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Lip Scrub Recipe to Recondition Dry Lips

Updated on July 14, 2016
natural ingredients make the perfect lip scrub recipe.
natural ingredients make the perfect lip scrub recipe. | Source

Reconditioning Dry Lips ~

Having dry skin is not a pleasant feeling but dry lips or chapped lips feel ten times worse. Our lips are often neglected when it comes to skin care routines.

We all know about or use face scrubs or body scrubs but why use a lip scrub?

Whilst we use cleansers to clean our skin, moisturizers to add nourishment or even face masks to deep clean our pores, what do we do for our poor lips? Don't they deserve to be nice smooth soft lips?

Whether we wear lipsticks, lip gloss or any other lip product is irrelevant.

Reconditioned Lips After a Scrub

smooth, soft and reconditioned lips makes color application easier.
smooth, soft and reconditioned lips makes color application easier. | Source

Lucious Lovely Lips

 by doing a weekly lip scrub will make our lips supple and help prevent lips drying out.
by doing a weekly lip scrub will make our lips supple and help prevent lips drying out. | Source

Why Scrub The Lips?

Our lips need to be kept free of dead skin cells and flakiness by using a lip scrub which will keep our puckers soft smooth and well moisturized.

Homemade recipes for lip scrubs or lip polishes are ultra easy using very few easily found ingredients in most kitchen cupboards.

As our lips are not exactly big, you do not need to use large quantities of product.

Natural, chemical free scrubs work so well why would you go to the expense of purchasing commercial brands?

As in all DIY cosmetic products, organic ingredients are the best option if possible to use to be totally sure of it being chemical free.

The beauty with this recipe is that the ingredients may be used in other homemade skin care products so you are being cost effective and looking after all your beauty needs in one go.

Luscious lips, perfect puckers or sexy smackers are attainable for everyone by using a simple lip scrub that will transform your dry cracked or chapped lips forever!

Brown Sugar

 sugar is a natural skin exfolliator that also tastes good!
sugar is a natural skin exfolliator that also tastes good! | Source

Best Ingredients for Lip Scrub ~

Pure Coconut Oil - Besides tasting and smelling wonderful, coconut oil is a wonderful ingredient to use in homemade skin care products. It is a powerful natural moisturizer and it is high in fatty acids and skin beneficial antioxidants.

Brown Sugar – This acts as a fantastic natural skin exfolliator and may be used in many exfoliating recipes at home. It is highly effective at removing all the build up of dead skin cells whilst being gentle and not overly abrasive.

Honey - Honey is one of the most beneficial products to both health and skin care. It has amazing healing and cleansing properties which make it a great ingredient for dry chapped lips.

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DIY Lip Scrub Sugar and Honey Recipe

Lip Scrub Recipe ~

1 tbsp coconut oil (pure solid form)

1 tbsp honey

2 tsp brown sugar


Small glass jar (recycled baby food jar is ideal or small jam jar)



  • Add a good tablespoon of coconut oil to your bowl. The coconut should be soft enough to take a spoonful out but still solid. If it is too solid put it into the sink with hot water for 5-10 minutes to soften. If the oil is very sticky, pop it into the fridge for 15 minutes or so.
  • Add the honey to the bowl and mix together well. Make sure there are no lumps in the coconut by mashing up with a fork if necessary. The consistency of the mixture should be thick like honeycomb honey.
  • Add the brown sugar and fold it in to the mixture base until fully coated and evenly combined.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of just the coconut oil from its original container as this will help smooth out the texture of the scrub and make it extra moisturizing.
  • Transfer the scrub into your jar.
  • If you are not using immediately, store your lip scrub in the fridge where it will last up to 2 weeks. Make sure to remove it 10 minutes before use to soften it up a bit.

Looking for a unique gift idea? This is a great gift to give someone as many of us forget about our lips. If you fancy making up a batch double the recipe. The small jars look cute and you could even add a little label with the recipe so the recipient can make their own.

HowTo Use:

  • Remove any lip color and make sure the lips and surrounding area is clean.
  • Slightly dampen the lips and lip area with water using the fingers.
  • Relax the lips and keep closed. Apply a small amount of sugar scrub to the lips in small circular movements, moving across them gently for a few minutes.
  • Remove with a warm face cloth.
  • Splash the lips with cold water and pat dry.
  • Apply a lip balm, moisturizer or even a tiny drop of olive oil to lock in moisture onto your soft, smooth supple lips!


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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      What a great hub about an often neglected part of our face! The only time we pay attention to our lips is when they're chapped. Everything you said makes sense and I really like the 'natural' treatment. Way to go Suzie!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting. Shared too.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi tillsontitan,

      Wow that was quick, thanks so much for taking a look and leaving such lovely comments! I know I get really dry lips in winter and have not looked after them the way I used to but this is a wonder drug! Appreciate your votes and shares soooo much my friend in NY! :-)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My sons are always looking for chap stick druing the winter months for dry cracked lips. I always have all the ingredients to make this lip scrub so I'll make some up for them and myself too. Always love finding natural remedies. Thanks.

      Sharing and voting.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Susan,

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Kids often suffer badly with chapped lips and this would be great as its all natural and the temptation too eat is considerable for kids never mind adults! Even a little olive oil or aloe vera gel is good on the lips too. Thanks so much for the votes and shares ;-) Much appreciated!!!!

