As a newly minted Midwesterner, I admit to having a love-hate relationship with Mr. Winter. Although most days are clear and sunny, it’s the cold, wet winter air I can do without. Chaffed lips. Cracked skin. Dry, brittle hair and scalp. It’s all a bit much for this Los Angeles transplant.

Although I try my best to stay hydrated, it never ceases to amaze me how great my skin and lips feel after a good exfoliate.

Since the pandemic has put a stop to my facials, my recent obsession with DIY scrubs has me experimenting with the wonderful fruits in my cupboard, But the best thing about DIY scrubs is the control I have with what goes on my face, skin, and lips. Whether novice or pro, lips scrubs are easy enough for anyone to whip up at home and enjoy.

But be forewarned, the six little recipes listed below smell so delicious, you’re gonna want to eat ’em up….but please don’t.

Grapefruit Lemonade Lip Scrub: Perk up your pucker and amp up your beauty routine with this citrusy, super-delicious, all-natural DIY lip scrub. (courtesy of A Beautiful Mess)

Raspberry Lip Scrub: Four fresh raspberries, raw sugar, and fractionated coconut oil are all you need to have your lips kissably soft in no time. (courtesy of Simply Stacie)

Watermelon Lip Scrub: My obsession with watermelon is no secret. So you can imagine how excited I got to have a splash of summer in winter. Made with only five ingredients (food coloring is optional), you are only minutes away from capturing summer in a jar. (courtesy of A Cultivated Nest).

Blueberry Lip ScrubBlueberries have never smelled sweeter. Just mash ’em up with some raw sugar, vitamin E and almond oil and you are well on your way to having a deliciously smooth pucker to add to your already radiant smile. (courtesy of Bulk Apothecary)

Cinnamon & Honey Lip ScrubSugar and spice, and everything nice. That’s all you’ll find in this collection of fabulous fall scents. (courtesy of HelloGlow)

Bubblegum Lip ScrubThis delectable delight is pure candy confection made right in your own home. (courtesy of Budget Savvy Diva)

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