How To Make Lip Scrub: 16 DIY Lip Scrub Recipes

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Ladies and Gentlemen, pucker up! It’s time to give your lips the TLC they’ve been silently begging for. You know those days when your lips feel as dry as the Sahara Desert and no amount of lip balm seems to do the trick? Or when you’re about to apply your favorite shade of lipstick only to find it settling into the cracks and crevices of your chapped lips?

Well, fret no more! We’re about to embark on a lip-smacking journey that will transform your parched pout into a smooth, kissable dream.

Welcome to the world of DIY Lip Scrubs – a magical place where sugar meets essential oils and honey dances with coconut oil. A place where you can bid adieu to chapped lips and say hello to a soft, supple smile. And the best part? You don’t need a wizard’s spell or a fairy godmother’s wand.

All you need are some simple ingredients from your kitchen pantry and 16 fantastic recipes that we’ve lovingly curated just for you. So let’s dive in, shall we? After all, your lips aren’t going to scrub themselves!

How To Make Lip Scrub

What is a Lip Scrub?

A lip scrub is like a body scrub, but for your lips. They exfoliate your lips gently, and have ingredients that can be nourishing to help keep them moist.

Never use a body scrub on your lips, as body scrubs are typically too coarse or have chemicals that shouldn’t go on your lips. Instead, make your own lip scrub at home!

Check out these delectable recipes and whip up your own homemade lip scrub with just a few natural ingredients.

lip scrub recipe without honey

1. Homemade Brown Sugar Lip Scrub (My Own Recipe)


A simple and delicious recipe that uses brown sugar and coconut oil. It is super simple to make and takes less than five minutes.

If you want something that you can put your own twist on and just need a delightful base, this is the perfect recipe (check out recipe variations at the bottom of this post).

2. Lemon and Lavender Lip Scrub

Lemon And Lavender Lip Scrub

This fresh, summery lip scrub will leave you feeling like you’ve just drank fresh lemonade.

Made using lemon and lavender essential oils, cane sugar, honey, and jojoba oil, this refreshing combination will be your next favorite.

3. Chocolate Lip Scrub

Want to feel like you’re having a dessert while getting soft, smooth lips?

Try out this chocolate lip scrub! All you need to make this recipe is some sugar, honey, vanilla extract, olive oil, cocoa powder, and a few minutes.

This is the perfect exfoliate for the chocolate lovers, so why not give it a try?

4. Scrumptious Strawberry Lip Scrub

Are you looking for a lip scrub that takes you back to the warm summer days? Make this DIY strawberry lip scrub and transport yourself to the best time of the year.

All you need is a few drops of strawberry essential oil, coconut and jojoba oil, organic cane sugar, and strawberry powder.

This recipe is so delicious that you won’t even think about wiping it off – it tastes great!

5. Citrus Fresh Lemon Lip Scrub

Need some more citrus in your life? Try out this organic lemon slip scrub that only takes a few minutes.

All you require for this fresh recipe is raw honey, sugar, jojoba oil, and a few drops of lemon essential oil.

You can make enough to fill around 10 small containers, so be sure to give some away to your friends, too!

6. Pucker Up Rose Lip Scrub

Ready to feel romantic with some rose lip scrub? Get some organic coconut oil, rose hip oil, raw sugar, and your favorite essential oil, and put it all together!

This rose lip scrub is perfect for the month of love, and will leave you feeling fresh and floral all day.

7. Refreshing Lemonade Sugar Lip Scrub

Want to make a lemon lip scrub with real lemon juice? To get supple and soft lips, why not make this recipe?

All you need to do it is lemon juice, coconut oil, granulated sugar, a few drops of lemon essential oil, and vitamin E oil! Your lips won’t go wanting with this delicious scrub.

8. Watermelon Lip Scrub

If you’re looking for a super easy recipe that will take you back to your childhood, make this 3 ingredient watermelon lip scrub!

The only things you will need to make this tasty lip exfoliate is a packet of watermelon Cool Aid, some coconut oil and sugar.

