Polish & Plump Sugar Lip Scrub (LUSH) Recipe

Polish & Plump Sugar Lip Scrub (LUSH) Recipe


The Purist / Beauty, Skin Care /

A Quick, Natural & Cheap DIY to Pamper Your Your Pout.

This is a super simple, 4 ingredient sugar lip scrub recipe inspired by LUSH Cosmetics. It’s perfect for winter months, or whenever your lips need a little TLC.

Both my sister and I are big fans of the sugar lip scrubs from LUSH. They buff away chapped skin, hydrate dry lips, and they taste like candy. The only downside is the price. Especially when you consider that this recipe is easily made at home!

You’ll want to use granulated sugar for this, as fine grain sugar will produce a different texture. (Though you could use it if you’re in a pinch.) Using fine-grain sea salt helps the larger sugar crystals stick together and adds a touch of caramel-like taste to this otherwise sweet scrub. I would recommend Jojoba oil for the best results. Although some people like olive oil or coconut oil in their DIY beauty, I tend to avoid those as both can make me break out around my lips. Organic Jojoba oil is what LUSH uses in their lip scrubs, and it is so nourishing to chapped lips. But feel free to use what suits you!

To add a bit of a lip-plumping effect, apply the lip scrub with a dry toothbrush. Make sure you don’t get water into your mixture! This will make the scrub sticky or potentially contaminate it. I would also recommend using this lip scrub over a sink to avoid making a mess. Use a bit of water and a towel to wipe excess scrub away. Or lick it off. It’s just sugar 😉


Sugar Lip Scrub Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Tablespoon Fine Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Jojoba Oil
  • 2 – 3 drops Vanilla Extract

Step 1

Mix the sugar, salt, and jojoba together in a small bowl. Ideally, the mixture should be a little clumpy, but not too wet. Aim for a “wet sand” texture.

If your mixture is too dry, carefully add a few drops of more oil.


Step 2

Add 2 – 3 drops of vanilla extract.

I like mine very vanilla, so I add at least 3. Feel free to drop in a tiny bit more if you like a strong vanilla scent!


Step 3

Transfer your scrub into a sealable jar. I am just reusing the jar from an old moisturizer.

If you are recycling a former product’s container, make sure you wipe the inside clean and dry it thoroughly so not water contaminates your scrub.



Voila! Instant Sugar Scrub!

I hope you found this scrub easy to make. And if you are feeling generous, go ahead and double the recipe to share with a friend.