DIY Lip Scrub


They say invention comes from need. I would say that is accurate.

This week, my lips were really dry (I assume this was because of the weather changes) so I thought about buying lip scrub. Why would I buy it if I can make it?

Those of you who spend any amount of time around me know that I am a chapstick addict. I have a tube in my pocket at all times… seriously. But lip scrub is something that was i recently introduced to. It worked pretty well. You apply the lip scrub to exfoliate your lips and then apply chapstick to moisturize them. This is my version.




Things You Will Need:
Olive Oil
Lemon Juice
Brown Sugar
Small Container

You will probably have all of these ingredients in your pantry/kitchen already. In case you don’t, substitutions can be made.
brown sugar = white sugar
honey = agave nectar or molasses
lemon juice = any flavorful liquid
olive oil = vegetable oil, coconut oil (for more flavor) or almond oil

*I didn’t measure anything. I just measured mentally by what looked “right”.




Step 1:

Pour a small amount of brown sugar into a bowl. I used a ramekin. It seemed to work well.



Step 2:

Add olive oil to the bowl. You should have a consistency similar to the above image.



Step 3:

Pour in some lemon juice. A small amount will do. I added about half a cap full.



Step 4:

This part is important. Squeeze in the honey. Honey is the moisturizer of the mix so there should be a decent amount. BUT this will make the mixture pretty gooey.

When I included the honey it started to look like this. So, I added some more brown sugar and everything was fine.

Play with the ingredients until you are happy with it.




Add your lip scrub to a small container (or several) and you are finished! The mixture is pretty yummy 🙂







10 thoughts on “DIY Lip Scrub

  1. If you replace the brown sugar with bee’s wax (wish you can get at Michael’s or Pat Catan’s) it become more solid and last longer.

    • That would be more like a Chapstick. Lip scrub is something that’s meant to exfoliate so it isn’t supposed to be on your lips long. Lib scrub is to lips as apricot scrub is to skin.

      However, if you made a Chapstick to go along with the scrub that would be a great gift! Good thinking!

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