A lip scrub can do miracles to lips and make them healthy and perfect. No matter what the commercials say, commercial lip scrubs cannot be 100% trusted. It is why making your own lip scrubs can be safe as well as economical. Given below is a recipe for an easy-to-make orange lip scrub that can enhance the health of your lips.


  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest


You want your coconut oil to be a little soft. You can microwave it for 10 seconds. Mix it up with the honey and brown sugar. The coconut oil hydrates your lips while the sugar and orange zest exfoliate away the dead skin. You can add more honey if it seems too hard. The final mixture has to be a thick paste.

Then add in your orange zest to the paste. This will add sweetness as well as some additional exfoliating feature to the lip scrub.

Add the drops of essential oils into the mixture. You can add in the oils as you wish because essential oils are used here for extra energy.

That’s it! Mix everything together and you are ready to rub it on your lips. You don’t need to keep it on your lips for hours, simply rub the scrub on your lips for 20 seconds and then wipe it off. You can even preserve the remaining scrub for another lip treatment later on.


Photo credit – Adria Ariste Santacreu

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