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Lip Scrub, Lip Balm, and Lip Gloss

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Got chapped lips? Dry lips? Pale coloring? No worries; we’ve got you!

Make your lips soft, smooth, and most importantly smoochable with these DIY essential oil lip care hacks and recipes!

No matter what the weather is outside, your lips need to be protected. Discover how to use lips scrubs, lip balms, and lip gloss to upgrade your lip care game and get your lips feeling juicy, plump, and as kissable as ever! Use these DIY lip scrub recipes to help exfoliate and take dead skin off your lips to rejuvenate and refresh. Make your own DIY lip balm to moisturize, nourish, hydrate, and bring your lips back to life, with just a few drops of essential oils. Follow up with a DIY lip gloss and bask in that added glow, color, and confidence that comes with just a quick swipe across the lips. Made with essential oils and natural ingredients, these lip balm, lip gloss, and lip scrub recipes will have your lips feeling soft and healthy again.

Play around with the recipes and customize each to your own preferences for perfectly sweet kissable lips!

Best Oils For Lip Care

Essential Oils: Tangerine, Vanilla, Spearmint, Peppermint, Anise Seed, Fennel Seed, Lemon, Lime, Rose, Orange, Carrot Seed, Lavender, Sandalwood, Balsam of Peru

Carrier Oils/Ingredients: Beeswax, Vitamin E, Jojoba, Mango Butter, Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Castor oil, Honey

A Few Points

  •  Just remember less is more, so don’t overdo it. Especially with hot oils like Cinnamon Bark.
  • Rocky Mountain Oils carries some really nice blends that would be great in one of the following recipes. Those oils are Citrus Passion, Blend of Rose, Blend of Cinnamon, Skin Care, Baby Skin, and Skin Tone. You can replace the single essential oils in the recipe with one of these blends, using the same number of drops.
  • The general rule of thumb for lip balms: use 3 parts carrier oil to 1 part beeswax and 2 drops essential oils per 1/4 ounce container.

DIY Lip Scrub Recipes

Please be sure to test on just a small portion of your lips before using on your entire mouth. Just to make sure the delicate skin of your lips can handle it.

*For many of these recipes, the carrier oil (Almond oil, Fractionated Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, etc.) or essential oil can be changed out according to what you have on hand

JC’s Orangesicle Lip Scrub

  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 4 drops Orange Oil
  • 2 drops Balsam of Peru

Combine all ingredients in a Ziploc bag, close tightly and massage bag until all ingredients are mixed in thoroughly. Store in a clean container, cap, and label. Massage a small amount into your lips using your fingertips and rinse with warm water. Use within 3 months.

JC’s Red Hot Lip Scrub

  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Powdered Sugar
  • 10 drops Balsam of Peru
  • 3 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
  • 1 tablespoon Fractionated Coconut oil

Combine all ingredients in a Ziploc bag, seal and massage bag until all ingredients are mixed together well. Store in a small glass jar with a lid. Lightly massage into the lips using circular motions, then rinse off. Use as frequently as needed. Discard after 6 months.

Holiday Kisses Lip Scrub

  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Powdered Sugar
  • 3 drops Spearmint/Peppermint oil
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba oil
  • 10 drops Balsam of Peru

Combine all ingredients in a Ziploc bag, seal and massage bag until all ingredients are mixed together well. Store in a small glass jar with a lid. Lightly massage into the lips using circular motions, then rinse off. Use as frequently as needed. Discard after 6 months.

Everyday Lip Exfoliator

  • 2 teaspoons Fractionated Coconut Oil/Almond Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Honey
  • 4 teaspoons Brown Sugar
  • 6 drops Toasted Coconut 

Stir all ingredients together until you have a smooth paste. Store in a small container, cap, and label. Apply a small amount to your lips using your fingertips and rinse with warm water. Use within 3 months.

DIY Lip Gloss Recipe

Sweet Almond Lip Gloss

  • 2 teaspoons Beeswax
  • 1 teaspoon Sweet Almond oil
  • 3 drops Honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Cocoa Butter
  • 2-3 drops Vitamin E oil (1 capsule)
  • 6 drops Balsam of Peru
  • 5 drops Neroli oil

In a double boiler, melt beeswax, almond oil, honey, cocoa butter and vitamin E oil together. Stir thoroughly. Remove from heat when melted. While stirring, add essential oils and immediately pour into small tins or lip balm tubes. Allow to cool Cap, label and use within 6 months.

DIY Lip Balm Recipe

Mint-Chocolate Lip Balm

  • 1 tablespoon Beeswax
  • 1/8 cup Virgin Coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Shea Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Honey
  • 5-6 drops Vitamin E oil
  • 3 drops Peppermint oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cocoa Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder

Place shea butter, cocoa butter, and virgin coconut oil in a double boiler and heat over very low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the beeswax and stir well. After the beeswax is completely melted, remove from heat and add remaining ingredients, whisking well the whole time. After everything is incorporated and smooth, transfer to lip balm tubes or tins and allow to sit for 3 hours before capping. Label and store well.

Last of All

Don’t be afraid to replace some of the carrier oils or essential oils in the recipe for others you want to try. Be sure to share any special lip care concoctions you create in the comment section below!