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Top 18 DIY Homemade Lip Scrub Recipes

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Top 18 DIY Homemade Lip Scrub Recipes May 31, 2018

If you haven’t heard of exfoliating your lips before – you are not alone. When it comes to your lips, we often give more importance to hydrating them. But here’s the thing – you do need to exfoliate your lips regularly to maintain a healthy, smooth pout. Blame it on that frigid weather, but when your lips get dry and chapped, they tend to flake and peel – a lip scrub helps to slough off dead, chapped skin and helps your lip balm penetrate deeper into the skin. The result? Supple, rosier and healthier lips. You don’t have to spend a fortune on purchasing expensive lip scrubs from the market when you can simply make one at home with a few ingredients that you’ll easily find in your kitchen cabinet. Read on to find some amazing DIY homemade lip scrub recipes.

What Are Lip Scrubs Made Of?

A lip scrub contains two components: an exfoliant and a nourishing agent. The emollient or the nourishing agent provides a hydrating base for your exfoliator, making it easier to apply to your lips. These two go hand in hand for moisturizing and smoothing out your lips.

We’ve got 18 DIY homemade lip scrub recipes sans the gross chemicals. Pucker up!

Just a heads up – some of these are so delicious, you might want to eat them! But don’t do that!

DIY Homemade Lip Scrub – 18 Different Recipes

  1. Coconut And Honey Lip Scrub
  2. MintLipScrub
  3. Brown Sugar And Honey Exfoliation Scrub
  4. Chocolate Lip Scrub Mask
  5. Cinnamon Lip Scrub
  6. Orange Peel Lip Scrub
  7. Bubblegum Lip Scrub
  8. Kiwi Strawberry Lip Scrub
  9. Coffee And Honey Scrub
  10. Almond Lip Scrub
  11. Rose Petals And Milk Scrub
  12. Lemonade Lip Scrub
  13. Vanilla Coconut Lip Scrub
  14. Vitamin E Lip Scrub
  15. Mint Choco Coffee Lip Scrub
  16. Aspirin Lip Scrub
  17. Sea Salt And Sugar Lip Scrub
  18. Shea Butter Sugar Scrub

Here’s how you can make and use these delightful lip scrubs.

1. Coconut And Honey Lip Scrub

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon lukewarm water
Directions
  1. Start by mixing the coconut oil and honey.
  2. Add the brown sugar and the lukewarm water to this mixture.
  3. Rub the mixture on your lips in a circular motion for two to three minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Why This Works

Coconut oil is filled with antioxidants and fatty acids that nourish the skin, while the brown sugar acts as a natural exfoliator that helps remove dead, dry skin. Honey is rich in natural healing properties.

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2. Mint Lip Scrub

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive (or coconut oil)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 8-10 drops of peppermint (or spearmint essential oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon grapeseed oil
Directions
  1. Mix the sugar with your chosen emollient.
  2. Add 8-10 drops of peppermint oil and blend. Alternatively, you can use spearmint essential oil.
  3. Add grapeseed oil to the mixture.
  4. Apply the scrub to your lips and rub it in circular motions for a few minutes.
  5. Rinse with lukewarm water
Why This Works

Sugar works as a natural exfoliant while peppermint oil helps to stimulate circulation under the lips and create a “just bitten” effect that makes your lips appear fuller. It’s also very soothing and refreshing for the skin on your lips. Grapeseed oil is lightweight; it’s filled with antioxidants and acts as a wonderful natural moisturizer for your lips.

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3. Brown Sugar And Honey Exfoliation Scrub

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 5-6 drops of lavender essential oil
Directions
  1. Mix the brown sugar with raw honey.
  2. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to this mixture.
  3. Once blended, apply the scrub to your lips and rub it well in circular motions for two to three minutes.
  4. Wash with lukewarm water and apply some lip balm.
Why This Works

Raw honey works well to lighten your lips. It also helps get rid of chapped skin, so your lips appear brighter than before. Lavender oil deeply nourishes your lips and is excellent for preventing sunburns on your delicate pout.

