DIY Lip Scrub: A Natural Beauty Treatment

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Homemade Natural Lip Scrup

Sugar may not be good for you, but when it comes to summertime exfoliating it’s a must—especially for your lips. Starting a lip care regime will keep your pout fresh and kissable as you enter the cooler months, and the good news is that it’s as easy (and sweet) as pie to do.

  • Brown Sugar = Exfoliator
  • Organic Honey = Natural Healing Properties (Antiseptic)
  • Organic Coconut Oil = Nourishing/Moisturizing

By exfoliating with a natural scrub, you’ll slough off that top layer of skin often left dry from the sun, exposing a new soft lip that allows for better penetration of hydrating products (like lip balm) and makes your favorite lipsticks go on smoother and last longer.

Homemade Natural Lip Scrub

Nautral Lip Treatment Ingredients

Materials / Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey
  • Small glass container with lid  (try an old pot of lip gloss or baby food jar)
  • Bowl & spoon to mix ingredients

Step 1: Making The Base

Coconut oil’s consistency changes depending on the temperature—it liquefies when warmed and tends to separate and solidify at room temperature. Scoop out and use the solid portion of the coconut oil.

In your bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of coconut oil with 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix until you are left with a rich, thick, and SMOOTH consistency.

Bonus: Coconut oil contains fatty acids and antioxidants that nourish your skin, while honey contains natural healing properties.

Mixing Your Lip Scrub

Step 2: Creating The Sugar Scrub

Add two firmly packed tablespoons of brown sugar to your base and mix until it is completely integrated and coated, forming a paste. Adjust the sugar-to-base ratio to achieve your desired scrub consistency. If you prefer a really silky scrub, add 1 teaspoon of Honest Body Oil to the mix. This will smooth out the scrub and make it extra moisturizing.

Bonus: Brown sugar is a great natural exfoliant and is much gentler than some of nature’s other exfoliants, like salt.

Natural Lip Scrub

Step 3: Storing Your Natural Lip Scrub

Transfer your delicious lip scrub into your glass container with lid. Make sure to label the jar and add the date so you can keep track of how long you’ve had it. And consider making it in small batches because homemade cosmetics lack the preservatives and don’t last as long. This lip scrub should last for approximately two weeks if you keep it refrigerated.

Using the Lip Scrub

Step 4: Using the Lip Scrub

Before each use, let the scrub sit out and adjust to room temperature to soften up before applying to your pout. Using a generous amount, apply the scrub to your lips in a circular motion. Let it sit for 1-2 minutes and then remove with a warm washcloth.  Apply Honest Organic Lip Balm or your favorite moisturizing lip treatment after each use to maximize the results of your freshly scrubbed lips.

Need to revive your lips on the run?

Make an on-the-go lip scrub!

On-The-Go Ingredients


Lip Scrub On-The-Go

How To: Mix together some Honest Healing Balm and a pinch of organic brown sugar, then rub it on your lips in a circular motion. Let it sit for 1 minute (or as long as you have) then remove the scrub with an Honest Wipe. Apply Honest Organic Lip Balm in Lavender Mint, Tangerine Vanilla, or Pure & Free. And keep on running!

Not in the mood to make it yourself?

No problem! Use a soft bristle toothbrush on your lips. Wet the toothbrush then gently brush your lips in a circular motion.

What are your favorite at-home beauty remedies? Share in the comments below!


  1. Alxys Fay

    I use the Honest healing balm mixed with honest body oil on my feet at night. I put on a generous layer followed by socks. In the morning my feet are ultra soft and pedicure ready! Ialso use this mix on my hands once a week for extra softness.

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  3. What a great idea, especially after wearing sandals all summer. Thanks for sharing your tips!

  4. JohnYang

    Very good steps about beauty
    and very effective blog creating a big effect on the mind setup of the person.

  5. Christina

    I will definetly make this a part of my mornings. It left my lips so smooth.

  6. We’re so glad you love the DIY that you’re adding it to your daily routine. Which recipe did you try? And are there other natural beauty treatments you’d love to see us share? Thanks for keeping us posted.

  7. Yay! We’re so happy that you enjoyed the beauty tutorial, Alxys. Are there any other natural beauty remedies that you’d like to learn more about?

  8. Alxys Fay

    I would love to learn about DIYfafacemasks!

  9. Kayla Madison

    I know that there are many home remedies for treating beauty of lips…But I follow this:
    Take 2 tablespoons of plain sugar in a small bowl.

    Now, add honey. Keep adding just one teaspoon at a time, until it reaches the mixture a nice, thick, sticky, consistency.

    Apply this lip scrub as mentioned above, followed by application of lip balm…..

    All this I have read on while surfing on internet…. I really liked these remedies so I followed it and I m happy!!!!

    Hope You will also love them!!

  10. How long does the lip scrub last if you were to keep it in the freezer compared to the refrigerator?

  11. dahh1982

    Did anyone else’s turn out a bit creamy? I made some for a friend and I’m worried she’ll think it looks weird (even though it tastes good and works just fine) because it has a little cream around the edges from the coconut oil!

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  17. Likeablelady

    Yes, mine also turned out a bit more oily than the picture. It works well though, and next time, I might do either less oil or more sugar.

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  19. marcella maclin

    One of my favorite at home remedies….is a “peach pit” pumice stone! after eating your favorite peach, just save the pits and let them dry out. Then use while in shower, after water has softened the rough dry skin on your heels and toes! The good thing about the peach pits are, they’re all natural and you can either rinse and re-use or throw away!!


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  22. What if i use shea butter instead of coconut oil? would it works?

  23. Basmah Fayez

    Most likely it would work because Shea’s butter is also a healthy ingredient and good ingredient for your lips

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  26. Shea butter works better than coconut oil! I’ve tried it.

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  32. I also agree. It’s very practical and has common household ingredients!

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