Cruelty-Free DIY Vanilla And Cinnamon Vegan Lip Scrub

DIY Vanilla and Cinnamon Lip ScrubDIY Vanilla and Cinnamon lip scrub

Good morning, all! Today’s post is about how you can make this delectable lip scrub. The remains are currently sitting in the kitchen, and I’m not going to lie, the scent is making me want to have a second breakfast! Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to compete with Lush here. I love Lush, their staff are the nicest, most helpful people, and their face masks are a dream. But why pay €6+ for one little lip scrub, when you can make unlimited amounts of your own from scratch for the same price? If you’re interested in the latter, keep on reading!

What You’ll Need:

– Coconut Oil

– Sugar (The more granulated, the better: it’ll be less abrasive on your lips/anywhere else you use it)

– Vanilla Essence

– Cinnamon

– A small bowl and tea spoon for mixing


1) Mix equal amounts of sugar and coconut oil until smooth. This was easy for me, as it’s so warm today that my coconut oil melted! It made the scrub-making process a lot quicker.

2) Add a good dash of cinnamon and half to three quarters of a cap of vanilla essence, depending on which scent you’d prefer to be stronger. Mix until all ingredients are fully blended.

3) If you’re not happy with the colour of the finished product, you can always add food colouring. The oatmeal-y colour didn’t particularly bother me as I’m more focused on the function than the appearance, but I think it would look very pretty and Lush-like with some red food colouring mixed in 🙂

4) Decant into whatever container you have. I want to keep this in my bathroom with my skincare, so I needed something small. Hence, I used a mini jam jar 🙂 Isn’t it adorable?! The teeny gingham lid has my heart all a-flutter!

5) Apply, rub across lips, and lick off. Do it, you know you want to! It’d be a waste of a treat otherwise, don’t you think? This can also be used as an all-over body exfoliator, so if you feel so inclined, go wild! It’ll leave you smelling really yummy too.

And there you have it! Literally as easy as one, two, three! (…Four, five, but shush) Hope you’re all having a lovely Tuesday 🙂

Let me know below if you try this out, I’d love to hear your feedback!

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    • June 30, 2015 / 1:57 PM

      Thank you! Literally takes two minutes and it tastes so good! Let me know what you think if you end up trying it ☺️

  1. Katie
    June 30, 2015 / 5:14 PM

    So is this how you can manage to wear reds and dark lipsticks all day??

    I normally exfoliate mine with the edge of my toothbrush but find that can dry them out sometimes. Definitely trying this later…is there anything coconut oil can’t do?!

    • June 30, 2015 / 5:15 PM

      Pretty much ???? Coconut oil is magical, it can do no wrong! Have some sitting in the ends of my hair as we speak ????

  2. July 22, 2015 / 9:08 PM

    That’s such a cool idea! I might have to make one, I have half the ingredients already 🙂 great post!

    Kimberley xx

    • July 22, 2015 / 9:15 PM

      Ahhh thank you so much! It’s all household ingredients so it’s super easy ???? Lasts for ages too!

      • July 22, 2015 / 9:21 PM

        That’s good! I have the same coconut oil you use but I’m running out ahah, might go and stock up and get the rest of the ingredients! xx

        • July 22, 2015 / 9:24 PM

          That coconut oil is super cheat and does the same job as one five times it’s cost! Eee, I’m excited for you! Let me know how you get on! Btw, I keep up with all of my blogs on Bloglovin’ instead of on here, so I followed you there, hope that’s okay! ☺️

          • July 22, 2015 / 9:32 PM

            Yeah that’s fine! Thank you, not sure if I’m following already but if not I’ll follow you back 🙂 I don’t understand anyone who pays loads for coconut oil whereas you can pay like £1.50 for exactly the same thing!

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