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4. Chocolate Lip Scrub Mask

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
Directions
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl.
  2. Apply a small amount of the scrub to your lips and rub it in gentle circular motions.
  3. Allow the mask to sit on your lips for a couple of minutes.
  4. Wipe off with a soft wet cloth or wash with lukewarm water.
Why This Works

This lip scrub mask not only satisfies your chocolate cravings but the cocoa helps moisturize your lips deeply and removes tan. Vanilla extract has a whole bundle of anti-aging benefits and antioxidants that prevent and reverse skin damage caused by free radicals.

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5. Cinnamon Lip Scrub

Ingredients
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
Directions
  1. Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix them well.
  3. Apply the scrub using your fingertips and gently slough off the dead skin cells.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water and follow with your favorite lip balm
Why This Works

Cinnamon is a natural lip plumper, so if you want that Kylie Jenner pout without the lip injections, this scrub is a foolproof technique to achieve that. Cinnamon also acts as a natural exfoliator and helps you achieve smooth, soft lips instantly.

[ Read: 5 Simple Homemade Hand Scrubs That You Should Try Right Now ]

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6. Orange Peel Lip Scrub

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons dried orange peel powder
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 10 to 12 drops of almond oil
Directions
  1. Grind your dried orange peel to make a fine powder.
  2. Add brown sugar and almond oil to the powder and mix the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Gently scrub this mixture on your lips for about 30 seconds.
  4. Clean your lips with a wet wipe or wash with warm water.
  5. Repeat this twice a week.
Why This Works

Orange peel is excellent for treating dark and discolored lips. Almond oil helps nourish and moisturize dry, chapped lips while sugar is a natural exfoliator for healthy lips.

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7. Bubblegum Lip Scrub

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 drops of strawberry extract
  • Rose-pink food color
Directions
  1. Mix the sugar and olive oil in a blending bowl.
  2. Add the strawberry extract into the mixture and blend well.
  3. Add a few drops of your food color according to your preference and stir well.
  4. Apply this scrub with a clean finger, and let the exfoliating sugar scrub away any dead skin.
  5. Follow with a lip balm.
Why This Works

This delicious lip scrub is a sweet treat for your pout. The sugar removes dead skin cells to reveal healthy skin underneath. Extra virgin olive oil hydrates and seals moisture into your lips. The color part is only to make this bubblegum lip scrub as attractive as it’s tasty.

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8. Kiwi Strawberry Lip Scrub

Ingredients
  • 1 pureed strawberry
  • 1/2 pureed kiwi
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 drops of vitamin E (optional)
Directions
  1. Puree your strawberry and kiwi in a blender and set aside.
  2. Add the sugar and olive oil in a small bowl. Stir the mixture until it’s well blended.
  3. Add the pureed fruits to the mixture and stir well.
  4. Add the vitamin E for extra nourishment.
  5. Apply the cool scrub in a circular motion for 30-40 seconds and allow the sugar to exfoliate any dry skin.
  6. Rinse with warm water.
Why This Works

This refreshing scrub is an inexpensive way to moisturize and nourish your lips with fresh fruit. Kiwi helps to soothe sore and dry lips and makes them softer and more supple. Strawberries contain vital minerals and vitamins that help treat discolored lips.

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9. Coffee And Honey Scrub

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon coffee grounds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Directions
  1. Mix the coffee grounds and honey in a mixing bowl and stir well.
  2. Dab this scrub onto your lips and massage in a circular motion for about one minute.
  3. Leave it on as a mask for another minute.
  4. Wash away with warm water for instantly hydrated lips.
Why This Works

Coffee isn’t just for waking you up in the mornings. It’s a secret weapon that you can use on your skin and lips to keep them looking healthy and happy. This combo of coffee grounds and honey is a reliable way to exfoliate and moisturize your lips.

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10. Almond Lip Scrub

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
Directions
  1. Mix the three ingredients.
  2. Stir well until properly blended.
  3. Gently rub a small amount to your lips.
  4. Lightly rinse to take off the sugar, but leave a little almond oil on for hydration.
Why This Works

Almond oil helps to rejuvenate dead cells and prevents further chapping of lips. You can use this scrub on a regular basis for healthy, rosy lips.

