How to Make a Red Berry Sugar Lip Scrub

This Lip scrub is gorgeously scented with a flavour oil, also offering a pleasant taste (though please do not eat it 😉)

You can fully customize this by replacing the oils, butter and flavour oil we list with any of your choice,  you may need to adjust the amounts of oil to butter depending on which butter you use, as some are softer than others.

This is an anhyrdrous formula, meaning that you do not need a preservative.  We’d advise a shelf life of 6-12 months, but you can do your own testing.  This may change depending on oil choice.

Remember that you need to stability test and obtain a CPSR before gifting or selling your finished products.

You’ll need:

  • Scales
  • Heat proof beakers or bowl
  • Pan or Bane Marie or double boiler
  • Stirring rods
  • Small dishes or beakers for ingredients
  • Small pots of aluminum tins
  • PPE – Gloves, mask, apron, hairnet


Phase A

  • 15% Jojoba Oil – An Emollient known to nourish and heal dry lips
  • 8% Shea Butter, refined – An Emollient and Occulsive helping to form a barrier to retain moisture.
  • 7% Castor oil – A humectant helping to retain moisture promoting hydration.
  • 7%  Sweet Almond Oil – An Emollient that’s moisturizing and helps rejuvenate dead skin cells and prevent chapped lips.

Phase B

  • Up to 0.5% Mica colour – Colour, you can use up to 0.5% mica depending on how much colour you want. It won’t stain.   You can omit entirely if you prefer.

Phase C

  • 5% Flavour Oil - Red Fruit – A food grade flavour oil that also provides a pleasant scent.
  • 1% Vitamin e (Tocopherol 70%) – An antioxidant that prevents the oils from rancidity whilst promoting cell regeneration and softening.

Phase D

  • 60% Granulated Sugar – To exfoliate, else it wouldn’t be a scrub would it?

Recipe for a 20g batch – approx. 2-3 lip scrubs depending on container size.

  • 12g Granulated Sugar
  • 3g Jojoba Oil
  • 6g Shea Butter, refined
  • 4g Castor Oil
  • 4g Sweet Almond oil
  • 3g Flavour oil – Red Fruit
  • 2g Vitamin e (70% Tocopherol)
  • 1g Mica – Ruby Red


  • First adhere to GMP and clean down your workspace and equipment.
  • Weigh out all your ingredients ready in small dishes or beakers.
  • Add your oils and butter to a heat proof beaker and heat in a Bane Marie or double boiler until melted – this will take seconds.
  • Take off the heat, add your mica colour and mix well.
  • Allow to cool to under 40 degrees before adding your flavour oil and vitamin e.
  • Mix until incorporated.
  • Allow to fully cool before adding your sugar and mix well, else your sugar will dissolve.
  • Spoon into small containers or jars.

To use your lip scrub, rub onto dry lips to exfoliate and moisturize.  Wipe sugar residue away and apply your favorite lip balm, gloss or lipstick.


  • You can add or reduce the sugar depending on how wet you like your scrub to be.
  • Try different oils for different benefits.
  • Try a different flavour or colour

Disclaimer: These formulas and recipes are experiments created for the purpose of sharing on Patreon and YouTube. Revega does not make any claims as to their qualifications or the efficacy of the formulations which are listed here for entertainment purposes and accepts no responsibility for how you use these. We are self-taught and offer these videos from our years of knowledge and experience in making our own cosmetic products.

Remember that if you intend to use one of these formulations for your own product range, do your own research, experiments, adjustments and tests before using, gifting or selling.


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