Those fancy Sugar Scrubs in stores are expensive but you can make a DIY Sugar Scrub in just minutes with a few inexpensive ingredients. Learn how to make your own sugar scrub as well as 20 different recipes for customizing them!
Why Use a Sugar Scrub?
I love making my own exfoliating sugar scrubs-there are so many different variations you can experiment with! They are the perfect way to both exfoliate and moisturize your skin at the same time
Homemade Sugar Scrubs also make an inexpensive and always appreciated DIY gift!
Is a Sugar Scrub Good for Your Face?
I would use caution when using a sugar scrub on your face. Most sugars are quite large particles and could be abrasive to sensitive facial skin. If trying a sugar scrub on your face be very gently when scrubbing and as with all scrubs, it’s always good to test in a small area first.
How Often Should I Use a Sugar Scrub?
I would not recommend using any kind of scrub (sugar scrub, salt scrub, or store-bought scrub) more than once or twice a week.
DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe
This is the base recipe I use for making all of my homemade sugar scrubs. It can be tweaked and added to in order to make a ton of variations!
- 1 cup sugar (white or brown)
- 1/2 oil of your choice
- essential oils (optional)
- mason jar or airtight container for storage
- Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container
- To use, scoop approximately one tablespoon of scrub from container and scrub skin with the mixture. Rinse well and pat dry.
Customize with variations below
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While I’ve shared quite a few different sugar scrub recipes here on the blog over the years but I’m always on the hunt for new inspiration so today I’m sharing over 20 different Sugar Scrub Recipes for you from some of my favorite bloggers!
20 Sugar Scrub Recipes
This simple 3-Ingredient Rose Petal Sugar Scrub makes a lovely homemade gift for all the ladies on your holiday list.
Come February, turn to this DIY Valentine’s Day Strawberry Sugar Scrub Recipe that’s as sweet as your Valentine.
Nothing says refreshing like this Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub that is extra hydrating and can be made in just minutes!
This DIY Vanilla Orange Mint Sugar Scrub is packed with aromas that will have you invigorated and comforted all at the same time.
In the fall this Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub is one of my favorite homemade sugar scrub recipes to try. It smells delicious!
Everything is coming up roses with this Homemade Sugar Scrub: Rose Recipe that smells so sweet.
Sugar, Spice, and Glitter shared this Lemon Poppyseed Sugar Scrub that is so invigorating!
What better way to pamper your feet than a Homemade Foot Scrub with Cinnamon Sugar ?
Delia Creates made a Citrus Sugar Scrubs ñ Recipes and Free Printable perfect for gifting.
Tighten skin while you exfoliate with this Coffee Brown Sugar Scrub I shared a few years ago.
Hydrate and invigorate with a Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub from I Heart Naptime.
This Cherry Almond Sugar Scrub from A Moms Take is almost delicious enough to eat!
Coconut and lavender combine in soothing perfection in this DIY Coconut Lavender Sugar Scrub from A Bubbly Life.
I love these Sugar Scrub Cubes from Smart School House.
And how cute is this Happiness At The End Of The Rainbow Sugar Scrub from Lemon Lime Adventures? What an adorable gift it would make!
Sugar scrubs aren’t just for the body! This Peppermint Brown Sugar Lip Scrub is perfect for taking care of dry lips in the winter (or year-round!)
The Birch Cottage has a lovely recipe for a DIY Sugar Hand Scrub that would be wonderful for softening dry hands.
Wedding coming up? Check out these Strawberries & Champagne Solid Sugar Scrub Bridesmaid Favors from Soapdelinews.com.
Finally, Sugar and Soul has a 3-Ingredient Peppermint Sugar Scrub that would be perfect for waking you up in the mornings!
Do you have any favorite sugar scrub recipes? Leave me the recipe or a link in the comments-I’d love to check them out!
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This blog post was originally published in April 2017 and updated September 2019 with additional information.