11 Simple Ways to Make Your Own DIY Lip Mask

Reviewed by Dr. Harryono Judodihardjo, PhD, DipGUM
Written by Arshiya Syeda

Most of us think lip care is all about lip balms, lipsticks, and chapsticks. But, there is more to it. Adding a DIY lip mask is crucial to your lip care routine. If your lip remains dry and cracked even after applying lip balms, lip masks can help. They help you attain a soft, moist, and supple lip. But, how do you make a lip mask? When should you use it?

In this article, we have shared 11 effective and simple DIY lip mask recipes that you can prepare at home. Keep reading to find the best suitable lip masks to include in your beauty routine, learn more about their benefits, ways to use it, and more.

Why Do You Need A Lip Mask?

If you have chapped lips and think lip balms are not making the cut, it is time to switch to a lip mask.

Lip balms can only seal the natural moisture of your lips. They may help prevent the moisture from getting out, but if your lips are severely dehydrated, they also prevent the moisture from getting in.

On the other hand, a lip mask can bind water against your lips and rehydrate them. This not only heals dry, chapped lips but also makes them soft and plump.

Let us now take a look at some incredibly simple and effective diy lip mask recipes that you can prepare at home.

11 DIY Lip Mask Recipes to Soften and Moisturize Your Lips

DIY Exfoliating Lip Masks

1. Yogurt And Kiwi

This exfoliating diy lip mask helps keep your lips soft and supple. Yogurt can keep your skin moisturized and bright, enhancing its elasticity (1). Kiwi is rich in vitamins C and E, which can boost collagen production and protect your skin from free radical damage (2), (3).

You Will Need

  • 2 teaspoons of Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of muddled kiwi


1. Mix the yogurt and muddled kiwi to form a smooth paste.
2. Apply this paste to your lips and wait for 20-30 minutes.
3. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat your lips dry.

2. Brown Sugar, Olive Oil, And Raw Honey

This mask works wonders as a gentle lip exfoliator. Olive oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (4). This heals and protects the lips. Honey has emollient properties that help moisturize the lips and keep them supple (5). The coarse granules of brown sugar help eliminate dead skin cells.

You Will Need

  • 5-6 drops of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey

How To Make

1. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl.
2. Apply this to your lips and gently massage for 3 minutes.
3. Wait for 10 minutes before washing with warm water.
4. Follow up with a hydrating lip balm to lock the moisture.

3. Cocoa, Brown Sugar, Olive Oil, Honey, And Vanilla Extract

Cocoa helps protect your skin from photodamage and delays premature aging (6). Olive oil and honey keep the lips moisturized, while brown sugar exfoliates the dead skin cells. The vanilla extract has antioxidant properties (7). These properties help protect your lips from damage.

You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon of raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


1. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl.
2. Apply this mixture to your lips and gently massage in a circular motion for 3 minutes.
3. Wait for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

4. Aloe Vera And Raw Sugar

This homemade lip mask can effectively smoothen your chapped lips. Aloe vera moisturizes, soothes, and softens the skin (8). This can help keep your lips smooth and soft.

You Will Need

  • 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon of raw sugar


1. Mix the aloe vera and sugar.
2. Gently massage your lips with this mixture for 3 minutes.
3. Wait for 10 minutes and wipe it clean.

DIY Moisturizing Lip Masks

5. Honey And Coconut Oil

This DIY honey lip mask contains the goodness of honey and coconut oil to treat dry, dehydrated lips. It can also help reduce wrinkles and lip lines around your mouth.

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon of organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon of cold-pressed coconut oil


1. Warm the coconut oil in a microwave for 15 seconds.
2. Mix the warm coconut oil with honey.
3. Slather this mixture on your lips and wait for 30 minutes.
4. Rinse with cool water.

6. Rose Petals, Honey, And Yogurt

Rose petals have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help protect your skin from damage caused by UV rays and free radicals (9). This mask helps eliminate flaky skin and treat chapped lips.

You Will Need

  • 3 tablespoons of rose petal powder
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened, plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey


1. Mix the yogurt, honey, and rose petal powder in a small bowl.
2. Apply this mixture to your lips and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
3. Rinse with cool water.

