I think we are lip scrub junkies here! Lip scrubs are easy to make, and they are great additions to gift baskets and product lines. If you already offer body scrubs and lip balms, then you should try lip scrubs. They are easy, fun, and even tasty!
Are you still worried about lip scrubs being complicated? Don’t worry about it! I’ll tell you why I chose the ingredients I did so you can see how easy they are. Let’s go have some fun!
Sugar: To have a lip scrub, one must use an exfoliant, and sugar is the kindest exfoliant to the lips. (Plus it tastes good!)
Coffee Butter: To make a proper coffee lip scrub, it is a requirement to use this yummy butter!
Shea Butter: I love the texture that Shea Butter contributes to a finished lip scrub. The creamy feel and low odor of Shea Butter makes it an ideal ingredient to use.
Peach Kernel Oil*: I enjoy using Peach Kernel Oil in lip products because it doesn’t feel heavy or tacky on the lips like Castor Oil can. (*Peach Kernel Oil is no longer available. We recommend Apricot Kernel Oil as a substitute.)
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 Coffee Flavor Oil*. This scrub really doesn’t need the extra sweetener, so we can skip using the Sugar Baby Flavor. Trust me, it is fabulously yummy without it! (*Coffee Flavor Oil is no longer available. However, Coffee Oil is a great substitute in this formula, but you may want to lower the percentage to 1% for a less intense coffee flavor.)
Let’s go make some now!
Recipe for 4 ounces:
2.6 ounces Sugar
Recipe in Percentages:
Weigh all of the ingredients into a 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. 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 the scrub off your lips or lick them clean! Apply a lip balm, and you have pampered your lips!
This simple lip scrub reminds me of a sweet coffee treat and is a great way to get your coffee flavor fix without indulging in a large coffee. I hope you enjoy this scrub as much as I do!
I’m curious. If I don’t have a food processor, or stick blender, could I melt the oils and then proceed to mix them by hand? I would really like to try this recipe but lack the kitchen appliances noted above.
Absolutely! The food processor just gives it a “creamed” texture, but is not necessary for making the scrub.