How to Make Your Own Sugar Scrub at Home

Sugar Scrubs Make A Quick and Impressive Homemade Gift

Making a sugar scrub at home is a quick, easy, and fun project that can be completed in just a few minutes with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. All you need is sugar, oil, and any desired scents or colors. The process is as simple as mixing the ingredients together, and you can customize the recipe to your liking by adjusting the amount of sugar or oil used. Plus, making sugar scrubs at home is a great way to create a personalized and thoughtful homemade gift that your friends and family will love. You can package your sugar scrub in cute jars or containers and add a custom label to make it even more special. So, get creative and have fun making your own sugar scrubs at home with the guide below.

Why Sugar Scrubs are Wonderful

Sugar scrubs are better than synthetic scrubs for a few reasons. Firstly, sugar scrubs are made from natural ingredients such as sugar, oil, and essential oils, which are gentle on the skin and do not contain harsh chemicals that may irritate the skin. In contrast, synthetic scrubs may contain harsh abrasives, such as plastic microbeads, which can be harmful to the environment and may cause damage to the skin.

Sugar Scrubs are also great for:

  1. Exfoliation: Sugar scrubs are great at removing dead skin cells, revealing smoother, brighter skin underneath. The sugar granules help to scrub away the outermost layer of dead skin, leaving your skin looking fresh and rejuvenated.
  2. Moisturizing: Sugar scrubs also help to moisturize the skin. The sugar granules act as a natural humectant, drawing moisture from the environment into your skin. Additionally, many sugar scrub recipes include ingredients like coconut oil, jojoba oil, or shea butter, which are all excellent moisturizers for the skin.
  3. Improved circulation: The act of massaging a sugar scrub onto your skin can help to improve circulation. This can help to bring more oxygen and nutrients to your skin, leaving it looking and feeling healthier.
  4. Aromatherapy: Many sugar scrub recipes include essential oils, which can provide a range of benefits depending on the oil used. For example, lavender oil can help to calm and relax the mind and body, while peppermint oil can help to invigorate and energize.

Overall, sugar scrubs are an excellent way to pamper your skin and provide a range of benefits to help keep it looking and feeling its best.

How To Make Your Homemade Sugar Scrub


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup carrier oil (such as coconut oil, sweet almond oil, or jojoba oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil (optional)
  • Essential oils (optional)


  1. Start by measuring out 1 cup of granulated sugar into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of your chosen carrier oil to the sugar, and mix well with a spoon or spatula.
  3. If you’re using vitamin E oil, add 1 teaspoon to the mixture and stir well.
  4. If you’d like to add a scent to your sugar scrub, add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) to the mixture and stir well.
  5. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container, such as a jar with a lid.
  6. Put the finishing touches on your homemade sugar scrub with one of our oil-resistant labels.
  7. Your sugar scrub is now ready to use! When using, apply a small amount to damp skin and gently massage in a circular motion for a few minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

The yield for this sugar scrub recipe will depend on the size of the container you use to store it. However, as a general guideline, the recipe makes about 2 cups of sugar scrub. 


  • Be sure to store your sugar scrub in a cool, dry place when not in use.
  • You can adjust the amount of carrier oil to make the scrub more or less oily, depending on your preference.
  • Experiment with different essential oils to create your own custom scents.
  • Sugar scrubs can be used on the face and body, but be gentle when using on the face.

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