Everyone needs a little bit of time to relax and unwind. Even if the budget is tight you can enjoy some DIY spa time just for you. The 21 amazing sugar scrub recipes below can help you turn your morning shower or evening bath into a home spa. With sugar scrubs for your face, body, hands and achy feet there is a scrub for everyone.
Sugar scrubs are real simple scrubs you can make at home or buy in a cosmetics store to help remove dry skin. The sugar acts as an exfoliant to help remove dry skin, ingrown hairs, rough spots and much more.
Homemade Sugar Scrub
Sugar scrubs or exfoliating scrubs are generally used as part of a beauty routine to remove dry skin and impurities. Homemade natural sugar scrubs are a great way to save money and cleanse your skin without chemicals and additives.
What Ingredients Are In A Sugar Scrub?
Homemade sugar scrubs contain 3 basic ingredients you probably have in your pantry. Sugar, an oil and essential oils. The sugar can be white table sugar or brown sugar. Brown sugar work best in sugar scrubs for delicate areas like the bikini line or on sensitive skin.
What Types Of Oil Are Used In Sugar Scrubs?
Easy DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe
The scrub recipe below will make enough for approximately 10 body scrubs or 15+ feet and hand scrubs. If you are making a scrub for your face choose a delicate essential oil like lavender. If you are making a feet scrub peppermint essential oil is great for tired achy feet.
Easy DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup olive oil or fractionated coconut oil
- 10 drops of your choice essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a jar or container that can seal. When you are ready to use dampen skin and massage scrub into areas. Rinse well and pat dry. Sugar scrub will last for just over a month.
Homemade Body Scrub For Glowing Skin
Body scrubs are designed to remove dry rough skin and make the skin shine. Healthy skin has a definite glow. After using your choice sugar scrub, cleanse the area with soap and water, Pat dry and apply moisturizer.
DIY Sugar Scrub For Face
Give your face a fresh and healthy glow with this simple and easy facial DIY lavender sugar scrub recipe. Mix 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract and 15 drops lavender essential oil. Vitamin E oil or aloe vera can be added as well a teaspoon each.
How To Apply A Sugar Scrub
Massage your homemade sugar scrub over your face and neck avoiding the eye area. Wash and pat dry. repeat as required.
DIY Sugar Scrub For Lips
A lip scrub is the perfect solution for dry winter lips and real easy to make. Mix 1.5 tablespoons soft coconut oil (or 3/4 tablespoon olive oil) and 2.5 tablespoons brown sugar (white sugar can be used).
Sugar Scrub Storage
Place in a sealed container in the fridge. When ready to use simple massage and exfoliate lip area with sugar scrub, rinse and pat dry.
DIY Sugar Scrub For Feet
Tired achy feet deserve attention and this DIY peppermint foot scrub from Mommy Musings is great. And it’s real simple to make. You will need white sugar, coconut oil and peppermint essential oils.
DIY Sugar Scrub For Body
There is nothing better than a steamy hot shower and a sugar scrub when you need a DIY spa moment. This brown sugar body scrub is amazing at curing all the rough dry edges.
Sugar Scrub Supplies
Easy Sugar Scrub For Ingrown Hairs
Sugar scrubs are great for the bikini line and all the delicate areas. There is even sugar scrubs for ingrown hairs. Use a 50/50 ratio of coconut or olive oil to brown sugar. Brown sugar is a gentler scrub and easier on sensitive skin.
Sugar Scrub Recipe With Coconut Oil
Most sugar scrub recipes will call for coconut oil or olive oil because they are more natural and less refined. Almond oil or grapeseed oil or apricot oil or sunflower oil can also be used.
DIY Coffee Sugar Scrub
There is nothing better to get the blood flowing and the circulation going than DIY coffee sugar scrub. Coffee scrubs are great for reducing cellulite and toxins. I love this coffee sugar scrub from Gimme Some Oven. It also makes a great gift or bring along on your next girls trip.
Essential Oils Used In Sugar Scrub
Best DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes
Peppermint Sugar Scrub – Mommy Musings
Brown Sugar Body Scrub – Perry’s Plate
Coffee Sugar Scrub – Gimme Some Oven
Easy Lemon Sugar Scrub – Living Well Spending Less
Orange Creamsicle Sugar Scrub – Teal Notes
Lavender Honey Sugar Scrub – Sugar, Spice and Glitter
Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub – Beauty Crafter
Vanilla & Coffee Body Scrub – Bath n Body
Homemade Rose Sugar Scrub Bars – Simply Beyond Herbs
Spiced Vanilla Sugar Scrub – Sanctuary Home Decor
Lime Sugar Scrub – Live Love Texas
Gingerbread Sugar Scrub – Beauty Crafter
Rose Sugar Scrub Cubes – Sugar, Spice and Glitter
Sugar Cookie Scrub – Suburban Simplicity
Peppermint Candy Cane Lip Scrub – One Essential Community
Whipped Sugar Scrub – Thrifty Jinxy
Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub – A Pumpkin & A Princess
DIY Sugar Scrub Cubes – Soap Queen
Easy Sugar Scrub – Joyfully Growing
Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub – Suburban Simplicity
Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub – Creations By Kara
How Often Should You Use A Sugar Scrub?
This will vary from person to person. Some people will use a facial scrub weekly and a body scrub bi-weekly. Try your choice sugar scrub and repeat as required.
Natural Sugar Scrubs Versus Store Bought Face Scrubs
Natural or DIY sugar scrubs are usually made with three simple ingredients: sugar, oil of choice and essential oils. Store bought commercial scrubs usually have chemicals and stabilizers added.
Homemade sugar scrubs are cheaper to make than buying a store bought scrub and you can have a sugar scrub made in under ten minutes.
How Long Do Sugar Scrubs Last?
Sugar scrubs will generally last up to four weeks in a sealed container. Some may need refrigeration given ingredients. Most scrubs can be stored in the shower or next to the sink. If it smells or looks off dispose of it and quickly whip up a new batch of sugar scrub for use.
How To Make Sugar Scrubs To Sell?
Sugar scrubs along with other DIY health and beauty products sell well because women and men prefer natural small batch beauty products.
Selling Sugar Scrubs
Storing your homemade sugar scrubs in small decorative and label jars will catch the eye of your potential buyer. Create and market products your client needs like a peppermint foot scrub or apricot oil lip scrub.
Sugar scrubs and homemade soaps sell well at farmers markets, to friends and online. Start small and grow adding in products your ideal client needs and wants. Creating an additional income for you and your family.
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Updated June 20, 2023