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11. Rose Petals And Milk Scrub

Ingredients
  • Rose petals
  • Milk
Directions
  1. Take petals from one rose and mash them well together in milk to achieve a paste-like consistency.
  2. Rub this onto your lips like a regular lip scrub.
  3. Wash with lukewarm water.
  4. Follow with a lip balm.
Why This Works

Rose petals help in naturally lightening the tone of discolored lips. Its antibacterial properties also help in protecting your lips. Cold milk helps in brightening your lips.

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12. Lemonade Lip Scrub

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of petroleum jelly
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
Directions
  1. Take your sugar and mix it with the petroleum jelly (original Vaseline) in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the lemon juice to this mixture.
  3. Dab a bit of the scrub onto your lips and gently massage it for one minute
  4. Wipe it off with a wet wipe or wash with lukewarm water for bright, supple lips.
Why This Works

Lemon juice acts as a natural bleaching agent. This scrub helps exfoliate dead cells so new, fresh skin is revealed.

[ Read: DIY Cinnamon Lip Plumper – 15 Simple Recipes ]

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13. Vanilla Coconut Lip Scrub

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon unrefined coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  1. Mix the sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl.
  2. Take a small amount and massage it onto your lips for a minute.
  3. Rinse it with warm water.
Why This Works

Coconut oil helps soothe chapped lips and deeply moisturizes them. Sugar helps exfoliate dry and dead skin while vanilla extract helps heal sunburns.

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14. Vitamin E Lip Scrub

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Directions
  1. Mix your ingredients in a bowl until everything is well blended.
  2. Apply the scrub by rubbing your lips with a clean finger in a circular motion.
  3. Rinse with lukewarm water.
  4. Follow with a lip balm to lock in moisture.
Why This Works

Vitamin E is a natural conditioner and antioxidant. It treats chapped and irritated lips instantly.

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15. Mint Choco Coffee Lip Scrub

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon coffee grounds
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed or avocado oil
  • 3 drops of peppermint essential oil
Directions
  1. Mix the sugar, cocoa, and coffee grounds together in a bowl.
  2. Add your grapeseed oil and peppermint oil to this mixture and blend it until you achieve your desired consistency.
  3. Dab some onto your lips and scrub for a minute.
  4. Wash with lukewarm water.
Why This Works

This scrub consists the goodness of cocoa, coffee, and sugar. These natural exfoliators slough off dead skin with ease and nourish your lips from deep within. Grapeseed oil helps moisturize and hydrate them.

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16. Aspirin Lip Scrub

Ingredients
  • 4 Aspirin tablets (without the coating)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 vitamin E capsule
Directions
  1. In a clean bowl, add your aspirin and a few drops of water to break them down.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well, and if the consistency is still dry, add some more oil.
  3. Use your finger or a toothbrush to apply the scrub to your lips.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Why This Works

Aspirin is an acetyl derivative of Salicylic Acid. When you combine it with sugar, it helps give you intense exfoliation. Honey and olive oil, on the other hand, moisturize your lips and help heal dryness.

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17. Sea Salt And Sugar Lip Scrub

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
Directions
  1. Mix the ingredients and blend well.
  2. Apply generously to your lips and scrub it in circular motions, keeping your lips closed.
  3. Scrub for one minute.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water
Why This Works

Sea salt works as a great exfoliant and coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer. This scrub will leave you with rosy lips in no time.

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18. Shea Butter Sugar Scrub

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
Directions
  1. Mix the shea butter with sugar till you get the desired consistency.
  2. Apply generously all over your lips and scrub for one minute.
  3. Wash with lukewarm water.
  4. Follow with a lip balm.
Why This Works

Shea butter contains vitamins A and E, both of which moisturize and soothe chapped lips and dryness. Sugar acts as the perfect natural exfoliator to go with the shea butter.

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How To Store Your DIY Lip Scrub

It’s always advisable to make your lip scrubs in small batches. They will remain fresh and last you for about a week. Store your scrub in a clean and dry, old lip balm or eyeshadow case. Sterilizing the container by leaving it in hot water for a while is recommended to prevent germs. Refrigerate this case and use it within a week.

Your smile isn’t all about your pearly whites; it’s about your lips as well! You don’t need to hurt your pockets by buying expensive lip scrubs from the store when it’s so simple to make your own at home! Have you ever tried any of these DIY lip scrubs? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.

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