Homemade Lip Scrub – Cure for Chapped Lips

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It is not a substitute for your doctor's care plan or advice.

Got dry, chapped lips? This Nourishing Homemade Lip Scrub will smooth and soften them to near perfection. Sooo healthy and natural--you can even eat it :)!

Making your own personal care products is one of the best ways for you to keep toxins out of your body.  Some of my favorite homemade personal care items are alcohol-free hair spray, eye makeup remover, foaming soap, and healthy hair rinse.  And–this nourishing homemade lip scrub.

If you every get dry or peeling lips, you'll love this.

Awhile ago I shared with you my recipe for a Homemade Sugar Scrub.

It works wonders for dry hands, feet, elbows, knees.  Anywhere your skin needs a little renewing.

But today I am going to share a recipe for a DIY Lip Scrub.

I've had this recipe for quite awhile but had completely forgotten about it for some reason.

The Need for a Homemade Lip Scrub

Until the other day.

My lips were having a bad day — Make that a bad week.

They had been peeling for awhile and it was getting really annoying.

I am not sure what all causes this but dry lips have plagued me my whole life.

(And yes, I drink a lot of water.  I have noticed that if I am struggling with candida, then my lips tend to suffer afterwards, but regardless, my lips are typically dry.)

I suddenly remembered that I had some of this scrub stashed in my cabinet so I went and grabbed it and rubbed some of it on my suffering lips.

A few minutes later  — and — ta da!  All the peeling was gone.  And what was left was soft lips that felt as smooth as a baby's skin.  Really!

And one very happy momma.  It may sound silly, but I feel a little self-conscious when my lips are peeling.  Anyone else feel that way?

Anyway, while I am sure my Homemade Sugar Scrub would work on your lips, this nourishing recipe is something special.

I got this idea from a blog of a former friend–but her blog is defunct now, so I had to remover her link from this post.

Anyhow, back to the scrub…..

Here is the super simple recipe.

The sugar provides the exfoliating, while the oil and honey hold everything together while providing moisture and nourishment to your lips.

This DIY Lip Scrub makes a fabulous Homemade gift. Paired with my Homemade Sugar Scrub this would be great.

I photographed mine in a re-used lip balm container.  Anything smallish like that would work great.

I tried to find the exact container that I used, but it was pretty hard to find.  Here is the lip gloss on Amazon so if you really want the same thing you can get it.

Alternatively, these containers would work fabulously.

Lip Scrub Containers

Compare to Store Bought Lip Scrubs

First of all, the ingredients in this DIY Lip Scrub are pure.

In other lip scrubs on the market, I saw ingredients like:

Second, the cost.

You can make this homemade lip scrub for next to nothing, compared with prices like $10 for .8 oz.  

You're welcome :).

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The Sugar Question

I wondered about this, and after doing an internet search, found that many others are too.

The question is — if I am using a sugar scrub on my lips, what if I am sensitive to sugar?

This would apply to those with diabetes, candida, or other health issues.

My thoughts after reading the commentary online, and thinking about it is that it is probably a non issue since:

  1.  You are only leaving the scrub on for a short amount of time
  2. Sugar most likely is not absorbed through the skin

However, contrary to my Homemade Sugar Scrub which is meant for use on your body (i.e. feet, hands, elbows, knees, legs, etc.), since you are applying this scrub directly to your lips, there is a good chance that some of it will go into your mouth, either because you didn't wipe it all off, or because you licked some of it off in the process.

It's great that this homemade lip scrub uses only edible ingredients, so eating it isn't a concern.

Got dry, chapped lips? This Nourishing Homemade Lip Scrub will smooth and soften them to near perfection. Sooo healthy and natural--you can even eat it :)!

>Got dry, chapped lips? This Nourishing Homemade Lip Scrub will smooth and soften them to near perfection. Sooo healthy and natural--you can even eat it :)!

Once you've got your lips all smooth and lovely, you can top them off with some non toxic lip gloss and lip sticks.   I love this company's cosmetics.  They carry the only lip stick that I can wear – it's very sheer and light.  And they smell so good!

Interested in other Natural Personal Care Items?  How about:

Jojoba Face Wash
Easiest Deodorant Ever
Easiest Baby Wipes
Rose Water Spray
Best Eye Makeup Remover


Do you suffer from rough lips too?  (Please tell me I'm not the only one!)

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  1. can i use argan oil instead of olive oil?

  2. Hello , I did a lip scrub using honey , sugar and olive oil . It works pretty well. If I leave it without using for a few hours the sugar goes down and the olive oil stays up . Do you have any solutions for this ?

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you… I got sunburned lips and after days of swelling and dryness, this did the trick in about 5 minutes 🙂 Will be keeping it in my fridge all summer long!

  4. Expiry of the lip scrub?

    • Hello there. I don’t make shelf life claims but I keep mine in the fridge if I am not using it often. Honey is a good natural product that resists bacteria but still be careful since you are putting your fingers in it. Thanks for reading and hope you like it!

  5. You can use salt but I have a tendency to like my lips so I would recommend sugar and if you want your lips to be even smoother and softer and healthier mix 1 part honey and 1 part oil and apply after scrub

  6. i just found your site and am enjoying reading will this prevent lipstick from craking

  7. I tried making this using coconut oil so I melted the oil a bit first to make it more of a liquid consistency. Then when I added the sugar, the sugar granules melted some. I realized I probably should’ve waited until the oil cooled down. It all became one liquid consistency. Do you think the scrub is as good if the sugar is melted? Maybe add more sugar? I used honey and then organic raw brown cane sugar.

  8. mam as coconut oil freeze in winter season so what can we do for this

  9. I want to make this lip scrub for some friends for christmas.How long do you think will last its shelf life?

    • Hi there. I can’t make shelf life claims, but it keeps fairly well. I keep mine in the fridge for a more refreshing scrub and a longer shelf life. Merry Christmas!

  10. I’ve suffered for years with dry/chapped lips and have tried loads of different lip care treatments but nothing has made any difference until I read some reviews about the Somaluxe Lip Rescue. THANK GOD I TRIED IT. The SOmaluxe Lip Rescue really works! I found with other treatments such as vasaline I would have to reapply every half an hour or so, but I only have to reapply Somaluxe a couple of times a day or after I’ve eaten. It’s an excellent product and I will definitely be using this for a very long time, only been using it a couple of days and my lips are already much healthier and hydrated, haven’t seen them like this in years!

  11. Hi.
    In your ingredients what does one part mean?

    • That’s a generic measurement. So if you are making a small amount use 1/4 tsp as 1 part so each time you see a part you use 1/4 tsp. 2 parts would be 1/2 tsp in this case. Does that make sense?

    • You know like even amounts or if a recipe calls for two parts and one part you can add like two tbsp and one tbsp

  12. Hi Adrienne, do you put it on daily or once a week?

    • I just use it whenever I feel like I need to. I am working on finding really good lip balm so I need it less. Also, I think candida causes severely dry lips – do you have a severe problem?

  13. Do you know what the approximate life span of this would be? Thank you!