Friday, 28 February 2014

DIY: Lush Lip Scrub

A few weeks ago I went into Lush and was standing there completely unsure on what I should buy. Until I came across the Bubblegum Lip Scrub. Seeing as I had seen it everywhere on people's beauty blogs, I thought that I should try it out to see what the fuss was all about. I paid $13.00 for a teeny jar of pretty much just sugar, some oil, flavouring and food colouring, and realized that I could make it myself for so much cheaper, plus I have endless possibilities for flavouring choices. So I came up with a simple and cheap recipe to make your own lip scrub.


4 heaped tablespoons castor sugar
2 teaspoons olive oil
Flavouring of your choice
Food colouring

To make this, add your 4 tablespoons of castor sugar into a bowl, along with your 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Add your preferred flavouring. Add as much as you want depending on how strong you want. Then if you want, add some food colouring. I suggest to use pink food colouring because if it stains, it will stain your lips pink which isn't as bad if it was blue or green. Below I have listed the combinations that I have tried.



  1. Really great idea, I might give it a go because that price is extortionate! :)

  2. Love your blog and the layout is so nice! Also, I nominated you for the Liebster award on my blog (

  3. this is a great idea, I've wanted a lip scrub for ages but hate how expensive they are so I'm definitely going to do this!

  4. I purchase these lip scrubs from Lush all the time, and honestly, I almost never use them. Actually got two right now, popcorn and bubblegum barely used!. Maybe if I make my own, I will use them?

    Thanks x

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  6. This is a great idea, the lush one was addictive and was getting a bit too expensive to keep buying, thank you so much x

  7. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award :)

  8. I haven't tried making a lip scrub myself but I've been thinking about trying it :)

  9. I need to try this!

    I have nominated you for the liebster award -

    Love Grace xoxo

  10. Love this DIY! Lush lipscrub is quite expensive, so I think I'm gonna make this lipscrub! X Carmen

  11. I always think this and never actually try a recipe out, so well done & this is amazing! xoxo

  12. This is great, my sister has the Lush one and I love it but way too expensive for me. So this will be great to try. Thanks :)

    What A Little Pickle

  13. This is such a good idea - especially because lip scrubs are so expensive!


  14. It seriously annoys me how expensive lush is! Glad you've provided a cheaper alternative!

    Something about Carey

  15. I've just brought the lip scrub today and I'm going to review it soon, but afterwards I'm definitely going to give this idea a try!