This easy spearmint lip scrub recipe without honey whips up in seconds, with a few simple ingredients. Perfect for softening dry lips naturally.
This time of year my lips are always so super dry—the side effect of being outside all day in cold, windy weather. When your lips get so dry that even your awesome homemade lip balm won’t touch it, this spearmint lip scrub recipe will come to the rescue.
What the heck is a lip scrub, you ask? It’s a gentle exfoliant for the lips, one that scrubs away dry, flaky skin and leaves your lips feeling silky soft.
The key trade secret to making a lip scrub recipe that isn’t too harsh or abrasive is to use extra fine baking sugar.
The smaller grains won’t tear the skin off of your lips, and just feels better when you use it.
Spearmint essential oil is my go-to for this lip scrub. It tastes good, is gentle, and is safe to use on the delicate skin of your lips.
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Spearmint Lip Scrub Recipe (Without Honey)
This recipe makes approximately 1/2 ounce of lip scrub. Keep yours in a small container with a lid and use a few times a week, or whenever your lips feel dry and flaky. All ingredients can be found at the grocery store or health food store, or you can order online (links to my favorite ingredients are below.)
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- 1/2 tablespoon extra fine baking sugar
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
- 2-3 drops spearmint essential oil or spearmint flavor oil
To make: In a small container, mix together all ingredients and stir until well blended. If the coconut oil is too solid to stir easily, gently warm it to soften.
To use: Dab a small amount of scrub onto your lips and massage gently. Wipe off with a soft, damp cloth to remove all sugar grains. Follow up with a good lip balm. Here’s an awesome recipe for peppermint lip balm, but if you substitute spearmint essential oil for the peppermint, you’ll have a lovely coordinating lip scrub and balm set. Easy!
Shelf life: About 4 months
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Your photo shows this chunky – I followed your instructions with the recommended ingredients and it was runny. Any thoughts on why this happened?
Angela - Farm Girl Soap Co. says
Hi Jacque. Thanks so much for your question!
The most likely reason is the coconut oil. Coconut oil is very sensitive to temperature fluctuations. It has a melting point of 76 degrees; anything below that temp and the oil is solid, anything above that temp and the oil is liquid.
If your coconut oil was liquid or very soft, or if you used fractionated coconut oil which is always liquid at room temp, you’ll end up with a runnier product.
Easy fix: Add more sugar until you get the consistency that you like!
Another option: Place your lip scrub in the fridge for a few minutes until it’s a bit more solid, then stir again. Keep in a cool place (under 76 degrees) to keep this consistency.
I hope this helps! Thanks again for the question, I’ll be adding a note in this blog post for others who may run into the same issue. So, I appreciate you for bringing this up as it helps me improve this post and will help others as they craft.