DIY Sugar Scrubs For Healthy, Glowing Skin

15 DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes

 

Sugar is one of natures most effective skincare products. It can help soothe your skin in three different ways

  1. As a humectant. Sugar acts as a vehicle for drawing moisture in the environment into your skin once you apply it so it works as an amazing natural moisturizer and keeps your skin hydrated and supple
  2. To encourage new cell growth. Sugar contains glycolic acid which encourages new, rapid cell growthwhich means youre left with fresh, young-looking skin.
  3. As an exfoliant. And not only will you help erase signs of aging, youll also slough off any dead cells thatll give you a healthy glow.

Sugar is less abrasive than salt which makes it a perfect DIY scrub option for those with sensitive skin. So if youre wondering just how to make your own exfoliating sugar scrub, look no further! Weve rounded up some of our favorite DIY sugar scrub recipes from our favorite natural beauty and wellness bloggers.


Chocolate Body Scrub from How Sweet Eats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup solid coconut oil
  • 13 cup almond oil
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • few drops coconut extract or essential oil

Directions: Add ingredients together in a large bowl and mix with a spoon until the coconut oil is melted and the ingredients combine. Store in a glass jar with tight-fitting lid.


Brown Sugar Scrub by the Kitchen McCabe

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Directions: Pour ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Use immediately as a facial scrub.


Lemon Sugar Scrub by Homemade Mommy

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil

Directions: In a small bowl, mix together sugar, rosemary, olive oil and raw honey until combined. Add essential oils and mix.


Oatmeal Sugar Scrub by The Story of Five

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup baby oil
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.


Honey Sugar Scrub by Live Simply

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 10 drops essential oil of your choice

Directions: In a bowl, combine ingredients until well mixed. Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.


Green Tea Sugar Scrub by Dear Crissy

Ingredients:

  • 2 green tea bags, contents only
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.


Coconut Sugar Scrub by New Leaf Wellness

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp citrus zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon citrus essential oil

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.


Mint Sugar Scrub by New Leaf Wellness

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp fresh mint leaves, torn
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.


Homemade Coffee Scrub by Gimme Some Oven

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp finely ground coffee grounds
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.


Vanilla Sugar Scrub by Thank Your Body

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.


Lavender Sugar Scrub by Lemon Lime Adventures

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5-8 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops natural purple food coloring (optional)

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.


Christmas Sugar Scrub Recipes

These next few are perfect Christmas sugar scrub recipes to make as gifts. Whip them up in big batches and package them in cute glass containers with pretty ribbons as gifts for all your loved ones deserving of a little me time.


Cocoa Sugar Scrub by Keeper of the Home

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/8 cup melted cocoa butter
  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
  • few drops orange essential oil

Directions: Melt cocoa butter over low heat. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.


Peppermint Sugar Scrub by Love Grows Wild

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp peppermint extract
  • 1 drop natural green food coloring (optional)

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.


Cinnamon Sugar Scrub by Not Enough Cinnamon

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.


Gingerbread Sugar Scrub by Sugar and Soul

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp all spice

Directions: Combine sugars and coconut oil in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat with a paddle attachment until mixture turns into a fluffy paste. Add vanilla and spices and mix on low until just combined. Switch to medium speed and beat again until light and fluffy. Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.

How To Use Your DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes


Once youve made your favorite sugar scrub, feel free to use it as a body scrub in the shower, as a face exfoliant or even as a lip exfoliant. If you have particularly dry elbows, heels, or other problem areas, these sugar scrubs are an excellent solution. Use them after youve been in the shower under warm water for a few minutes; the steam and hot water will help open up your pores and make your skin softer, which will make the scrub more effective. Happy scrubbing!

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