15 Luscious Homemade Lip Scrub Ideas and Recipes

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Are luscious, kissable lips important to you? Whether luscious lips are a top priority, or if you need to restore them after they’ve seen damage from chapping, your goal can be accomplished using a homemade lip scrub.

We are going to lay out 15 luscious homemade lip scrub ideas and recipes in this article. But first, we’re going to look at what lips scrubs are and how they can help you.

15 Delicious Homemade Lip Scrub Ideas and Recipes

1. Coconut Oil, Honey and Lemon

We will begin our homemade lip scrub list with a recipe which combines coconut oil, honey and lemon.

What to do:

  • Mix 1 tsp of coconut oil, 1 tsp of honey, 2 tbsp of granulated sugar and a dash of lemon.
  • Gently massage the mixture into your lips with a soft bristle toothbrush.
  • Rinse with cool water.
  • Repeat once a week.

How it works:

Honey, coconut oil and lemon have antibacterial properties to heal your lips. But coconut oil is also an anti-inflammatory.

honey lip scrub

2. Mint Mocha

A mint mocha homemade lip scrub combines coffee, chocolate and mint.

What to do:

  • Blend 2 tbsp of granulated sugar, 1 tbsp castor oil.
  • Add in ½ tsp of cocoa, ½ tsp of coffee grounds and 3 drops of mint essential oil.
  • Massage the mixture into your lips, but not too hard.
  • Rinse and repeat weekly

How it works:

The sugar and coffee grounds add the grit, the chocolate adds the flavor, and the castor oil helps to soften your lips. But mint provides the healing and cooling effect.

3. Sugar, Honey and Olive Oil

This simple but effective homemade lip scrub makes use of sugar, honey and olive oil.

What to do:

  • Take 1 tbsp each of white and brown granulated sugars.
  • Add 1 tsp of honey and ½ tsp of olive oil and blend well.
  • Apply the mixture to your chapped or cracked lips.

How it works:

This all natural mixture exfoliates in a gentle way with the healing powers of honey and olive oil.

4. Coconut, Pumpkin Spice

You might never have put coconut and pumpkin pie together in the kitchen. But they combine to make an awesome homemade lip scrub.

What to do:

  • Mix 2 tbsp of coconut oil with 1 tbsp each of brown sugar and honey.
  • Add 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice to the mixture and blend well.
  • Massage the mixture into your lips gently and then rinse.

How it works:

You’ll be tasting this one all day and can be assured that you’re getting great healing from the honey and coconut oil too.

5. Vanilla and Peppermint

A highly effective homemade lip scrub can be made combining vanilla and peppermint as well.

What to do:

  • Mix 3 tbsp of coconut oil with 5 tbsp of raw cane sugar.
  • Blend in 8 drops of vanilla oil and 4 drops of peppermint oil.
  • Rub gently onto your lips in a circular motion.
  • Rinse and repeat weekly.

How it works:

Coconut oil and mint blend their healing properties to make this blend a great cure for damaged lips that doesn’t taste too bad either.

6. Coconut and Herbs

You can mix coconut with almost any herb in this homemade lip scrub recipe. This way, you get to choose more of its taste and feel.

What to do:

  • Add 1 tbsp each of brown and white granulated sugars to 2 tbsp of coconut oil.
  • Add in 1 tsp of ground herbs (rosemary, basil, oregano, or cilantro).
  • You can also add a ½ tsp of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves if you like.
  • Finish it with a few drops of peppermint oil.
  • Use this scrub weekly to exfoliate your lips.

How it works:

Besides the healing powers of coconut oil, any one of these powerful herbs can also help to heal chapped, cracked and damaged lips.

7. Aspirin, Olive Oil and Vitamin E

Combine the powers of aspirin, olive oil and vitamin E to create a pain relieving and highly therapeutic homemade lip scrub.

What to do:

  • Grind 4 non-buffered or non-coated aspirin into a powder.
  • Mix the powder into 2 tsp each of honey and brown sugar.
  • Add in 1 tsp of olive oil and the contents inside of a vitamin E capsule.
  • Exfoliate your lips with this scrub weekly.

How it works:

There are all kinds of antioxidants and antibacterial compounds in this mixture. Also, it has the added boost of pain and inflammation relief from aspirin whenever your lips are really hurting.

ginger smoothie
Tip: Purchase a larger quantity of ginger and also enjoy a fresh and healthy smoothie!

8. Ginger, Maple and Cinnamon

The flavor of ginger snaps in this homemade lip scrub also combines some powerful healing elements.