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      vibesites 4 years ago from United States

      My lips are even bleeding every time I would peel the dried "skin" off. I think I've found the solution to my cracked lip problems. Thank you! Voted up, useful and shared. :)

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Sounds like a good idea. DIY lip scrub for dry lips! I recently read about the benefits of a full body scrub, but this was not mentioned. Thanks!

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      Graham Gifford 4 years ago from New Hamphire

      I love to use brown sugar as a scrub for lips, face and body! Wile researching Pinterest suggestions, I recently discovered coffee scrub, as well. Love it! Fun hub and perfect for we New Hampshirites this time of season. Thanks.

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      Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      It is amazing how there is always something new to learn. Thank you!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi vibesites,

      Thanks so much for the read and delighted you will be giving this a go. Dry bleeding lips can be so sore and could be down to something other than weather. A weekly gentle scrub with some added olive oil or even aloe vera should help and alleviate this problem for you! Appreciate the thumbs up and shares greatly!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi rebecca,

      Lovely to see you again and so glad you enjoyed this. Lips are always forgotten about when articles talk of body and face scrubs but it is so important as our lips are one of the most prominent features on the face. Hope you enjoy giving this a go, thanks for the thumbs up on it!! :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi alifeofdesign,

      Thanks very much for taking a read here and love your idea of coffee too, must take a look over on pinterest more!! The cols really does start to dry out the thin skin on our lips so to keep them soft and supple try this out it beats the winter blues for lips!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Scribenet,

      Delighted you picked up something new and hopefully will give it a try! Appreciate you commenting!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring hub, Suzie. I learn many things here about lips treatment, especially for dry lips. I'll share this hub to my family. I love your tips. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!


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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Suzie. Very interesting. This hub should do very well with winter setting in. We all get chapped lips at this time of year. Another great job.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi prasetico,

      Hope all is well with you! Thanks so much for having a read and glad you found interesting. Dry lips are certainly a condition we know with the cold winter months particularly and avoiding chapped or cracked lips is doable by keeping them soft, supple and moisturized. Appreciate the votes up and shares, hope your family will try them out!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Thanks so much for stopping by my friend! Its one of those things we all seem to get in the wintertime. Appreciate your great support as always.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      As with many of your DYI beauty treatments, it wouldn't hurt if the lip scrub accidentally got into my mouth! : ) It's so true that we often neglect our lips and yet condition and exfoliate the rest of our skin. The photo of the chapped lips makes me want to run to the kitchen in search of these ingredients right now! Another great hub, Suzanne. Voted up and shared, of course.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi vespa,

      I know these recipes sound too good sometimes to put on the face and not in the mouth!! Great and regular cooks like yourself will probably have many of the great ingredients in their kitchen to give them a try which is fantastic! I know the picture I used exudes pain and rawness in the lips but it is so commonly found amongst kids and adults for a variety of reasons. Delighted you enjoyed this my friend, more on the way!! :-)

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      We have been doing the sugar and honey one but I find it a bit rough. I think I will try cocnut oil or olive oil! Thank you so much for you're always great "recipes" Up++

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi btrbell,

      Lovely to see my beauty fan again!! Honey also acts a mild exfoliating ingredient along with the sugar even though it can be moisturizing too so yes do try the coconut oil or olive oil as they are super moisturizing which lips will benefit from. Glad you enjoyed this, appreciate as always your input, enthusiasm and votes!!! :-)

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      Katherine Huether 4 years ago from New Hampshire

      I once bought a natural lip scrub made of sugar and olive oil and scented with mint. It was delicious. I kept licking it off and my lips never moisturized! Prior to licking it off, though, I could tell that it was going to work. I should have just made it myself. Lol.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi kohuether,

      Thanks very much for dropping by. Hope you give this a try, I am sure you will find it works a treat! Thanks for your input!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Wow, Suz....never thought of scrubbing my lips, but it sounds like a great idea. I hope it's nothing like the threat my mother always used about "scrubbing my mouth out with soap!!"

      I use a lot of the natural ingredients you coconut oil, brown sugar and honey....they all have many uses!

      By the time you get done training all of us to take care of ourselves from head to toe with natural products, we'll be young, beautiful and shiny ....with no place to go!!........UP+++

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Paula,

      LOVE your new pic, great smile you classy lookin chick!!

      Thanks so much for your input and no this will not be like the soap you were threatened with!! Will need to put something together for the new shiny,beautiful ladies to get out and strut their stuff it seems!! lol

      Appreciate your votes,support and comments my friend!!!

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      carol stanley 3 years ago from Arizona

      just checked this out. What great ideas. My friend and I are going to try to make our own moisturizer..just ordered a bunch of stuff. We did lotion bars and they came out great. Do a hub with more recipes ..I love them..

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Carol,

      great you are loving these DIY skin care and cosmetic hubs! This lip scrub is one of my favorites as it is so good for the lips which are often neglected by us. The difference it makes to your lips condition is amazing and all your lippy products will look and last so much better when the lips are smooth and soft. Delighted you are going to try your own moisturizer, love to know how it goes!! Do a hub and I will definitely link it in! Many thanks Carol for your continued support and enthusiasm for these beauty treatments. Much appreciated my friend! :-)

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