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DIY Lip Scrub Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 25 applications 1x


Making a DIY lip scrub for the best lip exfoliation is surprisingly easy. This homemade lip scrub with pumpkin and nutmeg is perfect for the Fall season. It’s a great gift idea, too.


  • ⅛ cup organic brown sugar
  • ⅛ cup used or wet organic coffee grounds
  • 2 tablespoons organic canned pumpkin (or homemade pumpkin puree)
  • 1 teaspoon local honey (ideally raw)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon shea butter
  • nutmeg (just a sprinkle; optional)


  1. Place the brown sugar, coffee grounds and pumpkin in a small bowl.
  2. Blend well using either a fork or a spoon.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients: honey, coconut oil, shea butter and nutmeg.
  4. Stir, pressing down as needed, to make sure all ingredients are well-blended.
  5. Transfer the finished product to a small glass jar with a lid. Keep it in the fridge to help preserve it. Ideally, it should be used within a month.
  6. To use, apply a small amount with a soft toothbrush, washcloth or clean fingertips. Gently massage for about 20 seconds in a circular motion. Rinse and apply lipstick, lip liner, lip gloss or lip balm.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Category: Lip Care
  • Method: Blending