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January 7, 2011

Winter have your lips crackin’ like the Sahara? And lipstick just highlights those cracks! Ew!

All you’ll need is: 1 tsp of coconut oil, 1 tsp of raw honey, 1.5 – 2 TB of raw/granulated sugar mixed, and a dash of lemon juice. Don’t worry if you happen to taste it – it’s absolutely DELISH!

Mix these ingredients together to make a sugary paste. Use a soft bristle toothbrush or finger to dippy-dip into the scrub. Use soft circular motions across your lips. Rinse with water and apply your favorite lip balm afterwards for soft n’ silky lips. Now tell me those aren’t beggin’ to be kissed!

WHY THE CHOICE OF INGREDIENTS? {Here’s your sci lab lesson for the day…}

Coconut Oil = vit E & K, polyphenols are anti aging, & fatty acids that moisturize w/o breakouts

Raw Honey = natural antibacterial, amino acids that moisturize. Raw is better bc it hasn’t lost it’s healing properties.

Raw Sugar = produces glycolic acid/alpha hydroxy which exfoliates & stimulates collagen production – anti aging

Lemon Juice = vit C & citric acid brighten skin, scars, and exfoliates.

PSST!!! Use left overs for an entire facial scrub!

{sound the fire alarm!!!} WARNING: rub at your own risk – I don’t want to get blasted with DIY gone wrong photos bc you went scrub happy. Avoid sun exposure bc of the natural acids in the mask. Any leftovers should be stored in the fridge.

*this is an original recipe & photos – pls link back to this post if you use on your blog. thx sugar*


  • Reply Amber Farmer November 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Do you have to it in the fridge after initial use? Could I keep it in a glass container?

    • Reply sureyya May 1, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      you can keep it in a glass container i always do it

  • Reply Deebi27 November 19, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Sounds yummy and if it helps … yessss!

  • Reply sara November 28, 2011 at 2:45 am

    I am starting to get obsessed with scrubs. So one for the lips sounds just delightful. Thanks for the tips for the lips. 🙂

  • Reply Lydia December 4, 2011 at 2:50 am

    I just tried this on my horribly dry winter lips and it worked better than I could have ever imagined!! Thanks for the dry lip cure 🙂

  • Reply Becky Bethel January 4, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Cannot wait to try this, my lips are so very dry !!

  • Reply SallieA January 9, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Repinned this post on Pinterest. lot of repins!!! I like the explanation of ingredients you give. Thanx for passing on
    the knowledge.

  • Reply Sylvia January 29, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Just tried this… it works great! And it tastes even beter 😉
    Thanks a lot!

  • Reply Annie February 22, 2012 at 3:16 am

    I just made this and used it in the shower. From this recipe I had enough scrub to do my lips, face, neck, upper chest, knees, elbows, feet, and hands! Talk about baby-soft skin!

  • Reply Jessica June 22, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I just tried this and it worked really well. I have chapped lips throughout the year so thank you so much for sharing.

  • Reply Jenny July 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    i made some of this last night and it worked wonders…i can’t wait to try it on my face!

  • Reply Kirtastrophe July 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I honestly couldn’t wait to make this so I used what I have on hand; creamed honey, white sugar, canola oil and vanilla. My lips feel amazing! I can’t wait to try it with the actual ingredients! 🙂 thank you!

  • Reply Brenda Cornell October 20, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Can’t wait to try this

  • Reply Jenny November 4, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Where do you find coconut oil?

    • Reply missy November 5, 2012 at 2:27 am

      Any natural grocer or I’ve even seen it at Target & Walmart. You can also order this exact brand online through Amazon.

  • Reply Tiffany December 18, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I just made this and tried it and it’s awesome! I’m making it as gifts for Christmas. If you triple the recipe it fills one of those cute little 4 oz. mason jars. Well done! I won’t be buying anymore facial scrubs. Thank you for this fabulous recipe!

  • Reply Christina December 29, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Just made it! I added a couple of drops of Vanilla extract, AMAZING! It truly works

  • Reply Hollie April 17, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I have been using this on my sons check for his eczema. This cleared it up within days. Nothing else works. He doesn’t have any allergies towards these items. I know some babies do. Great stuff! Thanks.

