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DIY Lavender Vanilla Lip Scrub

Mom will love this DIY Lavender Vanilla Lip Scrub. It only takes a few minutes to make, so it's a perfect quick Mother's Day gift idea.

Mother’s Day is just 24 days away. Obviously, this week has been all about getting ready for this fun holiday!

We started on Tuesday with the Moms are like buttons printable and button flower tutorial.

Today it is all about pampering Mom with this DIY Lavender Vanilla Lip Scrub. Moms totally deserve all the pampering, don’t they!?!

After being a mama for almost a year now, I totally understand when people say that motherhood is a thankless job. Not to say I don’t have a wonderful hubby who is so incredibly present and helpful in our home. But being a mom is a no-break, “just keep swimming” type of gig.

Mother’s Day is such a special holiday because, unlike every other day, moms everywhere are told “thank you” and are able to put their feet up for the day and relax. 

Doesn’t that sound nice? I was in labor all day last Mother’s Day, so I plan on taking full advantage of this year’s day!

This DIY Lavender Vanilla Lip Scrub will give you that feeling of just sitting down and relaxing anytime you want! The relaxing scent of lavender combined with the sweet aroma of vanilla makes this lip scrub capable of taking you away for just a moment as you scrub your lips! 🙂

Trust me, Mom will LOVE this gift for Mother’s Day. It only takes a few minutes and supplies that you probably have on hand anyway!

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the mini hexagon jars for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. Also, this post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here.

The supplies needed to make a DIY lavender vanilla lip scrub laid out on a table: coconut oil, sugar, lavender essential oil, vanilla extract, a jar, and spoons for mixing.

How to Make DIY Lavender Vanilla Lip Scrub

Supplies needed

Step 1. Mix coconut oil & sugar.

A woman pours a measuring spoon of sugar into a glass jar. Other lavender vanilla lip scrub ingredients sit on the table - coconut oil, vanilla extract, and lavender essential oil.

First things first, you want to start by mixing your base for the lip scrub together with equal parts coconut oil & sugar. 

For my adorable little mini 1.5 oz hexagon glass jars, I needed about 2 tbsp coconut oil and 2 tbsp sugar.

Once the ingredients are poured into a small bowl, just start mixing and pressing with your spoon.

Since the coconut oil is rather solid, it will take about a minute of mixing for the sugar and oil to come together. Just keep mixing…just keep mixing…just keep mixing.

Be sure that you are using normal coconut oil (aka the solid stuff) and not the fractionated coconut oil, which is the consistency of olive oil.

I used just normal pure granulated white cane sugar, but I’ve seen other recipes using a finer grain Baker’s sugar, which could work too. You definitely don’t want to use something like Sugar in the Raw for a lip scrub because it’s too rough (although, it does work well for a body scrub)!

Step 2. Add lavender essential oil.

A woman adds drops of lavender essential oil to a jar with a sugar and coconut oil, creating a DIY lavender vanilla sugar lip scrub.

Be careful, you only need 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil for every tbsp of sugar you add. I love the Eden’s Garden essential oils brand available on Amazon!

Step 3. Add vanilla extract.

A woman adds a few drops of vanilla essential oil to a jar containing a sugar, coconut oil, and lavender essential oil lip scrub.

Since I obviously buy the mondo size vanilla (we do a lot of baking in the house), the drops that come out of this are pretty big. I added 2 large drops for every tablespoon of sugar that I added to the mixture.

Step 4. Mix thoroughly.

After you get the lavender and the vanilla in, you want to be sure you mix it well.

Step 5. Spoon into jars.

A woman spooning the lavender vanilla sugar scrub mixture into a small glass jar using a spoon.

I think these mini hexagon glass jars were the perfect size for my lavender vanilla lip scrub.

As I mentioned earlier, this 1.5 oz size held 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (4 tablespoons altogether).

Step 6. Create label.

A small glass jar with a gold lid filled with a DIY lavender vanilla lip scrub, labeled with a purple gift tag.

I kept it classic with a simple label made from lavender-colored marble card stock.

SIDE NOTE: This rad paper is actually packaging from a Post-it note pad that I picked up in the Dollar Spot section at Target! I feel like I’m always saving random cool packaging to reuse. Is anyone else this cheap inventive?!

I tied the label on with some purple and white baker’s twine from Dollar Tree.

A small dollop of white lavender vanilla lip scrub sits on a woman's fingertip, the full jar visible in the background.

The consistency of the DIY lavender vanilla lip scrub is perfect and the aroma is hard to beat. Mom is going to be shocked that you make this yourself and she’ll be loving you for it!

Supplies needed to make a lavender vanilla lib scrub - coconut oil, sugar, vanilla, and lavender essential oil - laid out. Image text reads

How to use DIY Lavender Vanilla Lip Scrub

  • Gently rub a small dab all over your lips.
  • Wipe off with a warm damp towel (or lick it off – it’s all-natural!)
  • Only use lip scrub once a week (maybe twice a week during winter), it’s too harsh for the gentle skin on your lips to use daily.

Regularly using a lip scrub, you will be able to keep a smooth surface on your lips so they will stay soft, smooth, and hydrated. Better yet, they say that by using a lip scrub, your lipstick, liner, and glass will be more long-lasting.

So take a few minutes and whip up this DIY Lavender Vanilla Lip Scrub to pamper Mom this Mother’s Day. On Mom’s Day, tell her to sit back, put her feet up, relax, and most of all, tell her “thank you!”

How to Make DIY Lavender Vanilla Lip Scrub

How to Make DIY Lavender Vanilla Lip Scrub

Yield: 1 Lip Scrub
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Pamper mom (or any woman in your life) with this luscious all-natural homemade lavender vanilla lip scrub! You only need a few minutes and a few ingredients to create this DIY lip scrub.


  • Spoon
  • 1 tbsp measuring spoon
  • Small Bowl to mix in


  1. Mix coconut oil & sugar.
  2. Add lavender essential oil.
  3. Add vanilla extract.
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Spoon into jars.
  6. Create label.

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