Have you ever used a lip scrub? It is definitely a ‘first-world thing’ but if you can, try it. It is divine! This recipe for choc mint lip scrub is good enough to eat, and the best part, SAFE enough to eat. Gotta love that!

I’ve called this a lip scrub, but don’t let that stop you from using it ALL over your body, especially in areas you shave or wax to help prevent ingrown hairs.

Choc Mint Lip Scrub

Makes: 160 g | 5.6 oz Prep time: < 5 min.


80 g | 2.8 oz brown sugar

20 g | 0.7 oz raw sugar

50 g | 1.8 oz carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil and sweet almond oil are popular choices)

10 g | 0.4 oz cacao powder/cocoa

5-10 drops of essential oils

My choice of essential oils…

My favourite essential oil in this recipe is peppermint, but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information.


1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until combined.

2. Transfer into container of choice.

To Use

Gently massage over wet lips and rinse with warm water.

Krissy Ballinger

Krissy Ballinger

Author and Advocate for natural living

Krissy wants to see a world where people make conscious, educated decisions that honour both humans and habitat. With a background in education and health promotion, she devotes her time to passionately increase awareness on common and avoidable toxins, in everyday items like washing powder and deodorant, and to educate individuals on how they can easily reduce their daily exposure, through simple and realistic do-it-yourself ideas and recipes.

Krissy has sold over 40,000 copies of her natural DIY recipe books, including her award-winning book, Naturally Inspired - Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning, and her newly-released kids book, Make & Play - Natural DIY Recipes for Kids. She offers honest and gentle guidance, education and 100+ natural DIY recipes on her website.


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