Dry Flaky Lips (Especially In The Sun?) Try This Natural Lip Exfoliant That Tastes Great

Soft, smooth lips are lovely, especially if you want to kiss someone or use lipstick and lip balm. But, the sun, cold weather, and the wind can do damage, leaving you with dry and flaky lips.

They can look awful, but if the pain is terrible enough, it can be horrible and even bloody.

Why Exfoliate Your Lips?

The exfoliation process removes dead skin cells and allows the softer, smoother younger cells to be exposed. Softer skin helps protect you better, being more flexible and responsive to the world. On the other hand, dry lips are tight and split easily, which is why we want to remove the flaky skin.

Of course, exfoliating your lips is not something you should do daily. Once, maybe twice a week is sufficient to remove the worst of the flaky skin and exposed the softer one beneath.

You could choose an expensive exfoliant that's on the market, there are hundreds of them. Or you can create a simple at-home recipe that tastes good and is good for you.

The best part of a home recipe is that all the ingredients are edible, so if you end up with a little bit on your tongue or swallowing it, it's okay.

Let's take a look at the basic recipe.

The Most Basic Recipe

  • 1 Part Coconut Or Olive Oil
  • 1 Part Sugar

This recipe gives you the sugar's scrubbing action and soothing fats to moisturize and protect your lips. The simple form is quick to put together and mix, although the neutral taste can seem a little dull.

You can add many different ingredients to make this taste wonderful or provide some extra healing benefits.

Let's take a look at other recipes:

lipsCoconut Honey Lip Scrub


  • 1 Part Coconut Oil
  • 1 Part Organic Honey
  • 2 Parts Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Part Lukewarm Water

lipsMint Lip Scrub


  • 2 Parts Olive (Or Coconut Oil)
  • 2 Parts Sugar
  • 1 Drop Of Peppermint (Or Spearmint Essential Oil)
  • 1/4 Part Grapeseed Oil

lipsChocolate Lip Scrub


  • 1 Part Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Parts Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Part Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Part Honey
  • 1 Part Olive Oil

lipsOrange Lip Scrub

  • 2 Parts Dried Orange Peel Powder
  • 2 Parts Brown Sugar
  • 1 To 2 Drops Of Almond Oil


We hope you get some of these a try, and let us know what you think! Here's to soft and smooth lips!