This incredibly easy DIY Sugar Scrub makes skin feel smooth, soft, and supple. It’s the perfect homemade gift or the ultimate treat for yourself. It's easy, quick, and inexpensive to make. It includes natural, healthy ingredients that soften, smooth, and nourish skin.
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I LOVE making my own sugar scrubs and body butters. I’ve noticed a significant improvement in my skin's tone, texture, and elasticity since I began using these simple, homemade products.
This Easy DIY Sugar Scrub exfoliates and moisturizes with just three ingredients. Four, if you count the fun sprinkles.
It’s incredibly easy, fast, and inexpensive to make, which makes it the PERFECT gift for someone you love. Especially if you’re busy, tired, and on a strict budget… like me.
Easy DIY Sugar Scrub
You can also make this scrub for yourself. I definitely do. I like to know what I’m putting on and in my body. In the past, I was a bit obsessive about this. Now, I still like to steer clear of harmful chemicals… and ingredients I can’t even pronounce or spell.
Because this DIY Sugar Scrub is homemade, you know EXACTLY what’s in it. It doesn’t include anything toxic. Each ingredient has it’s own, natural benefits… except for the sprinkles.
DIY Sugar Scrub Ingredients
The three main ingredients in this Easy DIY Sugar Scrub are Coconut Oil, Granulated Sugar, and Essential Oil.
For the adorable DIY Sugar Scrub pictured in this post, I used lavender essential oil. Which is calming, soothing, and PERFECT after a long day.
There are so many different essential oils. Each one offers something different for our physical and mental well-being.
Rose Essential Oil hydrates the skin, reduces signs of aging, and minimizes the appearance of scars. It also promotes feelings of energy and vitality while relieving stress.
Peppermint Essential Oil is one of my absolute favorites. It clears the sinuses, especially when used in a hot shower. It also alleviates feelings of nervous tension, stress, and irritability.
Orange Essential Oil energizes and uplifts the mind. It’s perfect if you shower in the morning. It'll wake you right up!
You can include whichever essential oil you prefer or need. Here is a GREAT starter set of essentials oils. It includes most of the ones mentioned in this post.
For a set that includes all of them and more, check out the Lagunamoon Premium Essential Oils Set.
Each ingredient has its own benefits.
Coconut Oil - Coconut Oil contains lots and lots of anti-oxidants, including Vitamin E and Vitamin A. Both of which help to slow down the aging process and may help to reduce the damage of free radicals. Coconut Oil is also full of nourishing, healthy fats that help to smooth and moisturize the skin.
Sugar - Sugar is a natural humectant. It can help hydrate the skin and retain moisture. It is also a natural source of glycolic acid, which promotes cell turnover. This results in fresher, healthier-looking skin. Sugar granules are gentler, smaller, and finer than salt. This makes it less abrasive than salt scrubs, which can leave microscopic tears in the skin.
Lavender Essential Oil - Lavender Essential Oil has many therapeutic benefits. It is known to reduce anxiety and stress. It improves sleep, restores skin complexion, and slows aging with powerful antioxidants.
How to Use Sugar Scrub
This Easy DIY Sugar Scrub exfoliates and moisturizes all at once. I recommend using it once or twice a week in the shower. Massage a small amount, in circular motions, into your skin. Rinse completely.
PLEASE be careful in the shower after using. This scrub does make the floor very slippery. I have almost wiped out a few times…
How to Make Easy DIY Sugar Scrub
Most people LOVE DIY, homemade gifts. They’re so thoughtful!
To make this into a gift, put the scrub in a cute, airtight glass jar. The jar can easily be cleaned out and reused later for many different purposes.
I used a good, ol’ mason jar, like the ones in this set. I love mason jars and store most of my DIY Sugar Scrubs and Body Butters in them.
You can easily dress them up with ribbon, ties, or handmade gift tags.
Make it Fun
This Easy DIY Sugar Scrub was originally made as a Valentine’s Gift. It can be used and given year-round though.
I recently gave my aunt some because she was complaining about how dry and chapped her hands were. She still uses, loves, and RAVES about it. Her hands have never felt better.
This DIY Body Scrub was made festive with adorable sprinkles. I personally used the purple, pink, and white mix in this Assorted Valentine Mix by Wilton.
You could add rainbow sprinkles for a fun, cost effective, DIY Birthday Gift.
Using white sugar in this DIY Sugar Scrub allows you the freedom to decorate it however you wish. The sky is the limit! Get creative with it!
DIY Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup sugar granulated
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 10 drops essential oil (I used lavender)
- 1 Tbsp sprinkles (of your choice)
- In a medium mixing bowl, completely combine the coconut oil and sugar.
- Add 10 drops of your desired essential oil. Mix again.
- Mix in the sprinkles.
- Transfer to an airtight container.
I hope you or your loved one enjoys this DIY Sugar Scrub and the incredibly soft, smooth, supple skin it provides.
If you would like to see a specific DIY guide, please let me know below.
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