Mix them together until they look like a scrub, and you’re all set!

9. Orange And Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

Looking for a lib scrub that’s perfect for the Fall? Get your favorite cozy essential oil, like orange, grapeseed and coconut oil, and some brown sugar and mix them together!

You will smell amazing and that citrus taste will linger on your lips all day.

10. Peppermint Essential Oil Sugar Lip Scrub

Everyone loves the fresh smell of peppermint, right? If you do, try this lib scrub recipe!

All you need is white or brown sugar, peppermint essential oil, and some coconut oil. You will be feeling minty fresh all day and your lips will stay hydrated all day.

11. Lavender and Vanilla Lip Scrub

Lavender and Vanilla Lip Scrub

Say goodbye to chapped lips with this simple but stunning recipe.

To make this, you will need some coconut and grapeseed oil, a little brown and white sugar, vanilla, and lavender essential oil.

This calming combination is great for those days when you just want to relax.

12. Vanilla Latte Lip Scrub

Want the taste of coffee to linger on your lips without having to drink it? Make this delectable vanilla latte lip scrub to make your dreams come true.

To makes this, all you need is some vanilla essence, white sugar, either almond or olive oil, and instant coffee. You will never look back, I promise!

13. Coconut And Cinnamon Lip Scrub

Want your lips to tingle all day while also being delicious? Try making this simple, cozy lip scrub. To make this, you will need some honey, or a vegan alternative, coconut oil, coconut sugar, and cinnamon.

You can savor the taste all day and get smooth, kissable lips.

14. Sweet Basil Lip Scrub

If you love your garden and want to bring some of it into your lip scrub, you can!

To make this sensual sweet basil lip scrub, you will require a list of organic ingredients, including shea butter, apricot kernel oil, basil leaves, basil essential oil, fine sugar, and non-GMO vitamin E oil.

This scrub will leave you with smooth and moisturized lips that will last all day.

15. Creamsicle Lip Scrub

Looking for a lip scrub recipe that’s a little different to all the others?

Why not try putting it in a popsicle form? For this recipe, you will need coconut oil, vanilla extract, sweet orange essential oil, white sugar, and vitamin E oil.

Follow the recipe and get a unique and fun lip scrub that will last!

16. Coffee Lip Scrub

Ground coffee exfoliates dead lip skin, honey and coconut oil moisturize dry lips and cinnamon makes lip skin look plump. Coffee is a great exfoliator for body and face as well, so go ahead and whip up a batch of those also and call it a coffee-inspired spa day.

diy coffee scrub for lips

How To Use Lip Scrub

Using lip scrub is really simple, and you get great results.

All you need to do is:

  • Get some homemade organic lip scrub and slather it on your lips
  • Gently scrub your lips for a minute with the mixture (using circular motions is good)
  • After a minute, wash the scrub off (or eat it, it is edible, anyway!)

Lip Scrub Variations

There are lots of things you can try to spice up your lip scrubs.

As long as you do your research on them, all of these ingredients are great for adding to lip scrubs (brands and ingredients may differ).

Some extra ingredients (like cinnamon or clove) you might want to be careful with – they could irritate sensitive lip skin!

  • Use a different oil that is suitable for your skin – oils like avocado or almond oil are great options if you don’t want to use coconut oil
  • Use regular sugar – not everyone has brown sugar at home, so regular sugar will work, too
  • Essential oils – essential oils like vanilla, clove, peppermint, and sweet orange are great for lip scrubs and will leave you smelling amazing
  • Add some cinnamon – if you love lip plumpers, why not try adding some cinnamon to your lip scrub? Mixing a little cinnamon into your scrub will help you get plumper lips, but be careful not to be too rough with it, and use caution with sensitive skin!
  • Use sea salt instead of sugar – if you don’t have sugar to use at hand, you can use sea salt instead.

Final Thoughts on Lip Scrubs

So, now that you know how to make some amazing organic lip scrubs, what’s stopping you? Dig through those cupboards and make yourself some incredible lib scrubs.

You will wish you did it sooner!

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