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This Exfoliating DIY Lip Scrub Recipe Softens and Moisturizes in Seconds

Ready for silky-smooth lips? This DIY lip scrub recipe uses organic and natural ingredients to get rid of dryness the eco-friendly way.

Written by
Angelica Pizza

Not sure what clean beauty is or how to make your beauty routine more eco-friendly? Have no fear: We have a game-changing tutorial you'll love: a DIY lip scrub that features organic ingredients and avoids the plastic waste of store-bought options.

Clean beauty refers to beauty and skincare products that feature non-toxic ingredients. Usually, these products are plant-based, cruelty-free, and/or made safely in a lab using natural ingredients. Not only are these products easier on your skin, but they're also better for the environment.

If you're looking for a lip scrub but can't find a natural and eco-friendly option, you can make your own. This DIY lip scrub tutorial allows you to pick wholesome ingredients and eliminates hard-to-recycle packaging. Here's a step-by-step guide to making your own.

How to Make DIY Lip Scrub

What You'll Need:

1 teaspoon organic coconut oil, almond oil, or vitamin E oil
2 teaspoons organic cane sugar or brown sugar
1 teaspoon organic honey
Small bowl or container
Spoon for mixing


1. Gather Your Materials

Start by gathering everything you'll need to make this DIY lip scrub come to life. Pick your choice of organic oil: coconut oil, almond oil, or vitamin E oil will work best. And when finding your oils, be sure to check for certified organic labels. You'll also need organic cane sugar (or brown sugar) and organic honey.

You can also use a small, reusable bowl or container to mix the ingredients in—if it has a lid, even better! That way you can save excess lip scrub for next time.

2. Mix the Ingredients

Next, combine the ingredients in your bowl and use a spoon to mix them together. If you're using coconut oil, be sure to melt it before adding it to your bowl. Stir and evenly mix the ingredients together.

3. Apply to Your Lips

Yes, it's that easy: Once you mix your ingredients together, you can apply it to your lips! Gently rub the mixture in circular motions until satisfied, then rinse with warm water and dab dry.

Why Use a DIY Lip Scrub?

Lip scrubs are perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing your lips, and this DIY option helps you do just that! Apply this scrub twice a week for the best results. And if you're looking for more ways to better your clean beauty routine, check out the Brightly Shop!

To keep your lips hydrated and smooth throughout the day, try Ethique's Plastic-Free Lip Balm, made with cocoa butter and jojoba oil. The packaging is 100% plastic-free—and it's compostable, too!

If you're looking to expand your clean skincare routine, try the Plastic-Free Face Bar Sampler. It includes five mini samples of cleansers, scrubs, and hydrating serums.