DIY Peppermint Lip Scrub

Save money by making your own brown sugar lip scrub and enjoy the benefits of smooth lips.

| October 2017

  • The brown sugar in this lip scrub helps to remove dry, flaky skin.
    Photo by Michelle Cehn
  • “The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty” by Sunny Subramanian and Chrystle Fiedler, has everything you need to know about making your own vegan cosmetics, in addition to a complete list of what you need to get started.
    Cover courtesy Robert Rose

The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty (Robert Rose, 2016) by Sunny Subramanian and Chrystle Fiedle, contains only vegan cruelty-free, non-toxic, and gluten-free beauty recipes on a budget. Sunny was the first vegan beauty blogger, she runs the Vegan Beauty Review website, where she writes about the latest and greatest cruelty-free products in the fashion and beauty scene. Make these recipes in your own kitchen and take complete control over what goes on your skin.

There’s nothing like dry, chapped lips to make smooth lipstick application impossible. Argh! Plus, who wants to make out with a crusty-mouthed beast? Skip the store-bought lip scrub, save yourself some dough and experience the satisfaction of DIY-ing this beauty at home. Peppermint essential oil gives it the ooh-la-la tinglies.

Combine in a small glass jar with lid.


• 1 tbsp packed vegan brown sugar (15 mL)
• 1 tsp jojoba oil (5 mL)
• 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (1 mL)
• 3 drops peppermint essential oil


1. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, jojoba oil, vanilla extract and peppermint essential oil until sugar is moistened. Spoon into jar.

2. Using index finger or toothbrush, apply scrub to lips. Gently scrub, in circles, for 10 seconds.

11/6/2017 12:51:16 AM

I learned years ago to use your ring finger when applying products to your lips just like you do for your eyes. I was told the lips are delicate just like the eye area.

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