7. Avocado, Vaseline, And Honey

Avocado is rich in fatty acids that moisturize and soften your skin (10). Vaseline is an occlusive that helps prevent moisture loss from the lips (11). This lip mask is a natural remedy to minimize smoker’s lines.

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of mashed avocado
  • A dab of Vaseline


1. Mix the honey, avocado, and Vaseline.
2. Apply this mixture to your lips and wait for about 20 minutes.
3. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry your lips.

8. Honey And Cucumber

Cucumber helps moisturize, soothe, and brighten the skin. It can also treat sunburns and prevent the appearance of wrinkles (12). This lip mask helps keep your lips moisturized, soft, and supple.

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of muddled cucumber


1. Mix the honey and muddled cucumber.
2. Apply this mask to your lips.
3. Rinse with water after 10 minutes.

DIY Lip Masks For Tinting And General Care

9. Rose Petals And Milk

Try this organic lip mask if you want to combat lip discoloration. The rose petals and milk will leave you with rosy, pink lips.

You Will Need

  • 5-6 rose petals
  • ½ cup of milk


1. Soak the rose petals in the milk overnight.
2. Strain the rose petals the next day and mash them with a mortar and pestle.
3. Add the milk to the mashed rose petals to form a paste.
4. Apply this paste to your lips and wait for about 15-20 minutes.
5. Rinse with cold water.

10. Strawberry, Honey, And Olive Oil

This lip mask can help nourish and brighten your lips from the inside out.

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 strawberry


1. Mash the strawberry with a fork.
2. Blend the honey, mashed strawberry, and olive oil.
3. Apply this mixture to your lips and wait for about 10 minutes.
4. Rinse with cool water.
5. Repeat 3-4 times a week.

11. Honey And Pomegranate

Pomegranate has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. It protects the skin from UVB rays and reduces wrinkles (13). This mask hydrates your lips and adds subtle color to them.

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh pomegranate juice


1. Mix the honey and pomegranate juice.
2. Apply this mixture gently to your lips.
3. Leave it on for about 15 minutes.
4. Rinse with cold water.
Wrapping It Up

Your lips need special care and attention than the rest of the face. The DIY lip masks listed here can help nourish the lips and make them soft and supple. You can prepare moisturizing and exfoliating lip masks with natural ingredients like honey, brown sugar, olive oil, yogurt, aloe vera, cocoa, vaseline, etc. Applying these will help you protect your lips from the effects of harsh weather, UV exposure, and aging. Try out these recipes and give your lips the care and attention it deserves.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you take dead skin off your lips?

Mix a teaspoon of raw sugar and coconut/olive oils and scrub your lips with it to get rid of dead skin.

Can I put a face mask on my lips?

No, you should not put a face mask on your lips as it can dry them out.

How can I moisturize my lips overnight?

Apply castor oil or petroleum jelly to your lips and leave it on overnight. This will help moisturize and soothe your dry, cracked lips

Key Takeaways

  • Lip mask heals dry, chapped lips and makes them soft and plump.
  • The DIY honey lip mask reduces wrinkles and lip lines around your mouth.
  • Honey and pomegranate mask hydrates the lips and adds subtle color to them.


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  1. Clinical efficacy of facial masks containing yoghurt and Opuntia humifusa Raf. (F-YOP)
  2. The nutritional and health attributes of kiwifruit: a review
  3. The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health
  4. Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils
  5. Honey in dermatology and skin care: a review
  6. Cocoa Bioactive Compounds: Significance and Potential for the Maintenance of Skin Health
  7. Studies on the antioxidant activities of natural vanilla extract and its constituent compounds through in vitro models
  9. Skin anti€inflammatory activity of rose petal extract (Rosa gallica) through reduction of MAPK signaling pathway
  11. Moisturizers: The Slippery Road
  13. Beneficial effects of dried pomegranate juice concentrated powder on ultraviolet B-induced skin photoaging in hairless mice
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Dr. Harryono Judodihardjo

Dr Judodihardjo is a senior dermatologist with two private practices in London and Cardiff. He was named the Best Dermatologist... more