffee Lip Scrubs?
Coffee Grounds And Coconut Oil Lip Scrub
You will need:
(i) Coffee Grounds: 2 tablespoons, preferably fresh
(ii) Coconut Oil: 1/4 tablespoon, organic and pure
(iii) Essential Oil: 1-2 drops, any one of your choice like Peppermint, Lemon or Vanilla
(i) Combine the coffee grounds and coconut oil in small glass bowl. Smash and mix well the coffee and coconut oil until it’s well blended to form a smooth paste.
(ii) Mix in 1-2 drops of your favorite essential oil.
(iii) Use your fingertips to lightly rub your lips for about one minute.
(iv) Rinse your lips with water and pat dry.
Natural Beauty Tip: If you like, follow with applying a bit of coconut oil to seal in the moisturizing benefits.
Store the left over scrub in a cool, dark place.
How To Make Java Lip Scrub At Home
Java Lip Exfoliator: This amazing lip scrub was created for well… java lovers! The fortified exfoliate from the ground up coffee beans will leave you infatuated in no time. When used in the morning hours, the aroma of the coffee & sugar combined will enliven you even before your first cup. For an extra punch, enjoy the taste of this lip scrub – the flavorful taste is bound to stir up your taste buds in addition to getting rid of the dead skin.
You will need:
(i) Moisturizing Lotion: 1/2 teaspoon (such as Olay’s Active Hydrating Body Fluid)
(ii) Coffee Grounds: 1/4 teaspoon, fresh
(iii) Kosher Salt: just a pinch
Method: Mix well the ingredients in a small glass bowl. Apply to entire mouth area and massage around for a few minutes. Wipe clean gently with a warm wet washcloth.
Homemade Coffee Sugar Lip Scrub
You will need:
(i) Brown Sugar: 2 tablespoons
(ii) Coffee Grounds: 1 teaspoon
(iii) Coconut Oil: 1-2 tablespoons, pure (alternatively you can use extra virgin olive oil)
(iv) Vanilla: Few drops (optional)
Method: Mix all together and store in an airtight container.
Note: If you use coconut oil it could turn solid again if it is stored in a cool place. To make it liquid again just rub it between your fingers or on your lips for a few seconds and it will turn back to a liquid.
Coffee Sugar Lip Scrub is a great lip exfoliant. After you are done scrubbing your lips you can use the excess to scrub your hands and make them nice and soft too. I would advise not using this on your whole face, as it is probably too abrasive.