Take better care of your lips and remove old skin cells using this DIY Lip Scrub Recipe. Made from all-natural ingredients like sugar, coconut oil and essential oils, this lip scrub will find a permanent spot in your skincare routine. It also makes a fantastic gift for friends and family!
Why We Love this Homemade Lip Scrub
Making your own DIY Lip Scrub could not be easier! This recipe comes together in under 5 minutes and makes a wonderful holiday or host gift!
It’s also so important to exfoliate your lips – a step many of us forget to do! Like the rest of our body, our lips accumulate dead skin cells and dry skin which can lead to chapped lips and also black heads around our lips.
This natural lip scrub is safe for use with ingredients like sugar, coconut oil and essential oils that will leave your lips feeling smooth and luscious. Trust me, if you haven’t tried a lip scrub you won’t be going back once you do!
DIY Lip Scrub Ingredients
Sugar – I prefer to use regular white sugar (sugar cane) in this recipe as it’s a little less harsh but brown sugar or even coconut sugar works great as well.
Coconut oil – All you need is a tablespoon coconut oil. This helps to add moisture to your lip scrub but also creates the texture to apply it easily to your lips. You could try a different oil like olive oil or jojoba oil but I haven’t tested it myself.
Essential Oil – I like to use 1-2 drops of lavender oil purely for scent purposes but you’re welcome to use any preferred essential oil (peppermint oil and different citrus oils would be great)
Vitamin E – This is entirely optional but vitamin e helps to extend the shelf life of this dry lip sugar scrub and is also a great source of hydration and healing for your lips.
How to Make DIY Lip Scrub for Dry Lips?
STEP 1: MIX INGREDIENTS
Stir all ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.
STEP 2: STORE
Store in a small jar (these 2 oz mason jars are great) or in smaller balms tins. See instructions below for long-term storage + use.
How to Use DIY Lip Scrub
Using this DIY lip scrub is very very easy. I keep mine by my bathroom sink and do it at night a few times a week as I’m completing my skincare routine.
To use: take a small amount of lip scrub using a clean finger and massage into lips in a circular motion to remove any dead skin cells. Rinse and pat dry with warm water. Feel free to apply some lip balm after use.
How to Keep + Store Lip Scrub
This DIY sugar lip scrub will keep for 3-6 months if stored in a cool, dry place.
Reminder to always use clean and dry hands when scooping lip scrub from container to prevent any kind of contamination!
More Homemade Body Care Products
- Homemade Bath Salts
- DIY Deodorant – that works!
- DIY Salt Scrub Recipe
- Homemade Bar Soap
- How to Make Rose Water + Rose Water Toner
- DIY Avocado Face Mask
DIY Lip Scrub Recipe
Take better care of your lips and remove old skin cells using this DIY Lip Scrub Recipe. Made from all-natural ingredients and easy to put together, this lip scrub will find a permanent spot in your skincare routine. It also makes a fantastic gift for friends and family!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 oz 1x
- Category: DIY
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1–2 drops of lavender essential oil*
- 5–10 drops vitamin E oil**
- Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Divide into small canisters (I like these) or one small 2 oz mason jar.
- To Use: take a small amount of lip scrub using finger and apply to lips in a circular motion to remove any dead skin cells. Rinse and pat dry.
- Will keep for 3-6 months if stored in a cool location.
*optional or feel free to replace with a preferred essential oil.
**optional but helps to preserve lip scrub so it lasts longer and is very healing for lips.
Keywords: diy lip scrub, lip scrub recipe, lip scrub
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