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DIY Exfoliating Sugar Lip Scrub To Make At Home

DIY Exfoliating Sugar Lip Scrub To Make At Home

DIY exfoliating sugar lip scrub

Who doesn’t love soft, smooth lips? With the right care, you can achieve the perfect pout without breaking the bank. One of the simplest and most effective ways to achieve kissable lips is by using a homemade DIY Exfoliating Sugar Lip Scrub. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also completely customizable to suit your preferences. Let’s delve into the world of DIY beauty and learn how to whip up your very DIY exfoliating sugar lip scrub in the comfort of your own home. Guess what? It also happens to be super easy! So get ready to kiss away those dry lips!

Why Use a Lip Scrub?

Kiss dry lips goodbye with homemade lip scrub

Before we jump into the recipe, let’s quickly go over why using a lip scrub is beneficial. Our lips, just like the rest of our skin, can accumulate dead skin cells over time, leading to dryness, flakiness, and an uneven texture. DIY exfoliating sugar lip scrub work to gently exfoliate away these dead cells, revealing softer, smoother lips underneath. Additionally, by removing this barrier, lip balms, and moisturizers can penetrate more effectively, leaving your lips hydrated and nourished and helping with blood circulation.

Unfortunately, many store bought brands are not made with natural ingredients which means you’ll end up eating chemicals along the way. Also, using a gentle exfoliant adds circulation to the blood flow and natural skincare formulations have natural healing properties. 

So, what are you waiting for?? Make your homemade DIY exfoliating sugar lip scrub! 

The DIY Exfoliating Sugar Lip Scrub ingredients:

You can make DIY exfoliating lip scrub with simple ingredients

The beauty of making your DIY exfoliating sugar lip scrub lies in its simplicity. You only need a few basic (4-5) ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your kitchen. Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Castor Sugar: This will serve as the exfoliating agent in your scrub. Sugar is gentle enough to use on the delicate skin of your lips but effective enough to slough away dead skin cells. You can also use granulated sugar, coconut sugar, white sugar, raw sugar, brown sugar, rock sugar or castor sugar for your lip scrub. In my experience, castor sugar works best because it blends easily with the other ingredients.
  2. Carrier Oil: Choose a nourishing oil such as coconut oil, avocado oil, extra virgin olive oil, sweet almond oil, or jojoba oil. These oils will moisturize your lips while helping to bind the scrub together. In my experience, Jojoba oil is the most hydrating and helps with both dry skin and sensitive skin.
  3. Optional Add-Ins: Get creative with your lip scrub by adding in extras like a tablespoon of honey (for its moisturizing properties), essential oils (for fragrance and additional benefits), or a dash of vanilla extract (for a sweet scent). I love the Brambleberry products. You can add:

Natural add-ins:

  1. Lip Balm Containers: you will want to have a handful of these to put the scrub into. These are a great way to make several containers of sugar scrub.
  2. Labels & Markers: Be sure to label your sugar scrub!
  3. Mica powder: to add color to your lip scrub
  4. Droppers
  5. coffee grounds
  6. rose petals
  7. lemon juice
  8. drops of peppermint
  9. lavender essential oil
  10. Vitamin E oil
  11. Essential scented oils (peppermint oil, lavender oil, etc). I love the brambleberry products.
  12. Colorant – you can use food safe mica powder or all natural dyes like beet juice

DIY Exfoliating Sugar Lip Scrub: My favorite recipe

DIY exfoliating sugar lip scrub

Now that you have your ingredients ready, let’s get down to business and whip up a batch of homemade sugar lip scrub. This recipe makes about 5 lip balm jars so be sure to multiply the amounts if necessary. Here’s a simple recipe to get you started:


  • 3 tablespoons castor sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 2 droppers of vitamin E oil
  • Lip safe mica powder (a little bit goes a long way)


  1. Combine Ingredients: In a small bowl, mix together the castor sugar, carrier oil until well combined. Add the vitamin E oil slowly while mixing. If you’re adding any extras like honey, essential oils, or vanilla extract, now is the time to mix those in as well. Keep mixing. 
  2. Adjust Consistency: Depending on your preference, you can adjust the consistency of your lip scrub by adding more sugar for a coarser texture or more oil for a smoother, creamier texture. Aim for a consistency that is easy to spread but not too runny. While this is the recipe that works best for me, you might have to add more cane sugar if the mixture seems too liquidy or add an additional tablespoon of coconut oil or jojoba oil to make it smooth. Mix using a circular motion so that you can get all of the scrub blended appropriately.
  3. Add Mica Powder: Add your mica powder to add colorant to the diy lip scrub recipe.
  4. Transfer to Container: Once you’ve achieved your desired consistency, transfer your lip scrub to a clean, airtight container. A small jar or tin works perfectly for this purpose.
  5. Decorate the label: Be sure to include the date and a description. Also, make sure the fire safety label is on the glass – you do not want the liability of a fire hazard.
  6. Use as Needed: To use your homemade sugar lip scrub, simply scoop out a small amount with your finger and gently massage it onto your lips in circular motions. Rinse off with warm water, pat your lips dry, and follow up with your favorite lip balm for extra hydration.

Tips for Success

  • Storage: Store your homemade lip scrub in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Properly stored, it should last for several weeks.
  • Hygiene: To prevent the introduction of bacteria, use clean hands or a spatula to scoop out the scrub, and avoid double-dipping.
  • Frequency: While it’s tempting to exfoliate your lips daily, doing so can actually cause more harm than good. Aim to use your lip scrub no more than two to three times a week to avoid over-exfoliation.

Final Thoughts Of DIY exfoliating sugar lip scrub

With just a few simple ingredients and a couple of minutes of your time, you can create a luxurious lip treatment that rivals those found in high-end beauty stores. Luscious lips take time but with some moisturizing lip scrub, you will easily survive the cold weather, hot weather, and more! Not only is making yourDIY exfoliating sugar lip scrub cost-effective, but it also allows you to customize the ingredients to suit your specific needs and preferences. So why not treat your lips to some TLC today?

Whip up a batch of homemade DIY exfoliating sugar lip scrub and say hello to softer, smoother lips in no time! add this DIY recipe to your stash of favorite lip products! As always, let us know if you end up making these!