Why You Need Lip Scrubs (plus 4 recipes)


I always used to think that lip scrubs sounded a little silly.

They seemed like something you would only use on a rare occasion when you want to pamper yourself, not as a regular addition to your beauty routine. But that was before I realized how many benefits they offered, especially if you are trying to transition into a more natural beauty routine.

  • Lip scrubs eliminate the need to use chapstick or other toxin filled products. This is because they help your lips retain moisture, which leads to the healing and even prevention of chapped or cracked lips.
  • Lip scrubs make your lips look prettier. They remove the dead and flaky skin, which allows the soft, smooth skin hiding underneath to show.
  • Because lip scrubs smooth out your skin, the cosmetics you apply will last longer
  • Lip scrubs bring out your natural lip color, giving you the option of skipping cosmetics completely on days you want to go more natural.

So to sum up, they make lips look better, feel better, help you avoid toxins, and save you a lot of money on beauty products. That’s a win win win win! I’ve been using them regularly for the past few months, and I can see a huge difference in the health and appearance of the skin on my lips! 

Basic recipe to start with:

1 tbsp sugar (white or brown)

1 tbsp oil (coconut, olive, anything you have handy)


Mix ingredients together and store in a small container. A few times a week take rub a small amout of the mixture on your lips, and then rinse them off. If using perishable food items, be sure to store the sugar scrub in the fridge! Also, to avoid germs make sure you don’t get any water inside your container!

Those two ingredients are all you need to take care of your pout, however, every DIY beauty product is better when you flavor it! These additions to the basic recipe make it more fun, but only contain ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

(If you choose to add essential oils to these recipes, I only recommend this brand. When you add oils to lip scrubs you will probably ingest a little bit, so it’s important to only use the best!)

Chocolate Lip Scrub



1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp cocoa powder


Lemon Lip Scrub



1 tbsp white sugar

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp lemon juice or 1-3 drops of lemon essential oil

(If are using juice, store in fridge)


Vanilla Brown Sugar Lip Scrub



1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp vanilla


Peppermint Lip Scrub



1 tbsp white sugar

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 drop of Peppermint Vitality essential oil

I always like to use up homemade beauty products within a week of making them, but since these are made from nonperishable food items (except the lemon scrub) they should last you awhile!

If you have any more flavor ideas, I would love to hear them!




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