Easy and Affordable Homemade Lip Scrub

In this blog post I would like to show you how to make your very own homemade lip scrub which will make your lips look healthier and get rid of any dead and dry skin. In addition to this it also makes lipstick much easier to apply and makes it look far nicer. This lip scrub is not only affordable but also quick and easy to make.

There are a few simple things that you will need for this lip scrub most of which you will already have in your cupboard including sugar, most kinds will do, honey or olive oil or coconut oil (or all three), a small container, a bowl and food colouring however this is optional.

The first step is to add around one heaped tablespoon of sugar to the bowl, depending on how much lip scrub you want a to make, you can add slightly more later if you feel you need to. Personally, I usually use granulated sugar but, as I said, just about any kind works. The sugar is probably the most important thing in the lip scrub because it is what exfoliates the lips and gets rid of any dead and dry skin.

Next I add about a teaspoon of olive oil, just under half a teaspoon of honey and around half a teaspoon of coconut oil. These all help to nourish and moisturise the lips. If you are using one out of the three then I would recommend using about one tablespoon of whatever you are using and if you are using two of the ingredients then you can use half a teaspoon of each. Once you have done this, it’s time to mix everything together.

The third step is to add the food colouring however this is completely optional and to be honest I usually just skip this step but I added it in this time to make it look pretty. If I do decide to add food colouring like I did for this lip scrub I use a pink one because it might stain your lips slightly so you probably don’t want to use a bright blue colouring but, if you do want to then go for it. You only want to add the tiniest bit of food colouring because otherwise it will go way too bright, trust me I’ve been there before. After adding the colouring you want to give it a good mix and then that should be you done.

To apply the lip scrub I usually just use my fingers. I like to leave the lip scrub on for a minute to let the oils and the honey moisturise my lips. Once I am ready to remove the scrub I just take a wet cloth and wipe it away. I would definitely recommend using a lip balm after you have rinsed of the scrub because that will make sure your lips are hydrated.

Now you should have smooth lucious lips and will never have to spend five pounds on a Lush lip scrub again. I estimate this easy lip scrub took me under five minutes to make and cost me around ten pence to make, that’s affordable by anyone’s standards.

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Thanks, avaology x



  1. All That Beauty

    September 3, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    This is so clever! I will definitely try this when I run out of the lip scrub I’m currently using xx

    1. avaology

      September 5, 2017 at 6:37 am

      Yeah, it works really well! xX

  2. Lauren Thomas

    September 6, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I definitely have to try this! Thanks for the DIY, it looks so similar to the Lush lip scrub xx

    – Lauren


    1. avaology

      September 6, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      Yeah, it’s honestly so similar but way cheaper! xx

  3. Hebah

    September 7, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    What a fantastic AND economical idea!! I will definitely be trying this out ❤

    1. avaology

      September 8, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Yes!! It’s genuinely so easy to make too xx

  4. Della Driscoll

    September 7, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I need to try this! What a fab recipe for winter to make the perfect lip scrub xx

    1. avaology

      September 8, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      It’s amazing for when your lips get all dry and disgusting in winter haha! xx

  5. Angela

    September 8, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Loved this post! I was thinking of getting the lip exfoliator from e.l.f. but this sounds way better.

    1. avaology

      September 8, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      Aw thank you. It’s so simple to make this Lip Scrub and should save you some money too! xx

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