DIY Sugar Scrub Tutorial

Posted July 17, 2017 by Thirty-Something Angie in DIY / 5 Comments

Need a handmade gift for a friend? Want to treat yourself to an at-home spa night? Try this easy DIY Sugar Scrub tutorial!

Hey, there, friends!  I am coming at you today with a brand new DIY that I think you’ll love!  This weekend I hosted an essential oils make & take party and one of the recipes I put together for my guests was a simple sugar scrub recipe.  I realized as I put everything together that I’ve never shared this on my blog, so today, I’m fixing that!  If you’re looking for the perfect DIY sugar scrub tutorial for yourself or to use as gifts, keep reading!

DIY Sugar Scrub

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I’ve always been a big fan of a good sugar scrub, but I used to pay good money to buy them in the store.  Usually, I’d end up not loving the scent, or it’d feel waxy, or something else wouldn’t be quite right.  So much money was wasted on those products that I eventually stopped buying them.

Learn how to make your own DIY sugar scrub for at-home spa treatments or handmade gifts!

I wish I’d known back then just how simple sugar scrubs are to make.  I would have never bought one!  These scrubs are perfect for gift giving, or you can just make them yourself for a night of pampering!

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What you’ll need:

  • 8 oz mason jars
  • 1/4 c coconut oil
  • 3/4 c raw sugar
  • your choice of essential oils (see below)
  • a glass or metal mixing bowl*
  • a metal stirring utensil (spoon, fork, or whisk)

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How to make your scrub:

Need a handmade gift? Want to treat yourself to an at-home spa night? Try this easy DIY Sugar Scrub tutorial!

I feel like I need to preface this part by admitting that I don’t actually measure my ingredients.  I tend to eyeball everything, but I wanted to give you a rough measurement.  So, when you’re making your scrub, feel free to adjust things as you want, and don’t stress too much over having exactly what I’ve put here.

First, I put about 1/4 cup of coconut oil in my mixing bowl, and then I add my sugar on top.  I mix that and adjust my ingredients if I feel like it’s necessary, and once it’s the consistency I like, I add about 10 drops of my favorite essential oil to the mix.

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Some of my favorite oils to use for a sugar scrub include:

  • lavender: great for your skin and incredibly soothing.
  • grapefruit: this is really good for cellulite!
  • lemon: naturally detoxifying.
  • peppermint: invigorating and perfect for a morning shower.

Need a handmade gift? Want to treat yourself to an at-home spa night? Try this easy DIY Sugar Scrub tutorial!

Once you add your essential oils, give your scrub one final mix and then transfer it to a mason jar.  If it’s just for yourself, you’re done!  If you’re planning to give this as a gift, it’s time to add a pretty label and a bow!

How to use your new sugar scrub:

Sugar scrub is a great exfoliant, and the coconut oil is nourishing to your skin, too.  All you have to do is scoop a bit of your scrub out of the jar with a spoon and scrub anywhere you could use a little extra softness.  I tend to rub down my heels regularly, because let’s face it, I don’t get in for a pedicure nearly as often as I’d like. Once you’re done, rinse well and dry off with a towel.

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