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How to Make a Sugar Scrub at Home

Come learn How to Make a Sugar Scrub at home. This simple DIY uses all-natural ingredients like coconut oil and does wonders for your skin!

How to make a sugar scrub at home.

How to Make a Sugar Scrub 

Ever wonder how to get naturally soft skin and feel like you spent an afternoon at a relaxing day spa?  There’s a simple way to do this at home – DIY sugar scrubs or as they can also be called, body scrubs.  Come learn How to Make a Sugar Scrub at home! 

These homemade beauty products are made from all natural ingredients that you likely have in your pantry.  Therefore, no chemicals or additives!  There are so many Sugar Scrub Recipes [1] to choose from, but today, we’ll make a basic recipe and you can add essentials oils or scents to your liking. 

Sugar Scrub Recipes [1]

How to Make a DIY Sugar Scrub in 5 Minutes

For an all-natural scrub, it’s best to use organic ingredients, and store in an airtight glass container with a flip top lid to keep water out.  

Benefits of sugar scrubs

Here are the main ingredients that go into making a scrub:

Video Tutorial for Making a Sugar Scrub

How Do You Make a Simple Sugar Scrub?

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Making a sugar scrub at home takes less than five minutes and only requires a few simple ingredients. This is a basic recipe, but you can add various essential oils or scents to customize your recipe. There are several sugar scrub recipes like lavender, mint, or vanilla here [1].

glass jar [3]  – I like ones with a snap closure that keep your scrub air tight.
1 cup granulated or brown sugar
1/2 cup oil (almond [4], olive or coconut [5] work best)
1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil [6]
Essential Oil (optional)

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. You can add more or less oil to your liking.
  2. Store in an air tight container. Since this recipe doesn’t contain any preservatives, it’s best if it’s used within a month or two.

How to Use A Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are very easy to use. Here’s how:

  1. Scoop a small amount of the your Sugar Scrub into your hands with a clean spoon. The spoon keeps your scrub free of bacteria that can make it go bad sooner. 
  2. Scrub all over your hands or feet – or wherever you’d like a little extra softness. Hold off on running the water in the shower and spend a few minutes using your hands or scrubbing tool to rub your scrub in circular motions onto dry skin for full and longer-lasting coverage.
  3. Allow to sit on your skin for 3-4 minutes. Take a deep breath and enjoy this time to rest, relax and recenter. Finally, turn on the water and rinse well, removing any remaining granules, turn off the shower and then pat dry with a soft towel.

If you’re short on time, massage the scrub all over your body and rinse during your normal shower routine. It’s wonderful! 

SAFETY NOTE: Be careful while using your sugar scrubs on your feet while in the shower. The oils contained in scrubs can make your feet slippery! 

Jar of sugar scrub on the counter with flowers in the background.

When to Use a Sugar Scrub

Now to you know how to make a sugar scrub, which are the perfect way to pamper yourself or someone else.  They’re an easy do-it-yourself project even for first-timers!  One of the best things about sugar scrubs?  They make the best gifts!  

How awesome are they as wedding or baby showers, holiday presents, and teacher appreciation gifts!

You May Like These DIY Sugar Scrub Flavors

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub [7]

Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub [8]


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