lush lip scrub recipe

Lush is one of my favourite beauty brands. Who doesn’t love the idea of fresh, handmade cosmetics that smell so good you wanna eat ‘em up?! But, there are two major problems I have with it:

  1. It’s not available in Pakistan. So that means you’ll find yourself begging distant relatives or friends or anyone you can think of (because desperation) to make a little space in their luggage while you use your dad’s credit card (hey, it’s not my fault banks don’t like me) to order it online.
  2. It’s kind of expensive. I mean, to be fair, when converted into our beloved currency, pretty much everything seems a lot more pricey but y’know. Can’t be earnin’ in rupees and spendin’ in dollars, son!

So when my Lush lip scrub recently ran out, I thought why not attempt making my own at home – can’t be rocket science, right? After going through lots of different versions online and a few failed experiments, I finally managed to get it right! And it’s a lot simpler than I anticipated (shh, let’s just keep that part to ourselves).

Strawberry Flavoured Lush-Inspired Lip Scrub

What You’ll Need:

1 tbsp super-fine granulated sugar
1 tsp edible olive oil
5-6 drops of strawberry flavouring
2 drops of pink food colour (gives a pretty pink tint to your lips!)

Step one

Add sugar and olive oil to a bowl and mix well.

Lush Lip Scrub Recipe

Step Two

Add the strawberry flavouring, drop by drop, stirring it into the mixture.

lush lip scrub recipe

Step Three

Colour it up! This was my favourite part – watching the ingredients take on a lovely pink tint. I used Rose Pink by Wilton.

Step Four

Pour into a small pot and get scrubbin’ for soft, pink lips that taste like strawberries 😉

lush lip scrub

68 thoughts on “DIY: Lush Inspired Lip Scrub”

  1. I love to use these lip scrubs especially when I go for a matte lipstick.. I use my homemade lip scrub with honey but strawberry flavour is a good idea too 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for this diy. I always wondered how people make this scrub. I was thinking of buying one, but now I don’t have to.
    PS. I am from Pakistan as well!

  3. OMG seriously?!? I had no idea it was so simple to make your own lip scrub. Thank you so much for sharing and I love the strawberry flavour idea. I mean you had me at strawberry

    1. Yeah, I haven’t even heard of it here! :p I just thought it was worth a try if I could put some simple ingredients to work 🙂

    1. I spent half my life not knowing what they were but now that I’ve discovered them, I can’t survive without them anymore lol!

  4. I love that you came up with this out of necessity, but it is a great idea! Plus it is much more affordable than the Lush products! I will definitely be trying this!

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