DIY Lush-Inspired Recipes

I love making my own beauty products. I also love all things LUSH, but I don't always like the prices, especially when I can make it myself. And today I'm sharing DIY versions inspired by LUSH faves. These are effortless, y'all, promise. Just click the link of the DIY you're interested in!

Some of these are very similar, and some mimic the results of the LUSH original recipe. Let me know your faves and enjoy!

Coffee Scrub
Similar to Cup O Coffee Face/Body Scrub

Sea Salt Shaving Scrub
Similar to Sea Sal tand Rub, Rub, Rub

Solid Sugar Scrub
Similar to Sugar Scrub

Lip Butters
Similar to Lip Service, Honey Trap, None of Your Beeswax

Lip Tint
Similar to It Started With A Kiss

Bath Bombs--I have done these LOTS of times. Here's a Christmas version. Here are Cupcake Bath Bombs.
Similar to Bath Bombs, Sakura bath bombs, Easter bath bombs, Christmas bath bombs

Banana Hair SmoothieAvocado Hair Smoothie
Similar to H'suan Wen Hua hair treatment

Lemon Mint Sugar Scrub
Similar to Mint Julips

Santa's Lip Scrub
Similar to Santa's Lip Scrub (seasonal)

Bubble Gum Lip Scrub
Similar to Bubble Gum Lip Scrub

Shower Jellies
Similar to Whoosh Shower Jelly

Solid Perfume
Similar to Vanillary, Sun

Sun Spray
Similar to Breath of Fresh Air

Rosewater Toner
Similar to Eua Roma

Peppermint Facial Mist
Similar to Tea Tree Water

Shower Steam
Similar to Dream Steam

Oatmeal Honey Mask
Similar to Oatifix

Solid Lotion Bars
Similar to Full of Grace

Green Tea Mask
Similar to The Sacred Truth

Which ones did you like?

Extra Elle:
  • I realized when I was writing this that I've created 292 DIY recipes that I've shared on here. I can't believe it! And I have plenty more to go. Anything specific you'd like me to create?


  1. I love that all of these are in one post! I want to try making the sea salt shaving scrub and the peppermint facial mist!

    Doused In Pink

  2. I love all of these! Lush products are some of my favs and I love all of these that you can make at home. Especially the scrubs!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. so many great ideas! i need to try a scrub. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. So many great DIYs - I still want to try the bubble gum lip scrub! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Wow! What great money-savers. I'm gonna try some of these.

  6. Your instagram photo this morning had me drooling haha! Good enough to eat!

  7. Elle, you are a mad scientist when it comes to beauty products! Love it:) Thanks for sharing all these DIYs:) Save us money!

  8. I pinned the peppermint spray and the coffee scrub. That will be great especially if I can use used grounds, which I asked on your original post.

    Thanks for assembling in one place.

  9. YESS this is awesome. I love Lush, but man it can be stressful to enter that store. Those salespeople do.not. leave you alone.

    xo, Carly | carly blogs

  10. I'm obsessed with all these DIY Lush recipes! I loved the shower jellies you posted a few weeks ago and I really want to try the bubble gum lip scrub! And how perfect would the Christmas tree lotion bars be for the holidays?! Love it all, Elle!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  11. Girl I am bookmarking this post to come back to later - so much greatness!

  12. Saved this one for reference. :) I actually think DIY'ed products are a bit better than the originals as sometimes Lush put a few little additions to theirs that I don't want to put on my skin. Thank you for these! x

  13. stop it! This is great - so many great recipes!! Pinning this now!!!

  14. So many amazing things! I am just clicking and clicking to read about masks, rosewater toner (will do it tonight!) and I loved the shower jellies, as I told you before! I will definilety make many of the recipes, but immediately the jellies and the toner!

  15. Mmmm... banana hair smoothie! I think I'll do that this weekend!

  16. This is awesome, Elle! I want to try the coffee scrub STAT!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  17. This is amazing! The DIY bath bombs would be awesome especially as Christmas gifts <3

  18. wow, so many DIY recipes! you go girl.
    I have never tried a Lush product to be honest! I have heard of their big shampoo and the ultrabland something or other.. but the $$ have deterred me. don't suppose you can DIY those ;) hahaha jk girl. your DIYs are fabulous!.

  19. Um, gimme the first two!!!! Actually these all sound really appealing!

  20. I love all of your DIY's, so much fun to do and you are so good at finding out the secrets to the best products!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  21. The banana hair smoothie and lemonade sugar scrub ones sound awesome. I am addicted to lip balms so the lip butters would be my choice.

  22. WOW... look at all the DIY projects you've done! That is so impressive!!!!
    I bet your friends & family love you at Christmas - you must give the coolest homemade gifts :)

  23. Lush products are the best and you're the best for sharing these DIYs. I really need to try making my own bath bombs and shower jellies! Thanks Elle!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  24. I also hate lush prices too. You are so creative with your DIY


  25. I love lush but yes their prices are a little insane! I need to try these especially that coffee scrub!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  26. I love all your DIYs Elle!! I need to try the coffee scrub one! That sounds amazing!

  27. I am almost out of my current shower scrub right now and I am totally making one of yours to replace it!!! I bought my first Lush product last week...The Ultrabland face wash. I am hoping that it works great for me. I need something, my face is terrible right now!!!

  28. I love the Lush lip scrub! I'll have to try your recipe when I run out.

  29. Amazing DIYs, I have to try them all! =D

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/


  30. These are so adorable, Elle! I seriously need to try your bath bombs.

  31. Can't wait to try to do the Bubblegum Lip Scrub!

  32. The little pumpkin ones are so cute! You're very talented with all your DIYs! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  33. You come up with so many awesome DIYs!

  34. Wow, you have so many awesome DIYs Elle! Seeing so many rounded up like this just blows my mind--you are so creative! I really want to try that solid perfume. I never remember to put on perfume but I really like the idea of a solid kind.

  35. Great recipes! I definitely want to try the green tea mask.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

  36. Pinning this page!! I love that you've got all your amazing DIY's in one spot for me to save and use for later ;) ;)

    Much Love!
    -Stephanie Eva

  37. THIS IS GREAT. i am in love! making some of these tonight, and i think i just found christmas presents haha

  38. Oooooh so many DIYs I want to try now! Thanks for this!

  39. A M A Z E B A L L S ! Faves have been pinned and a grocery list is forming!! Looks like I have some fun evenings ahead! Thanks, Elles belles!

  40. These all sound so good. I'm going to save it on my computer & hopefully try a few.

  41. Oh my gosh, could you try doing a LUSH vanishing cream dupe please?? Would love that!

  42. Can you do a recipe for the Lush Celestial Face Moisturizer? Thanks!!!

  43. I would LOVE if you could do a DIY recipe for The Blonde solid shampoo from Lush? It is only in the kitchen rarely and I'd love to be able to make my own :)


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