DIY Lip Scrub

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This time of year, lips tend to need a little bit more loving.  With the cold, dry weather, lips have a tendency to dry out and flake more easily, which is why it’s so important to take care of them in order to keep them looking soft and kissable.

In order to do this, I think there are two key steps that need to be taken – exfoliation and moisturizing.  Exfoliating is definitely an important starting point, as it’s the best way to remove chapped skin from your lips so that you have a smooth base to start with (lipstick on chapped lips = HUGE no no!).  One of the easiest ways to do this is by using a lip scrub, so I have an extremely easy recipe for one for you – check it out below.  Chances are, you already have everything you need sitting in your kitchen.

DIY Lip Scrub Recipe

Ingredients needed (please note that these are just to give you a general idea – you can adjust to whatever consistency you like) :

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp coconut oil (you can also use olive oil, it will achieve the same effect)

1 ½ tsp honey


Combine all three ingredients and mix together until well blended and smooth.  That’s basically it!  If the coconut oil is too thick to blend easily, you can heat it up for about 10 seconds to soften it a little.  The granular brown sugar is perfect for loosening the dry skin, which the coconut oil helps to moisturize your lips even after the scrub is washed off.


To use this, rub a small amount into your lips using circular motions for about a minute to soften the dry skin.  To remove, you can use a warm, damp washcloth. You’ll be left with soft, moisturized lips.


I’m going to suggest picking up a small jar (I got mine at Dollarama) to hold the remaining scrub so you can keep using it – it will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks, so you will be able to get several uses out of it.

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  • Marcus

    Really nice, I’m sure it would help with my chapped lips too! Looks edible!

  • I love your ecipe for dry lips.I would also appreciate the John Freida for brunettes products if I woin the giveaway.Thaank you.

  • meganjoylove

    I love this. I’m going home to do it tonight. My skin is so dry from the winter weather, this will be awesome. I did a blog post on a DIY coconut body scrub, it works wonders 🙂 –

  • Amy Lovell

    this is a awesome tip! Will definatly be making some come thje winter.

  • Maggie

    This is a great DIY beauty tip. It’s nice that it is also completely non-toxic and tasty!

  • annet

    I happen to have all of these ingredients in my kitchen! I’m going to make up a batch! Thanks
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  • Carla Allio

    mmmmm sounds good! i’m trying it right now!

  • ZepMay Benitez Viray

    this will be very helpful to me 🙂

  • Petra Black

    I love homemade cosmetics, I’ll definitely try this one. 🙂

  • Rini Setiani

    ah i will try it

  • Katie Fought

    I need to save this! My lips get so chapped during the winter!

  • Wendy Rose Santillan

    we only have honey and sugar.. is it ok w/o oil?

    • Hi Wendy! You absolutely can use this with only honey and sugar. I add in the coconut oil so that the scrub will add moisture to the lips as well, but the combination of honey and sugar will exfoliate just as well – just throw on some lip balm after to make up for not having any coconut oil! If you want, you can also use a little bit of olive oil in its place – I like to use coconut oil because it smells great!

      • Wendy Rose Santillan

        thanks for responding! 🙂

    • Hi Wendy! You can definitely use this scrub with honey and sugar as it will still exfoliate your lips. I like to add in the coconut oil so that it has moisturizing properties as well, but you can just throw some lip balm on your lips after to make up for this. If you have olive oil, feel free to add some of this in as well – it will do the same trick!

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  • Steffi Munro

    Oh, I’ll definitely be making this. The long winter season is so harsh on my skin!

  • Amy Lovell

    love it! Soiunds just great for my moisture lacking lips!

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