DIY Lip Rescue Kit – How to make a lip scrub and balm

DIY Lip Rescue Kit -

It is getting colder, which means our lips tend to suffer. Treat them with this DIY lip rescue kit, that you can make easily at home!

So Autumn is finally upon us, which means it is only going to get colder as we head into winter. That means that we crank our heating up and the inevitable dry chapped lips ensue. To remedy this we use lots of different lip treatments like lip balms and vaseline, which are not always the best at relieving and treating chapped lips. Well, you can make your very own super moisturising DIY lip rescue kit right in your kitchen instead. This kit contains a honey lip scrub and a honey lip balm, to rescue your lips back from soreness.

Jump below to watch my video tutorial on how to make your own DIY lip kit, or keep reading to see how. (You could always do both too!)

DIY Lip Rescue Kit -Lip Scrub

The first part of your rescue kit is a lip scrub. Now, lip scrubs are designed to help remove the dry chapped skin that forms on the lips when they become damaged. By removing this layer of dry skin it helps your moisturising lip balm penetrate better, resulting in soft supple and moisturised lips.

This lip scrub has the moisturising effects of honey and almond oil, as well as the exfoliating effects of sugar, to get you lovely soft lips. Use this lip scrub before using the DIY honey lip balm.

DIY honey lip scrub in a tin


  • 2 teaspoons (tsp) of Sugar – I used caster sugar as it is a finer sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (tsp) Honey – I used one from the cupboard, but raw or organic may be best.
  • 1 teaspoon (tsp) Almond Oil.

You will also need:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Tin for the made lip scrub
  • Measuring spoon
  • Spoon to mix
  • Rubbing alcohol ( ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL 99%) to sterilise lip tins

This will make one tin of lip scrub.

Ingredients for honey lip scrub

How to make DIY Honey Lip Scrub:

This lip scrub is super easy to make and only takes a few steps.

Step 1 – Add ingredients into a bowl:

To start, add all of the ingredients into a clean and sterile mixing bowl. You want to make sure the whole area is clean and sterile, as the product you are making is going onto your lips.

Step 2 – Mix ingredients together:

When all ingredients are in the bowl, mix these together thoroughly until they are fully combined. You will find that the mixture forms into a gel-like consistency, which is what you want.

Lip scrub mixed in a bowl

Step 3 – Place into lip tin:

Grab your tins that you are going to keep your lip scrub and spritz with the rubbing alcohol. Allow drying before placing in your lip scrub. This will ensure that the lip scrub tin is sterile before placing in the mixture. Carefully spoon in the lip scrub. I popped a label onto the top of the lid so that I knew which tin was the lip scrub and which was the lip balm.

Lip scrub in a tin

Then you are ready to scrub your lips away and start the journey to softer lips! That is part one of your DIY lip rescue kit complete. Pretty easy huh?

DIY honey lip scrub in a tin

DIY Lip Rescue Kit – Lip Balm

Onto stage two of your DIY lip rescue kit with a moisturising DIY honey lip balm. Now lip balms are designed to offer a protective layer to your lips from the elements whilst sealing in moisture. Some shop-bought lip balms do not always do your lips the world of good, especially if they contain hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Lip balms with these ingredients can often make your lips even dryer, which is why I’ve opted to make my own, using various oils and butters.

DIY Honey lip balm in a tin


The lip balm contains a few more ingredients than that of the lip scrub. To make this lip balm you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon (tbsp) Shea Butter
  • 1 teaspoon (tsp) Honey
  • 1 teaspoon (tsp) Almond Oil
  • 1 teaspoon (tsp) Coconut or Olive oil – I used coconut oil in this recipe.
  • 3 – 4 drops Vanilla Extract – I actually used vanilla essential oil but you can use either
  • 1 teaspoon Grated Beeswax

You will also need:

  • Double boiler/bowl over a pan of hot water
  • Measuring spoons
  • Spoon
  • Lip balm tins
  • Rubbing alcohol (ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL 99%) to sterilise tins

This will make roughly three small tins of lip balm.

