DIY Lip Scrub

DIY Lip Scrub ingredients on a chopping board

If you’re like me, you suffer from dry and chapped lips. Lip balm is one your best friends and you always have one close to hand. The challenge I’m having at the moment is that I’m having to constantly re-apply. Having a chat around, some girlfriends recommended to try a lip polish or lip scrub to help exfoliate my lips. The exfoliation and removal of the dead skin cells will supposedly help them absorb the moisture from my lip balm much better.

I had a crack this weekend after finding this recipe from Chalkboard Mag and made my own ‘Sugar Honey Lip Scrub’. I adapted the recipe from the Chalkboard Mag version as it used Vaseline.

Results are below for your viewing pleasure:


  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil

Lips for lip scrub


1. Place the sugar in the bowl.

Sugar being spooned out of sugar jar

2. Add the honey to the sugar and mix until they are well combined.

honey being scooped out of a bowl

3. Add the coconut oil and mix well.

coconut oil and sugar on a chopping board

4. Add the olive oil and again give it a thorough mix until all ingredients are combined.

Olive oil being scooped out of a bowl

5. Pucker up!

pucker up

FYI beauties – I’ve already applied some of the lip scrub to my lips in the photo above, hence lips looking shiny and slightly gooey 🙂

6. Take a 5 cent size piece, gently rub on to dry lips in circular motion until the sugar begins to dissolve.

applying diy lip scrub to the lips

7. Rinse well with warm water and apply lip balm if you feel your lips need it.

8. Scoop remaining scrub in to a container and store in a cool place.

diy lip scrub in pot on chopping board


  • Use once to twice a week for silky, soft and kissable lips
  • Each batch should last you a minimum a week
  • Swap coconut oil for shea butter, Cupuacu butter, Mango butter or Babassu oil, which are all the same consistency

Happy scrubbing beauties – don’t forget to let us know if you try the recipe and your results!


Katherine Bugden

The beautiful Katherine Bugden is a co-founder and contributor to A Conscious Beauty blog.

This English lass is an avid writer, tea drinker, reader and can chat the hind legs off a donkey. She loves to travel and has a serious case of wanderlust, which is providing ample fodder for day-dreams. Love, family, friends and laughter are constant themes in this beauty’s life. When not working, reading or writing, she’s on the beach lapping up the sunshine and letting the ocean wash any worries away.

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