DIY Lip Scrub for Plump Lips!

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DIY Lip Plumping Scrub

You might not know this, but exfoliating your lips can make a big difference in the appearance of your lips! A DIY lip scrub is easy to make and incredibly effective at plumping and smoothing your lips so that lip products look smooth, even and luscious!

Most of us are in pursuit of BIG LIPS.  I mean, who doesn’t want to look like Angelina Jolie, right?  Most of us, myself included, are not in the market to get lip injections-plus it really goes against this whole diy skin care thing.  

Luckily there are alternatives that are natural and easy to do  to get that bee stung look!  One in particular is exfoliating your lips on a regular basis.   Keep reading for a quick and easy tutorial on making your own plumping lip scrub!

Why Lip Scrubs Plump the Lips:

First off, let me explain why exfoliating plumps up lips.  By scrubbing your lips with sugar you are revving up blood flow.  Anywhere blood rushes to, the skin will swell. 

Removing dead skin will smooth out your lips, giving your lips a plumped up look.  By using a moisturizing oil as the base for our scrub, we will also be nourishing the skin. When skin is well hydrated it will appear more smooth and plump. 

Finally, by adding a bit of cinnamon, your lips will become irritated-our bodies natural reaction to irritation is to become inflamed.  That’s why lip plumpers burn.

I must mention this lip scrub tastes amazing! Definitely a sweet treat! I paired it with my DIY Bubble Gum Lip Oil!

DIY Lip Scrub

DIY Lip Scrub Recipe:


  1. Add coconut oil to a glass bowl
  2. Mix in sugar, vitamin E & cinnamon essential oil
  3. Transfer to a 2 ounce container.

DIY Lip Scrub

This lip scrub will last about 6 months. 

How to Use a DIY Lip Scrub:

  1. Scoop a dime sized amount into your fingertips and rub over your lips in a circular motion for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Rinse excess scrub off your lips.
  3. Wash your hands afterwards, cinnamon will burn if you rub your eyes.
  4. Follow up with an ultra hydrating lip balm like my basic peppermint lip balm recipe or my coQ10 lip treatment recipe.

DIY Lip Scrub

A DIY lip scrub can be used once or twice a week. Easy does it. The skin on the lips is delicate and shouldn’t be irritated. 

A lip scrub is one of those products that is easily DIY’d and it’s unnecessary dropping a lot of money on a fancy store bought version. First, most store bought lip scrubs don’t contain natural ingredients and second-this is just such an easy product to make that is every bit as effective as one you purchase. 

If you experience lip wrinkles, you might also be interested in my Lip Line Eraser Roll on recipe.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Lip scrub is so easy to make and often a forgotten beauty ritual that can make such a big difference with the way lips look and how they soak in lip hydrating products!

xx, Jenni

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Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 7 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on living a natural lifestyle.

13 thoughts on “DIY Lip Scrub for Plump Lips!”

  1. I made this last night, do you use it while liquefied? How hard do you scrub, how long do you leave it on? Is it ok to use on chapped lips? (Whose lips aren’t chapped right now lol)

    1. Lorie-You can use it at anytime. Since we only put 1 tablespoon of sugar it doesn’t get too hard. Your skin will liquefy it quickly anyway. I scrub for about a minute. I scrub hard enough that I feel it’s getting dead skin off. So not too hard-the lips are pretty delicate. Yes, chapped lips need exfoliation big time-they will take lip balm better after a good scrub. If your lips are so chapped they hurt, that’s another story. I wouldn’t want you to crack them and make them bleed. Painful!!! Thanks!

      1. I made this right now lol. I’m always on the hunt for Diy lip scrubs, but I don’t like Vaseline. So this sounds great :). How long is the shelf life on this? Thanks.

      2. I just made this but used the recipe with a few tweaks. I used a spoonful of Vaseline, 3/4 a spoonful of paprika and 3/4 a spoonful of red cayenne pepper. It feels like its working so far!Ii just put it on though so idk.

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      4. Now that I look at your bowl, photo… I think I made a boo boo.

        I melted my Coconut oil in a glass bowl over a double boiler.. and added sugar.. it has been over 6 hours and its still not completely solid…whoops… any way of fixing?

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