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5 Minute DIY Sugar Scrub That’s Seriously Easy to Make

    Easy DIY Sugar Scrub

    Whether you’re looking for a cute and simple gift idea or just wanting to treat yourself to a spa night in, this DIY sugar scrub recipe is for you! It’s seriously easy to make and smells SO GOOD!

    5 Minute DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe

    You can make this sugar scrub in just 5 minutes and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry! (Get the FREE printable labels at the bottom of the post!)

    Here’s a step by step guide to the recipe I used:

    How to make Vanilla Lavender Sugar Scrub

    ingredients for DIY Sugar Scrub


    (You can switch up the ingredients to create any scented combination you want; think Coconut Vanilla, Cucumber Mint, Strawberry Lemonade… the possibilities are endless!)

    Step 1: Sugar

    Depending on the quantity of sugar scrub you are wanting to make, you may have to alter the measurements – just remember you want to use 75% sugar and 25% oil.

    For this recipe I made small batches using 1 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil.

    adding the sugar into DIY Sugar Scrub

    Step 2: Oil

    Warm up the coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds (or until oil is in liquid form). Add to the sugar and mix well.

    adding the coconut into DIY Sugar Scrub

    Step 3: Vanilla

    For this recipe I wanted the calming effects of lavender, but the sweet aroma of vanilla. I used 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and stirred that into the sugar/oil mixture.

    (Bonus: if you want to earn extra DIY points, you can use homemade vanilla extract. Click here to get my recipe!)

    adding vanilla extract to DIY Sugar Scrub

    *Optional step: food coloring*

    To get a soft purple hue to match the lavender scent I was using, I added 6 drops of red food coloring and 4 drops of blue food coloring. Feel free to skip this step as it does not offer any benefit to the scrub besides making it pretty 🙂

    Step 5: Lavender Essential Oil

    Last but not least, add the lavender essential oil. Not only does lavender smell A-MA-ZING, it is known for its calming effects.

    Perfect for this at-home-spa-treatment recipe!

    adding lavender to DIY Sugar Scrub

    Once you’re finished it should look something like this:

    DIY Sugar Scrub after finishing mixing

    To add the finishing touch, spoon your scrub into a little glass jar and voila!

    finished DIY Sugar Scrub with a cute label

    I added cute labels that I printed out on kraft paper and tied around the jar with twine.

    I loved the sweet wording and the ‘Scoop, Scrub, Rinse’ phrase the Classy Clutter blog used on their labels and tweaked the wording/font to fit the style I was going for.

    Diy Sugar Scrub label held on with twine

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