DIY Lip Scrub: 27+ Easy Homemade Lip Scrub Recipes

DIY Lip Scrub: 27+ Easy Homemade Lip Scrub Recipes

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DIY lip scrubs are the perfect way to make sure you keep you lips soft and exfoliated.

Sometimes using lip balm isn’t quite enough to get rid of chapped or peeling skin on your lips. This is where creating your own inexpensive homemade lip scrub comes in handy.

What are lip scrubs made of?

A lip scrub is a great exfoliator because it’s base is granulated sugar, which is not to abrasive for the lips but strong enough to leave you with a baby soft pout.

Along with sugar as the exfoliator there is always an added nourishing touch in each recipe, like ultra nourishing Vitamin E, Essential Oils, or even honey if you make it at home.

This perfect combination leaves you with smooth skin. Not to mention all lip scrubs SMELL amazing and some are even tasty too!

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Lip scrubs are especially helpful for when you are prepping to put on your favorite lipstick shade.

Its unfortunate when your favorite lipstick color doesn’t look quite right because of dead skin cells (yikes!) You can make sure it goes on velvety smooth after a nice lip scrub session.

How to Exfoliate Your Lips Correctly

Exfoliating your lips is pretty straight forward. And that’s because the sugar does most of the work. You definitely don’t want to overdo it as to prevent damaging your lips. One of the best ways to get the most out of your lip exfoliating session is to use a toothbrush to work your favorite lip scrub in circular motions once you lather it on.

When exfoliating with your favorite DIY lip scrub, the two most important things to remember are:

Don’t overdo it: Exfoliating too much can irritate your skin and cause it to break. Keep your exfoliating routine down to once every few days.

Always follow up with your favorite moisturizer: You can use your favorite EOS lip balm flavor, or you can use your favorite Cherry Chapstick to get the job done. If you’re at a loss for a moisturizer even some good old Vaseline will do the trick!

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How To Store Your DIY Lip Scrub

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Ok. So you’ve made yourself a few sugar lip scrubs to try. How exactly do you store them?

It’s recommended that you store your lip scrubs in a cool dry place to prevent germ growth. Sugar lip scrubs can last you about a week refrigerated before its best to make a new batch if you want to use it again.

All natural DIY homemade lip scrubs are awesome and don’t carry all those potentially harmful extra chemicals, but they do tend to last a bit less.

You can reuse an old lip balm container or even these cute containers you can get for a few bucks. If you do reuse an old makeup container, make sure you sterilize it as best as you can by washing it in scalding hot water if possible and wiping it down with some alcohol.

If you’re trying to make sugar scrubs as a gift idea for Christmas, then these cute mason jars can do the trick.

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First let’s look at some classic DIY homemade lip scrubs you can make with ingredients you can find in your pantry.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 small mashed strawberry
  • 1 Teaspoon of coconut oil
  • A few drops of natural vanilla extract

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together in your favorite sanitized container. Apply to lips and exfoliate using circular motions with either your finger or a toothbrush. Rinse and moisturize.

Your lip scrub can stay in the fridge for about a week or less.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 5 drops of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of natural vanilla extract

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together in your favorite sanitized container. Apply to lips and exfoliate using circular motions with either your finger or a toothbrush. Rinse and moisturize.

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Your lip scrub can stay in the fridge for about a week or less.

DIY Lip Scrubs, Best DIY Homemade Lip Scrub, Coffee Vanilla and Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of coffee grounds
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • A few drops of vanilla extract

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together in your favorite sanitized container. Apply to lips and exfoliate using circular motions with either your finger or a toothbrush. Rinse and moisturize.

Your lip scrub can stay in the fridge for about a week or less.

DIY Lip Scrubs, Best DIY Homemade Lip Scrub, Coconut Lavender Sugar Lip Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 10 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together in your favorite sanitized container. Apply to lips and exfoliate using circular motions with either your finger or a toothbrush. Rinse and moisturize with your favorite lip balm.

Your lip scrub can stay in the fridge for about a week or less.

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DIY Lip Scrubs, Best DIY Homemade Lip Scrub, Cinnamon Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together in your favorite sanitized container. Apply to lips and exfoliate using circular motions with either your finger or a toothbrush. Rinse and moisturize. Your lip scrub can stay in the fridge for about a week or less.

DIY Lip Scrubs, Best DIY Homemade Lip Scrub, Brown Sugar + Mint Lip Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 3-4 drops of Mint essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together in your favorite sanitized container. Apply to lips and exfoliate using circular motions with either your finger or a toothbrush. Rinse and moisturize. Your lip scrub can stay in the fridge for about a week or less.

DIY Lip Scrubs, Best DIY Homemade Lip Scrub, Rose Mint Lip Scrub

You will need: 

  • 2-3 Tablespoons of sugar
  • 8 Drops of Rose Oil
  • 5 Finely chopped mint leaves and/or 5 drops of mint essential oil
  • 4-5 Finely chopped fresh rose petals (optional)
  • 1/3 Teaspoon of honey

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together in your favorite sanitized container. Apply to lips and exfoliate using circular motions with either your finger or a toothbrush. Rinse and moisturize. Your lip scrub can stay in the fridge for about a week or less.