Ingredients to make honey lip balm

How to make DIY Honey Lip Balm:

Again the lip balm is super easy to make but has a few more steps than that of the lip scrub. It involved melting the ingredients to liquid form and letting them set after being combined.

Step 1 – Melt the ingredients together:

Using a double boiler, or a bowl over a pan of hot water, you want to begin melting down your ingredients. Start by melting the grated beeswax. Once this has melted, add the shea butter and allow to melt. Next, add in the coconut or olive oil (whichever you have chosen to use), again allowing it to melt in. Finally, add in the almond oil and honey, allowing them to fully combine.

Lip balm ingredients melting in a double boiler

Step 2 – Remove from heat and add vanilla:

When you are happy that all the ingredients are fully melted and combined together, it is time to remove it from the heat. Allow it to cool slightly before adding in the vanilla extract or oil. Add in 3-4 drops and mix well to combine.

Adding vanilla to diy honey lip balm

Step 3 – Sterilise tins and pour in the lip balm

Before placing your melted lip balm mixture into your tin, spritz with the rubbing alcohol to sterilise. When this has evaporated and the tin feels dry, begin pouring or spooning in the melted lip balm. Be careful here, as the liquid will still be hot and you do not want to burn your hands. Allow the mixture to cool and set, placing it in the fridge can speed up this process.

Spooning lip balm into a tin

I again added on a label, so that I could tell the difference from the lip scrub and lip balm in the DIY lip rescue kit.

There you have your DIY Honey Lip Balm!

DIY honey lip balm in a tin

DIY Lip Rescue Kit

So, there you have how to make your very own DIY lip rescue kit. This is perfect for keeping your lips soft and supple in the upcoming colder months, and preps your lips in time for the seasonal holiday red lip! Speaking of Christmas (too early?…Never!) these would make a lovely gift for your family and friends if you are thinking of making handmade gifts this year. Why not treat your loved ones to a handmade DIY lip rescue kit?!

If you enjoyed this post, check out some of my other beauty DIYs, such as Jo Malone inspired bath bombs and DIY Ultrabland.

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16 thoughts on “DIY Lip Rescue Kit – How to make a lip scrub and balm

    1. I never think about the vegan option sorry! You could make the swap or leave it out altogether. With the scrub, you could use any type of oil really too.

      Thanks for commenting!

      Aimsy xoxo

  1. They both sound so easy to make, especially the lip scrub. I tend to have drier lips in general so they definitely suffer in the cooler months. I need to try these for myself! x


    1. Oh, these feel heavenly on dry lips, and leave them feeling super moisturised. Super easy to make!

      Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

      Aimsy xoxo

  2. Oh wow, these are so lovely! I’ve never made anything like this before because I didn’t realise how straightforward it could be. Flora would LOVE to do something like this, they’d make perfect stocking fillers or gifts for her friends. Thank you so much, Aimsy, I’ve bookmarked this for later! X

    Lisa |

    1. Oh, these would be perfect little stocking fillers, and something for you to do with your daughter.
      I would love to know how yours turn out if you get the chance to make them!

      Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

      Aimsy xoxo

    1. You can’t beat making something from scratch can you, and these are super simple to do!

      Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

      Aimsy xoxo

    1. A perfect project for those cold, wet days when you don’t want to leave the house! These use simple ingredients and should be better for your lips than shop-bought ones too.

      Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

      Aimsy xoxo

  3. I love a homemade lip salve. It saves the waste on plastic tubes as the tins can be forever reused and refilled. The shea butter gives a really delicious smooth texture. πŸ™‚

    1. Definitely, I much prefer a tin so that I can re-use them. The shea butter is lovely in this!

      Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

      Aimsy xoxo

    1. I didn’t realise they were so easy to make until I made this. Definitely love a good lip scrub!

      Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

      Aimsy xoxo

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