I have many bad habits and biting my lips is definitely high on that list – right next to biting my nails. I know, it’s bad and I am working on breaking that habit. I know I’m not alone in this bad habit either, many of us struggle with dry lips and the awful cracking and peeling – especially during winter! What do I use to help with this problem? Lip Scrubs! I know many others use this product too, so lets talk about it a bit.
Lip Scrubs have many benefits that include:
- Even lip texture
- Moisturizes the lips
- Lip discoloration can begin to fade from exfoliation
- Look healthy and beautiful
- Removes dry, cracking skin
Also, I always feel that my lipstick goes on so beautifully after I’ve exfoliated my lips. With the benefits of lip scrubs it’s hard not to want to buy one, right? Many brands have lip scrub products with different ingredients, flavors, packaging, and we cant forget pricing!
A while ago I got a lip scrub in an ULTA Beauty gift set and I’ve used it a few times. It’s not bad, but I don’t think it gets the job done in terms of exfoliation. It does leave my lips moisturized but almost to the point of feeling greasy, which can be irritating. So, I decided it was time to find a new lip scrub, but I was really shocked at how much some brands cost. Just to give you an idea, I’ve listed some below:
- Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub and Lip Balm – $19.50 / 0.1oz
- Laura Geller Lip Strip Smoothing Sugar Scrub – $16.00 / 0.49oz
- Fabulips Sugar Scrub – $18.00 / 0.5oz
- Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Lip Scrub – $12.00 / 1oz
- GLAMGLOW Poutmud Fizzy Lip Exfoliating Treatment – $24.00 / 0.85oz
Don’t get me wrong, there are some lip scrubs that are less expensive like this Sephora Collection Balm & Scrub or the Fizz & Bubble Lip Scrub, both retail for $6.00. Maybe I’m being cheap or picky – maybe both, but I can’t see myself paying those prices for a lip scrub that I may not like. Paying $6, maybe but definitely not more than that.
My other option is to make a homemade lip scrub, this idea I can get on board with. And that’s exactly what I did. By making a lip scrub myself, I can get it to the consistency I like so I am satisfied with the amount of exfoliation and moisturizing aspects.
This got me thinking, I know many people out there are looking for an affordable lip scrub that can really exfoliate their lips while still leaving them moisturized and soft. So what if I started playing around with different flavors of lip scrubs and maybe started to sell them on Etsy? Would anyone be interested? I may even make it a set and do a lip scrub and lip balm together.
I think this could be a fun project for me to try out and hopefully other people would enjoy my products. I’ve already made one lip scrub for myself just to test out (pictured right) and I know it’s not the prettiest BUT it was just a tester. I already have some ideas on some other flavors to try out and make but I would love some feedback first, just to know if anyone would really be interested in giving it a try.
Below are two polls. The first is just to vote on if you think it’s a good idea or if you would give my product a try. The second is to vote on if i should just do a lip scrub or a duo set of a lip scrub and lip balm. I’m no expert when it comes to homemade products, but i think this could be a fun product for me and other people who would be interested in purchasing it. Unfortunately, since i would just be starting out, it would be limited to US Residents only (excluding Hawaii and Alaska).
Lastly, please REPOST and SHARE because I would love some honest feedback and your thoughts.