7 Best DIY Lip Scrubs for Perfect Pink Lips

Best DIY Lip Scrub

Much like scrubbing your face, you need to pay due attention to your lips which need ten times more care than your face. Yes, scrubbing your lips is essential to all those who are unaware, and to all those who are looking for a complete guide to getting effective results on scrubbing your lips, this is your one-stop destination.

Let’s start from the very basics,


A lip scrub or Lip Exfoliator is used to smoothen, hydrate, and moisturize the skin on your lips. However, the above-mentioned three purposes are full-filled by a lip balm also. Then what is the specific need for a lip scrub?

Well, besides performing these three functions a lip scrub will also help to remove the dead skin on your lips. It is very common that your lips to develop a pigmented look over time if proper care is not taken. To ensure that the pigmented look is not able to destroy the beauty of your smooth lips, you need to scrub following a regular routine. It gives a smooth and sleek appearance to your lips if you scrub your lips just before applying your lipstick.

Now, you are wondering about what are the ingredients that a company uses to make a lip scrub.


A common lip balm is made up of fats, oils, waxes, and butter which help to moisturize and hydrate the lip skin.  A lip scrub in addition to all this will also contain an exfoliating agent. This exfoliating agent will provide the lip scrub with a rough texture. But it is the same rough structure that will help in the removal of dead skin from your lips. The most commonly used exploiting agent is sugar crystals. 


The best time to exfoliate your lips is just before going to bed followed by a moisturizing lip balm.

Lips Scrubs have become new makeup essential. They are easily available in cosmetic stores or can be made at home as well. Below is a list of a few fabulous home-made lip scrubs: –

Now, are you skeptical regarding the use of chemicals on your lip skin or your skin is too sensitive? Well, we have got you an entire list of natural lip scrubs that can be easily made at home. It can also save you a few extra bucks.

Best Homemade Lip Scrubs

Here is the list of DIY Lip Exfoliators or DIY lip scrubs. You can make these lip scrubs at home and use them whenever you want. These homemade lip scrubs don’t have harmful chemicals and they make your lips soft and pink.

1. Brown Sugar and Honey Scrub

One tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of brown sugar mixed thoroughly can be used as lip scrubs. A drop of vanilla essence will give it a nice odor and better moisturizing power. Apply the scrub for two to three minutes on your lips. Rinse your lips and apply a lip balm to prevent your lips from becoming sore. Use the scrub twice or thrice a week for effective results.

You can use normal white sugar instead of brown sugar to make basic lip scrubs at home. This is one of the most common and best DIY lip scrubs that you can make at home by using simple ingredients.

2. Lip Balm Scrub

Now, this is one of the most easily made lip scrubs. Use a certain amount of your favorite lip balm, mixed with granulated sugar. Once they are mashed properly one tablespoon of coconut oil can be added to the mixture and the mixture can be stirred to obtain a thick consistency. Apply the mixture to your lips for two to three minutes. Use the scrub twice or thrice a week for effective results.

3. Mint Lip Scrub

In a bowl mix, one- fourth cup sugar, one teaspoon olive oil, one teaspoon honey, and one teaspoon peppermint oil. Mix all the components thoroughly and form a coarse mixture. Store it in a cold place and lidded container. Apply the mixture to your lips for two to three minutes. Wipe off with a warm washcloth and apply the usual lip balm. Lips will be tingly, fresh, and plump. Use the scrub twice or thrice a week for effective results.

4. Coconut Sugar Lip Scrub

In a bowl, mix two tablespoons of softened coconut oil, two tablespoons of coconut sugar, and one tablespoon of honey. Coconut sugar can be easily found in Asian markets. Mix all the components thoroughly and form a grainy mixture. Apply the mixture to your lips for five minutes. Wipe off with a warm washcloth and apply the usual lip balm. Use the scrub twice or thrice a week for effective results.

5. Chocolate Lip Scrub Mask

In a bowl mix three tablespoons of white granulated sugar, one tablespoon of cocoa powder, two teaspoons of olive oil, one teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract, and one teaspoon of honey. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until a gritty chocolate paste forms. Add additional sugar if it is too thin or add additional olive oil and honey if it is too thick. 

Apply a thick mask of the chocolate DIY lip scrub for a good five minutes on your lips. Wipe off lips with a warm washcloth and apply the usual lip balm. Use the scrub twice or thrice a week for effective results.

6. Honey Coconut Scrub

All you need is 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp coconut oil, softened ¼ cup coconut sugar, a Pinch of vanilla bean powder, and 1 tsp olive oil. Mix honey, coconut oil, and vanilla bean powder until they get well-mixed. Mix this in the coconut sugar and olive oil and stir it. Store this DIY scrub in an airtight container.

Apply this whenever you feel chapped lips. Scrub it after 5 minutes and wash your lips.

7. Cinnamon lip scrub

Cinnamon acts like a scrubber as well as a plumper for lips. Take 2 tbsp coconut sugar, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp cinnamon, and 1 tbsp honey. Mix them well and apply this mixture to your lips. Start exfoliating your lips using your finger in a circular motion after 5 minutes. Rub your lips for around two minutes and then wash them. You will get healthy pink and plump lips.

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So, these are the homemade lip scrub that you can make easily at home. By using these DIY lip scrubs, you can make your lips soft and pink. Try these best DIY lip scrubs and do tell us your experience in the comment section.

Stay Healthy, Stay beautiful.

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