  • Reply xtina September 2, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    how long will this last in fridge? or can it just be kept in glass container in the shower? or will it go bad 🙁
    thanx 🙂

  • Reply Michaela c November 15, 2013 at 12:46 am

    This is amazing!! It tastes awesome too! I substituted cocoanut oil for Olive oil though

  • Reply Robin November 18, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    I wanted to make this as gifts, but would it need to be refrigerated? Can it be left in a medicine cabinet? How would you store this? Or can’t it be stored because it would go bad? I appreciate your input on this. Sounds wonderful and living in the mountains, winter can be brutal on the lips. Can’t wait to make it, thanks!

  • Reply Madhavi December 21, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I am going to try this today. If I have allergy with honey, is there any substitute for that which I should use?

    • Reply Liz March 5, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      You may want to use agave nectar as a substitute if you can’t use honey.

  • Reply Vanessa Maykish February 20, 2015 at 2:15 am

    i was always under the impression that salt and sugar we’re to harsh for delicate facial skin. How often would you suggest using this and can you recommend a more gentle exfoliant for the face?

    • Reply ivy September 5, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      Maybe 1ce everyday I did and It really worked

  • Reply Eli March 25, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Love it! It tastes so good!!

    • Reply Airyhana August 20, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      How often do you use this?

  • Reply Imogen March 31, 2015 at 9:34 am

    wow I love this post!
    I’m going to have to use this on my blog!
    (I’ll link this post at the end)


  • Reply Kaila August 10, 2015 at 3:07 am

    Does this need to be kept in the refrigerator?

  • Reply Heidi November 1, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Just made this and scrubbed my super chapped and peeling lips (yuck). They feel and look so much better than I would have imagined. I added a drop of lemon essential oil to the mix for some extra lemoniness, and it’s wonderful. Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Reply Marie February 5, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Where do you find those cute little jars?


  • Reply Dee Dee March 7, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Can anyone tell me if this lip scrub needs to be refrigerated? I want to have it at my sale next week but I don’t want it to spoil. PLEASE ADVISE, ASAP

  • Reply Laura March 20, 2016 at 3:15 am

    This scrub is amazing. It works so well.

  • Reply Cristina March 25, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Just tried it. Couldn’t wait to stop nibbling off dry skin. The post fails to mention you should scrub for 1 minute or more

  • Reply khadiza July 14, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    I’m going to try this as it has lemon in it which lightens scars! Hopefully it works well on the deep eczema scars that surround my lips.

  • Reply Quinn July 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Seriously though, I think I’ll end up getting diabetes before I get exfoliated lips, just because it tastes so good. I use it every morning and not only does it taste good, IT WORKS! Better than the $12 one I almost ordered ? It’s a must have!

  • Reply Suzanne September 26, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Just made and tried this…its lovely and seems to of made a difference to my lips straight away! ?

  • Reply Kit September 28, 2016 at 1:54 am

    First off, let me say this was DELICIOUS! I couldn’t stop licking my lips lol. But my lips feel baby soft now! And i had the ingredients in my pantry so no need to go out and spend money. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Annie November 30, 2016 at 4:30 am

    Just tried this with my roommates.. LOVE.

  • Reply Chara December 16, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Even in a glass or plastic container, should you still store in the fridge?

  • Reply Madonna February 23, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Thank you very much for sharing your lip scrub recipe! I tried out your recipe this evening and it worked! Wow! I’m very impressed! xoxo!

  • Reply Julie March 26, 2017 at 1:46 am

    I was at Sephora today and decided that instead of plunking down $28 for a small pot of lip scrub, I’d try to challenge it on my own.
    My poor little dry, dehydrated lips! Pathetic. I whipped up your recipe here, and voila! Soft, smooth, hydrated little kissers!!! Thank you!

  • Reply joan May 10, 2017 at 7:16 am

    How many minutes does it stay on ur lips

    • Reply NekoPrincess June 28, 2017 at 6:52 am

      You should rub it GENTLY into your skin for about a minute and then wash it off

  • Reply Elle May 15, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    The only sugar I had was brown sugar, and it worked wonderfully! I’ve been seriously struggling this winter with some fungus that formed around my lips (ew and e-gads!), but with this I have complete relief. Thank you!

  • Reply September 5, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I LOVE this recipe. It’s so simple as the ingredients are something everyone would have! It worked amazingly as well and tastes delicious like you mentioned – I couldn’t stop myself from licking it off. I love how you don’t need any flavouring extracts as the honey and lemon already provide that. I would definitely recommend trying this DIY and it’s so quick to make. It’s super cheap and is much better than buying a little pot of it at Lush for £5.00! I did a blog post on this too!

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