Do you love Lush, but are on a budget? So do I! Recently, I’ve discovered lots of cool Lush recipes, the DIY versions of top products sold in Lush stores.
Every time I pass by the Lush store and get a waft of the heavenly aromas escaping, I feel tempted to waste away my whole credit card. If you are like me, and you don’t have the money to spend $50 each time you want to restock soaps for your bathroom, no need to fret. Below I have a list of super easy to follow, on a budget, Lush copycat recipes!
Not only will this save money and never run out of stock, but the tutorials below are so much fun to make and you know exactly what is going into the soap. No preservatives or sulfates will ever touch your skin again. Plus, once you buy the ingredients, they last a long time, so there will never be a need to walk into a Lush itself! So, if you are feeling bored and on a budget, check out these super cheap and easy Lush copycat recipes!
LUSH Copycat Recipe Ideas to Make at Home
1. DIY Bubblegum Lip Scrub
One of my all-time favorite lush products is the bubble gum lip scrub. It used to be my go-to party favor until I realized that spending $13 for less than an ounce of it was a bit unreasonable. I love my friends, but I just couldn’t afford to keep spending that much as an addition to the money that went towards decorations, an adorable outfit, and snacks for the night. Thus, I started to make my own with this exact recipe! Not only did the guests love it just as much, but they also were super appreciative when I shared the recipe so they could make it at home as well! So, get crafting to make this heavenly smelling and tasting lip scrub for any occasion:) For a DIY lip scrub recipe, I highly recommend this homemade lush dupe.
2. DIY Bubble Bar
This DIY Bubble Bar inspired by the popular Lush bar “The Big Comforter” will immediately bring you peace when you pop some in the tub. Not only does it look and smell delicious, but it is a blast to make. Almost therapeutic, the kneading and rolling of the “dough” is one of the most crucial parts of making this beautiful bar, and you can easily learn how in the step by step tutorial!
3. DIY Soothing Massage Bar
You will never have to overpay for this wonderful smelling massage bar again when you can make a couple of bars at home with only a couple of ingredients! Your skin and sore muscles will thank you later!
4. DIY Margarita Face Scrub
Who needs a margarita when you can make this wonderful margarita face scrub? This amazing exfoliator, usually found in the LUSH isles for $22 dollars a tub, can now be made at home with simple ingredients you can find in your pantry!
5. DIY Lemon Mint Sugar Scrub
This DIY Lemon Mint sugar scrub will not only refresh your skin, but it will leave it looking (and feeling!) silky smooth after one use. Great for self-care, party favors, to an at-home Spa Night, this amazing sugar scrub can be whipped up at any time!
6. DIY Rose Clay Face Mask
Lush is known for its wonderful skincare line, and my personal favorite is their seasonal rose face mask. The only problem is that I never seem to have the extra cash to spend. So, I recently tried out this DIY Rose face mask. Overall, it is so much fun to see exactly what goes into the mask, and I feel like it most definitely has the same effect on my skin as the true LUSH product! Rose clay is a nourishing ingredient that has multiple antioxidant properties for the skin. It is what creates the beautiful, light, rosy tint that you see in this mask. It also has gentle oil-absorbing properties, making this mask suitable for both dry and oily skin types. Scented with rose absolute, this face mask is luxurious and pampering!
7. DIY Twilight Bath Bomb
This DIY Twilight Bath bomb is perfect for any time you just need to wind down and relax with a soak in the tub. Not only will it fill your bathroom with blissful aromas, but the nourishing ingredients used will leave your skin silky smooth with a glowing finish.
8. DIY Swirl Bubble Bars
Bored at home or just feeling crafty, these pastel swirl bubble bars, identical to the original LUSH product, can be made in any color or scent of your liking! Immediately foaming up the tub, these DIY bubble bars are great for a night of relaxation or fun bath time for children! Get the homemade bubble bar recipe here and learn how to make the cool patterns with the easy step by step instructions.
