I’m embarrassed to say that at one time, I actually spent $20 dollars on a 0.5 oz jar of sugar scrub for my lips. $20 dollars! For that same amount of money, I could have purchased all the ingredients to make 10 times the amount of natural sugar scrub at home. Sigh…lesson learned.
Those insanely expensive luxurious sugar scrubs you find in department stores actually cost pennies to make, and it’s super easy to do at home. If you’ve never used a sugar scrub before, you should definitely try it! They are amazing for the skin, feet, hands, and lips, leaving everything wonderfully silky smooth. You won’t be disappointed!
Ready to make your own?
Homemade Sugar Scrub Ingredients
- 1/2 cup of sugar (I prefer brown sugar because of its softer texture, and it smells divine)
- 1/2 cup of oil (coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, or jojoba oil all work great)
- 20 drops of essential oil (optional)
- Small jar or container
Homemade Sugar Scrub Instructions
- Mix all ingredients together in an air tight jar.
- Use 1 tablespoon in the shower or bath. Scrub and rinse off for luxuriously smooth skin.
Various Sugar Scrub Recipes
- Warm Vanilla Sugar Cookie Body Scrub – 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sweet almond oil, 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil, 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract. (This recipe is one of my absolute favorites!)
- Energizing Lemon Orange Hand Scrub – 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 jojoba oil, 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil, 15-20 drops Lemon and Orange essential oil.
- Calming Lavender Face Scrub – 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup sweet almond oil, 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil, 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract and 15 drops lavender essential oil.
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub – 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sweet almond oil, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp ground coffee, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil.
These scrubs smell amazing, so much so that it takes a lot of willpower not to eat them…but please don’t eat them! Sugar is a no-no for the inside of our body, but absolutely lovely for our skin.
All these recipes should last you several months, as long as you keep them in an air tight jar, or container. Once you buy the ingredients, you’ll be able to make a ton of scrubs, which happen to make great gifts!
Have you made your own homemade scrub? What’s your favorite recipe? Share below!