DIY Salt Scrub inspired by LUSH Rub Rub Rub

Question: Why is a DIY Salt Scrub such a good idea?

Answer: Because salt dissolves in warm water, so it won’t clog up your shower drain!

If you’ve ever DIYed anything for in the shower before, you know how big this is.

This homemade DIY salt scrub is really easy to make, and there’s even a good chance you already have all of the ingredients in your home.



DUPE LUSH Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub | A DIY by The Makeup Dummy

How To Make a DIY Salt Scrub:

What I use:

  • 3 tablespoons Fine sea salt or Epsom salt
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon castile soap
  • Optional, for a bit of fun: blue mica


DUPE LUSH Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub | A DIY by The Makeup Dummy

Pour sea salt into a mixing bowl. Add one tablespoon of almond oil to your salt. Stir the mixture really well.

You can also use another plant based oil you like. Olive oil is a cheap and effective choice for example!

I personally really like grapeseed oil for homemade body scrubs. It’s a ‘drier’, less sticky oil. That means it doesn’t leave a greasy film behind on your skin. Another great common alternative is coconut oil. Coconut is usually solid at room temperature, so this might change the consistency of your scrub. You can stir it in while it’s in its solid form or you can slowly melt it first in the microwave.

Oils can make the floor of your shower or bath tub slippery! Be very careful getting in and out of your shower or bath. Clean your floor after you’ve used this scrub.

DUPE LUSH Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub | A DIY by The Makeup Dummy

 

Now you can add your blue mica powder or edible glitter dust (lustre) if you want. Don’t get overly excited, as I sometimes do. ‘Cause your hands will look smurf’ed after you scrub. Just a hint of color will already brighten up your shower routine!

 

smurfin
If you use too much coloring, you’ll look like this.

 

This homemade body scrub is made without water. This means it will have a reasonably long shelf life and doesn’t require a broad spectrum preservative. Keep all water out of your homemade salt scrub to make sure it stays that way! I recommend scooping out a little bit of the scrub in a separate container and taking this with you in the shower or bath tub. Use clean, dry fingers or a clean spoon or spatula to dip into the container.

If you store it right, the expiration date of your homemade salt scrub should be about the same as your oil and/or castile soap (depending on which one expires first). It’s best to use your DIY Salt Scrub within six months of making this.

Bonus: how to give it the iconic Lush scent

I didn’t bother to do this with my scrub, but some people just really love Lush for its scents. To recreate it, add a few drops of Mimosa, Jasmine and Lemon essential oil to your scrub. Check the instructions and contraindications on the packaging of your essential oils to see how many drops you can use.

That’s it.

Enjoy your soft, glowing skin!

Ina

DIY Salt Scrub inspired by Lush Rub Rub Rub

You can make your own beauty products with just a few all natural ingredients at home.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Fine sea salt or Epsom salt
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon castile soap
  • blue mica optional

Instructions

  1. Pour the salt into a mixing bowl. Add one tablespoon of almond oil. Stir the mixture really well.

  2. Add a dash of blue cosmetic mica powder or edible glitter dust (lustre).

Recipe Notes

1. Oils can make the floor of your shower or bath tub slippery! Be very careful getting in and out of your shower or bath. Clean your floor after you’ve used this scrub.

2. Keep all water out of this DIY product. Scoop out a bit of the scrub in a separate container and take this with you in the shower or bath tub.

16 Comments

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  2. The Makeup Dummy 11 July 2014 at 19:11

    Thank you!! I’m definitely going to take a look around your blog too, it looks great!

    Reply
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  6. Nicolette 22 March 2015 at 22:40

    Where do you get your essential oils from? I’m trying to buy only cruelty free products so if you know any that are I’d love to find some! Thanks!

    Reply
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  10. LushObsessed 17 June 2017 at 02:24

    Lather and Lights sells the exact scent for Rub, Rub, Rub and nearly all the other LUsh scents one would need. It is called Cherry Orchard. I was skeptical at first since it was such a small, but it is what you want.

    Reply
  11. Matilda 11 December 2017 at 03:52

    could you use something else instead of Coconut Oil?!?!

    Reply
    1. The Makeup Dummy 11 December 2017 at 19:14

      Yes, you can! Any carrier oil would work.

      Reply
      1. Matilda 11 December 2017 at 23:09

        Thanks I’ll Try that today!!!???

        P.S does a carrier oil count as Vegetable oil?!?!

        Reply
        1. Ina De Clercq 12 December 2017 at 19:56

          Hi Matilda, if you want an easy and cheap version you can use EV olive oil. I love it and it’s a great moisturizer! I noticed that you tried to comment a couple of times here. I have to personally approve each comment before it appears first, just to make sure this section doesn’t get flooded with spam messages. Unfortunately I couldn’t approve your message immediately as I was at work. So sorry!!

          Reply
  12. Matilda 13 December 2017 at 08:29

    Its fine I just decided to be creative. And put in a ton of other stuff in.IT TURNED OUT GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

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