Homemade Lip Scrub: How to Get Soft, Smooth, Plump Lips Naturally

homemade lip scrub recipe

How to make an easy DIY Lip Scrub to help promote soft, smooth, plump lips naturally!

An all-natural homemade lip scrub is a wonderful exfoliant for lips, helping to remove dead and dry skin. It also moisturises and nourishes lips, leaving them looking fuller, more hydrated and healthier. Avoid using lip scrubs if you have any open cuts on your lips, or if your lips are sunburnt or raw, as it will further irritate the inflamed skin.

Exfoliating with a lip scrub can also help to smooth and soften lips before applying lipstick, and help lips better absorb moisturising agents and protectants such as lip balm.

It’s recommended to exfoliate no more than twice a week. When starting out, it’s advised that you begin exfoliating just once a week to avoid irritating lips. Also, be careful not to scrub too hard or use harsh ingredients to avoid inflaming the skin or causing any wounds.

How to Use a Lip Scrub

  1. Start by wetting lips to prevent friction and inflammation. Apply the homemade scrub directly onto damp lips.
  2. Use small, circular motions when scrubbing, gently exfoliating as you go. Continue for about 20-30 seconds – or as needed – before rinsing away with warm water.
  3. Follow up with a lip balm. If looking to naturally plump up lips, add 1/4 tsp cinnamon oil to your favourite homemade lip balm.

Before we get started in learning how to make this natural lip scrub – if you like what you’re seeing, subscribe to my email newsletter at the bottom of the page to keep up to date on the latest recipes, DIYs, gardening and health tips I share!!

Homemade Lip Plumping Scrub

The ingredients used have been specifically chosen for their lip hydrating and plumping abilities:

  • Coconut oil: Moisturises and leaves lips with a beautiful sheen.
  • Raw honey: A natural antibacterial, full of antioxidants, and helps to draw in moisture.
  • Cinnamon: Stimulates blood flow to the skin and acts as a natural lip plumper. Cinnamon essential oil is best as it has a large amount of cinnamon extracts.



  • 3-4 drops peppermint essential oil

To make:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl, then stir to combine.
  2. Apply a small amount to your lips.
  3. Rinse with warm water, then apply lip balm.

Results can last for a few hours.

If you feel a burning sensation remove it immediately and make the scrub again with less cinnamon. Some people are more sensitive to spices.

As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. I am not a doctor. All opinions expressed are my own personal thoughts and feelings of the products mentioned. Check with your doctor or health practitioner if you are uncertain about trying out any of the products, recipes or tips mentioned in this post. Use with caution, and if reacting to any of the remedies negatively, discontinue use immediately.

Have you made a lip scrub or lip balm before? How was it? Share in the comments below.

Lots of love,

🖤 Vanessa


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