How to make a DIY lip scrub at home – 6 simple recipes!

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Are you a victim of that dull, dry, chapped or flaky lips? Have you ever try exfoliating your lips? If not, you should get it started right away as the dead skin cells accumulated on the surface of your lips might be the reason for such bad lips condition. Only applying lip balms aren’t enough for smooth healthy lips. You should timely scrub your lips to maintain that natural glow to your lips and further, it helps lip balm to penetrate even deeper to keep your lips moisturized and supple.

Now if you are already thinking of spending dollars on buying fancy lip scrub, stop right there! You shall not always depend on drug store, instead get into your kitchen and try the below mentioned simple DIYs to prepare lip scrubs that work best.

1. Lip scrub made with lemon, sugar & vaseline

Sugar is a natural exfoliator, lemon is a natural bleaching agent and vaseline is a moisturizer that nourishes your lips. This combo scrub is simply magical to exfoliate dead cells and leave your lips smooth, bright, healthy and supple.

Things you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vaseline (petroleum jelly)


  • In a small bowl, mix the sugar and vaseline, then add lemon juice to it.
  • Mix all gently and dab little amount of scrub onto your lip areas and massage gently for about a minute.
  • Once done, either rinse off with lukewarm water or wipe off with wet wipes.

2. Brown sugar and honey to exfoliate lips

One of the easiest ways to exfoliate your lips naturally is by using honey and brown sugar. Honey lightens your lips to make it look appealing and it also prevents your lips from being chapped. Additionally, the lavender essential oil helps to provide nourishment to the lips and also prevents from sunburn.

Things you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4-5 drops of lavender essential oil


  • Mix both honey and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  • Add 4-5 drops of lavender essential oil to it.
  • Mix well and apply the scrub to exfoliate the lip area by rubbing it in circular motion for about a minute or two.
  • Then rinse off with lukewarm water or use wet wipes.
  • To keep it moisturized, apply some lip balm.

3. Coffee and honey lip scrub

Coffee grounds are natural exfoliants that improves blood circulation and leaves behind smooth and glowing lips. When combined with honey, it proves to be best scrub as honey tends to moisturize your lips.

Things you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon coffee grounds
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • Mix both coffee grounds and honey in bowl.
  • Apply the scrub onto your lips and massage gently in a circular motion for about a minute.
  • Then leave it on as a mask for another 1 minute.
  • Afterwards, rinse off with warm water and apply lip balm.

4. Orange Peel, sugar and almond oil lip scrub

Orange peels are great to treat dark lips. It helps to lighten the discoloured lips and almond oil nourishes and moisturizes the dry and chapped lips.

Things you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon orange peel powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil


  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to form a paste.
  • Apply the paste on your lips and gently scrub for about a minutes.
  • Then wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • For best result, use it twice a week.

5. Lip scrub made up of rose petals and milk

Rose petals consist of antibacterial properties and also helps to lighten dark lips. On the other hand, milk helps to brighten the lips making it glow more naturally.

Things you’ll need:

  • Rose petals of a rose
  • ½ teaspoon milk


  • Mash the rose petals in milk to form a thick paste.
  • Apply the paste onto your lips and scrub it gently for about a minute.
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water and use lip balm.

6. Cinnamon, honey and olive oil lip scrub

Cinnamon acts as natural exfoliator that helps to slay off dead skin cells from your lips. It also acts as a natural lip plumper giving you that perfect volumized lips naturally. Olive oil on the other hand provides better nourishment and moisture to your lips.

Things you’ll need:

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil


  • Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl and stir well.
  • Apply the mixture to your lips and gently rub it to get rid of dead skin cells.
  • Then rinse off with lukewarm water and use lip balm to keep it moisturized.

So these are some simple yet effective home recipes to make lip scrub. While preparing the scrub, do remember to make it in small batches that can last upto a week so that you can apply it fresh. You can prepare the scrub on old lip balm case and store it in cool and dry place.

Do let us know in the comment section which remedy will you be trying for smooth, healthier and flawless lips? Keep us that good smile, it looks best on you.