DIY Homemade Sugar Scrub

This is a fun and easy project that makes a lovely gift! This is the basic recipe I use and it can be tweaked a million ways. 🙂

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • brown sugar
  • oil (grapeseed for oily skin, sweet almond for dry, or a mixture)
  • a pretty jar
  • any essential oils you’d like

Here’s what you do:

  1. In a small bowl mix 1 cup of brown sugar with 2 tablespoons oil. You may add more oil, but be sure there isn’t so much that it pools at the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Add a few drops of essential oil, if you want a scented scrub. (If using a citrus oil, only use a few drops to avoid irritating your skin!)
  3. Put the mixture in a pretty jar.

How to use:

  1. Use a clean, dry hand or spoon to scoop out some scrub.
  2. Apply with light pressure in a circular motion to any part of the body (a scrub made with just brown sugar, grapeseed oil and raw honey is excellent for a facial… even on oily skin like mine! I promise, you won’t be greasy or breakout from grapeseed oil).
  3. Rinse with warm water, but do not wash the oil off. Instead, gently pat skin dry and let the oils soak in.

My favorite variations:

  • Slightly reduce the oil and add a little raw honey
  • Instead of essential oil, use powdered herbs, such as lavender or mint
  • Use raw sugar for a more abrasive scrub for feet

As long as you keep this scrub in an air-tight container and make certain that only clean, dry hands or spoons enter it, it will last for a long time. I’ve never had a batch go bad, and a few large jars I’ve had for well over six months.

2 thoughts on “DIY Homemade Sugar Scrub

  1. Heike says:

    I love your simple recipes which allows one to see and create our own combinations easily. The whole idea is to be innovative with what you have got. Thank you.

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