Coffee Bean Lip Scrub

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Image and Recipe: Lydi Out Loud

Of course, a list of DIY lip scrubs couldn’t be complete without a classic coffee scrub making it on as one of our top ten scrubs. Best of all you can make it out of simple ingredients you can find at home right in your pantry. This coffee bean lip scrub is the perfect exfoliating for all the coffee lovers out there!

Rainbow Jelly Bean Lip Scrub

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This rainbow jellybean lip scrub is sure to get you your sugar fix. It’s definitely a must-try for all the lip scrub lovers out there that like to try out new flavors. It’s also a must if you love color!

Peach Sugar Lip Scrub

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Coconut oil lip scrubs are a great way to naturally soften your lips along with some Vitamin E oil. The peach sugar scrub is more of a classic sugar scrub that can be perfect for almost anyone. It’s also a beautiful pink color that can look great in a mason jar as a homemade gift.

Watermelon Lip Scrub

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Image and Recipe: A Cultivated Nest

Who doesn’t love watermelon? The next best thing to watermelon is a watermelon lip scrub packed with flavor and sweetness. While I wouldn’t advise you to eat it, it sure does a number to chapped and peeling lips!

Green Tea and Rose Sugar Scrub

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Image and Recipe: Martha Stewart

Green tea and rose are both two awesome nourishing agents that can work together powerfully to leave you with a smooth and refreshed pout ready for any lipstick color or weather that comes it’s way. I also fell in love with the image. Ins’t it just beautiful?

DIY Honey Almond Lip Scrub

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Honey is one of the fundamental ingredients of most good lip scrubs. This honey almond lip scrub combines two strong ingredients to help exfoliate your lips to the absolute max. Not to mention, isn’t the packaging the cutest?

Cotton Candy Lip Scrub

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Cotton Candy Lip Scrub tastes amazing and can leave your lips feeling smooth as butter after some exfoliation. The best part is the swirl of colors you get to mix together for that cotton candy look!

Green Tea Exfoliating Lip Scrub

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Anything with green tea is a winner and that includes this Green Tea Lip Scrub. It’s definitely one of my favorites to make when I want to try something a little more low-key and refreshing. Try it out!

Vanilla Mint Scrub

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The Vanilla Mint Lip Scrub is yet another lip scrub I like to call a ‘classic’ mostly because the combination of vanilla and mint goes together so well. And once it’s on your lips and exfoliated, you’ll end up with some minty vanilly goodness.

Grape Lip Scrub

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Image and Recipe: Savy Naturalista

Wohoo for grape lip scrub! Grape is always a nice and fun flavor that you can even fuse with other lip scrub flavors for a brand new lip scrub concoction. It’s all about getting creative with it and making it fun!

Godiva Dark Chocolate Lip Scrub

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Image and Recipe: Sweet Makes Three

If you’re looking for a more edible type lip scrub to nourish your dry chapped lips then try a chocolate exfoliating lip scrub! It might just be a nice way to curb your Oreo cravings for a bit.

Pina Colada Lip Scrub

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If you want a moisturizing and nourishing lip scrub try this fun Pina Colada lip scrub mix. You can’t go wrong with a little coconut and pineapple flavor mixed together.

DIY Raspberry Lemonade Sugar Lip Scrub

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If you’re looking for a more summery flavor look no further than this Raspberry Lemonade Sugar Scrub. Sure, you could definitely get yourself a Lush Usa lip scrub, but why would you do that when you can make something even better (and more natural) right at home? This homemade lip scrub is sure to hit your sweet spot!

Peppermint Lip Scrub

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Image and Recipe: The Taylor-House

While not everyone likes peppermint, this is a great lip scrub for the holidays as either a gift idea or to simply pamper yourself on a day in. The Taylor House tells you just how to make it. Make sure you check this lip scrub out and see if you like it!

DIY Pumpkin Spice Lip Scrub

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Pumpkin spice is the PERFECT lip scrub for those that love fall and everything pumpkins. Try this lip scrub out and get yourself a pumpkin spiced latte later for good measure. Talk about self-care! 😉

DIY Birthday Cake Lip Scrub

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Here’s a quirky lip scrub for you to try: Birthday Cake Lip Scrub. Its all the goodness of a sprinkle filled birthday cake with none of the calories (see what I did there?) Make sure you check out the ingredients and recipe to learn how to make it.

Delightful Cherry Lip Scrub

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This DIY lush lip scrub is just what you need when your lips feel dry and cracked. It’s also a great option if you love the cherry scent.

Grapefruit Lemonade Lip Scrub

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Image and Recipe: A Beautiful Mess

If you want to try something more citrusy then you must try this Grapefruit Lemonade scrub from A Beautiful Mess. They show you how to put it together step by step so you can be well on your way to smooth and kissable lips.

Sugar Cookie Lip Scrub

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Image and Recipe: Wellness Mama

Sugar cookie lip scrubs are hands down an awesome holiday gift idea I’d LOVE to receive. It smells amazing and can get your lips silky smooth for sure.

It’s time to try your favorite DIY lip scrub

In the end, lip scrubs are a great way to have fun and include some pampering in your self care routines. They make great holiday gift ideas and even a girls night in R & R session. Some of the best homemade lip scrubs are the ones you come up with once you experiment with a few flavors to figure out what you like! Anything DIY is fun to make (like DIY bath bombs for example) so give it a try and see what comes out!

Is there a particular lip scrub that caught your eye the most? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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