Got Dry Lips? This DIY Sugar Lip Scrub is Just What You Need!

Do you have dry, cracked lips? Are they parched, tight or even itchy? This DIY sugar lip scrub does double-duty. It exfoliates, conditions rough patches and replenishes moisture all at the same time — and with no hassle and no mess! It’s chock-full of nourishing butters, sugar and yummy flavoring. Your lips will be silky soft and kissable! 😉

DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

I don’t know if it’s just me but it seems like this fall is going to be colder and drier than usual. This summer was very eventful — with weddings, funerals 🙁 , trips to the beach, and family reunions. Lots and lots of family reunions. And in the last week, my lips have gone from supple to dry. Really dry! My lip balm doesn’t seem to be doing cutting it anymore — and maybe it has a little something to do with too many alcoholic beverages and not enough water. Plus too many late nights.

That being said, you know I love making homemade body scrubs and body washes, so today I decided to do something about my dry lips and make this lip scrub with shea butter. I went with this recipe as I always like things that do double-duty, like this sugar lip scrub. And the fact that it leaves my lips silky smooth and kissable is a total bonus!

It exfoliates, conditions rough patches and replenishes moisture all at the same time — and with no hassle and no mess.

DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

Oh yes, please!

Moisturizing Honey Vanilla DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

This moisturizing honey vanilla DIY sugar lip scrub smells sooo yummy that you may be tempted to lick it off your lips. It’s chock-full of nourishing butters, sugar and yummy flavoring to moisturize and exfoliate all at the same time. Seriously, just use one on your lips and get silky soft, kissable lips!

And these sugar lip scrub cubes are actually pretty easy to whip up. All you need is shea butter, coconut oil, honey and white granulated sugar. This recipe is so versatile that you can substitute with other ingredients or use things you already have on hand. Just be sure to use super soothing butters and oils to moisturize your lips. Cocoa butter can be used in place of shea butter and almond oil can be used in place of coconut oil.

You can also substitute the vanilla extract with a different extract, such as coconut. Or you can skip the cocoa powder, and even completely eliminate the sugar if your lips aren’t super dry or cracked.

Be creative and have fun with your own recipe!

DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

To make the stripes, pour a mixture of shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa powder, white granulated sugar and vanilla extract in a silicone mold and let it cool. Then pop them out and slice them into halves. Place each half back into the center of each cavity and then cover them in the same butter mixture, this time with the honey but without the sugar or cocoa powder. After cooling in the refrigerator for an hour, they’re completely solid and ready for use.

Makes about 14 sugar scrub cubes.

Ingredients For the Chocolate Stripes:

  • 2.5 ounces Refined Shea Butter
  • 0.25 ounces Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 to 1 cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoonful Hershey’s Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoonful Vanilla Extract or Flavoring

Ingredients For the Shea Butter Stripes:

  • 5 ounces Refined Shea Butter
  • 0.5 ounces Coconut Oil
  • 2 teaspoonfuls Vanilla Extract
  • 0.25 ounces Raw Honey


Watch this short video to learn how to make this DIY sugar lip scrub.

  1. Start by making the chocolate stripes. To a double boiler or metal pot add shea butter and coconut oil and heat until completely melted.
  2. Add the white granulated sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine. The mixture should be the texture of sand, not runny or soupy. Add more sugar if needed.

  3. Spoon the sugar mixture into your mold. Note: The mixture might not be enough to fill all the cavities in your mold. This is OK since you’ll cut the stripes up and evenly distribute them among all the cavities.

  4. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, or until solid.
  5. Remove the solid chocolate cubes from the mold and slice each one into 2 halves. Place each half back in the mold in the center of its own cavity. Put the mold in the freezer while you make the shea butter mixture.

  6. Add the remaining shea butter and coconut oil to a double boiler or metal pot. Heat until completely melted.
  7. Then add the raw honey and vanilla extract, and whisk to combine.

  8. Allow the shea butter mixture to cool for about 15-20 minutes. Then remove the mold from the freezer and pour the shea butter mixture into each of the cavities, making sure to cover and surround each chocolate stripe. Adjust the stripes to keep them centered.

  9. Put the mold back in the refrigerator for about 1 hour or until the cubes are solid.
  10. Remove the sugar lip scrub from the mold and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

How To Use

Wet your lips with warm water then generously apply one sugar lip scrub cube to your lips — while resisting the urge to lick it off! Use your fingers to massage in a circular motion to allow the lip scrub to simultaneously exfoliate and moisturize any dry, cracked skin.

DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

Quickly rinse off the lip scrub with warm water and pat lips dry. You can apply your favorite lip balm moisturizer afterwards but it’s not necessary. The shea butter and coconut oil will linger on your lips so you don’t have to apply extra lip balm afterwards. Just rub any excess butter onto your lips and let them absorb it completely for silky soft, kissable lips.

You can make your sugar lip scrub cubes last longer if you don’t let them linger in running water. Just splash a bit of water so they glide easily over your lips, but not enough to rinse the butters down the drain. And if you store your cubes in a dry, cool place so they can dry out between uses, you should be able to get 5 or 6 uses out of each one.

Note: To keep your lips smoother longer between lip scrub uses, use a toothbrush to rub warm water on them. And then apply coconut oil onto your lips.




What are some of your favorite DIY sugar lip scrubs to make?

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DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

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