If you are a long time reader of my blog, then you know that I have a fructose allergy so do not tend to get on well with natural or organic products. Normally this is not an issue . . . until I want to buy a particular product e.g. a lip scrub from a store but cannot because they have used honey as a core ingredient.

To celebrate my skin’s uniqueness and the mess I make in my bathroom ( and room) every morning, Mira Showers and the Midas Touch Crafts have challenge to me have a go at making some “easy” beauty products using just what I had in my cupboard and the water from my tap.

So I thought that I should do a DIY lip scrub focussed post as that is one of the most DIFFICULT things to buy if you have an allergy like mine.

The first thing you need to know about lip scrubs is that they are made up of two factors; a nourishing agent and an exfoliator. So before you go a pop out and splash money on a new lip scrub why not have a look at a few of my DIY lip scrub recipes (after all who doesn’t want to control what they put on their skin).

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The Sugar Lip Scrub
  • White Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Castor Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Vanilla Essential Oil

You will need an airtight container to store your lip scrub in.  I have used a tiny Kilner jar – £1.25 via Sainsbury – and I would definitely recommend you grabbing one as well because:
1) They are aesthetically pleasing
2) They are easy to clean out and use again

Grab the Kilner jar and add two spoons of Castor Oil into the jar.

Then add one spoon of Olive oil for a moisturing boost.

Next we are going to add two teaspoons of white sugar and two teaspoons of brown sugar to our olive and cast oil mixture.

To finish everything off, I am just going to add two drops of Vanilla Essential Oil and mix vigorously.

 You actually do not have to use vanilla oil in your sugar lip scrub but the vanilla oil gives this scrub a lovely scent so I couldn’t resist.

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The Vanilla and Peppermint Lip Scrub

It might surprise you to discover that I randomly have Vanilla and Peppermint Essential Oil in my house but I actually use Pure Essential Peppermint oil in my hair (mixed with other oils) in my hair every so often at night as I find the scent so relaxing and homely, so I thought that you would appreciate my recipe for light minty scrub that is good enough to eat.

  • Vanilla Essential Oil
  • Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Brown Sugar

For this recipe, we are actually going to use a fork – yes don’t look at me like that, go and grab a fork – and mix the coconut oil and brown sugar with a fork until you are happy with the consistency

Grab your Vanilla Essential Oil and add about 7 drops as we do not want the Peppermint oil to mask the scent of vanilla.

Last not not least, we are going to add about 4 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil to the mixture.

Stir the oils in with the brown sugar and coconut oil mixture and you have your custom made lip scrub

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The Chocolate and Cinnamon Lip Scrub

Seeing as I love a little chocolate – even though I really shouldn’t be eating it – every once in a while. I thought I should round up this post with my favourite lip scrub of all.

This scrub is just as easy to make as the other ones but the main thing you will need to remember is that this scrub will be a bit grainy so don’t get too hung up on making the texture of this scrub very smooth. Lip Scrubs as exfoliators after all and exfoliators are not smooth!

  • Cocoa Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Castor Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Brown Sugar

Place brown sugar, cocoa powder and cinnamon together in a container and give it a stir.

Next add 4 teaspoons of coconut oil (make sure it has melted first)

Then add 2 teaspoons of castor oil and then stir your concoction together.

And there you have it.


I really hope you enjoyed this DIY post; especially if you have been looking for a recipe that does not use Honey, as it has been so fun to do.

What I love most about these types of tutorials is that the ingredients can be used in other ways so it won’t feel like you are splashing out. Drop me a link in the comments below if you have ever made your own beauty products as I would love to know