24 February 2015

Lush DIY: Converting FUN Into A Shower Gel

It was only a matter of time before I found new ways to enjoy my Lush products. Now that I have tried pretty much everything that Lush are currently offering in their shops and I'm on top of my Lush Kitchen orders, I have a little spare time to experiment and convert my favourite Lush products into other formats.

After my initial attempt with Lord Of Misrule Shower Gel, I found that my mind was rampant with ideas for what to make next. As shower gels are my Achilles Heel, I felt it was apt that I try my hand at creating another variation - this time using one of my favourite FUN bars, Pink. As it's a regular product, I can top up my shower gel at anytime and this recipe gives versatility to a product that I sometimes struggle using in the shower in it's solid format. 



What you'll need:

-A Bowl
-A Spoon/A fork
-An empty plastic bottle (preferably 200g)
-A funnel 

-1/2 a FUN bar

-A little under 100g of unscented Shower Gel

Begin by measuring out the amount of shower gel that you'll need for this project. Fill up the 100g empty bottle with the unscented gel and try to leave a small, 1cm gap at the top of the bottle. This will allow room for the excess shower gel that you'll get once you've added in both the gel and the grated FUN bar. 

Pour the measured shower gel into a bowl and leave it to sit while you prepare the FUN bar. Grate half of the FUN bar into the bowl, using the biggest grill on your grater to do so. I say this because using anything smaller will just cause most of the product to get caught in the grates and you'll end up wasting so much of the FUN trying to dislodge the pieces from the grater. 

Manually combine both of the ingredients together with a spoon or a fork. You'll need to stir and beat the mixture for a good 4-5 minutes until all of the lumps have disappeared and you are left with a smooth liquid. Do not attempt to mix these ingredients using a blender - I found that the FUN reacts to the fast movement of the blade and will foam up quite dramatically!

It is important that you leave the mixture to sit for 20 - 30 minutes - allowing it time to settle before transferring it into an empty plastic bottle or tub. If you have a funnel, I would highly recommend that you use it as it'll make things far easier. If you don't have one of these handy, you can craft a makeshift funnel using a piece of greaseproof paper and some sellotape  Make sure that if you're using the latter, you support it whilst the liquid is being transferred as it can make a large mess if the paper falls out midway through. 

Once it's in the bottle, it's ready to use. By this stage, the product will smell really strong and it's colour will be very vivid and beautiful. As there is not preservatives in this shower gel, I would say that a 100g bottle will last up to 10 weeks, depending on how it's stored. 

You may find that the liquid separates a little after a day or so. However, all you need to do is give it a shake and it'll be perfectly fine. While you may be a little disappointed to find that the recipe only makes a little over 120g worth product, and the consistency is a little runny, I can assure you that you need a minuscule amount to create an impressive lather, so this should last you far longer than the average bottle of shower gel. 


  1. I'm so glad that you found a way to make this work well, I've been hoping you'd try it with FUN. I can't wait to give this a go.

    The Vegan Taff | Cruelty-free beauty and lifestyle

  2. I've already made the comforter shower gel and now I'm in the process of making my pink fun shower gel I hope it works!!

    1. Awesome! How did it go? I'm still using my Pink FUN shower gel - for a small pot, It lasts an awfully long time!

  3. Where do you get unscented SG or do you mean just basic drug store SG?

    1. I've never tried Superdrug basic to be honest - I should really see if it works! I get mine from as this ons is more specifically tailored for those using it as a base rather than as a full shower gel :)

  4. Do you think Castille soap would work in place of the shower gel? I currently don't have any unscented shower gel.

  5. that looks like a lot of fun product, no wonder the end result is so concentrated! then again fun itself seems relatively cheap considering its size and its versatility, so everything seems to even out quite nicely :)
    I definitely want to try converting lush products into other formats, if only to be able to use the scents more or make them last a little longer!