DIY Vanilla Sugar Lip Scrub


This is a super fun and easy Homemade Beauty project- DIY Vanilla Sugar Lip Scrub! Plus it super inexpensive to make and you probably already have all the ingredients you need.

I use a lip scrub a few times a week to help exfoliate and smooth the lips. For this recipe you only need 3 ingredients.


What I Used:

-Sugar (I used white granulated sugar)

-Coconut Oil (Olive Oil would also work)

-Vanilla Extract

There are so many variations you could do…you could use brown sugar or you could use peppermint extract if you prefer it over vanilla. You could totally get creative with this.

As for the container….I grab a 2 pack at Walmart for around a buck! (Found in the travel section)



Combine ingredients and mix well. As for the ratio of sugar to coconut oil…that is totally going to depend on the oil you use and the texture you want. I would say it is close to 1 to 1 ratio.


Here is a close up of the texture. You want it to hold together a bit. I added 2 drops of vanilla. This will be a personal preference thing too.


Scoop your mixture into your container and vóila (wah-la)!

I will admit this lip scrub tastes fabulous. My four year was curious about it and I let him try it…he told me it was delicious and wanted more.

I think this would not only make a fun handmade gift, but would also be fun for a girls party. The ingredients are inexpensive and  natural. It is so easy to make.


This recipe was inspired by recipes I found on Pinterest. Be sure to follow my Homemade Beauty Pinterest Board!

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  1. says

    How simple and luxurious! Pinned it.
    Would you please come by my blog and add this to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop? We just went live.
    My readers will LOVE this!

  2. says

    Just found your blog and am loving all your sugar scrub DIYs! Since I’m having trouble getting a message sent to you, could you please email me at goldwinger2 at Thanks a bunch and will be following you on all social media.

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

  3. says

    I love this idea! I have been thinking about making a lip scrub for a few days now and I was always questioning what container to put it in and I never remember about the little containers in the travel aisle. I will have to try this soon!

    -Pam @ Pam’s Life

  4. says

    This is so easy!! I love it. Thank you for sharing. How long do you think it will last for do you recommend refrigerating it? I am wondering if its consistency will change. Thank you Glad I found you today on Craft Frenzy link up.

    • says

      Hi Ashley. Thank you. I do not refrigerate mine. I think everything is pretty shelf stable. I am just conscious to use dry, clean fingers when I apply the scrub. I make this in small batches and then toss anything left over within a couple of weeks. I just make sure to look over the scrub and smell it before I apply. So glad you found me to. 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful weekend. -Jessica

    • says

      Hi Renuka.

      No, a scrub isn’t really meant to blend….it is all about exfoliation. The texture should be grainy. I always rub off the excess scrub and then add a good balm. Great question! Have a wonderful evening. -Jessica

  5. TallTXFemale says

    Fabulous recipe! Please change the spelling of “wah la” to “vóila?” It helps lend credibility to your information when proper grammar and spelling are used. Thanks!

  6. Carrena says

    Hey! I’m new to your blog, but I love the concept! A lot of people, including me 😉 like making beautiful projects ”on the cheap” ;-)! But I was just wondering, could you substitute vanilla imitation for
    vanilla extract?


  7. chanthy says

    Hi Sister Jessica,

    Could you let me know how long we can keep it ? i mean expire date of it. I hope you will answer me back soon. 🙂

    • says

      Hi Chanthy,

      It just depends since natural homemade products do not contain preservatives. Some factors that I have found the adversely effect the mixture are air and humidity. I would make sure that you keep the scrub in a container with an airtight lid and in a cool, dry location. I always thoroughly inspect my products (look & smell) prior to each use. Hope this helps. Have a great weekend! -Jessica

  8. Jessica says

    Hi Jessica,

    I know you said 1 to 1 ratio, however I want to double check, do you mean 1 spoon of each ingredient? If you can please let me know, I would greatly appreciate it. I’ve been wanting to buy one, but if I can make it at home, and even have these ingredients then I don’t see the need to spend money on this product. I’m excited to try this out. Great blog 🙂

    • says

      Hi Becky. It should keep a while so long as you keep in sealed tightly and make sure you are not exposing dirt and moisture to the scrub. There is no way of knowing a specific time line since there are so many factors involved and natural homemade products do not contain preservatives. I always recommend the smell test and when in doubt- throw out. Thanks for the question! -Jessica

  9. Melissa says

    I have been thinking of scrubs for a while, and this one just makes me think of warm vanilla sugar. I love this Idea so much! Do you think I could add in cinnamon some how, like the scent? That would be awesome if I could. Also, which other oils can be used? I may not have olive oil, and I definitely do not have coconut oil. I have no Idea how vegatable oil would work, so I just wanted to ask about the oils. By the way, this is the most appealing lip scrub to me so far, so good job!🙌🏻👏🏻😊

    • says

      Hi Melissa. The wonderful things about homemade scrubs is that you can make them to your personal preference. As far as what ingredients you should use I just recommend researching the effects on the skin first. I always test on a small area of the skin to make sure I am not going to have a reaction to any ingredient. As far as what oil you use, I would not use vegetable. I personally stick with olive, coconut or grapeseed. Thank for you kind words. I am glad you enjoyed the scrub. Happy New Year! -Jessica

    • says

      Hi Kaitlyn. It depends on a lot of factors. Since it is a homemade product it does not have any preservatives. Time, water/moisture, dirt, humidity, type of container will all factor in. I always inspect my products before use. (A look and a smell test.) You can also whip up a quick small batch for one time use. Thanks for the question! -Jessica

    • says

      Hi Melanie. Since homemade products typically contain no preservatives it will just depend. Some things to keep in mind that things like dirt (even from your fingers), moisture, type of container, temperature of area where your product is stored, time….all attribute to homemade beauty products spoiling. I always inspect my homemade beauty products visually and I give it the smell test. When in doubt, throw out. Thanks for the question. -Jessica

    • says

      Hi Jazim! It depends on several factors. I recommend keeping your scrub in an air tight jar and storing in a dry area. Still the scrub can be compromised once you expose it to water and dirt especially since most homemade scrubs do not contain a preservative. I always inspect my homemade beauty products with a look over and a smell test. When in doubt- throw out! 🙂 Have a great day! -Jessica

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