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DIY: How to Make Your Own Lip Scrub at Home

Published on 19th November 2021

When it comes to luscious lips, we often give more importance to hydrating them. But here’s the thing – you do need to exfoliate your lips regularly to maintain a smooth pout.

From cold weather, irritants, air pollution, our lips usually seem drier this time of year, tending to flake and peel. That’s why a natural DIY lip scrub can be the key to gently removing off dead, chapped skin and in turn, helpingyour lip balm penetrate deeper into the skin.

Incoming supple, rosier and healthier lips this winter!

We’ve prepared our top DIY lip scrubs with your go-to ingredients from the kitchen cabinet in mind.



Why should you exfoliate your lips once a week?

To remove dry skin

To make lips soft and smooth

To keep lips moist

To make your lipstick look better and stay on for longer

Exfoliating your lips can prevent dehydration of the lips which may cause swelling, bleeding or dryness


Indulge in the holiday season with our Cinnamon Lip Scrub

You’ll Need:

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



  • Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.
  • Apply the scrub using your fingertips and gently slough off the dead skin cells.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water and follow with your favourite lip balm.


Winter Orange Peel Lip Scrub

You’ll Need:

  • 2 tablespoons dried orange peel powder
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 10 to 12 drops of almond oil



  • Cut thin slices of orange peel, leaving out until fully dry and hard to the touch.
  • Grind your dried orange peel to make a fine powder.
  • Add brown sugar and almond oil to the powder and mix ingredients together.
  • Gently scrub this mixture on your lips for about 30 seconds.
  • Clean your lips with warm water and repeat this twice a week.


Decadent Chocolate Lip Scrub Mask

You’ll Need:

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil



  • Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl.
  • Apply a small amount of the scrub to your lips and rub it in gentle circular motions.
  • Allow the mask to sit on your lips for a couple of minutes.
  • Wipe off with a soft wet cloth or wash with lukewarm water


Classic Coconut Lip Scrub

You’ll Need:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon lukewarm water



  • Start by mixing the coconut oil and honey.
  • Add the brown sugar and the lukewarm water to this mixture.
  • Rub the mixture on your lips in a circular motion for two to three minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.