Banish dry, cracked winter lips with these 7 moisturizing (and delicious!) homemade lip scrub recipes. They’re simple to make with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!
It’s getting chilly folks. I know not just because my weather app tells me, but also because of how my lips feel… as crunchy as the changing leaves. Nothing ruins this season’s bold matte lip color like peeling, crusty lips. Gross, I know, but am I wrong? I love a good sugar scrub for my skin, so I got inspired to try making one for my lips.
As I tend to do, I got a wee bit carried away once I started making these babies. Or a lotta bit carried away. Keeping it real. #ocdmuch
I’m happy to report that my DIY lip scrub is doing a bang up job at keeping my lips soft and supple. And bonus; I have a whole virtual candy store of flavors to choose from! Some of these combos you may remember from my DIY sugar body scrubs. I figure if you find a good thing, wear the heck out of it, right?!
DIY Lip Scrub
The ingredient quantities below make 1 lip scrub. If you want to make more, simply multiply the quantities by however many you want to make.
1 teaspoon white refined sugar
1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
Mix the coconut oil and sugar together until it’s a creamy consistency.
That will be your base for any of the below recipes. If you’re not such a flavor person, use it as is.
Now for the fun part! Adding in the fixings that make them taste ahhhhmazing!!!
Coconut Lime Lip Scrub
Additional Ingredients to Add to Your Base:
2 drops Lime Essential Oil
1/8 teaspoon Coconut Extract
Add lime oil and coconut extract to the scrub base and stir together. If you want, you can even grate a little lime zest into the mix for some fun color. I kept it easy with the oil.
I found these small screw top containers on eBay that are perfect to house the lip scrubs!
Orange Creamcicle Lip Scrub
2 drops Orange Essential Oil
2 whole Vanilla beans
Add in orange oil to the scrub base. You can add a little bit of orange zest if you’d like for color and an even brighter flavor.
Cut a vertical slit down the entire length of the vanilla beans.
Peel the bean open and using the corner of your knife, scrape out all of the vanilla goodness inside.
Add said vanilla goodness to the scrub and mix together. Done!
Lemon Ginger Lip Scrub
2 drops Lemon Essential Oil
2 drops Ginger Essential Oil
Add lemon and ginger oils to the base and mix well. You can add a little bit of lemon zest if you’d like for color and an even brighter flavor.
Almond Joy Lip Scrub
1/8 teaspoon Almond extract
1/8 teaspoon Coconut extract
Add in both extracts and mix. You’ve got the hang of this part by now.
Coffee Bean Lip Scrub
1/2 packet Folgers Instant Coffee
Add the coffee crystals to the base and stir together. Prefer a vanilla latté lip scrub? Add 2 vanilla beans like in the Orange Creamsicle recipe or about ¼ tsp. vanilla extract to the mix!
If you want to keep it reeeeally simple, use a water flavoring mix to add into the scrub. Tropical Coconut by Crystal Light and Fruit Punch flavors are my faves.
Directions for Use:
Lightly massage a small amount of lip scrub all over your lips for about 15 seconds. Remove with a wet cloth. Or lick it off. No judgment here! Natural = EDIBLE!
Which of these flavors would you want to try? Here’s to the end of the season a.k.a. Chapped Lips!
If you use Crystal Light as a flavor, how much do you add?
Hi Bev, I just sprinkled in a small amount (about the size of a half of a pinky fingernail). Enjoy!
Hello I want to make a big batch for my friends how do I need to vanilla beans each for the orange cream? Can I use vanilla extract instead ?
Hi Andrea! Vanilla extract is TOTALLY fine, especially for a big batch! Enjoy! 🙂
Annette Pope says
I understand the directions for making it, but how do you use it? How long do you leave it on and etc?
Ready to make 🙂
Annette Pope says
Never mind… I went back and see the directions now lol. Can’t wait to try, Thank you!
I hope you love them Annette! Happy New Year! 🙂
Nicole Warren-Missimer says
Hi! I just posted “15 Quick and Easy Handmade Projects” to my blog Adding Shimmer to Life. I used your tutorial for as the inspiration for one of my projects. I wanted to say, “thank you” and give you the opportunity to check out my post. Nicole Warren-Missimer – http://www.addingshimmertolife.com
Thanks so much Nicole! I’m so glad my scrubs inspired you and your recipes look delicious! Happy New Year! 🙂
is olive oil ok to use? instead of coconut oil?
Hi Lisette! Olive oil will work, but you may want to use turbinado sugar instead of white sugar as the white sugar may dissolve. Don’t worry as much about the measurement of oil as the texture, you want to make sure it stays a paste-like texture. Enjoy! 🙂
Omg this is the best recipe I ever saw great inventing
Thank you so much Leslie, so sweet of you to say! 🙂
My friend recently made me some lip scrub and I loved it! Pinning! Thanks for sharing so many variations!
My pleasure Heidi, I hope you enjoy! 🙂
Grandmas House DIY says
Saving this to my green recipes board! We would love to have you at our To Grandma’s house we go link party that opened this Wednesday morning and lasts all week!
Thanks so much, I hope you love them! 🙂
Roseann Hampton says
These all look wonderful. I think I’m going to make the almond joy one first!
Thanks so much Roseann! I just made a batch of that one myself! I hope you enjoy!
How long can you keep these for?
I’ve had mine for a year and they’re still working great, I just added a little bit more Coconut oil to make them a little creamier since some had evaporated over time.
These would make great Christmas gifts!
It’s in the works. 😉