Shea Butter Lip Scrub 7

I love lip scrubs! They are my favorite way to pamper myself and so easy to make. If you don’t believe me, our blog now has 8 recipes for lip scrubs! Because lip scrubs are so fast and easy to make, I decided to show that you don’t need lots of ingredients to make these lip scrubs. Let’s go check out the ingredients I chose for this recipe!Sugar: To have a lip scrub, one must use an exfoliant and sugar is the kinder exfoliant to the lips. (Salt can sting if you have chapped lips.)

Shea Butter: I wanted to use Shea Butter to give the lip scrub a cream feel as well as a low odor impact on the finished product.

Peach Kernel Oil: I chose Peach Kernel Oil for this lip scrub for the light feel it has as I didn’t want any lips to feel like there were heavy weights on them!

Vitamin E Acetate: I wanted to extend the shelf life of this product by slowing the oxidation process. Vitamin E Acetate was my first choice!

I flavored this lip scrub with Natural Vanilla Oil and sweetened it with our Sugar Baby Flavor Oil. Trust me, it is fabulously yummy! Let’s go make some now!

Collect needed items:

Shea Butter
Peach Kernel Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Natural Vanilla Oil
Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Transfer Pipettes
Microwave safe container
Food Processor*See Notes*
10 mL Lip Balm Jars

Recipe: (Makes 100 grams or 3.53 ounces)

Recipe in ounces:
2.29 ounces Sugar
0.71 ounces Shea Butter
0.35 ounces Peach Kernel Oil
0.04 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
0.07 ounces Natural Vanilla Oil
0.07 ounces Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Recipe in grams:
65 grams Sugar
20 grams Shea Butter
10 grams Peach Kernel Oil
1 grams Vitamin E Acetate
2 grams Natural Vanilla Oil
2 grams Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages:
65% Sugar
20% Shea Butter
10% Peach Kernel Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
2% Natural Vanilla Oil
2% Sugar Baby Flavor Oil

Weigh all of the ingredients into the food processor bowl. Gently pulse the ingredients together until thoroughly mixed. Once the scrub is mixed together, fill the jars and cap.

If you want to make a small batch, you can easily use a small personal blender like I did for these photos. I used a food processor attachment for a stick blender.

How do I use this?:
I’ve been asked over the phone about how I use a lip scrub, so here is how I use a lip scrub. Scoop a pea sized amount out of the jar. Using your finger, rub the scrub over your lips. Don’t scrub too much, or you can irritate your lips. Now you can either wipe your lips off, or lick them! Apply a lip balm and now you have pampered your lips!

This simple lip scrub is very reminiscent of holiday baked goods and a perfectly sweet way to exfoliate your lips. I hope you enjoy this scrub as much as I do!


Finished lip scrub in sample jars.

Weighing ingredients.

Weighing ingredients in the food processor bowl.

The food processor attachment for our stick blender.

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About Andee

Director of Happiness. I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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7 thoughts on “Shea Butter Lip Scrub

  • Denise

    Nice!! My lips are chapped all winter, and no matter how much lip balm I use, they are still chapped. Mary Kay makes a lip scrub, but it’s expensive and you have to remember to order it. I’m going to make up some of this asap! 😀

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  • Julie

    I want to try this right away but I don’t have peach kernel oil. I would assume that I could sub apricot kernel oil?

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  • mysticskye

    I just made up a half batch of this scrub and it is WONDERFUL! I used avocado and Shea oils in place of the peach kernel and flavor oils as I didn’t have these on hand. I made it in under 10 minutes and was so easy. This recipe is going to be a staple for the wintertime.

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  • Julie

    I made a batch and gave it to my co-workers along with lip balm. I was very popular! Now here is a little tip. The combination of brutal arctic air here in Michigan and a weekly pool workout added to my repertoire resulted in suddenly scaly skin on the lower half of my face. A single gentle application of this scrub before I jumped in the shower fixed me right up. Bravo!

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  • Lisa

    If you were making this for sale, would you need to add a preservative? What kind of shelf-life does this have?

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    • Andee Post author

      As this is an anhydrous product, a preservative is not necessary. I would treat it like a lip balm in that it is a single person product. The shelf life depends on the shelf life of the oils that you use and most oils have a shelf life of 9-12 months. I hope this helps!

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