Lovely Lip Scrub & Lip Balm - Everyday Essentials

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Lovely Lip Scrub & Lip Balm

Here’s another quick & easy gift idea from our friend, Mandi Ehman at Isn’t she just amazing? DIY projects are all the rage. First, who doesn’t love the thoughtfulness of a homemade gift. Secondly, YOU get to control the ingredients and finally, YOU get to control the packaging. UpCycle old containers, reuse old tubes! The possibilities are endless!

Plant Therapy Lovely Lip Scrub & Lip Balm DIY

These fun lip balms and scrubs are so amazing since they can be customized for your gift giving needs. They are PERFECT as a stocking stuff, teacher gift, or a little something to add to a gift basket! Join me as we learn how to make them:

What you’ll need:

For the lip scrub {recipe for one circular container} To make more than one, multiply by number of tins.

For the lip balm {recipe for 3 tubes or 1 circular tin} To make more than that, please multiply by number of items you wan to make.

What you’ll do:

For the lip scrub

  1. Mix ingredients together in a small bowl with a skewer or glass staring rod
  2. Transfer to tins

For the lip balm

  1. Place beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil in a glass bowl set over a pan of simmering water {double boiler}
  2. Heat until melted
  3. Once melted, stir in essential oils
  4. Pour into tins or tubes
  5. Allow to cool before capping


Scent combinations for you:

For lip scrub:


For lip balm:


33 thoughts on “Lovely Lip Scrub & Lip Balm”

  • I have been struggling with dry, flaky and cracked lips for the past few weeks. Caused from a combination of being outside in the wind and the temperature change. For the past few days I’ve been using conventional chapstick like it’s going out of style but it hasn’t really helped. No broken skin yet but I knew I had to do something before it got to that point. I made this sugar scrub and I have to say I am in love. I was a little skeptical about the consistency of the end result as I was combining the ingredients, but once I mixed it all up I was surprised it looked just like something you would buy in the store. I used it right away on my lips and the surrounding area and followed up with my standard skin routine. My lips feel 300% better, it’s amazing. I will definitely be making this more for myself and for others to give as gifts. I did make one modification and used only 3 drops of essential oils, I used lavender, orange sweet, and spearmint.

  • I made this and I find myself needing to reapply after a few minutes. It feels great going on but almost feels tacky and drying after several minutes. I need to figure out a way that it goes away without me noticing.

  • I was looking for a lip balm recipe that did not contain sweet almond oil because my son is allergic. Thank you for providing so many ideas to play with. I want to try them all!

  • Hi! How long will the sugar lip scrub keep for? Presumably it’s best to store in the fridge? I’m using your lemon cupcake synergy for the scent and I hope that’s okay!

  • I just made some of these in chap stick tunes. It was super easy. I can’t believe I have been wasting so much money on store bought chap sticks.

  • Came across this just in time for the holidays! Have been wanting to try making lip balm for quite a while. This makes it sound so easy! Thanks!

  • I made this lip balm but used unrefined cocoa butter and sweet almond oil. I love it! It’s perfect for me.

  • Do you think Agave nectar would be a good substitute for honey? Also, is the coconut oil used because it hardens up? Can I substitute a different carrier and have the same result or would I need to up the beeswax? I’m allergic and would love to see more DIYs that don’t require coconut oil! It makes me sad that I can’t utilize many recipes.

  • My wife made this lip balm. So easy, and it’s awesome. She told me she’ll never buy commercial lip balm again.

  • This is a great recipe!!! Very easy!!! Thank you!!! I feel so much better about using a diy Lip balm than store bought.

  • I used cocoa butter instead of Shea butter and it is very greasy, is that nirnail fue cocoa butter ? Is thec Shea butter one greasy at all? Also I can’t smell the EOs at all

    1. I feel shea is greasier than cocoa. If crude cocoa butter then harder for the essential oils to shine through scent wise.

    1. Would the candy cane synergy be OK to use on lips? I am thinking of using cocoa butter and this synergy to make more of a chocolate mint flavor.

  • why not fractionated coconut oil? I have both but just curious. I would like to use a different oil bc my last batch of lip balm dried out my lips–could I use olive oil? Thanks.

    1. Hi Jessica! If you use Olive oil or FCO the balm will not solidify properly and it may be too soft. If you decide to try it, please let us know how it comes out.

  • i find coconut oil to be drying, could i use olive oil or another oil? Could you explain why not to use fractionated coconut oil – curious on the difference–I have both. Thanks.

    1. Our KidSafe line tends to have less potential concerns. I would avoid using ‘phototoxic’ (i.e. Cold Pressed Lime) essential oils as well as ‘hot’ (i.e Clove Bud) essential oils.

  • Thank you for the EASY and small lip balm recipe. I was able to make 6 different varieties of three tubes each. Excellent way to experiement with different combinations without making a giant batch.

    1. This looks pretty easy for a noob like me. Any chance you know how much each of the ingredients weighs? I tend to work with a scale rather than with measuring spoons – especially for beeswax, which I have in chunks rather than pellets. Thanks!

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