What to do:

  • Mix 2 tbsp each of brown sugar and corn meal with 1 tbsp of maple syrup.
  • Add in 1 tbsp of coconut oil, ½ tsp of ground ginger and a pinch of ground cinnamon.
  • Use this scrub gently because it has a lot of abrasive power.

How it works:

Besides the coconut oil which has excellent healing properties, ginger is one of the best antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substances available in your kitchen.

9. Tangerine and Brown Sugar

This simple homemade lip scrub combines tangerines citrus with brown sugar’s flavor and can be made in a few minutes.

What to do:

  • Blend 4 tbsp of coconut oil with 1 ½ cups of brown sugar.
  • Add in 1 tbsp of tangerine juice or 8 to 10 drops of tangerine essential oil.
  • You can add in a few drops of peppermint essential oil if you like.

How it works:

This sweet and citrus flavored, edible lip scrub adds a tangy zing. But its true healing power is still in the coconut oil.

10. Bubblegum

You might have to go a little outside the box in order to make this homemade lip scrub. But who can resist to youthful, bubblegum lips?

What to do:

  • Mix 1 tbsp of granulated sugar with ½ tsp of olive oil.
  • Add in 2 to 3 drops of bubblegum flavoring (which is available online).
  • Use this scrub like you would any other, but try to control the urge to blow a bubble.

How it works:

Obviously the olive oil is the healing agent in this lip scrub, the bubblegum flavoring is just a playful twist.

11. Mint and Almond

You will go nuts over this minty homemade lip scrub, which makes use of the healing effects of mint and almonds.

What to do:

  • Combine 1 tsp each of honey and almond oil with 1 tbsp of brown sugar.
  • Add in a couple drops of peppermint essential oil if you like.
  • This is a gentler scrub for more frequent use.

How it works:

Honey has natural antifungal and antibacterial properties to make sure your lips remain healthy and the vitamin E in almonds is a major factor in promoting the healing of cracked and damaged lips.

12. Kiwi and Grape Seed Oil

Go tropical with a kiwi flavored homemade lip scrub, which makes use of the power of grape seed oil.

What to do:

  • 2 tbsp of sugar are mixed with 1 tbsp each of grape seed oil and kiwi juice.
  • Use this gentle scrub more frequently than you might with others.

How it works:

Grape seed extract is full of powerful antioxidants to promote healing. Also, kiwi is a flavor that is a little outside the box.

13. Chocolate, Shea Butter and Walnut

Walnuts and Shea butter are mixed with irresistible chocolate, making this homemade lip scrub a sure winner.

What to do:

  • Mix 1 tbsp of brown sugar with ½ tbsp of Shea butter.
  • Add in ½ tbsp of walnut oil and 1 tsp of cocoa.
  • Apply this scrub in gentle circular motions when you need to heal damaged lips.

How it works:

Walnut oil and Shea butter provide the powerful healing nutrients in this scrub, but that dab of chocolate adds a psychological boost.

orange lip scrub

14. Orange and Coconut Oil

Try out another homemade lip scrub with tropical overtones to achieve your goal of luscious lips.

What to do:

  • Blend 1 ½ tbsp of granulated sugar with 1 tsp of coconut oil.
  • Add in 1 tsp of honey and 3 drops of orange essential oil.
  • In place of orange essential oil, you can add 1 extra tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of juice squeezed from an orange.

How it works:

Oranges have antioxidant properties to add to the healing properties of honey and coconut. But it is that tropical zing that really makes this scrub appealing.

15. Turmeric and Milk

This homemade lip scrub using milk and turmeric is specifically designed to help you lighten up the color of darker lips.

What to do:

  • Add enough milk to 1 tsp of turmeric powder to create a thick paste, then blend in 1 tsp of granulated sugar.
  • Apply the mixture to your lips in a gentle circular motion.
  • Allow the scrub to sit for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Repeat this process weekly.

How it works:

Not only will the yellow tint of turmeric help to lighten dark lips. But it is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory agents of all of the herbs and will promote the healing of damaged lips.

So, What Are Lip Scrubs?

A lip scrub is the term used for exfoliating the dead skin from the skin on and around your lips. A lips scrub typically makes use of some sort of gritty substance along with an oil, healing compound and some sort of flavor.

Making a homemade lip scrub is pretty simple, as you have seen. The sky is the limit when it comes to recipe combinations you can try. Just make sure you don’t use anything too harsh on the extremely sensitive skin tissue which forms your lips.

A Final Note

A homemade lip scrub can not only heal chapped and damaged lips, but can also help you to create those luscious, kissable lips you’ve always wanted. Take advantage of these 15 homemade lip scrub ideas and recipes to get the most out of lip therapy without having to leave the house.

If you have created your own homemade lip scrub and want to brag about it, feel free to add to our list in the comments section below.

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