Super Easy Sugar Body Scrub

What girl doesn’t like a little bit of pampering now and then?  I love giving myself a pedicure, but I hate the prices for the stuff!  My sister made some sugar scrub for gifts for Christmas and I decided that I wanted to give that a try.  The recipe is super easy and requires just 2 or 3 ingredients.  And it’s a great use for all that white sugar that I don’t want to eat but don’t want to throw away!  (Find out more about all that white sugar here.)  I whipped up a batch in about 5 minutes.

Here’s what you need:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup olive or coconut oil

15-20 drops essential oil (optional)

All you need for sugar scrub

 I used expeller pressed coconut oil because it doesn’t have any scent.  If you want it to smell like coconut use the extra virgin coconut oil.  I chose to use a mixture of lavender and tea tree essential oils.  They are both said to have antibacterial properties and that’s never bad.  And they smell good too! You put them all in a bowl and mix well.  I used a fork to cut the oil into the sugar.  


Keep mixing until the essential oil is well distributed.  Should look a lot like this.

Well mixed

 Then all you have to do is pack it into jars or other containers.  I used these cute little 1/2 pint canning jars that I found.

Isn’t the jar cute?

 Then I added a pretty ribbon and a label and, voila!  5 minute sugar scrub. 

I love ribbons too!

To use this scrub just dip out a teaspoon or so with your fingers and scrub, rinse, and then dry.  This would be a perfect gift for pretty much any occasion, Christmas, birthdays, new moms.  It’s easy to customize-just pick out your favorite smell, and super easy to package.  The best part is, it’s less expensive that what you would find at the store and it doesn’t have all those chemicals and dyes!  Give some a try and then come back and let me know what you think.  Now if you will excuse me, I think I’ll go scrub my feet. 🙂

This post was shared at Homestead Barn Hop Monday Mania and Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways.

4 thoughts on “Super Easy Sugar Body Scrub

  1. I’ve made a sugar scrub similar to this for many years and love it. I add a bit of lemon juice to it for the AHA’s. It has helped keep those little bumps on the back of my arms in check. :0) I’ve always used olive oil, so I need to give the coconut oil a try.

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