Smile-Ready Lips: The Ultimate Guide to DIY Lip Scrubs

Cracking and dry lips are practically unavoidable, almost all of us sometimes deal with dry and chapped lips due to climate change and also due to lifestyle changes. Everyone loves exfoliation for clean and smooth skin so if I say that exfoliation does the same for lips then no need to be surprised.

Lip scrub and lip balm both are essential to getting healthy lips. When lips get dry most of us just apply lipstick and lip balm, but the application of lip balm and lipstick is not enough they only give temporary relief not a permanent solution.

Lip scrub is an exfoliator that hydrates your lips and provides a long-term solution to your dry lips. If you don’t know about lip scrub then you can learn from this article.

In this article, I have explored the DIY lip scrub to make your lips clean and smooth. So let’s have a look at the article and apply it on your lip to make it smooth and kissable.

Benefits of lip scrubs

Lip scrubs are hydrating and exfoliating your lips to get rid of dryness and flakiness, it has exfoliating substances and emollient substances to moisturize your lips. These best lip scrubs are available in the form of tubes and sticks and you can also make them at home by using material available in your home.

Here are some best lip scrub benefits I have described in this section:

Protecting your lips

The top layer of our lips is super thin so it needs protection, using lip scrub regularly you can protect your lips from sunburn and tanning. Lip scrub works as the natural SPF so it helps to protect your lips from sun damage and anti-aging due to damage.

Hydrating your lips

One of the main benefits of lip scrub is to hydrate and provide moisture to your lips. Hydration is an essential factor in preventing your lips from getting dry and flaky.

Softening lips

Lip scrub helps to make your lips softer as they remove the dead skin from your lips. Also, the lip scrub contains oil which helps your lips to keep moisture and prevent it from getting dry after removing dead skin all over the lips.

Plumping and exfoliating the lips

Especially around the winter season, the lips get dry as the dead skin cells build up with each passing day. Exfoliation is needed at that time to remove dead skin cells and enhance the texture of your lips.

If you use a sugar-based scrub like honey sugar lip polish, sugar is the perfect exfoliator to remove dead skin on your lips, and honey moisturizes the lips.

Sugar exfoliates dead skin and improves the blood circulation in lips so it will look bigger, and more pink and plump your lips.

DIY Lip Scrub Recipes

When crafting exfoliating lip scrub at home you need to know about exfoliating ingredients and rich emollients as these are the basic things to make the lip scrub and you can add essential oil, hydrating oil, spices, and herbs to add an extra healing touch to your scrub.

In this section, I have mentioned some home-based easy recipes to craft lip scrubs let start with:

Easy coconut lip scrub


  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil- melted
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar


Mix both of these ingredients and apply on your lips gently

Coconut includes soothing and antimicrobial properties, this scrub exfoliates and smoothes your lips.

Chocolate vanilla lip scrub


  • 1 teaspoon cocoa butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar


Mix well all these ingredients and apply them to your lips massage them and wash them.

The chocolate lip scrub is for those who love the desert or chocolate aroma, this scrub helps to exfoliate and moisten your lips and make them pinky kissable lips.

Cinnamon sugar lip scrub


  • 1 teaspoon cocoa butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Mix up well all the ingredients and apply gently on your lips, this scrub is for anyone who loves the aroma of cinnamon with exfoliation of sugar for pinky and soft lips.

Coffee lip scrub


  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine coffee grounds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil


Mix all the above ingredients finely apply on your lips massage gently and wash with lukewarm water.

Coffee stimulates blood circulation and increases the plumping of your lips, for crafting this lip scrub, select the fine ground coffee chunks to protect your dedicated lip skins.

Lip scrub for sensitive skin


  • 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of ground oats
  • 1 teaspoon shea butter


Mix all these ingredients well and start to apply on your lips twice a week for smooth pinky lips.

This scrub is especially for sensitive skin, it is a fragrance-free, gentle, and hydrating blend scrub, Shea butter is a rich emollient, with antioxidants that heal protect, and hydrate your lips.

Honey vanilla lip scrub


  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil


Mix all ingredients gently and apply it on your lips to get smooth and pinky lips

Lemon sugar lip scrub


  • 1 teaspoon lemon
  • 2 teaspoon sugar


Mix both of these and apply on your lips after 5 minutes wash with lukewarm water.

The lemon and sugar lip scrub makes your lips pinky soft and the lemon reduces the dark color of your lips.

How to use lip scrub in the right way

Lip scrub exfoliates and soothes your lips and makes them pink and soft it is essential to know how to apply lip scrub on your lips, how much time you should leave it on your lips, and how to remove or wash it. Here are the following steps are described about how to apply lip scrub.

Moisturize your lips

First, you should apply moister on your dry and chapped lips to ensure the scrub doesn’t hurt them. you can also wet your lips with water or with a wet cloth, this reduces friction to minimize the risk of hurt and pain while scrubbing.

Apply lip scrub

Now apply a lip scrub, take lip scrub on your fingertips, and spread it gently on the lips. Apply scrub on the lower lip first then move to the upper lip. Use your finger to apply the scrub evenly on your lips.

Scrub it

To remove dead skin cells and get rid of the dullness of your lips, massage gently for 30 seconds on your lip with a scrub in a circular motion. Keep in mind that being too gentle while massaging will not have any effect and to hard rub will harm your lips so correct pressure is required.

Remove the scrub

After massaging now you can remove the scrub from your lips, to remove the scrub you should use lukewarm water. Lukewarm water reduces irritation

Hydrate your lips

After removing the scrub your lips need hydration, so you need to apply lip balm or moisture to your lips. Follow these steps to scrub your lips and get pinky, soft, and kissable lips.

How to store DIY lip scrub

When you are crafting a DIY lip scrub it is recommended to make it in a very small quantity, so it will remain fresh and last about a week.
Always store your scrub in a dry, clean, and cool place in an old lip balm or eyeshadow case. sterilize your container with hot water before storing a lip scrub in that container. Refrigerate this case and use it twice a week.


Q. How do you craft a lip scrub as a beginner?

Ans: You can craft the lip scrub simply by mixing 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of sugar, it is the easiest method for beginners.

Q. Can I use lip scrub daily?

Ans: No, as daily use of exfoliating can hurt your lips so it is recommended that use the scrub on your lips once a week then you can use it twice a week after you become used to this scrub.


In Conclusion, I have discussed almost everything about DIY lip scrub in the above guide. The lips can get dry cheapy and flaky due to so many reasons but keeping your lips hydrating, exfoliating and moisturizing is most important.

By using the above recipes you can make lip scrub at home and apply it on your lips to get pinky-smooth lips. There are so many benefits of using lip scrub discussed in the article including, soothing, moisturizing, reducing the dark color of lips, and many more with a step-by-step guide about how to scrub your lips.

You can make lip scrub at home and can store it for your next use with the help of above mention information. So what are you waiting for read the above guide and make your scrub at your home and make your lips smile and pinky.