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!
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
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (almond or olive oil would also work)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (try my homemade recipe!)
- 10-15 drops lavender essential oil
- Food coloring *Optional*
(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.
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.
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!)
*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!
Once you’re finished it should look something like this:
To add the finishing touch, spoon your scrub into a little glass jar and voila!
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.
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