One of my favorite things to make is a homemade sugar scrub. They leave your skin feeling soft and smelling amazing, and since the ingredients are so inexpensive, it is easy to whip up a batch anytime. In fact, you probably have most of the ingredients already in your pantry! This list is perfect for pampering yourself, or giving as gifts to your friends and family!
20 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes
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I usually make my homemade sugar scrub recipes in small batches since I don't use them every day. However, they are gentle enough for your skin to use daily if you wish. While some use basic vegetable oil, I much prefer coconut oil in my homemade sugar scrub recipes. It always leaves my skin feeling soft and I love that added coconut scent!
DIY Bubblegum Lip Scrub from Hairspray & Highheels
Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub from Fiber Artsy
Lemon Sugar Scrub from Natural Fit Foodie
Citrus Basil Sugar Scrub from You Brew My Tea
Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub from Simplistically Living
Homemade Brown Sugar Scrub Bars from A Cultivated Nest
Orange Citrus Scrub from Summer Scraps
Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Scrub from Fiber Artsy
DIY Rose Sugar Lip Scrub from Philzendia
Coffee & Cacao Brown Sugar Peppermint Scrub from The Rising Spoon
DIY Pomegranate Body Scrub from The Latina Homemaker
Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub from Frugal Family Home
Homemade Lavender Body Scrub from Midwest Modern Momma
Homemade Apple Spice Body Scrub from A Cultivated Nest
DIY Honey Lavender Lip Scrub from The Rising Spoon
DIY Berry Sugar Scrub from Mommy's Bundle
Strawberry Lemonade Lip Scrub from Hairspray& Highheels
Honey Almond Sugar Scrub from You Brew My Tea
Homemade Raspberry Sugar Scrub from Six Dollar Family
Rose Scented Sugar Body Scrub from Frugal Family Home
When making these homemade sugar scrub recipes to give as a gift, consider using a glass container to store them. Since many contain essential oils, you want to consider if they will cause reactions on plastic. When in doubt, a classic mason jar is ideal for gifting in. Half pint mason jars are just the right size to give as a gift!
If this list doesn't have enough options for you consider buying one of these great books on making homemade sugar scrubs:
- Homemade Sugar Scrubs Made Simple
- Amazing Sugar Scrubs For Better Skin
- Invigorating Sugar Scrub Recipes
Many like to use fresh flowers or herbs in their sugar scrubs. You may even see some of the citrus homemade sugar scrub recipes including juice or zest. When you make a recipe using fresh ingredients like that, you do need to consider they have a shelf life and could spoil. Oils and sugar usually stand up for a considerable amount of time with essential oils, but that fresh zest or herb can easily get moldy if you aren't careful. I always recommend telling people you gift these items to, that the should use them within one month. Just for safety!