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15 Homemade Lip Balms and Scrubs for Dry Winter Lips

If you’re anything like us, your lips start to get dry and cracked in the winter time too. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for awesome home remedies, like DIY lip balms and scrubs, to help us keep them smooth and hydrated! Sure, we could buy these products in stores, but we not only feel more satisfied using things that we made ourselves, we also feel more reassured because our skin is sensitive and making the products lets us know precisely what’s in them.

If you’re feeling just as enthusiastic as we do, if not more, about making some DIY lip scrubs and balms to get your lips through the winter in good condition, check out these 15 awesome ideas, recipes, and tutorials that we came across in our search!

1. Homemade healing lip balm


Are you the kind of person who always prioritizes function and practicality over things like colour, scent, and so on? In that case, we think you just might find what you’re looking for right away in this tutorial from Oh The Things We’ll Make! Their all-natural recipe is geared entirely towards helping you treat very cracked and dry lips with simple, gentle ingredients. They do show you how to make a chocolate version as well, but it’s just as effective!

2. Mint choco coffee lip scrub


So long as the lip scrubs work sin a way that’s gentle and effective, are you totally down for adding some scent and flavour to it? Well, luckily for all of us, this awesome recipe from Style Craze has both of those things! Take a better look at their tutorial to see how this subtly fragrant and very pleasant mint choco coffee lip scrub was made in just a few simple steps.

3. Chamomile lip scrub


Do you occasionally find that even the homemade recipe ingredients that other people’s skin can handle are a little too abrasive for your own face? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with this very gentle recipe featured in detail on The Nerdy Farm Wife! They give you options for a finer scrub than what you saw above, and they also show you how to incorporate chamomile for its calming properties. The pleasant colour and scent it adds are a bonus!

4. Natural candy cane lip balm


If you’re going to make something yourself this winter and put in all the time and effort it takes, would you rather make it seasonal in some little way, just because you love this time of year? Well, if you’ve ever loved the smell of mint (we know we sure do), then maybe this DIY candy cane scented lip calm outlined in detail on DIY Natural is the one for you!

5. Grapefruit shimmer lip balm


In contrast to what we said above, are you actually a total summer lover who will take any opportunity you can to make things that remind you of sunnier skies? Well, believe it or not, even a lip gloss that counteracts the dryness of winter can smell and look like summer and still do its job! Take a better look at this homemade grapefruit shimmer lip balm featured on DIY Experience to get a better sense of what we mean.

6. Homemade natural lip chap


Have you actually been hopefully scrolling through our list and thinking about how a completely scent free balm geared solely towards providing healing moisture might be your best bet, simply because both your lips and sense of smell really are that sensitive? In that case, this completely natural, very gentle, and intensely hydrating recipe outlined in clear detail on Wellness Mama might be the answer to your needs!

7. DIY flavoured lip balm and how to tint it


Have you actually made all kinds of natural lip glosses before but now you’re wondering whether adding a bit of scent, flavour, or colour to it might not be such a bad thing, so long as it’ll still hydrate your lips through winter dryness? In that case, we think you’ll find this tinting and flavouring guide featured step by step on Savvy Homemade to be a rather useful resource indeed!

8. Neutrally coloured tinted homemade lip balm


Just in case you’d really like to tint the next calming homemade lip balm you make but you’d still like to keep things rather calm and subtle looking, since you’re looking for a moisturizer and not an actual lipstick, here’s a fantastic tutorial for neutral lovers! DIY Natural walks you through the process of creating three different colours, all of which add just a hint of colour without looking overwhelming.

9. Organic chapstick for sensitive lips


Just in case you’re still looking for something even gentler than what you’ve seen so far, here’s a homemade lip balm recipe that’s entirely organic! It uses coconut oil and beeswax as a base for its mixture, both of which keep it smooth and hydrating, but also gentle and even slightly antibacterial. Get the full details for making a batch of your own on The Elliot Homestead.

10. Custom, all-natural homemade lip balm


We say that this particular natural lip balm is custom because it includes a fantastic guide to different oils and their benefits! The way DIY Natural explains the properties of each oil that they give you as an option for putting in their basic balm mixture helps you choose the ones that will do the things you need, but also helps you avoid those that might irritate you or cause you sensitivity.

11. Homemade peppermint lip scrub and lip balm


Did we catch your attention quite well when we started talking about the idea of making a mint scented lip balm but you’re also quite interested indeed in making a matching lip scrub so that you can really give your lips the full treatment? In that case, we think you might prefer the way Don’t Waste the Crumbs built a tutorial that shows you how to make both a peppermint balm and and matching scrub, both with the scent you like best! This set would actually also make a cute gift.

12. All naturally scented lip balm


Just in case you’re still feeling quite interested in making a scented lip balm that you can truly smell when you wear it but you do have to be quite careful because some strong scents give you headaches, here’s a tutorial that will guide you carefully through the process of scenting things naturally with small amounts of essential oils. Check out Mainly Homemade to see how they did it using peppermint, orange, and lemon.

13. Simple and effective homemade healing lip balm


Are your lips actually prone to getting so chapped you can hardly stand it, so you’re really looking to up your game this winter and get ahead of the dryness nice and early, but you need something strong that isn’t harsh? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a good, close look at the way DIY Natural shows you how to include vitamin E in your natural balm mixture, which will not only help protect your lips, but also soothe and rebuild them.

14. Homemade vegan chapstick


Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to come across something that will help you make a wonderfully organize and very effective lip balm, but one that is specifically and entirely animal product free? Well, we’re pleased to tell you that your patience has finally paid off! This tutorial from Savvy Homemade guides you through all the step for making a great vegan chapstick that really works.

15. Strawberry lip scrub for very chapped lips


Just in case you’ve been looking for a lip scrub with a fruity flavour that reminds you of warm summer days, just like we talked about with balms and chapsticks earlier, here’s one that was actually tried and really loved! Take a better look at the recipe and tutorial featured on Top 10 Home Remedies to see how this all-natural homemade strawberry lip scrub for very chapped lips was made! Honey has properties that promote healing and the seeds in the strawberries make great exfoliators.

Have you made other kinds of awesome lip balms and scrubs before that you were very happy with indeed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to the recipe in the comments section so we can try it out too!