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10 Best Homemade Lip Scrub Recipes to Make

10 Best Homemade Lip Scrub Recipes to Make

Lip balms are everyone’s favorite product for moisturizing lips, but exfoliating with a DIY lip scrub is just as important to ensure lips are rid of dead skin cells and are soft in the process. Yes, we mentioned DIY because not only are they easy to make, but they’re also a safer option than your store-bought products with harsh chemicals.




Scrubbing is not a daily practice. Once or twice a week should be enough to ensure your pout stays wrinkle and dryness free. Many packaged lip scrubs on the internet are advertised and endorsed by many, but over the long term they tend to strip your lips of their natural rosy glow. Below are some of the best homemade lip scrubs that you can make at home without having to spend a fortune. Keep scrolling to learn more!


What are lip scrubs made of?

A lip peeling consists of two components: a peeling and a nourishing agent. The emollient or conditioning agent provides a moisturizing base for your scrub and makes it easier to apply to your lips. These two go hand in hand to moisturize and smooth your lips.



We have 18 DIY recipes for homemade lip scrubs without the gross chemicals. Pull yourself together!


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

10 Best Homemade Lip Scrub Recipes to Make

1. Coconut and honey lip scrub


1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 tablespoon of organic honey

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 tablespoon lukewarm water


Start by mixing coconut oil and honey.

Add the brown sugar and the lukewarm water to this mixture.

Rub the mixture onto your lips in a circular motion for two to three minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water.


Why this works

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

2. Mint Lip Scrub


2 tablespoons olive (or coconut) oil

2 tablespoons of sugar

8-10 drops of peppermint (or spearmint essential oil)

1/2 teaspoon grapeseed oil


Mix the sugar with the softener of your choice.

Add 8-10 drops of peppermint oil and stir. Alternatively, you can use spearmint essential oil.

Add grapeseed oil to the mixture.

Apply the scrub to your lips and rub in a circular motion for a few minutes.

Rinse with lukewarm water

Why this works

Sugar acts as a natural lip scrub or scrub, while peppermint oil stimulates blood flow under the lips, creating a “just bite” effect that makes your lips appear fuller. This DIY sugar lip scrub is also very soothing and refreshing for your lip skin. Grapeseed oil is light; It’s packed with antioxidants and works as a wonderful natural moisturizer for your lips.

3. Brown sugar and honey scrub


1 tablespoon raw honey

1 tablespoon brown sugar

5-6 drops of lavender essential oil


Mix the brown sugar with raw honey.

Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to this mixture.

Once blended, apply the scrub to your lips and rub in well in a circular motion for two to three minutes.

Wash with lukewarm water and apply some lip balm.

Why this works

This is one of the best homemade sugar lip scrubs. Raw honey is good for whitening your lips. It also helps eliminate chapped skin, leaving your lips looking more radiant than before. Lavender oil nourishes your lips intensively and is excellent at preventing sunburn on your delicate pouty lips.

4. Chocolate Lip Scrub Mask


1 tablespoon cocoa powder

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 teaspoon honey

2 teaspoons olive oil


Mix all ingredients in a glass bowl.

Apply a small amount of scrub to your lips and rub in gentle circular motions.

Leave the mask on your lips for a few minutes.

Wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth or wash with lukewarm water.


Why this works

This homemade lip peeling mask not only satisfies your chocolate cravings, but the cocoa also helps to deeply moisturize your lips and keep them hydrated

10 Best Homemade Lip Scrub Recipes to Make

5. Cinnamon Lip Scrub


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1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon powder

1/2 tablespoon raw honey

1/2 tablespoon olive oil


Mix the ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Mix them well.

Apply the scrub with your fingertips and gently remove dead skin cells.

Rinse with lukewarm water and then apply your favorite lip balm

Why this works

Cinnamon is a natural lip filler. So if you want Kylie Jenner’s pout without lip liners, this scrub is a foolproof technique to achieve it. Cinnamon also acts as a natural exfoliant, giving you smooth, soft lips instantly.

6. Orange peel lip scrub


2 tablespoons dried orange peel powder

2 tablespoons brown sugar

10 to 12 drops of almond oil


Grind your dried orange peel into a fine powder.

Add brown sugar and almond oil to the powder and mix the ingredients in a bowl.

Gently rub this mixture onto your lips for about 30 seconds.

Clean your lips with a damp cloth or wash them with warm water.

Repeat this twice a week.


Why this works

The orange peel featured in this DIY lip scrub recipe is great for treating dark and discolored lips. Almond oil helps nourish and moisturize dry, chapped lips, while sugar is a natural exfoliant for healthy lips.

7. Bubblegum Lip Scrub


1 tablespoon of sugar

1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

1-2 drops of strawberry extract

Pink food coloring


Mix the sugar and olive oil in a mixing bowl.

Add the strawberry extract to the mixture and mix well.

Add a few drops of your food coloring if desired and stir well.

Apply this scrub with a clean finger and let the scrub sugar remove any dead skin cells.

Then apply a lip balm.

Why this works

This delicious lip scrub is a sweet treat for your pouty lips. The sugar removes dead skin cells and reveals healthy skin underneath. Extra virgin olive oil moisturizes and seals the moisture in your lips. The coloring part is just there to make this bubblegum lip scrub as attractive as it is delicious.

8. Kiwi Strawberry Lip Scrub


1 pureed strawberry

1/2 mashed kiwi

6 tablespoons of sugar

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 drops of vitamin E (optional)


Puree strawberries and kiwi in a blender and set aside.

Put the sugar and olive oil in a small bowl. Stir the mixture until well blended.

Add the pureed fruit to the mixture and mix well.

Add vitamin E for extra nutrients.

Apply the cool scrub in a circular motion for 30-40 seconds and allow the sugar to lift away dry skin.

Rinse with warm water.

Why this works

This refreshing lip scrub for dry lips is an inexpensive way to moisturize and condition your lips with fresh fruit. Kiwi soothes sore and dry lips, leaving them softer and more supple. Strawberries contain essential minerals and vitamins that help treat discolored lips.

10 Best Homemade Lip Scrub Recipes to Make

9. Coffee and honey scrub


1 tablespoon of coffee grounds

1 tablespoon of honey


Combine coffee grounds and honey in a mixing bowl and stir well.

Dab this scrub onto your lips and massage in circular motions for about a minute.

Leave it on as a mask for another minute.

Rinse off with warm water to instantly moisturize lips.

Why this works

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

10. Almond Lip Scrub


2 tablespoons light brown sugar

1 tablespoon of honey

1 tablespoon almond oil


Mix the three ingredients.

Stir well until everything is well mixed.

Gently rub a small amount onto your lips.

Rinse lightly to remove the sugar but leave in a little almond oil to moisturize the liquid.

Why this works

Almond oil helps regenerate dead cells and prevents further cracking of the lips. For healthy, rosy lips, you can use this peeling regularly.

Emma Soleil
Emma Soleil

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