9. DIY Buffy Bar
This wonderful DIY buffy bar does it all. It exfoliates, moisturizes, gets rid of eczema, and overall softens the skin. Whether one or all four of those things appeal to your liking, there is truly no excuse to not make this versatile bar!
10. DIY Classic Bath Bomb
If you are a true lush lover, you know all the hype about their wonderful bath bombs. The heavenly smell, the perfect amount of fizz, and the fact that they add moisture and leave a glowing finish to your skin is all the reason to get your craft supplies out now! Learn how to make Lush bath bombs with this homemade recipe for bath bombs that are sure to impress, whether you keep them for yourself of make some for DIY gifts at Christmas. One of my favorite Lush recipes to make at home, I know I’ve saved a lot of money making these bath bombs instead of buying them.
11. DIY Dried Flower Soap Spheres
Learn how to make soap at home with this gorgeous project for homemade soaps that also showcase your favorite flowers. Use a clear soap base and learn how to mold these crafty soaps that are transparent. Pretty, they smell good and contain all natural ingredients, what more could you ask for in a bath bar? I love collecting flowers in the Spring and Summer to DIY later.
12. DIY Whipped Cocoa Body Butter
I simply love the Lush body butter, but lately realized perhaps I love it a bit too much. The luxurious body butter sold in Lush stores is divine, and it makes my Christmas wish list every year. Santa always brings some to me, but by summertime, I am always out. Fortunately, you can make this homemade body butter recipe that makes a nice copycat lotion, and in my opinion, it is just as nice, especially when you see how much cheaper it is to make at home. I love this recipe so much that I am starting to make some extra batches to give as presents to keep on hand for birthdays, Christmas and those last minute gift giving occasions I never quite expect.
13. DIY Detox Charcoal and Tea Tree Soap
This detox soap recipe features charcoal to remove impurities and toxins from the skin. Much like the more expensive version sold in Lush shops, this tea tree infused charcoal soap does wonders for my skin, especially my face, which is prone to breakouts. Made with all natural ingredients, who is not to love having a few bars of this homemade charcoal soap recipe.
14. Homemade Rose Petal Bath Bombs
When I walk within half a mile of Lush stores, I can smell the fragrant aroma of flowers and all sorts of other yummy smelling essential oils. I always feel the lure into the store and am pretty sure I’ve never walked out without buying at least two of their bath bombs. However, I am trying to save some money right now, and $15 bath bombs are just not in the budget. This rose petal filled bath bomb is a nice Lush dupe to try making at home. Check out the DIY tutorial from Annsentitledlife to learn how to make some.
15. DIY 2-Ingredient Body Butter
16. DIY Cafe Mocha Soap Bars
17. Cooling DIY Stress and Headache Relief Lotion
18. Homemade Vitamin E Scar Lotion
19. Homemade Dandelion Lotion Bars
20. DIY Shower and Bath Jellies
21. DIY Sea Salt Shampoo
22. DIY In-Shower Lotion Bars
23. In-Shower Exfoliating Lotion Bars
24. Easy Pure Castile Soap Recipe
25. DIY Citrus Coconut Sea Salt Scrub
26. DIY Lush Dream Cream Inspired Body Lotion
27. Daffodil Soap Recipe using Real Flowers
28. DIY Vegan Solid Lotion Bars
29. Easy Homemade Hand Lotion
30. Mermaid Lotion Bars
31. Homemade Intensive Moisturizing Lotion Recipe
Lush Recipes for Soap
32. Homemade Apple Donut Soaps
33. Marbled Goat Milk Soap
34. Easy Homemade Peppermint Lotion
35. DIY Shea Butter Lotion Recipe
36. DIY Organic Baby Lotion
37. Homemade Chocolate Massage Lotion
38. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Soap with Goat’s Milk
39. DIY Lush Natural Cleanser
40. DIY Whipped Lotion
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