DIY Lush Lip Scrub: How to Make Your Own Lush Lip Scrub

By Aniela / June 7, 2015

This DIY Lush lip scrub tutorial will show you how to exactly replicate some of your favorite Lush lip scrubs in a pinch! Lip scrub recipes are essentially sugar scrubs and they're fast and easy to make! This DIY lip scrub recipe is the same, but this time, we'll be trying to emulate an already existing lip scrub.

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Lush's lip scrubs are, for lack of a better word, absolutely luscious! I've tried both the bubblegum and the mint, and they have got to be my favorite of the store-bought lip scrubs. Even though they come in an itty bitty container, that stuff will last you for quite some time! Anyway, making your own Lush lip scrub is super easy AND inexpensive so there is really no reason you shouldn't be making your own. BONUS: it's fun too! So, if you've already got an empty lip scrub container, use that to put your homemade Lush scrub in. Or, you can use any sort of container for that matter.

DIY Lush Lip Scrub

lush lip scrubs

You'll Need:

  • 3 tablespoons Castor sugar (if you don't have castor sugar, you can also use regular or granulated sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons Jojoba oil or olive oil (your choice of carrier oil )
  • Lip safe flavoring (this is where you would choose bubblegum lip scrub flavor or whichever flavor you want) OR 2 drops of your favorite essential oil (tangerine, lemon, lavender, mint, etc…)
  • Small amount of food coloring (optional, simply for looks!)
  • Lip gloss pots or containers

Some of our favorite Lush lip scrubs are of course the bubble gum and sugar plum fairy versions, but you can get as creative as you want here! For more inspiration, check out your local Lush stores!


In a small bowl, mix the sugar in with the oil and stir well. Then, add the rest of your ingredients and stir. Easy as that! Transfer the mixture into a pot and voila!

How to Use a Lip Scrub

sugar lips

Simply take a small amount of the lip scrub onto your finger and rub gently onto wet lips. Don't scrub too hard – the sugar granules are already doing that for you! You can wash off, or it's good enough to lick off! Follow up with a moisturizing lip balm.

What scrubbing your lips on a regular basis does is get rid of dead skin cells, therefore revealing soft, brighter lips! A regular lip scrub routine can also help with dry or cracked lips and can actually also hydrate dry lips. This is because even though you may apply lip balm, if there is a thick layer of dead skin cells, that lip balm will simply not do its job!


You can store your DIY lip scrub just as you would any other scrub – it won't expire for at least 6 months! Alternatively, you can also store it in the fridge for a refreshing scrub! Just be careful when using the scrub not to get any water in as this will cause contamination.

Lush Lip Scrub Video

No time to read? Watch this quick tutorial video courtesy of Hayley Williams to create your own Lush lip scrub!

Courtesy of Hayley Williams
diy lush bubblegum lip scrub
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DIY Lush Lip Scrub

An easy peasy DIY lip scrub recipe that's very close to Lush's version!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Skin Care
Cuisine: Lip Scrub
Keyword: lip scrub, lush, skin care
Servings: 1
Calories: 1kcal
Cost: $5


  • Lip gloss pots or containers


  • 3 tbsp castor sugar
  • 3 tbsp jojoba oil or another carrier oil of your choice
  • 2-3 drops lip balm flavor oil
  • 2-3 drops food coloring optional – for color only


  • In a small bowl, mix the sugar in with the oil and stir well.
  • Then, add the rest of your ingredients and stir.
  • Easy as that! Transfer the mixture into a pot and voila!


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5 years ago

I am new to this…When you say Castor sugar is that a baking sugar?

Leslie Ralston
5 years ago
Reply to  Aniela

Castor sugar is superfine sugar. Not confectioner’s or powdered. Sometimes you can find super fine sugar in the hot beverages section of your grocery store. If you can’t find it, you can take regular granulated sugar and process it in a food processor with a regular blade for 30 seconds.

4 years ago

where can i buy flavor oil to add to my lip scrub?

4 years ago

How long can you keep a DIY lip scrub?

4 years ago

Made this, and it’s so easy!! Question though, is Lush lip scrub edible??

4 years ago

thanks for sharing – great recipe 🙂

4 years ago

LOVE this recipe, ty for sharing 🙂

4 years ago


4 years ago

I didnt have lip balm flavor oil but I added a few drops of lavender essential oil and it was still really nice, thank you for sharing!