DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe


As requested, I thought I'd let you know how I went about making my own sugar scrub in today's post and let you know if it actually worked. The sugar scrub was pretty easy to make and only took five minutes, it's perfect if you don't have a lot of time but want to make something worthwhile - and it's a great way to save money.

The best thing about this sugar scrub recipe is it's versatility - you can add your own ingredients and really make it yours. 

To start with you're going to need:

4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1 cup of sugar
A few drops of essential oil.
Food Colouring (Optional)
A jar for storage.

  • Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for one to two minutes.
  • Stir in the sugar to make a thick paste.
  • Play about with the ratio of sugar to coconut oil to get the consistency you like.
  • Add in the essential oil (I went for lavender) and a drop of food colouring and stir.
  • Spoon into a mason jar and your sugar scrub is ready to use.


The scrub will set and harden in the mason jar so I found it best to warm it up whilst in the bath before using it. (Basically just dunking the mason in the bath worked to soften it up a bit). As for the review, I found it worked really well, the sugar exfoliated my skin whilst the coconut oil left it feeling smooth.

What I love about this sugar scrub recipe is you can add whatever ingredients you like from cocoa powder, honey to glitter. It's such a versatile recipe and you can adapt it to whatever your needs are - from a body scrub to a lip scrub.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this. 😊 I'm looking forward to giving this recipe a try.

  2. Oh, I have never thought about adding the food coloring for color! Awesome.

  3. This looks amazing! It looks like the sort of thing you would buy in Lush! I'm going to have to give this a go! xxx


  4. Thank you for sharing this! My skin is so horrible at the moment, I’m definitely going to give this a try x

  5. I like to make this with peppermint or lavender. It makes a nice gift to make in bulk and package in Mason jars too.

  6. Thanks for sharing! Definitely going to try this!

  7. Thanks for this recipe, I always have a hard time getting the exact ratio right between oil and sugar. I'll try yours out too😁

    Natonya |

  8. What a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing it :)


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