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DIY Sugar Scrubs 3 Ways

Enjoy these three recipes for creating your own DIY sugar scrubs. They are perfect for gift giving or pampering yourself.

DIY sugar scrubs sit on a table next to fresh pine tree branches and a pine cone.

The holidays are quickly approaching, and whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Yule, or Christmas you are likely thinking of gift ideas for friends and family.

If you’re anything like me, you may enjoy making some gifts by hand.

Every holiday season I like to create these cute gift baskets with several handmade items. Sometimes I sprinkle in something store bought, but I just think handmade means more thought and love are involved. Some raved-about items I made last year were these amazing DIY Sugar Scrubs.

DIY Sugar Scrubs can be labeled as a body scrub, hand scrub, or foot scrub. They can be used on just about any part of the body.

Homemade sugar scrubs are so versatile, too. They can be made in just about any scent!

DIY sugar scrubs recipes are in a glass jar next to pine cone and winter foliage.

Different add-ins can be customized to you or the recipient. (If you feel the need to add them in at all.)

For example, coffee grounds are said to help with cellulite, so that could be added to create a revitalizing scrub.

Aloe vera gel could be added to help cool and soothe skin.

Additionally, dried flowers, herbs, or citrus rinds could be ground up and added for a clever presentation. There are myriad options.

Today, I am going to show you how to make three different popular DIY sugar scrubs that are sure to wow your loved ones.

These include Peppermint Mocha, Lemon Meringue, and Sugar Cookie. Each base uses the same ingredients, so if you’re experimental and creative you can even use this to create your own scent. So easy and fun!

Enjoy these three recipes for creating your own DIY sugar scrubs. They are perfect for gift giving or pampering yourself!

I also love how adorable they look in these small jars… Add a miniature wooden spoon to scoop the sugar scrub out with, and you’ll really wow people. 

These three simple DIY sugar scrubs can be used in the bath or shower, weekly or as needed. Simply scrub it into your skin and rinse off. So easy!

Furthermore, you’ll no longer have to spend extra money at the store on sugar scrubs. Such an affordable and simple switch to make.

Enough with my rambling, let’s get into making these amazing DIY sugar scrubs…

Ingredients

Granulated sugar – Granulated sugar creates a grainy mixture that sloughs off dead skin cells, leaving skin feel soft to the touch.

Olive oil – Olive oil moisturizes the skin and combines with the sugar to create a sugar scrub.

Essential oils – Essential oils give a natural fragrance to the sugar scrubs.

Tools You Need

Mixing bowl

Spoon

Wide-mouth jars I use these HERE

Wide-mouth jars are perfect for adding body butter to.

Tips for Making DIY Sugar Scrubs

Feel free to experiment with different essential oils to find your favorite combinations. There are so many luxurious scents!

You can use coconut oil in place of olive oil, but be sure to use the liquid fractionated kind or it will harden up. 

Steps for Making DIY Sugar Scrubs

Peppermint Mocha Sugar Scrub

A peppermint mocha sugar scrub sits in a jar with a tiny spoon scooping out the DIY sugar scrub.

Peppermint Mocha is a scent that combines the wintery scent of peppermint with a luscious chocolate that will leave your body feeling brand new.

Start by combining the oil, sugar, and essential oils together in a bowl, mixing thoroughly until well combined.

Then, spoon the mixture into small jars, securing the lids on top and storing them in a cool, dry place. These keep for several weeks, or up to a few months if stored in the refrigerator.

Lemon Meringue Sugar Scrub

Lemon meringue sugar scrub is ready to use. These DIY sugar scrubs are perfect for the skin.

Lemon Meringue is a favorite among pie enthusiasts and families all year round. Sprinkle a little of this goodness into your sugar scrub mixture, and you’ll be taken back to those summer afternoons in no time.

Start by combining the oil, sugar, and essential oils together in a bowl, mixing thoroughly until well combined.

Then, spoon the mixture into small jars, securing the lids on top and storing them in a cool, dry place. These keep for several weeks, or up to a few months if stored in the refrigerator.

A sugar cookie body scrub smells delicious as it sots on a tabletop surrounded by fresh pine foliage.

Sugar cookies are the best sweet treat around, sure to please any adult or child. Why not add in a little sweetness to your body care? Bask in this nostalgic scent during any bath or shower. 

Start by combining the oil, sugar, and essential oils together in a bowl, mixing thoroughly until well combined.

Then, spoon the mixture into small jars, securing the lids on top and storing them in a cool, dry place. These keep for several weeks, or up to a few months if stored in the refrigerator.

A sugar scrub is ready to be used by friends and family and is perfumed with soft vanilla scents.

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Peppermint Mocha – DIY Sugar Scrubs

Enjoy these three recipes for creating your own DIY sugar scrubs. They are perfect for gift giving or pampering yourself!
Keyword body scrub recipe, diy body scrub, diy sugar scrubs, holiday sugar scrubs, homemade sugar scrub, sugar scrub recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 jars

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • spoon
  • wide-mouth jars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 8 drops chocolate essential oil

Instructions

  • Start by combining the oil, sugar, and essential oils together in a bowl, mixing thoroughly until well combined. 
  • Spoon into small jars, securing the lids on top and storing them in a cool, dry place.

Notes

Feel free to experiment with different essential oils to find your favorite combinations. There are so many luxurious scents!
You can use coconut oil in place of olive oil, but be sure to use the liquid fractionated kind or it will harden up. 

Lemon Meringue – DIY Sugar Scrubs

Enjoy these three recipes for creating your own DIY sugar scrubs. They are perfect for gift giving or pampering yourself!
Keyword diy body scrub, diy sugar scrubs, holiday sugar scrubs, homemade sugar scrub, sugar scrub recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 jars

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • spoon
  • wide-mouth jars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 drops lemon essential oil
  • 8 drops vanilla essential oil or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Start by combining the oil, sugar, and essential oils together in a bowl, mixing thoroughly until well combined. 
  • Spoon into small jars, securing the lids on top and storing them in a cool, dry place. 

Notes

Feel free to experiment with different essential oils to find your favorite combinations. There are so many luxurious scents!
You can use coconut oil in place of olive oil, but be sure to use the liquid fractionated kind or it will harden up. 

Sugar Cookie – DIY Sugar Scrubs

Enjoy these three recipes for creating your own DIY sugar scrubs. They are perfect for gift giving or pampering yourself!
Keyword diy body scrub, diy sugar scrubs, holiday sugar scrubs, homemade sugar scrub, sugar scrub recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 jars

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • spoon
  • wide-mouth jars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 15 drops vanilla essential oil or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Start by combining the oil, sugar, and essential oils together in a bowl, mixing thoroughly until well combined.
  • Spoon into small jars, securing the lids on top and storing them in a cool, dry place. 

Notes

Feel free to experiment with different essential oils to find your favorite combinations. There are so many luxurious scents!
You can use coconut oil in place of olive oil, but be sure to use the liquid fractionated kind or it will harden up. 

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